Mouse cursor offset while dragging tabs

By design Issue #9184403


Steven J.
Oct 4, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

Not 100% certain how to reproduce, but it involves the following steps. More informatively, the issue remains after the ‘bug’ occurs (this erroneous ‘drag’ state is thus stored somewhere). Once the error occurs, any subsequent tab-drag operation, the mouse cursor is offset from the actual drag location. This looks somewhat like the following: (1) click tab, (2) once dragged, the tab ‘jumps’ to the erroneous offset (in my current case about 3 tabs further to the right), (3) continuation of the drag operation maintains this offset.

  1. Click-drag a tab so it becomes detached.
  2. Within the same operation, attach it again to the same window (elsewhere)?

This occurred several times to me, thus should definitely be reproducible. The whole tab-dragging in fact needs an overhaul since it is extremely buggy, and does not work fluent. Take a look at how tab dragging in Chrome works to get an impression of how it can be done better.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

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    • By design? Brilliant. Well, one of the several reason why ‘by design’ I stopped using Edge and switched back to Chrome, then.

    • To clarify, this bug is fixed by restarting Edge.

      Thus by design this dragging acts differently at different times in Edge?

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