Is there a trick for dragging tabs onto a stack?



  • Sometimes when I try and drag a tab onto a stack I can do it easily. Sometimes I can drag that tab all over the place but can't get the destination tab to darken to show it will receive the tab.

    Is there a technique to doing this? Where is the hit-box that changes the tab to a destination instead of sliding it out of the way?


  • Moderator

    @Khaolos The drop zone is kind of narrow, but if you drag a bit slowly, you won't overrun the portion of the tab where you see it darken and can then drop your new tab. Do you keep tabs at top/bottom or on the sides?

    Edit: just before the leading edge of the tab you are dragging reaches the center of your target, you should be over the drop zone, and see the target darken.



  • Is it just me or has the drop zone to move a tab onto a stack recently narrowed? It's really getting hard to hit it.


  • Moderator

    @rhk It hasn't. But it has always been (to my mind) uncomfortably small.



  • @Ayespy I keep my tabs on the left. I have three monitors and Vivaldi runs on the leftmost monitor, so I don't have to move the mouse all the way across the screen to get to the tabs.

    I know how to stack tabs - and to look for the darken area. It's just difficult sometimes, and I end up chasing tabs around with other tabs until I hit the spot. (even slowly).

    Maybe it would help somebody to be able to adjust the size of the hit box? For me, I would want the hit box to be the size of the entire tab. I presume that it isn't this way so that the tabbar understands when it should be rearranging instead of stacking (so it can move the other tabs out of the way).


  • Moderator

    @Khaolos There has been some discussion back stage as to whether the landing zone ought to be modified a bit.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    I used to find it fairly easy to make tab stacks, as soon as you realised that you had to move the tab a little bit and then hold it there for a second.

    Right now, though, it seems physically impossible to create tab stacks by dragging a tab on top of another (2.4.1488.26, tested in 2 installs). At no point does the tab underneath darken, regardless of where I hold the other tab and how long I hold it.

    (Tab stacking is enabled, drag-and-drop is enabled.)


  • Moderator

    @Komposten You are probably overshooting the mark.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @Ayespy No, I wasn't. I tried a single pixel overlap, 50% overlap (after which the tabs switch place) and probably 50 positions in between. Didn't work.

    Tried it again, and it does work now. No idea why since I haven't changed any settings, haven't restarted the browser, haven't even put the computer to sleep. And suddenly it works. 🤔


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  • Well, I'm coming back to this post because I've just spent 5 minutes trying to get one tab onto a stack (version 2.9.1705.41). I finally got it, though. No matter where I grabbed it, or where I dragged it, the destination would not turn black like it is supposed to when it will receive a tab.

    Sometimes I have to open the tabs side panel and arrange them in there instead of the tabs list itself.

    I propose an option to hold the shift key whilst dragging. When holding shift, the other tabs would not rearrange themselves, and any tab over which you hovered the drag would allow adding to that tab's stack. Then there wouldn't be any guessing nor fiddling around.


  • Ambassador

    @Khaolos Vote for Make Stacking Tabs Quicker

    There are lots of suggestions there.


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