Author Topic: Problem dragging and dropping image to email  (Read 177 times)

rgdudley

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Problem dragging and dropping image to email
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:35:49 PM »
I have dragged and droped images into email in the past... many times,  But now I only get something link the following:

{
   "imatchDrop":{
      "type":"files",
      "id":[94318]
   }
}

Not sure what is wrong, but it's driving me crazy. :)

R

Mario

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Re: Problem dragging and dropping image to email
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 04:45:16 PM »
Hold down <Alt>? See blue box here: Using Drag and Drop

IMatch pushes multiple formats into the clipboard, including a Windows standard HDROP, text, Unicode text and a custom IMatch format.
This allows IMatch to supply data for a wide range of uses, from Windows Explorer to text applications to IMatch apps.

Why your email application seems to pick the custom IMatch format instead one of the standard formats (usually they use HDROP), I have no idea. What email client do you use?
Using <Alt> prevents IMatch from pushing anything other than a pure HDROP into the clipboard. This should work with whatever email client or web site you use.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2021, 04:48:04 PM by Mario »

rgdudley

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Re: Problem dragging and dropping image to email
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 07:05:03 PM »
Thanks, that works fine (holding the alt key ... after clicking and before dragging).

I am using outlook (ms office 365) for email.

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Re: Problem dragging and dropping image to email
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 07:11:20 PM »
Outlook works in mysterious ways. They seem to prefer dropped text over using the HDROP to drop files. Entirely the decision of the Outlook team.