Drag and Drop downloads from Firefox toolbar to MacOS folder no longer working
I am currently running the latest version of Firefox Version 111.0 (64 bit) on an Intel Mac OS machine. Firefox updated automatically per usual but now I am no longer able to drag from my toolbar downloads dropdown to either my desktop or any folder on my Mac. I used to be able to do this and it was apart of my daily workflow. So frustrating that something so small would be removed. I can only drag from my downloads to a new Firefox tab ONLY if hold down option but that is the only place I can drag and drop. Any solution? Please help.
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Same issue—no longer able to drag downloads to desktop on MacOS. Super frustrating!!! Definitely caused by the latest Firefox update, as it was working fine until that point. Rebooting does not help. Can anything be done about this?
Modified by dead.trell
Are either of you able to drag-and-drop from the full Downloads list (Command+J)?
No, I am unable to drag from the full downloads list. I had already tried that when firefox updated and I couldn't drag-and-drop the way I normally had done in the past from the toolbar drop down.
Hi Eli, thank you for checking that.
There are numerous reports from other Mac OS users of this same issue with Firefox 111.0, starting last Thursday. I don't know whether it affects everyone on Mac OS, or whether it might be a Firefox or system settings issue. If I hear of any suggestions from the developers or requests for information, I will pass them along in a later reply.
Until this is sorted out, you could consider using the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the download on the list. That button should launch a new Finder window with the download highlighted so you can access the file wherever it was saved at the time of download (either to work with it or move it somewhere else).
I have the same problem Eli. Doesn't look like version 111.0.1 fixed the issue either, as I just updated and it still doesn't work. The only workaround I have found is having all downloads save to the desktop so I can easily see them.
Modified by user332803544302985560170236017716929113387