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Suddenly can't drag and drop URLs to desktop or folder

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I was able to do this I believe not long ago, but for the last several days I have not been able to. I disabled all my add-ons and tried on a different PC that is not synced. This is the only odd behaviour I am experiencing with FF.

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Issues with dragging a link to the Desktop can happen if you run Firefox as administrator and made changes to the UAC settings. In this case Firefox runs with medium-integrity in Windows Explorer that doesn't allow dragging to the desktop. Try to launch Firefox with the -no-deelevate command line switch.

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Thank you, that did the trick!!

You mention to launch Firefox with the -no-deelevate command line switch.

What is the complete script/command to do this to create a shortcut so I can incorporate the switch above?

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You can make a copy of the Firefox desktop shortcut and add a space and -no-deelevate to the target line in the Properties to start Firefox with this switch. I think that Firefox will remember this, so you may only have to do this once. Note that best is of course not to run Firefox as administrator, but to run Firefox as a normal user as this is much safer.

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Unfortunately, your response back isn't what I was asking.

I don't know how to do what you think I know how to do.

I must run it as Administrator as I have other add-ons which have nagging pop-ups from the add-ons....or maybe I will just run an older version of Firefox if nobody here knows how to create a script/command as a shortcut #frustated

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If you want to start Firefox via a .cmd file then you can use the start command.

start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-deelevate

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