Dragging tab to a new window coming to Firefox

In: General

16 Nov 2008

Completely by accident, I discovered that you can now drag a tab out from its current window to a new window in a recent Firefox nightly. A short video 24-second better explains what I’m talking about:

This tab tearing capability is a pretty neat feature – I know you can already do this in Safari, Opera and Galeon. It’s really well done in Safari, which I think is what Firefox is emulating. Nice to see Firefox follow suit!

If you can’t wait for Firefox 3.1, try it out in a recent Firefox nighty build (remember to use a new profile unless you are willing to risk corrupting your daily profile).

7 Responses to Dragging tab to a new window coming to Firefox

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Craig Buchek

November 17th, 2008 at 1am

Actually, you can do that in Firefox 3.0 — at least in Windows. I’ve not tried it in Mac or Linux yet, but I just did it in Firefox 3.0 for Windows yesterday.

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Charles Sullivan

November 19th, 2008 at 5am

This feature was available on FF2.0 as well. Nothing new here.

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Chu Yeow

November 19th, 2008 at 9am

Actually this is a new feature. You may have some extension installed that allows this. See http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2008/11/firefox-31-gets-tab-tearing/ for more info :)

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j good

September 16th, 2009 at 10pm

my question is, how the heck do i put it back?

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Chu Yeow

September 16th, 2009 at 10pm

Just drag the tab back from the new window back to the original window – aim for the tab bar :)

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J

September 23rd, 2009 at 4pm

Thanks so much! NOW I understand why I keep getting random windows opening from my tabs. It’s annoying me to death. I wish I could turn it off. I do it accidentally, obviously. AT least now I know how to “put them back.”

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Pissed-off guy

October 13th, 2009 at 12pm

I’m fuckin sick of that crap! My tabs suddenly jump to another window and I dont fuckin know how do I do it! Stupid Firefox you were never “too much better” than IE… just “better” than IE! Really! I’m sick of this. These suckers just think people is ging to praise them for every idiocy the come up with, even activating it without user approval.

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