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Drag n drop tab to bookmark folder fails

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In Firefox, one can drag'n'drop a tab to the bookmarks toolbar to create a bookmark. During the drag, If one hovers the pointer over a folder in the bookmarks toolbar, the folder is supposed to open so you can put the newly created bookmark inside the folder.

This behavior has been failing a lot for me lately: the folder doesn't open, so dropping the tab doesn't create a bookmark. - The behavior is erratic: right now it works for some tabs and fails for others; - Drag'n'drop to the bookmarks toolbar outside a folder still works; - Drag'n'drop to the bookmarks sidebar, inside a folder or not, still works.

NB: I'm pretty sure it's a bug, but I never created a Mozilla Bugzilla issue before so I decided to see what happens here first.

Browser: 122.0 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

In Firefox, one can drag'n'drop a tab to the bookmarks toolbar to create a bookmark. During the drag, If one hovers the pointer over a folder in the bookmarks toolbar, the folder is supposed to open so you can put the newly created bookmark inside the folder. This behavior has been failing a lot for me lately: the folder doesn't open, so dropping the tab doesn't create a bookmark. - The behavior is erratic: right now it works for some tabs and fails for others; - Drag'n'drop to the bookmarks toolbar outside a folder still works; - Drag'n'drop to the bookmarks sidebar, inside a folder or not, still works. NB: I'm pretty sure it's a bug, but I never created a Mozilla Bugzilla issue before so I decided to see what happens here first. Browser: 122.0 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Go to about:support in the address bar and check the value of "Window Protocol".

Try setting the environment variable MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1.

Does it still happen with the flatpak version?

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Does it make a difference if you already have opened this folder in the current session?

You can drag the Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) that shows the bookmarks in a drop-down list and drag the Library button that gives access to recent bookmarks and history from the Customize palette to the Navigation Toolbar. The Bookmarks Menu button has a "View bookmarks sidebar" menu item.

See "How do I add the Bookmarks Menu button to the toolbar?"

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@zeroknight Window Protocol: Wayland I tried to start Firefox with `env MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 /snap/bin/firefox` anyway but same erratic behavior. I have not tried with Flatpak for lack of time.

@cor-el If by "already have opened" you mean clicked on it to display its content, no, it doesn't affect the behavior. I am well aware of workarounds, thanks, but I wanted to report that bug because it affects UX.

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Does it still happen if you set MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=0?

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Instead of dragging the tab, try dragging the link from the padlock icon in the address bar. Tabs have a lot of baggage associated with them while links are a lot simpler.

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How about using OBS to create a video and show the issue.

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@zeroknight It does seem to work better with the link from the padlock, thanks for the workaround. @jonzn4SUSE Here you go: https://alternatiba.simoni.pm/s/YaxTqrb4cjYXYp2 You can see that I try 3 folders. From left to right: the first one always works, the second one sometimes works, the third one never works. This behavior is not consistent: some tabs works with all folders, and another time I will have that problem with other folders.

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