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Why does dragging url to Finder now make webloc with url for name?

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On a Mac Prior to version 53.0 when I dragged a url from the url bar to Finder, it created a .webloc file whose name was based on the title of the web page. Now the file name is based on the url itself. This is a regression: Urls are much less likely to tell you what you're looking at than web page titles.

Is there a configuration I can use to fix this, or is it a bug?

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If you drag the URL from the location/address bar then you can only get the text this is in the location bar. Maybe try to drag the tab instead.

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Dragging the tab doesn't work. Please bear in mind that this is a REGRESSION: Before the most recent version, this worked as I expect. Now it doesn't.

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Thanks for the referral cor-el.

I have basically the same issue. The timing of us both having this problem doesn't seem to be coincidence.

Here's my thread. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158180

Let's get this figured out, and solve it. FredMcD recommended doing a reinstall, while renaming integral folders. Although I'd like a more simple fix if that was possible.

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Hallo,

As a complete newbie, I did not find another way to get in here than by posting this matter for the third time, sorry for that. You can find my contribution here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158515 A contributer of the German forum Camp Firefox assured me that the problem does NOT appear on his Windows machine (I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5). Can anybody confirm this?

Regards, Jochen

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