Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#22630 closed defect (not a bug)

Dragging text into page doesn't lead to search engine picking it up but instead outputs "The address isn’t valid" error

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ff52-esr, tbb-7.0-issues, tbb-regression
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Open Tor Browser, go to for example. Have some text in a text editor ("search query"), select it and drag it to the page (and not the tabs or something near that), normally this would lead to default search engine processing it and loading search engine page, but instead it outputs "The address isn’t valid" error.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

If one opens about:newtab and drags text search query then not only this error is shown, but the tab keeps loading when there's nothing to load.

Tested on security settings: medium, Tor Browser 7.5a1.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: not a bug
Status: newclosed

I followed the steps (dragging "search query" into the browser and dropping it on the page) both in a Tor Browser 7.5a1 and a Tor Browser 6.5.2 and a default Firefox on 64bit Linux machines. The result is the same as yours with all three browsers (the only exception is the missing spinning wheel in Tor Browser 6.5.2 but that's due to missing e10s). So, this does not seem to be a bug to me and definitely not a regression.

Last edited 2 years ago by gk (previous) (diff)
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