Drag and drop images from browser to desktop question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirkbross, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    #1
    When I drag and drop images from a browser (Firefox) to my desktop, it doesn't place the image file where I drop it. Instead, it places the file at the next place in the grid of icons (HDs, Folders, images, etc.) -- is there a way so it places the file exactly where you drop it on the desktop? i.e. is there a "snap-to-grid" function I have checked somewhere?

    I'm running 10.5.7 / FF 3.0.11
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could try going to the desktop and then typing "Command + J" and unchecking "Snap to grid"
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    click on the desktop and choose Show View Options from the View menu (or press command+J) and choose "None" alongside Arrange by.
     
  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    I didn't know about Command+J... cool....

    Anyway... it was not checked and it still places the image in the grid.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I know this doesn't help you, but I've tried to solve this problem many times since I got Leopard and haven't found a solution yet. It's very annoying.
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    After a couple of experiments, this appears to be a Firefox thing. Pictures land where I put em with Safari. With Firefox they move.
     
  7. Dimka macrumors newbie

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    it is a firefox thing, they changed it since version 3.0

    3.5 and 3.6 still have it.
    it looks like they (most likely just one developer) did it intentionally, to what ever their personal taste is, and not many people notice or complain.

    All other browsers do it the proper way - they drop image right where you are dropping it, and only firefox snaps them to a grid, even when no grid for desktop icons is enabled.
     
  8. Funwin macrumors newbie

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    Chrome also puts the image file where you place it on the desktop....

    There has to be an option to turn this off, im on the fence between chrome and firefox and want firefox to win cus chrome is teh fail on anything more then 5 tabs.
     

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