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Not Easy to Move Tabs to Other Windows

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Hello, I am a user on Mac! I am having an issue with moving tabs fluidly. Yes, moving tabs inside the window is easy but when I move them outside the window, it makes me a little uncomfortable. In the images and video I have sent, you can see that an unnecessary thumbnail of the tab pops up even when I move the tabs inside the window. This makes it harder to know if I am even moving the tab in the first place. Then it takes like 2-5 seconds for the new window of the individual tab I moved to appear. If whatever I said is quite confusing which I apologize for, I would very much recommend taking a look at Google Chrome, the browser I don't prefer, however, try moving the tabs around and outside one window and creating more windows with individual tabs. It feels more fluid or swift and easy to handle. Compare that to Firefox and a big difference is to be seen. I am concerned about this issue really because I am replacing my previous browsers, not only Google Chrome but browsers like Edge too which are capable of not having that issue, with Firefox instead and hopefully Firefox can have this capability. I also multitask a lot so I usually encounter this problem on Firefox. I hope this is fixed and am sure it will help a lot of users! Thank you! Here is a YouTube video link for to provide a further understanding of the issue: https://youtu.be/jRuBDH32hPI

Hello, I am a user on Mac! I am having an issue with moving tabs fluidly. Yes, moving tabs inside the window is easy but when I move them outside the window, it makes me a little uncomfortable. In the images and video I have sent, you can see that an unnecessary thumbnail of the tab pops up even when I move the tabs inside the window. This makes it harder to know if I am even moving the tab in the first place. Then it takes like 2-5 seconds for the new window of the individual tab I moved to appear. If whatever I said is quite confusing which I apologize for, I would very much recommend taking a look at Google Chrome, the browser I don't prefer, however, try moving the tabs around and outside one window and creating more windows with individual tabs. It feels more fluid or swift and easy to handle. Compare that to Firefox and a big difference is to be seen. I am concerned about this issue really because I am replacing my previous browsers, not only Google Chrome but browsers like Edge too which are capable of not having that issue, with Firefox instead and hopefully Firefox can have this capability. I also multitask a lot so I usually encounter this problem on Firefox. I hope this is fixed and am sure it will help a lot of users! Thank you! Here is a YouTube video link for to provide a further understanding of the issue: https://youtu.be/jRuBDH32hPI
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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Not bad! I'll probably use this then. One problem is still the tab movement however this should solve the problem as I guess Windows users have it too as a norm. I switched to mac three years ago so I may have forgotten what it was like on Windows 10. I probably exaggerated this as a big issue because I just like to multitask a lot. Thanks!

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Coming from Windows 10 if I grab a tab and pull out of the current browser it will make it's own window with the settings as the previous browser window. And I can click and drag it back into the previous window browser. It's not a easy on Windows 10 as well but that's what the mouse helps with. So not sure what exactly your having issues with here. Chrome does the same thing and same issue when I do it there. I think it could be Addons/Extensions beyond the defaults that could be causing the glitch for your firefox browser.

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You can set nglayout.enable_drag_images = false on the about:config page to hide the image you see when you drag a tab. As long as you stay on the Tab bar then you should see a special insert pointer. When you drag off the Tab Bar and off the Bookmarks Toolbar (to the browsing window) then you should tear off the tab to a new window.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. On the warning page, you can click "Accept the Risk and Continue"to open about:config.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Not bad! I'll probably use this then. One problem is still the tab movement however this should solve the problem as I guess Windows users have it too as a norm. I switched to mac three years ago so I may have forgotten what it was like on Windows 10. I probably exaggerated this as a big issue because I just like to multitask a lot. Thanks!

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Note that there is a pref to disable this tear off feature. You can still use Move in the tab context menu.

  • browser.tabs.allowTabDetach = false
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Yes I have noticed. I appreciate for you letting me know these features since now I am aware of about:config and the other templates. However, I'll keep the tabs browser.tabs.allowTabDetach = true. Having that image was the concern. Thanks!