Detaching tabs is too sensitive

By design Issue #9154156


Steven J.
Oct 1, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

  1. ‘Throw’ mouse to the top of the screen when the browser is maximized and click on the desired tab. This can result in a short click-drag operation, which is quite common when selecting tabs rapidly.
  2. The selected tab detaches and opens in a new window.

The intended action was just to select the tab, rather than detaching it. In fact, no click-drag operation should be possible which can drag the tab ‘beyond’ the browser window since it is maximized.

Possibly mouse movement outside of the monitor space is tracked, whereas it should hit the boundary of the screen instead? A fix could be making sure mouse movement outside of the available screen space is not dragged, thus preventing it from being recognized as a long drag operation.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

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    • I found a similar issue on Feedback Hub and added my details to it. For those interested this issue can be found on (if this link works): feedback-hub:?contextid=351&feedbackid=5392b9fc-893e-406b-b100-50d364ec74cc&form=1&src=2 The name is: “Too easy to move tabs out of edge”

      I have used Feeback before, and must say I am not too pleased with it. It is, however, an improvement over Microsoft Connect (, but still do not see why a more traditional bug reporting platform is put in place (as it is here).

    • I read through this “Solution” and as an IT Professional all it told me was "yep I know that is a problem but its designed to that so we are not looking into this problem". That is not an answer to the problem listed, that is the cause not solution. In a ever changing and fast pace society we live in, an answer of “slow down while tab browsing” is an unacceptable answer. With most applications going to a web based solution, more and more admin tools/applications are turning into webpages which makes jumping back in forth from one tab to the next more common then ever and with them detaining to easily due to lag/fast movements there needs to ba a way to lock the tabs to the toolbar. You can pin icons to the start menu to make them stay on the toolbar. Why can’t you pin the tab to the browser to never detain from the open browser window? How hard would it really be to add a function on the tabs to lock them in place. You can create new tabs, refresh the tabs, duplicate tabs…and so forth. But from that answer locking the tabs in place is were Microsoft Developers have drawn the line on not looking into a real viable solution. This is not just an edge problem this is an IE problem as well. In prior OSs before Windows 10 i dont seem to recall this happening as often or ever. But Windows 10 seems to have increased the Sensitivity settings to the other end of the extreme and even the smallest little movement can cause the tab to detatch. Requesting Microsoft support to look into this problem a little bit deeper than just the common “automated” support message which offers no help to anyone. Just the cause.

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