The drag-and-drop support is handy when you have to drag a file
from the desktop and drop it on a website in Google Chrome or
Edge. This default behaviour has an unintended consequence
where files such as a PDF or image will take over the tab
If you have the latest version of Google Chrome or Microsoft
Edge, you may have noticed that Microsoft has finally fixed
Chromium’s frustrating drag-and-drop problem.
In older versions of Chrome and Edge, when you drag-and-drop a
file on a website, you might lose your current tab. This
usually happens when you drop the file outside the website’s
upload container or when the website doesn’t support drag and
For example, when you’re filing a form on a website and you
miss the dedicated upload field while dragging and dropping the
image or PDF file, you’ll lose anything you’ve typed into the
text fields and the file will replace your current tab.
Thanks to Microsoft Edge developer Eric Lawrence, the
drag-and-drop problem, which was first reported back in 2015,
has been finally fixed!
Starting with Chrome 84 and Edge 84, when you accidentally drop
files onto unsupported websites or outside the container, the
files will open in a new tab instead and you’ll not lose
anything that you’ve typed on the website.
Chrome’s memory usage fix gets delayed
Windows 10 May 2020 Update ships with SegmentHeap support that
allows a substantial decrease in the amount of memory used by
browsers, including Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
Microsoft Edge is the first browser to benefit from these
changes and Microsoft says it has observed a 27 percent
improvement in memory usage after implementing SegmentHeap
Google has also started working on SegmentHeap support, but
Google engineer has found that this feature comes at the cost
of increased CPU usage in Chrome.
Google observed a 13% increase in CPU usage and power
consumption in Chrome with the feature enabled. As a result,
Google has disabled the feature in Chrome 84 and 85 for now.