Issue 56484 - Cannot Drag and Drop images across applications/windows
Summary: Cannot Drag and Drop images across applications/windows
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa, usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-23 14:33 UTC by Andrea Pescetti
Modified: 2014-02-04 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description Andrea Pescetti 2005-10-23 14:33:52 UTC
The Drag and Drop functionality is implemented for more or less everything but
not for images.

Create new empty Writer and Calc documents and insert an image in the Writer

You cannot Drag and Drop the image to another application, nor to another Writer
document. You can, however, Drag and Drop the image to another place in the same

[Reported by ALex during Italian QA tests]
Comment 1 atdsm 2005-12-09 20:56:32 UTC
Confirmed - OOo 2.0 Windows XP SP2

Changed type to enhancement. (Feel free to argue on this one, but it doesn't
seem to me that existing functionality is broken so much as a desired
enhancement to functionality isn't there yet.)
Comment 2 Andrea Pescetti 2005-12-10 16:24:19 UTC
Thanks for confirming.

But marking as DEFECT/ENHANCEMENT is not a matter of personal taste in this
case: just ask the OOo Help, section "drag and drop;pictures".

The procedure thereby described does not work in this case. So this
functionality is not working as described, hence this is a DEFECT.

I expect you to change the Issue Type back to DEFECT or to give explanations.
Comment 3 atdsm 2005-12-12 13:57:01 UTC
After reading the OOo Help concerning drag and drop pictures, I agree with you;
functionality does not work as is described in the Help. Changed type back to

Also, I found a workaround. It seems that pressing the CTRL key (in order to
make a copy) allows you to drag and drop a copy of the picture across two
documents. So those trying to do this can first create a copy, then delete the
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2005-12-23 16:25:28 UTC
reassigened to me, to finde a developer for this
set target OOo later because this does not work in OOo 7 either
Comment 5 jack.warchold 2005-12-23 16:25:56 UTC
Comment 6 jack.warchold 2006-02-07 16:55:11 UTC
it works but not exactly like described in the help.
select the picture, reclick on it with the mouse hold the mousebutton pressed and 
then you are able to drag and drop the picture to any other windows.

reassigend to fl

like discussed please take a look.
Comment 7 frank.loehmann 2006-02-14 18:43:38 UTC
I consider this a usability issue. Problem is that OOo divides D&D and moving
objects inside the document. Without that knowledge the user asumes that moving
is not possible at all. D&D will start with a delay only if the object has been
selected before.

Recommendation. Combine moving and D&D to one funciton. Show preview of object
inside the document and convert moving action to a system D&D when moving
outside the application window. 

I have set the target to OOo 3.0 because this is an important usability aspect.
Comment 8 frank.loehmann 2006-07-13 16:54:29 UTC
set target to OOo 2.x
Comment 9 frank.loehmann 2007-09-06 21:55:40 UTC
Set target to OOo 3.0.
Comment 10 frank.loehmann 2008-02-11 15:47:29 UTC
FL: Unfortunately there are no resources for 3.0 -> 3.x
Comment 11 Unknown 2010-10-22 19:41:08 UTC
Created attachment 72283
Comment 12 Andrea Pescetti 2010-10-22 20:34:45 UTC
The previous attachment by user "saidus" is spam. Unfortunately, I don't seem to
be able to delete it. But it should be removed by someone who can.
Comment 13 frank.loehmann 2010-10-22 22:26:14 UTC
Set keyword.
Comment 14 Rob Weir 2014-02-04 14:38:54 UTC
The content of attachment 72283 has been deleted for the following reason: