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Upload wizard drag and drop functionality is not obvious to users
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In Special:UploadWizard the text 'Select a media file to share' doesn't specify that drag and drop feature is also present.

Maybe modify the message for this to 'Select or drop a media file to share'?


See also: T47657

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 1:14 AM
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Is this something to do with Gerrit change 3808?

(In reply to comment #1)

Is this something to do with Gerrit change #3808?

Yes, I saw this later. that bug will fix this. Marking as assigned to you.

Change 3808 had a related patch set uploaded by Alex Monk:
Add HTML5 drag and drop support

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/3808

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:39 PM
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It is not obvious indeed. My little story:

Thinking using drag-and-drop would be more convenient than selecting files in Firefox's tiny Choose File dialog (and looking for a safer workflow after having lost my careful file selection several times because of hitting the 50 files limit), I tried dropping some pictures onto the UploadWizard, BUT that just replaced Firefox's URL with the local file:// URL to the file in the filesystem.
I concluded that drag-and-drop is not implemented yet, and (where 99% of the users would have given up) I decided to create a Phabricator issue asking for it. Then I found this ticket.

So, for those in my case: For drag-and-drop to work, you have to drop the images EXACTLY on the blue button (either "Select media files to share" or "Add more files"). Cheers!