I noticed that when you drag a tab, an image of that tab appears on your mouse cursor. At least on Mac, that is. However, you can't actually do anything with this image. I would like this image to represent a screenshot that can be drag/dropped into other apps, in order to super quickly and easily show other people what's going on in a tab. I think this would be a really intuitive feature; just imagine wanting to upload a picture of the website you're on to a group chat, and simply being able to drag, tab over, then drop!
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This is an interesting thought. But I think most people might expect if you drag a browser tab into a different application, you'll get a URL/hyperlink if anything, not an image. I think how the dragged object is handled is usually a choice made by the receiving application (rather than the originating application), so this would need some investigation to figure out what the expected behavior would normally be and what choices we have in Firefox to implement something like what you describe.
Hi, thanks for the response!
I have realized that the default expectation for dragging a browser tab could be moving the tab around, or moving it to another window. I'd assume most people would click on the link and drag that, if they wanted to copy it (a feature that has already been implemented).
As a solution to this problem, I suggest that my feature could be implemented via cmd|ctrl/dragging, which seems pretty intuitive and could be nice to see as a quick tip somewhere.
Is this something that the Firefox team would be willing to look into?
Perhaps (cmd/ctrl) + drag could be implemented instead? Could be nice to see in a tip somewhere...