Drag and Drop

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Jul 20 18:56:11 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
July 20, 2005

NOT TRUE, Everyone ;-)))

I just got drag and drop to work with FireFox on the Macintosh. I had  
to go into the Preferences in Firefox and make some changes to the  
standard preference setup, and mysteriously it is now dragging and  
dropping into Word and other programs on the Mac! The problem is I am  
not sure what I did! So I will get back to you with instructions on  
how to change the FireFox preferences...they should have that as a  
default, but they do not...

Meanwhile, Nana...do not let any of this confuse you. When it comes  
to adding NEW signs to SignPuddle, using SignMaker, it is MUCH better  
to use FireFox. The drag and drop issue is for later, after you have  
some signs in your SignPuddle...but for adding new signs, FireFox is  
better because it loads the symbols in the IMWA faster, and sometimes  
with Internet Explorer, not all the IMWA symbols show up on the  
screen because Internet Explorer is slower...

So we are talking about two different uses...

Val ;-)


On Jul 20, 2005, at 11:42 AM, Adam Frost wrote:That is true. I have  
both IE and Firefox. I don't really see much of a difference between  
the two with SignPuddle, but I have notice that IE does allow me to  
copy and paste, whereas Firefox does not.


 >From: "Charles Butler" <chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM>
 >Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
 >To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
 >Subject: Re: [sw-l] Drag and Drop
 >Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:09:46 -0700 (PDT)
 >Though I hate to plug Microsoft Products, Internet Explorer has one  
advantage over Firefox.  I can go to the SignPuddle, copy a sign, and  
drag it directly to my yahoo screen. It picks up the Java script and  
drops it directly into the email.  Firefox won't do that.
 >This way I can clip a sign directly without saving it to my desktop  
first.  (that's how I have been able to easily put things for  
discussion in my emails.
 >Charles Butler
 >Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
 >SignWriting List
 >July 20, 2005
 >Hello Nana!
 >Great to hear that you are eager to learn how to add signs to the new
 >Philippine SignPuddle!
 >You can use Internet Exporer in the beginning. Do not worry. Later,
 >as you become more advanced, you may need to use FireFox, because it
 >is a faster web browser. How do you use FireFox?
 >1. Go to this web page:
 >Scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of the page. You will see an
 >icon for Lessons in SignMaker...Click on that icon. It will take you
 >to Help Files. You will see the first one shows you how to download
 >the new browser called FireFox...Try this! See if you can download
 >Firefox ;-)))
 >Then write again and we can start! Val ;-)
 >Click on SignMaker lessons....(see attached)

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