Enhanced Gmail Drag and Drop Capability Now Available for Safari Users as Well
Article by George Norman
On 13 Jul 2010
Back in April Google announced that if you wanted to attach a file to an outgoing file, you did not have to go about it the old fashioned way which required you to first click "Attach a file", then look for the file you want to attach, then select the file and click "Open". Oh no, Google announced a much more convenient way to go about it: simply drag the file and drop it into Gmail.

Then in May Google came with another announcement; the Mountain View-based search engine giant announced that it extended the drag and drop functionality to allow users to drag and drop images to the body of an outgoing email. If the user had the Insert Images lab activated, then he could simply drag and drop the image he wanted to add to the body of an email.


Both announcements were followed by a warning message that sounded like this: this functionality is currently available to Chrome and Firefox 3.6 users. Google has now announced that its web browser and the Mozilla-developed browser no longer have exclusivity; Google announced that the drag and drop functionality presented above is now available to Safari users as well.

“We've been posting a bunch recently about new Gmail features built on top of HTML5 and other advancements in browser platforms, but so far you've only be able to drag in attachments and drag images into messages in Chrome and Firefox, and the ability to have new windows outlive your original Gmail window was limited to Chrome. Now, all three of these features work in the newest version of Safari (Safari 5) too,” announced Software Engineer Michael Davidson.

In related attachments and Gmail news, perhaps you would like to check out a bunch of Gmail attachments tips here. These tips are handy because not everyone knows how to make the most out of sending, receiving, viewing and finding attachments.

Tags: Google, Gmail, Safari, Apple
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