Firefox won't let me drag-and-drop files from automatically-opened .zip archives into Windows Explorer
I am using Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit (fully updated) and Firefox 68.0 64-bit. The problem is that when I download any .zip archive and tell Firefox to "Open with... 7-Zip …
I am using Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit (fully updated) and Firefox 68.0 64-bit.
The problem is that when I download any .zip archive and tell Firefox to "Open with... 7-Zip File Manager" (or with Windows Explorer), after the archive has finished downloading and opened in a 7-Zip window (or an Explorer window), I cannot drag-and-drop the file contained in the archive onto a Windows Explorer window or the desktop. No matter where I try to drag the file to, the Windows mouse cursor is always a "cancel" icon and won't let me drop it anywhere.
If I then close the archive window and reopen it from the download folder (C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp), now I can drag-and-drop correctly.
I know that this is a problem with Firefox, because if I try the same operation with the same .zip archive using the current version of Tor Browser (8.5.4 32-bit (based on Mozilla Firefox 60.8.0esr)) or with Internet Explorer (11.0.9600.19399) I do not have this problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
I find the Quick Find keyboard shortcut ' for links in Firefox very useful for navigating a large portion of the web with keyboard only, but I notice that it doesn't work…
I find the Quick Find keyboard shortcut ' for links in Firefox very useful for navigating a large portion of the web with keyboard only, but I notice that it doesn't work with most overlaid content, for example most GDPR dialogs or prompts to please log in or register. Is there a setting or add-on for Firefox to fix that or would a simple change to the HTML make that content searchable with Quick Find?
Example: Delete cookies. Open Yahoo. Press 'OK. Search result not found. Press Ctrl-F OK. Search result found. Then it's possible to press Tab and Shift-Tab to select the OK link, but by pressing the apostrophe key it apparently never works for any links on overlay windows.
Disclosure: I had asked this question four months ago on superuser, but didn't get any comments or answers (https://superuser.com/questions/1413795/include-overlay-content-e-g-gdpr-dialogs-in-firefox-quick-find-for-links)
I switched to Firefox a couple of years ago when Quantum came out. I'm satisfied with it but the main reason I keep using it is grounded on ethics rather than usability (…
I switched to Firefox a couple of years ago when Quantum came out. I'm satisfied with it but the main reason I keep using it is grounded on ethics rather than usability (which is fine for me but won't win the stone hearts of more cynical users :-) ). I had this sort of superficial opinion: "Chrome is better, but I don't want to use it." Today I wanted to give Chromium another try. I thought about what it is that makes it better and figured out it almost completely boils down to the star icon functionality: I'm a heavy bookmarks user and Firefox makes me slow, compared to Chrome.
First, it doesn't use the latest location in which I saved a bookmark as a default (this was also requested, not by me, on http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&p=14770920). I often add a row of pages to a single bookmarks folder, but rather than selecting the tabs and adding all of them at once by dragging and dropping as Firefox allows, I prefer to check them on by one: add one, close it, take a look at the one that follows, either close it right away or add it, and so on. In Chrome it's done with a couple of shortcuts in quick succession, in Firefox its much clunkier because one needs to set the directory every time.
Then a really annoying and sort of antiquated-feeling characteristic of Firefox's star icon menu and bookmarks sidebar is that type-ahead motion in it (when I type the first letters of the name I want to move to) breaks on spaces. This kind of motion is the only one that is practical once one has a few hundred directories, but if I have a list of directories like ... "The Rolling Stones", "The Who"... I can only match up to "The" then I'm on my own.
These flaws slow down the menial job of adding bookmarks a lot. Other things that could bring an improvement in my opinion would be an "Open in folder" context menu item for bookmarks search results, and the possibility to restrict searches to defined folders. I think what I've described should be done natively and not by extensions.
Keep up the good work and thanks for what you do.