The drag-and-drop support is handy when you have to drag a file from the desktop and drop it on a website in Google Chrome or Edge. This default behaviour has an unintended consequence where files such as a PDF or image will take over the tab entirely.
If you have the latest version of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you may have noticed that Microsoft has finally fixed Chromium’s frustrating drag-and-drop problem.
In older versions of Chrome, when you drag-and-drop a file on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, it would take over the tab entirely. This usually happens when you drop the file outside the website’s upload container or when the website doesn’t support drag and drop feature.
For example, when you’re filing a form on a website and you miss the dedicated upload field while dragging and dropping the image or PDF file, you’ll lose anything you’ve typed into the text fields and the file will replace your current tab.
Thanks to Microsoft Edge developer Eric Lawrence, the drag-and-drop problem, which was first reported back in 2015, has been finally fixed!
Starting with Chrome 84 and Edge 84, when you accidentally drop files onto unsupported websites or outside the container, the files will open in a new tab instead and you’ll not lose anything that you’ve typed on the website.
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