This started a couple of months ago. Is there some way I can make it stop doing this?
Dragging from an HREF still works properly, it seems to be only the URL bar that has developed this new craziness.
Generally, I'm impressed with how poorly macOS handles dragging and dropping of text, and always has. There's that constant struggle where you have to click and wait juuuust long enough before moving. It works so badly that it makes me wonder if I'm the only person who ever drags text.
Also, whoever started the new trend of text fields in dialog boxes selecting everything by default as soon as you focus there can just fuck right off into the Sun. Looking at you, iTunes.