[Bug 349632] [NEW] drag icon to desktop - sometimes works, sometimes not

Alan Porter ubuntu-launchpad at kr4jb.net
Fri Mar 27 14:32:13 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

I like to save bookmarks to shortcut files on my desktop.  Usually, I
can drag the icon from the left of the address bar to my desktop, and it
will create a link on the desktop that points to that URL.  Sometimes
this works, and sometimes it doesn't.

Example URL's that DO work:

Example URL's that DO NOT work:

When I drag these icons to the desktop, I get a pop-up box that says:
Error while copying.
There was an error getting information
about "asus-eee-pc-1000he.aspx".
v Show more details
HTTP Error: Message Corrupt

I have not determined a pattern to when it will work and when it will not.
Running on Ubuntu 8.10, gnome, no visual effects enabled, firefox 3.0.7.


** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

drag icon to desktop - sometimes works, sometimes not
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