Drag-saving images. Fail.

  • I've been using Opera 25.0.1614.68 on Mac OS 10.9.5 and have noticed that dragging an image (to save it) out of the browser to the desktop does not usually work. When I release the mouse button, the image (more often than not) flies back into the browser window. So then I have to right-click the image and choose "Save Image As..." and then go through a open/save dialog to do something that should've taken less than a second. Drag-saving fails so frequently that I now routinely use the right-click method to (ironically) save time. Still, every now and then I'll wonder if it will work and do the drag and it will work - I'll say one in five tries (seems about right).

    Drag-saving images has been one of the most basic features of a web browser for time immemorial. It worked flawlessly in Netscape in 1996. It should work flawlessly in Opera in 2014. - Joe in Minneapolis

  • I've been using Opera 25.0.1614.68 on Mac OS 10.9.5 and have noticed that dragging an image (to save it) out of the browser to the desktop does not usually work. When I release the mouse button, the image (more often than not) flies back into the browser window. So then I have to right-click the image and choose "Save Image As..." and then go through a open/save dialog to do something that should've taken less than a second. Drag-saving fails so frequently that I now routinely use the right-click method to (ironically) save time. Still, every now and then I'll wonder if it will work and do the drag and it will work - I'll say one in five tries (seems about right).
    Drag-saving images has been one of the most basic features of a web browser for time immemorial. It worked flawlessly in Netscape in 1996. It should work flawlessly in Opera in 2014. - Joe in Minneapolis

    20 attempts on a single image, none of them failed.

    But I don't deny that there might be some sites that don't allow this kind of "copying". I'm pretty sure it can be limited, on site level, especially for copyrighted content. But, as I said, on the same image, I had no issues. So, if it were to be a browser issue, I should have had an inconsistency in saving the same image form the same site. But I don't.
    If you've got a few examples of this issue, might help reproduce the bug, assuming there is one. 🙂

  • I don't know what makes for favorable/unfavorable conditions when drag-saving (available RAM, busy CPU, whatnot). You made your 20 attempts under favorable conditions obviously. For me, it fails way too often for it to be site-specific drag prevention. It fails almost always. Every day. For my few examples I provide you with the entire internet. I feel safe assuming that, for me, one day a specific image will drag-save, the next it will not. I'm just saying this is a pervasive issue for me on a 24-inch Mid 2007 iMac (OS 10.9.5) with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo and 4GB of RAM, using the newest version of Opera. For all I know, drag-saving works every time on a brand new Mac. Maybe that's it. I don't know, but I thought the Opera team should be aware of what I am experiencing with my gear as I doubt the browser is developed on seven year-old computers (which a lot of users still own).

  • Please leave us some example pages where it doesn’t work (and tell us which image it doesn’t work on). 🙂

  • Maybe it's image format specific ?, or maybe it could be down to where you are dropping these images to, certain specific folders ?, or maybe it's write or access permissions ?.

  • Does it only happen with Opera Turbo on, for example? Details, please!

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