Drag tab to new window



  • Hi all. Loving the browser, been using it for a bit now and am super happy with it! The only thing I miss from Chrome is that I used to be able to drag a specific tab and this would separate it out to a new window (really useful for moving certain things but not everything between 2 monitors!). Is this a feature that will be coming to Vivaldi? I know I can duplicate a tab into a new window, but I often use this for videos on Twitch or Youtube, which means it has to buffer and restart and such, so moving the tab into a new window is much faster and more convenient. Thanks!



  • Right-click on the Tab, Move to, New Window seems to work without restarting the video.

    Drag & Drop may come later.



  • For me if I Move To > New Window it has to completely reload the page, whereas in Chrome it doesn't.

    Not a big deal or anything, just a minor thing that I miss (I shift stuff around like this a lot because I'm awkward like that).



  • This is the single biggest issue that will prevent me from using vivaldi full time. I'm too used to being able to break apart windows and re-stack them like in chrome. This is the reason I switched from firefox to chrome, firefox will let you drag out a tab, but it forces you to reload.

    I know this isn't an easy programming feat either, but I will be forever disappointed if they can't fix this. This browser has so much potential.



  • Same with me. This is literally the only thing keeping me away from making the full switch to this browser.



  • Since I always use the browser maximised, I don't need this, but I can understand why some users do.

    However, I have a hard time understanding why it stops anyone using Vivaldi.

    You can now assign a shortcut or mouse gesture to the command "Detach Tab." The detached tab can (I presume) then be dragged to another monitor.

    Moving a tab back again to the original window takes just a few clicks: right-click on tab, move to, select original window.



  • I really wish i could drag tab to different windows on my many computer screens on my desktop



  • It's about the fluent feel of the interaction. I agree that it shouldn't be as big of a deal as it is, but it is. When a browser isn't able to do this it feels kludgy.

    For me, I think, it also has to do with the similarity to the Win 7+ gestures that "dock" windows on the sides of the screen. In fact this is where vivaldi could improve upon chrome. If i could click a tab, drag it out of a window, and dock it on the side of the screen in a single gesture I would be in heaven.

    Right now in chrome I have to drag the tab away, release the mouse so chrome creates another window to land the tab in, then click again and drag the new window to the edge of the screen to dock it. If instead the new window was created seamlessly as the tab was moved away, the window could be docked immediately without having to frst complete the drag event.

    Also this is a practical matter for me. Sometimes I'll end up caching a bunch of videos. 5 or 10 episodes of a tv show lets say, I'll get busy with something else in the same window, then I'll start watching a different show. The fact that chrome lets me take the episodes I have cached and simply drag them to a new window to separate out the different sets of tabs without reloading is a massive timesaver (and bandwidth saver).



  • Also +1 for such feature.

    It's not stopper issue for me. But I can relate to some, that see this as must have. I guess people want solution that works, not workarounds. I see drag as intuitive way to do it. It's first thing that come to my mind to do it. And then I can see, that there's way to use context menu. Still you need to understanda, that I know that I can do it other way. But when we use many applications, I don't like when most are using it one wat, but I need have workaround for one application. Then in some time (if) it will be implemented, user need to adapt againt. These can be simple not important issues for some. But on the other hand stoppers for the others.

    Because instead of stating "Moving a tab back again to the original window takes just a few clicks". For me question is, why few click, when there's easier way to do it.



  • Personally I will never understand why some people still needs so badly that feature.

    I forgot about multiple windows the day I tested Opera for the first time.

    Personally there is an only scenario where I find multiple windows opened useful.

    When there is something that must not be closed by mistake, say a not recoverable download.

    But in that case I prefer to use a different browser because is to easy to close two windows at the same time, if coming from the same browser, especially on Win7+ where (by default) the taskbar buttons are grouped.



  • For me most common need for this feature (but sure for now I use context menu option, no such big deal to do it from time to time with hope for drag&drop) is to move tab to other monitor. And it's piece of cake in Chromium, Firefox, … and what is sad even in IE.



  • I'm not on MM setup since the day I discovered "synergy".

    But even before using a MM with the basic windows functions was a pain, so I was used to displayfusion that allowed me to do whatever I liked in the way I liked.



  • I vote for, definitely, I got so much used to it using Chrome and having two displays, that finding Vivaldi lacks this feature was like a 'Whaaaaat?!"

    So much need this. I watch videos on my second monitor and always drag a tab with in into a separate window.



  • I don't have multiple monitors but I often drag a tab from Opera up to the title bar to open it in a new window just so I can quickly Alt+Tab between that and whatever other tab I have open. Usually this is because I want to copy information from various parts of my new tab (often this is an email I'm reading) and paste it into a form somewhere.

    It's really useful to be able to drag a tab out like this rather than switch between tabs open in the same window.



  • @wakingup:

    Usually this is because I want to copy information from various parts of my new tab (often this is an email I'm reading) and paste it into a form somewhere.

    In Vivaldi, Tiling the two tabs would solve this problem, leaving you free to use the mouse as well as the keyboard.



  • @Pesala:

    @wakingup:

    Usually this is because I want to copy information from various parts of my new tab (often this is an email I'm reading) and paste it into a form somewhere.

    In Vivaldi, Tiling the two tabs would solve this problem, leaving you free to use the mouse as well as the keyboard.

    I like having my browser windows full screen because I've only got an old laptop with a small screen still like clicking on a tab and dragging it up to the top and using alt+tab. I'm just an alt+tab kind of guy :)

    It's not something I miss in Vivaldi at the moment because, as I said, I mainly do it to alt+tab between a web page and an email message. Hopefully by the time M3 arrives tab ripping will be included too.



  • I definately support this feature - I used it all the time in Opera and Chrome to juggle tabs between screens, and now after Join extension is finally working ( :woohoo: ) I would love to switch to Vivaldi full time, but this is big usability disadventage for me.



  • I also would really appreciate that feature. I need that for my work and and it would be really nice


  • Moderator

    As mentioned repeatedly in all of the other threads asking for this and in the Features Request category, this feature is under heavy development, is already in use in internal builds, and will arrive for public use as soon as it is ready. Thank you for your patience.


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