VisualEditor: Editing window does not scroll when dragging


When dragging an item in the visual editor (tested with image and text), the editing window does not scroll up or down when you reach the top or bottom of the window. This means you have to make several consecutive drag and drop actions to move an item within a long article/section. Per Bug 51665 the image must be separately selected before you are able to drag it (i.e. each movement requires two mouse clicks).

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
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bzimport set Reference to bz51669.
Thryduulf created this task.Via LegacyJul 19 2013, 9:32 AM
Thryduulf added a comment.Via ConduitJul 19 2013, 9:32 AM

Forgot to note this is on Firefox 22 on Xubuntu Linux

Excirial added a comment.Via ConduitJul 19 2013, 10:09 AM

Confirmed that this also occurs on Firefox 22 and Chrome 28 on Windows 7

Qgil added a comment.Via ConduitSep 27 2013, 11:25 PM

fwiw I believe this bug has been mentioned at

The users poses "a challenge" consisting in dragging the <languages /> bar at [[mw:Groups]] from the bottom of the page to the top, which implies dragging.

A more probable use case it to move pictures from one section to another.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 28 2013, 3:35 PM

Wikifram wrote:

While the above is correct insofar that dragging beyond the page boundaries doesn't work (apparently not an urgent problem?), the "challenge" was to get the "language" template back at the bottom of the page. You can't do this by dragging, even if you stay in the same window. You can use some unintuitive workarounds (which you can find for yourselves), but the basic functionality doesn't work, just like most of the basic functionality of MW 1.22wmf19. has anyone tested ''anything'' in this release related to VE? Anything at all? Since it was "very" easy to find many problems with it in half an hour of testing. Back to the drawing boards please.

Qgil added a comment.Via ConduitSep 29 2013, 4:15 AM

(In reply to comment #4)

the "challenge" was to get
the "language" template back at the bottom of the page. You can't do this by
dragging, even if you stay in the same window.

I think I know what you mean and I have filed a report about it at Bug 54756. Good catch! Thank you.

Also, setting the priority back to Normal since this is usually decided by the developer or team working on a specific report. Thank you for your understanding.

Juandev added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2013, 10:03 AM

Problem encounter at FF 24.0 Windows Vista. As I cant add a template, per this bug:

I have to use the method of placing the template on the top and scroll down. Thus this behaviour is blocking me in activity in VE.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 7 2014, 7:27 PM
  • Bug 63170 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Juandev added a comment.Via ConduitAug 4 2014, 6:29 PM

I found this a problem to. When additing using just a touchpad or not having a scroll option on the mouse, you have a difficulties to move and object.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitNov 12 2014, 3:56 PM

This was fixed over the Summer.

Jaredzimmerman-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitNov 12 2014, 9:48 PM

Just tested this, I can scroll up, with some difficulty ( by positioning the cursor on the top toolbar), but scrolling down does not seem possible.

Additionally, in most drag and drop interfaces I can be dragging and use a two finger, gesture based scroll while dragging, this does not work on VE (Chrome Version 39.0.2171.52 beta (64-bit) / OS X 10.10 )

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitNov 17 2014, 4:23 PM

So I'm not sure I'm adding to the right bug, but I don't seem to be able to drag templates or images beyond the bottom of the window (and even beyond the top when I tested this the other way around) with the mouse.
I tried this in with Chrome and Firefox.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 1:28 AM

This appears to be OS-specific. I do not have this problem (either scrolling up or down) on Mac OS 10.8.5; I know that at least two editors have this problem on Windows 8.

Jaredzimmerman-WMF added a comment.Via WebDec 30 2014, 6:22 AM

I'm on OS X 10.10.1 (14B25) with Chrome 40.0.2214.45 beta (64-bit) and the issue is present.

Etonkovidova added a subscriber: Etonkovidova.Via WebDec 30 2014, 5:16 PM

Yes, OS X 10.9.5 Chrome and Windows 7 with IE 11- objects cannot be dragged beyond the bottom or the top of the page - the page does not scroll up. In IE 11, sometimes it's possible to drag beyond the bottom of a page but never beyond the top of editing area.

Krinkle removed a subscriber: Krinkle.Via WebJan 9 2015, 3:38 AM

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