Moving a tab to a new window creates a file on my desktop.



  • Whenever I have a window thats not maximized, and i want to drag a tab to the open space on my desktop (to create a new seperate window), this action causes vivaldi to create a shortcut file of the tabs URL on my desktop. Sometimes it doesnt create a shortcut but instead will show a copying error message.

    This is VERY annoying as I tear tabs multiple times a day, and like to keep a clear desktop.

    Im loving Vivaldi so far, been using it for a few months now full time, but this one issue is driving me insane.

    Has anyone else experienced this? is there a workaround/fix?

    Thanks for your time and please let me know if I can add any extra info for debugging purposes.



  • Where are you dragging from - the tab bar, the Window panel, the address bar, etc. It may act differently in those various circumstances.



  • im dragging tabs from the tab bar... and as for the tab, i usually click and hold in the centre of it.


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    I could confirm OP.

    Vivaldi 1.12.955.38 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    XFCE/XFWM DE/WM
    Debian sid amd64

    In XFCE, my only DE, replicating what OP did a few times make "Create Link" (create shortcut) window to open. I didn't met any error message though.



  • @victorvavan said in Moving a tab to a new window creates a file on my desktop.:

    is there a workaround/fix?

    Workaround - instead of dragging/dropping, you can use right click context menu (Move to... New Window).



  • I have reproduced this on Manjaro (Arch Linux x64) with KDE Plasma 5.


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