Webpage link cannot be dragged to a new location

Asked by CrazyApe84 on 2017-08-04

If you have a webpage link on your desktop (or any folder), you cannot move it by dragging but instead must "cut" and "paste" it. If you try to drag it, the link itself will not move and instead a copy of the webpage contents will be downloaded and saved to the destination position.

To recreate the bug, go to a webpage (this one will do), highlight the address in the address bar, and drag it to the desktop (or some other folder). This will create a link to the webpage on the desktop. Now try to move the link from the desktop to another position on the desktop (or from the folder to another folder). Instead of the link moving, a downloaded copy of the webpage will be put there instead.

If someone who knows how to report a bug properly agrees that this is a bug, please report it. The bug reporting process (which I just spent an hour attempting to deal with) is totally incomprehensible to me.

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