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Gmail Adds Drag and Drop… from Gmail to Your Desktop [Video]

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ve been able to drag attachments from your desktop into Gmail for a while now, and now you can drag them the other way too.

The new feature only works in Google Chrome, but now you can click and drag the icon from any attachment and save it directly on your desktop without having to deal with download folders and all that stuff. It’s almost like Gmail is a native application now!

Here’s a quick video that shows how it works:

Drag and drop attachments to save them to your desktop [Official Gmail Blog]

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  • Published 08/3/10

Comments (2)

  1. Chris

    Also work in Firefox 3.6.8

  2. zeepkist

    not for me in firefox 3.6.8
    you can drag a photo but it does not take the correct name with it.
    it only shows .jpg
    so if drag a second picture, windows asks you to replace the first one.
    pdf does not work at all.

    chrome works fine.

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