Moving tabs doesnt work if tab goes outside of tab line
The new update has made it almost impossible to move tabs around by dragging them.
If you drag them and stay within the ~20px of the tab bar, you can reorder them.
If however your mouse goes below or above the tab bar, the tab detaches and when you put it back into the tab bar, it goes on the end.
If you look at the image, if I place the tab where the red arrow points, it should sit at that position in the tab bar. But because i dragged my mouse down a little, it will go to the very right end of the tab bar.
This is super annoying! on a 2k 27" monitor it is almost impossible to drag a tab along the whole screen without going outside of the tab bar.
Please fix this! It didn't used to do this.
Pete Batin commented
1 year and 6 months later........Adobe's response......nothing!
I confirm this is STILL a problem as of April 17, 2019. This is an absolute pain when I've got e.g., 15 tabs open. I have to move a tab from the end by dragging & dropping it one tab width at a time. Why have tabs at all if you don't have good navigation for them? It's like the engineers said "Tabs would look good!" and didn't go any further in their thinking or planning.
Please fix this. This is bordering the ridiculous now. Such a simple UI standard to follow. Should work exactly like the Windows taskbar.
Pete Batin commented
Still marked as more info needed?!?! How much information do you need??
This glitch is still a problem on Dreamweaver as of December, 2018.
Why is this ticket still marked as "Need More Info"?
Still no response. A tab needs to delicately be moved, or it will fall to the rightmost end of the tabs.
6 months later and still no response from adobe staff. What a joke..
i can confirm that it's a big pain.
The ability to undock documents on Windows is a new feature that we introduced with DW 2018.0 release. This feature is present on Mac from a long time and behaves in the same way.
We hear your concern and have logged a usability issue for the same.
Thank you for your patience.
Divya B C
Adobe Dreamweaver Team
Yes, Adobe, please leave some indication that you've seen this bug report, and please change the status from "needs more info," as I cannot imagine what information you are missing.
Adobe people, please pay attention to this!!
3 month anniversary of this not being fixed! can you give an ETA Adobe?
@Asha - This problem is not solved, and it doesn't need any more replication. One of your staff at Adobe HQ who is not a Mac-worshiper could replicate this problem without any effort.
Seems Adobe staff have gone silent on this bug, as they do with many others I've either commented on or created.
Here is more information: https://i.imgur.com/SQ4U2sG.png . Bryce and Bill have also provided more information. Can someone from Adobe let us know when this is going to be addressed?
This is STILL an issue. So many times I'd like to drag one tab to position it in a different order, and if
I don't drag it almost perfectly horizontally, it gets sent to the end of the list of tabs. On a 28" wide screen monitor with 10-15 tabs, dragging it successfully from one position to another is nearly impossible.
I guess I can't understand how this kind of stuff happens. It was fine for last 18 years I've used Dreamweaver, and now stuff like this changes. How?? Who's messing around with it?
While I have your attention, the tab order of the open tabs is maddening!! Again, it worked one way for all these years and in version 2018 it gets changed?? Really?!?! It should tab from one tab to the next in order they appear at the top of the screen, not in the order in which they were opened or used.
Thank you for the video using your Mac, but you missed one step. Try moving a tab from another window into any arrangement but the very end of your main window. You'll see (at least on the PC version) that the border of the entire tab section is highlighted, and there is no way to insert a tab in its own window (or dragged slightly above or below the tab line) between two other tabs. Even if your cursor is hovering right on the line between two of the tabs, the 'new' tab will be dropped at the very end of the tab list. Try doing that with 25 files open (or even more than just 6).
If you have more tabs open than will fit on the visible tab bar, and you try to drag a tab further left than the left-most visible tab, then the tab you are dragging will be moved into its own window. The tab bar does not scroll to the left.
It used to be very time consuming to move a freshly opened file to the front of the tab list, but now it's virtually impossible with more than a few files open. If moving a tab to the left (earlier in the numeric hierarchy), you'll need to drag a tab to the second file from the left, and then expand your view by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Tab several times, making a few more files visible to the left of the file you are trying to move. Delicately drag that file again to the left (but not too far), preferably making it the second tab from the left edge, and repeat... again... and again... and again. If you twitch, moving the mouse cursor too high or too low, you've failed. Try again. ...or switch to using Notepad++ for awhile.
DW simply needs to adapt its tab rearrangement to be similar to Chrome's tab-moving methods. Allow a tab that is being moved from a second window to be inserted between two of the tabs in the main window (or any other window of tabs, of course). Also fix the left-and-right borders of the tab line to start scrolling left or right once the mouse reaches the second tab from that corresponding border.
The date is January 10th, and I'm using the most up-to-date version (18.0, 10136 build) for the PC.
We have provided more info, can the status of this bug get changed or should we open a new bug?!
Yes, This is a pain. If you attempt to re-order your tabs and slightly move up or down DW2018 completely disengages the tab from the others.
Please read my initial post again. Your video does not recreate the error because you are not moving the mouse below or above the tab list when moving the tab.
Also when moving a page back into the tab list, try inserting it at any position but the last. it is impossible because dreamweaver forces it to the end.
I cant attach an image to a comment so here is a link to an image with more details:
This is simple functionality. All modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) support this. Why does Dreamweaver not do this? its stupid.