Issue with v7.3.3 Drag and Drop Tabs



  • Is anyone else having an issue where they can’t drag and drop their open tabs on the tab bar?

    I’ve narrowed down the issue to occurring whenever “multi-line” is checked under the tab bar options. If I uncheck it, I can drag and drop again.

    I am running portable 32-bit. This occurs on a fresh instance of NPP as well.



  • I too have found this bug appearing in 7.3.3. It wasn’t in previous versions.
    I am running a 32-bit install on Windows 10 (64-bit) to use a wide range of plugins.

    As an aside, I don’t like the new appearance of the tabs. They look clunky and old hat. Could we go back to the appearance in previous versions?



  • Turn off multiline tabs and it works.
    Settings / Preferences / General



  • Just upgraded from 7.3.2 to 7.3.3 moments ago. Having same problem with tabs not being draggable. Disabling multiline is not a solution when even on a 1920 pixel wide display, I have 3 rows of tabs when working on a small project.

    Also noticed the change in tab style and strongly disapprove. Maybe it is a symptom of a bug? All tabs appear to be spaced father apart, with a pronounced bevel, and with a light grey bar across the top of each tab except for currently focused tab. The bars push the text on tab down, such that the bottoms of low-hanging letters *(g q j etc.) seem to hit the edge or get clipped. The colored bar on top of active tab seems to have a similar although not identical affect as the light grey bar on all inactive tabs. The tabs eat up more real-estate in the tab-bar panel than they need to.

    Safe(er-ish) from the CIA, but not from code gremlins it seems. :-)



  • It seems that there’s some work on this issue for the next version (also seems this was released as is because of the dll hijack issue that had to be fixed)

    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/pull/3023



  • I think there should be a lock tabs position option in multiline instead of disabling multiline moving. I also have 2-3 lines of tabs open always.



  • This is a big problem for me as I open many files for a task and sometimes move files between tasks. Disabling a multiline is a big fail as then I can’t easily identify the tab as now I have to scroll through the list. Removing something so frequently used is frustrating.



  • @TonyP @Steffan-Rhoads The issue was fixed nearly 2 months ago and will be in the next Npp update. If you don’t want to wait for the update, then grab the AppVeyor snapshot build I posted here. There’s no problem with using the snapshot and it will update normally when a new release occurs.



  • Just ran into this same issue. Disabling multi-line tabs in the settings works, but you can also use keyboard/menu shortcuts to move tabs as a workaround until the bug is fixed.

    Menu + shortcut options
    View > Tab > Move Tab Forward [ Ctrl + Shift + Page down ]
    View > Tab > Move Tab Backward [ Ctrl + Shift + Page up ]



  • @Thom-Orahim It’s already fixed in v7.4.1


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