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How do I disable drag-and-drop address pasting to anywhere but the address bar?

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In April I asked the same question. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/646297?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== any and every session since 3.0

In April I asked the same question. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/646297? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == any and every session since 3.0

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Firefox 3.5/6 versions have a feature called tear-off tabs. You can detach a tab from the current window and open it in a new window by dragging a tab in the browser window. You can drag that tab back to the tab bar in the original window to undo that detaching.

bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab): https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/12276

Firefox 3.5/6 versions have a feature called ''tear-off tabs''. You can detach a tab from the current window and open it in a new window by dragging a tab in the browser window. You can drag that tab back to the tab bar in the original window to undo that detaching. bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab): https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/12276

Helpful Reply

Thanks Corel, but this is a different issue it seems:

Can I diable address pasting to anywhere but the address bar?

"when I accidentally drag-and-drop a bit of text anywhere in the window, FF interprets it as address pasting and immediately attempts to execute it as an address.

Can I diable address pasting completely?

This is also true of FF 3.0.19 and I would add that the drop must occur outside of a normal text box

This is also a PROBLEM for VERSION 3.6.3 for Ubuntu Canonical the trojan always tries to open literal http://www.xn followed by a dozen variations and literal .com

Seriously distracting, AND destructive of the users current progress in the window. Dang annoying if nothing else."

Thanks Corel, but this is a different issue it seems: '''Can I diable address pasting to anywhere but the address bar?''' "when I accidentally drag-and-drop a bit of text anywhere in the window, FF interprets it as address pasting and immediately attempts to execute it as an address. Can I diable address pasting completely? This is also true of FF 3.0.19 and I would add that the drop must occur outside of a normal text box This is also a PROBLEM for VERSION 3.6.3 for Ubuntu Canonical the trojan always tries to open literal http://www.xn followed by a dozen variations and literal .com Seriously distracting, AND destructive of the users current progress in the window. Dang annoying if nothing else."