It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

text drag and drop in confluence 4.1.3

can't drag and drop text inside the editor in 4.1.3 and firefox 10.0.2

I see image copy and paste is fixed in confluence 4.1.6 but no mention of simply dragging and dropping text inside a page

3 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted


Do you mean dragging and dropping a text file to be added as an attachment, or just dragging and dropping text that's been highlighted in an open file?

Dragging and dropping any type of file should work, it was just the copy and pasting of files that broke in Firefox 10 and the fix was related to the version check on the browser so would be fixed for all file types.

As far as I'm aware it's never been possible to drag and drop text as if you're highlighting text in an open file to drag it you'd just copy and paste it into the editor instead. The drag and drop/copy and paste functionality of files is to automatically add the file or files as attachments and embed them in the page where possible.

Does that make sense?


"Drag and drop text inside the editor" and "simply dragging and dropping text inside a page"

not sure how to make this any more clear, just grab a word and try to drag it elsewhere on the page, it doesn't work.

not sure if this is fixed in 4.1.6, I see other drag and drop functions are for firefox?

Sorry, my misunderstanding.

It looks like dragging and dropping text has been broken since 4.0 and is an open issue tracked at so it's not possible to drag and drop text in versions of Confluence higher than 3.5.x


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Confluence Cloud

What's New in Confluence Cloud – July 2020 Edition

Here’s another edition of “What’s New” this month in Confluence Cloud. Quickly (and more easily) adjust permission settings We know that sometimes the layers of space permissions and page restric...

6,463 views 11 30
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you