Drag and drop to save images from Safari

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by fiveainone, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Okay this is probably a dumb question, but for some reason I can't always drag an image from Safari to the Finder/desktop to save? It works for one image, then it doesn't work after that. I do this all the time in SL, and I think Lion works too? Is there a preference I'm missing? :confused:
     
  2. SimeoneSergio macrumors regular

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    Sorry for gravedigging but i'm having the same problem and looks like there are no answers in other forum's threads. I don't understand why sometimes it stops working.

    Anyone able to explain it?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What you are probably seeing is some sites run a Javascript that stops you from dragging photos off the page. You can usually get around it by turning off Javascript in your browser. I have also seen some extensions that do this for you.
     
  4. SimeoneSergio macrumors regular

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    Hi Weaselboy and thanks for your reply.
    Good point (and i'm sure many times it's like you say), but this also happened dragging from the same site... Like... I did something i shouldn't have done and then the drag ability was like disabled.

    But thanks for your reply! :)
     

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