VisualEditor: Click-dragging of media items to move them
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Description

It might be impossible to implement, but I am sure many users will wonder why it does not work, so here is the idea:

  1. Select some text with the mouse
  2. Press the mouse over the selected text
  3. While staying pressed, move the mouse to somewhere else, then release the mouse button.

Expected: The text is cut-pasted from origin to destination.
Actual: Nothing happens.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport set Reference to bz41150.
Nicolas_Raoul created this task.Via LegacyOct 18 2012, 7:15 AM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitOct 18 2012, 5:15 PM

Good catch as an expected editing mode; in other examples of this, it could work as either a "live" cut-and-paste, or just flashing a caret where the new content would go.

Inez added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 8 2013, 10:48 PM

Probably possible (at least in Chrome and Firefox).

Nicolas_Raoul added a comment.Via ConduitApr 26 2013, 8:13 AM

I can see that work has started on this, with the mouse cursor changing to a "move that item" cursor, and the text caret trying to follow it (despite having some trouble at it sometimes).
The text does not get moved yet, but I guess the issue is progressing :-)

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 12 2013, 5:32 PM
  • Bug 49486 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ironholds added a comment.Via ConduitJun 14 2013, 10:44 AM

What's the movement on this? Not trying to rush you guys - we have some users wondering :).

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 18 2013, 8:33 PM

Gerrit 69279 is drag-and-drop moving for images.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJun 21 2013, 9:58 PM

Images drag-and-drop positioning is now merged (in gerrit 69279) and will go live shortly; for non-media items, I've split that off as bug 49981, and am closing this.

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