I just tried Chrome and it has the same problem as Brave. Based on your experience with Debian and my test with Chrome, I am guessing that this problem is not caused by Brave but rather by Fedora 35 or KDE. Interestingly, I tried moving a tab in Firefox and it works exactly as it’s supposed to: the tabs are reordered and a new window does not open.
Hi and welcome
it works for me as expected on Fed35 Wayland.
It is always senstive to vertical mouse movements which will detach it from the original window but I think that is to be expected.
Is it worth trying a different windowing system Wayland, or X11 which works for me on a Fed34 machine, to see what happens for you?
I updated my system this morning, rebooted and tried logging in with Wayland instead of X11. Same problem.
With regards to vertical mouse movements, if I mouse down on a tab and move the cursor up, the tab detaches and I have a new window. I expect that to happen if I move the cursor down below the tab bar, but not if I move it up.
I need to try to reproduce the problem with Gnome to see if this is a Fedora issue or a KDE issue.
Thanks for continuing to update. My Fed35 is on Wayland and brave is on the same version as you with no issues. Odd that you have the same issue on Chrome but I suspect that doesn’t rule out issues in either direction.
As to the cursor up or down both detaching a tab to form a new window that is certainly my experience too and I have believed that to be normal behaviour.
For me the factor has always been to maintain the horizontal line of the tabs if you want to move a tab along the line, or in fact if you want to merge it back into a line, of tabs.
Hope you get to the bottom of this one as it is more than slightly intriguing
I checked out the link referred to by wit5 and it contains a workaround that works for me: downgrade Brave to 1.33.106-1. On my computer running Fedora 35, I used the following command:
sudo dnf downgrade brave-browser-1.33.106-1
To see what versions of Brave are available, I ran the command “dnf --showduplicates list brave-browser”.
In the other thread, posters wrote that this is an issue with “Chromium”. I don’t know what that is, and I don’t really care, but I hope that it gets fixed soon because otherwise I will probably have to keep downgrading Brave whenever I do a system update (sudo dnf update). I normally update my system once a week.
Glad it helped although I confess to remaining confused why some on the same distro don’t share the problem, anyway if you have a fix that works that’s great.
FYI Chromium is the web browser on which Brave is based.
Same issue, Debian Sid here, i3, no DE. If I click and hold a tab, it pops open a new window that can’t be merged back into the original row of tabs. Extremely annoying, if this doesn’t get fixed soon I’m going to have to use a different browser because I can’t re-order my tabs.