Drag/Drop of tabs in tab bar fails

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: George R. Goffe, Unassigned)

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Trunk
x86
Linux
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100509 Minefield/3.7a5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100509 Minefield/3.7a5pre

I'm trying to move tabs to other locations in the tab bar. This fails without any error indication other than non-operation.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.left click and hold on tab1
2.drag to some other location on the tab bar and release.
3.fails
Actual Results:  
Operation fails.

Expected Results:  
This has been working for a long time and now seems to fail after some "up time" for the browser. NO indication in the error console.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100507 Minefield/3.7a5pre

WFM on Windows. Are you sure this isn't caused by an add-on?
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Ria,

Have you tried it on a Linux system?

I think I have only noscript installed, I'll disable it and report back here. Are there settings in FF that might turn this feature off? Like security settings?

Here's my current version info: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100509 Minefield/3.7a5pre

Isn't there an about plugins available with FF or am I thinking of Seamonkey?

Regards,

George...
No, I have only Windows to test at the moment. And yes, there should be a about:plugins
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Comment 4

8 years ago
Ria,

I have disabled noscript and re-loaded firefox. The problem of "double clicking on tabs and then using left/right arrows to navigate" persists.

I wonder if this is a Fedora Core 12/KDE-4.4.3 configuration problem. Let me investigate. Maybe KDE is using left/right arrow and not passing it on to Firefox?

I'll post here with my results.

Regards,

George...
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Comment 6

8 years ago
Ria,

My comment (#4) may be related but is different. 

I don't understand why all of this worked and then (all of a sudden?) does not work now. These other bug reports seem to be about nice features.

George...
(Reporter)

Comment 8

8 years ago
Ria,

I'm perplexed by your question. Why would I want to run in safe-mode and what would I test? I have disabled the only add-on I use, namely, noscript WITHOUT any changes in this problematic behavior.

Regards,

George...
safe mode does not only disable add-ons, thus it's good to try reproducing your bug in safe mode regardless.
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Comment 10

8 years ago
I killed my 3 Firefox windows and started FF in -safe-mode and checked all the boxes and then "continue in safe mode". The problem is still present.

Additionally, I lost all the tabs in all 3 windows during start up.
Is it just the tabs in the browser or does drag and drop stop working for you across the board?

If so, I get the same thing in SeaMonkey. Tabs, bookmarks, text, mail, ChatZilla... Oh wow I just got it back... Try messing around in a <TEXTAREA> when it happens. :V


I can't tell if it's a deeper level bug, because SeaMonkey and xterm are the only X11 applications I run.
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Comment 12

7 years ago
SP,

Thanks for your attention to this bug.

I'm constantly upgrading firefox... I'm currently using 5.0 with NO pending updates... The problem has been gone for some time now... I'm also on FC14 now... and Ubuntu (Lucid) at work and haven't seen this bug in quite a while.

I also quit using SeaMonkey some time ago.

Thanks again,

George...

Comment 13

6 years ago
I'm getting this behavior on Firefox 9.01 on Linux Mint Debian Edition, 32-bit, Gnome 2.  Initially things work, then all drag & drop functionality stops working, but was restored upon messing in this <textarea> as per comment 11.

Comment 14

5 years ago
I have about 40-60 tabs.
I don't know if this is anything like what I am getting on ff 17 on windows XP Pro sp3 32-bit and windows 8. if you drag a tab past the right end of the tab bar (in order to cause tab scrolling), it will scroll (which is appropriate), but when you drop, it resets back to where it started. this is NOT correct behavior.
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Comment 15

5 years ago
I just tested my Nightly on FC 16 x86_64 with about 15 tabs. It appears to be working properly.

Did Nightly fix this problem inadvertently?
Did FC 16 fix this problem inadvertently?

Should I try more tabs?

I have a whole slew of add-ons now.

George...

Comment 16

5 years ago
try enough tabs where you have to scroll. 15 is less than I have on my current screen let alone the total.  I don't know where to get the nightly or how to run it (I have plugins and bookmarks and settings I want to keep).
I could use my test machine.

Comment 17

5 years ago
...or rather test with enough tabs where you CAN scroll tabs. and do that. I don't have any x64 machines. sorry. don't know what fc is. I do know what a nightly build is. is it this nightly? ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/18.0b4-candidates

Comment 18

5 years ago
just tried 18.0b4 nightly, dragging to the left works, dragging to the right does not.

Comment 19

5 years ago
to be more specific, dragging to the right does not scroll.
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Comment 20

5 years ago
Jim,

FC is an old acronym for Fedora Core. They seem to have renamed it or just dropped the Core part, now it's Fedora (I think).

I do a search on Nightly Downloads and get a very nice URL http://nightly.mozilla.org/. You can pick your OS and architecture there.

I'll test with a lot more tabs and post the results here.

George...
(Reporter)

Comment 21

5 years ago
Jim,

I tried 30-40 tabs for testing... left and right drag seems to be working fine. I tried this several times, even from the middle of the tabs...

George...

Comment 22

5 years ago
would you please give me an FTP URL so I can test also?
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Comment 23

5 years ago
Jim,

If the linux 32 bit isn't the right binary, just remove the last part of the URI. This will give you the directory itself.

Cheers.

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-20.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

Comment 24

5 years ago
dragging left and scrolling, tab snaps back to where it was rather than to where it looks like it is going to place. so it ends up being a surprise.

Comment 25

5 years ago
I am using the windows [win32] version.

Comment 26

5 years ago
appears to me it seemeth to be a platform difference...

Comment 27

5 years ago
now on about 18.0-19.0, 
- dragging the tab won't scroll anymore. I need it to scroll at a reasonable, readable speed.
- if you drag a tab while accidentally getting the mouse cursor over any of the menu items (like bookmarks) that menu item will drop, interfering with your dragging operation.
- dragging tabs tends to temporarily pause for about 5-15 seconds periodically. feels like it is locking up, but it's not really. can be upsetting.

Comment 28

5 years ago
19.0.2 dragging tabs left works great, and even scrolls nicely. great work on that. dragging tabs to right does not scroll yet.

Comment 29

4 years ago
George, does this still reproduce when using a current version started in safe mode?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-09-01]

Comment 30

4 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-09-01]
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