New Bug Reporter: dragging in files when sidebar is visible can be misleading

Number:rdar://31684074 Date Originated:18-Apr-2017 01:17 PM
Status:Closed Resolved:June 11, 2019, 3:56 PM
Product:Bug Reporter Product Version:Beta
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
***New Bug Reporter***

When viewing an existing radar or draft radar with the sidebar visible, dragging in new files to attach can lead to unexpected and potentially misleading results.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. File a radar, or save a draft radar.
2. Go back to the new Bug Reporter home page at
3. Select the radar from step 1 in the left sidebar.
4. Decide you want to attach a file to that radar.
5. Start dragging the file from your desktop.

Expected Results:
The whole screen is a drop zone for this radar, or at least it doesn't lead to confusing results.

Observed Results:
When dragging over the appropriate region (the radar detail view on the right), the drop zone isn't very obvious (see rdar://31683837). If you move the cursor over the left sidebar, it changes to the arrow-with-green-plus-sign cursor, which an experienced user will know means that it's going to open the file locally in the Safari window, navigating away from the current page. However, to a novice user, this may appear to be the action that they want. The large, inviting green ➕ symbol seems like it means "add this file to the thing under the cursor."


Attached video also uploaded at

Safari 10.1 (12603. on macOS 10.12.4 (16E195)



Comment from Apple, June 11, 2019, 3:56 PM

Thank you for contributions towards making the bug filing process at Apple better. As a result of your feedback and the feedback of your peers, we have replaced Bug Reporter with Feedback Assistant for Developers, which introduces many new features and improvements to make submitting feedback easier, more efficient, and more effective.

Since Bug Reporter has been retired, we are closing this legacy report. We welcome your continued feedback about Feedback Assistant on the web, and on your iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices.

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