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

Details

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.Feb 8 2013, 10:48 PM

Probably possible (at least in Chrome and Firefox).

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 :-)

  • Bug 49486 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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

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

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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