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Possible regression on browser.tabs.allowTabDetach?

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I recently came across this [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1276091|question] when searching for a solution to unintentional detaching of tabs. The responses included mention of an addon as well as a new setting added in version 74 that sounded like the perfect solution for me by retaining the ability to detach a tab to a new window if explicitly requested via context menu.

I configured allowTabDetach to "false" but today had a tab unintentionally move to a new window because I clicked on a tab too quickly while the mouse was in motion. I'm not sure if there was a regression in behavior for this setting or if perhaps it does not combine well with the Tree Style Tab extension.

I recently came across this [[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1276091|question]] when searching for a solution to unintentional detaching of tabs. The responses included mention of an addon as well as a new setting added in version 74 that sounded like the perfect solution for me by retaining the ability to detach a tab to a new window if explicitly requested via context menu. I configured allowTabDetach to "false" but today had a tab unintentionally move to a new window because I clicked on a tab too quickly while the mouse was in motion. I'm not sure if there was a regression in behavior for this setting or if perhaps it does not combine well with the Tree Style Tab extension.

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This pref only work for tabs on the Tab bar and not for tabs managed in the sidebar by an extension like TST.

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This pref only work for tabs on the Tab bar and not for tabs managed in the sidebar by an extension like TST.

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Thanks for letting me know cor-ei. For anyone else that comes across this via search, it turns out that TST has an option to disable this behavior as well under "Drag and Drop". I changed "Drag" behavior to "Do Nothing". This, coupled with allowTabDetach seems to have solved my problem.