Tab detaching is too slow

  • I have two displays, so something I frequently do in other browsers is tab detaching to place in another window on another display. As it stands now in Vivaldi, strictly in terms of mouse navigation, I have to right click the tab, open the "Move Tab to" menu, and click "New Window". I understand the purpose of the menu since you can use that same menu to re-attach the tab to the main window for example, but it's just too slow. I'd like to be able to just drag the tab off of the window--and back onto other windows--like I can in Google Chrome (and Firefox, although it has a much more sluggish implementation). This along with startup speed (compared to Google Chrome which starts effectively instantly, even on my mechanical drive) are probably the only things holding me back from using Vivaldi as my daily driver.

  • Frequently requested before They are working on Drag and Drop of tabs. (Item 9)

  • Not sure how I missed that. I even looked at the thread. Thanks for the link.

  • I have 4 monitors, so using Vivaldi is very painful.

    I stopped using the Move Tab feature for months. Not only its slow (takes for ever), but it requires very accurate pinpointing of the cursor and too many clicks for quick access, its hidden and this is something I use a lot (moving from screen to screen). So what I did is just leave Vivaldi open in one single monitor and use another browser for the rest of my browsing needs.

    Any browser actually because Vivaldi is the only browser in existence right now that can't do this. Its actually strange, because Vivaldi is targeted to power users, yet it has no support for multi monitors which is what power users will usually have as setup. This feature is absolutely necessary for dual or multi displays.

    This and the sluggishness is the only think that stops me from saying Vivaldi is perfect. I think I asked the explotable/detachment tabs feature from day one. I don't think they are working on this anymore. Its more than a year again and no news and now they don't even mention it anymore so I assume they hit something very hard to fix in the code which makes its impossible or hard to implement it properly.


  • @terere:

    I don't think they are working on this anymore.

    Did you follow the link in my previous post? They obviously are working on it, as a priority, but it's hard to fix.

    One major reason for the sluggishness of detaching tabs, is that they are reloaded after being detached. This issue has also been logged.

    Personally, I could not care less about this. IMO anyone who opens more than twenty tabs in a Chrome based browser, which uses a separate process for each tab, is asking for trouble. With all of the many ways to bookmark and reopen tabs, save and reopen sessions, restore the previous session on startup, and so on, there is no need to fill the tab bar with junk that you don't currently need.

    How Many Tabs do you usually keep open at the same time?

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