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steel835
Familiar face
Status: New idea

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I use at least 2 Firefox windows for work, those windows are placed on different monitors and different virtual desktops for ease of access, and kind of have different purposes (I suppose other people can group tabs using windows too).

The problem is that sometimes I need to move tabs from one window to another. Detaching a tab, opening multitasking view, moving tab to a different desktop and then attach it to the second window isn't the easiest thing.

There is an extension that helps with this - 'Tab Mover', but Firefox already has Move Tab menu, so I think that aside from moving tabs to start/end it could also offer to move them between existing Firefox windows, especially when it already offers to move tabs to a new window.

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DN_lipuadaft
Making moves

Hello,

I also have exactly the same issue and i am frustrated. I also use two screens and both have tabs on them, and i work just like you. Sliding tabs to other monitor used to be easy, but exactly after recent update of 97.0.2. it stopped working, and all tabs became stiff and nu-movable, un-dragable, they just stay fix in their locations and i can no longer slide them around. I also need immediate help. i tried "about:config" and "detach" settings, but it still does not work... i dont use the "move tab option" in menu like you, but i always work by dragging tabs around. now it does not work...

HELP !!!

zengjunjie
New member

Hello,

I have similar ideas when I try to move tab to a different window, I need something to mark a window so that I could transfer that tab to the exact window I want, but Firefox doesn't support this feature, and chrome use the name of the first tab of a windows to identify that windows.

KERR
Making moves

Yeah I don't remember it being this difficult to move a tab between windows by dragging it. A better "move tab" feature (like Edge) would be great.

I just found the "trick" to moving tabs via dragging - drag to the tab bar. GIF below showing how it only works if you drag it in the "right" spot:

KERR_0-1659362271537.gif

roontscoon
New member

I used to be able to select multiple tabs and then drag them down to the Firefox icon in the Task Bar, hold them there while all other open Firefox windows appeared, drag the selected tabs up to the window I wanted to move them to, and drag them up to the tab bar and tap to release.

This function no longer works.  If I drag one or more tabs to the Firefox icon in the Task Bar, an icon pops up there that looks like a sheet of paper with a red circle on it with a diagonal slash through it.

Why did this functionality go away?  It was so easy, simple, and straightforward!

dat789
New member

I use multiple Firefox windows, and in each of them having multiple opened tabs. Beaing able to perform a right-click on a tab and move the tab to the last tab position of any other Firefox window(s) would be a useful feature. This is not to say to DO IT LIKE CHROME, but hey, do it similar to Chrome!