Drag'n drop between electron apps?


I couldn’t get an answer for “how to drag something outside” but I thought i might be possible to drag’n drop between Browser-Windows instances. Can anyone confirm this could be possible with JS only?

I am doing IDEs and it would be a great feature to drag ‘files’ or ‘text’ into target’s OS file panels or other apps; and, dragging something among them would open a whole new experience & a nice possibility to solve complex user tasks.

I won’t expect of course an answer for all OSs, but one by one, and we could get there :slight_smile:



i thought to simply track and restore the items when mouse enters/leaves the Browser-Window.


Are you asking about Atom, the text editor? Or applications written on top of Electron, the application framework?


electron, sorry. corrected the title