Unable to reorder tabs (Arch Linux KDE)

Description of the issue:
Dragging a tab immediately pops the tab out into a new window, making it impossible to reorder tabs.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Drag a tab to reorder it

Expected result:
Tab reordering should work as expected

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.36.19 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) nightly (64-bit)

Additional Information:
I’m on arch linux using KDE Plasma


Do you have any custom themes enabled on your system? I’m also curious whether or not you can (once the tab is removed and becomes its own new window) drag it back onto it’s original window? Does it attach?

The window cannot reattach either (I forgot to include that info).

I do have some KDE KWin scripts that I use, however, disabling those scripts does not affect the tab bug, and also regular Brave works fine (only Brave Nightly does not). I’m just supposing Nightly has some new updates to tabs which broke things.

I am using Brave with the KDE title bar ENABLED at the top, so there is a bar above the tabs. The only two KWin scripts I am running are:

Sticky Window Snapping https://github.com/nclarius/sticky-window-snapping
Tile Gaps https://github.com/nclarius/tile-gaps

but like I said, disabling them doesnt fix the issue.

I am just using the normal Breeze theme of KDE.


Disabling the title bar does not affect things either. Just thought I’d include that.

I’m having the same issue, on Linux Mint 20.2, Cinnamon Edition. So, I don’t think it’s going to have much to do with the running desktop manager.

Tabs drag off from their windows, and cannot be put back, if you try to drag a link or url to the top to open a new tab, it simply forwards the event to the desktop manager, so I ended up with a bunch of text files sitting on my desktop, instead of new tabs being opened.

And this didn’t happen until this last update, 1.34.80 (according to apt), “1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)” according to the brave://version page.

I’m going to try to roll back to an earlier version, if I can, via Synaptic, see if that reverts this behavior.

Edit: NOPE, can’t roll back to the build immediately before this one, only options I get via Synaptic are 1.34.80 (current), 1.33.106, 1.32.115, 1.32.113, 1.32.106, and 1.31.91. Shucks.

Edit, the 2nd: Well, I got proper tab functionality back, but it meant I had to disable the “Use system title bar and borders” setting. Now I can drag tabs left and right, I can drag tabs out of a window and back in, etc.

HOWEVER, this functionality should still have worked, REGARDLESS of that setting.

Now, if I might make a suggestion, for future updates? Most software vendors/devs also provide a copy of (or a link to) the current changelog via apt (or rpm, etc), so users can see what changes have been made, and can probably better assist in troubleshooting, when issues like this arise.

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I made an account here just to point out this bug.

I am on Arch Linux + KDE and also having the same issue. Since I updated Brave Browser(aur/brave-bin) I am having issues with the tabs and bookmarks.
I cannot reorder the tabs and it pops out.
I can only fix it by right clicking and moving it back to the main window.
Bookmarks are also acting weird.

Brave - Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I’m having the same issue in Ubuntu 20.04. Just started about two days ago with the latest Brave update.

I haven’t noticed anything strange about bookmarks.

Current version 1.34.80 Chromium 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Same issue here Kubuntu 21.04
Brave Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Changing “Use system title bar and borders” didn’t resolve the issue.

As for the “bookmarks acting weird”: Affects the bookmark bar only. When clicking on one bookmark folder A, but moving the cursor to another bookmark folder B doesn’t change the opened folder to B anymore, folder A remains open and you have to click to close it first and click a third time to open folder B.


I have the same problem with tab reorder. If I want to reorder the tab, these are pops out. I use Kubunt 21.10 with KDE 5.23.5 and Brave - Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Thank you for your help!

same here, Opensuse Tumbleweed KDE everything up to date. Also having the BAT claim issue where dragging icon creates ghost copy and doesn’t actually drag the icon, so can’t claim last months rewards.

Same issue here.
I’m using Kubuntu 21.04, KDE version: 5.21.4
Brave: Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71

I’ve also created an account just to report this incredibly annoying bug… Debian 11 KDE here, Brave version 1.34.80 (Chromium: 97.0.4692.71). Can’t reorder tabs, they always pop out instantly to a new window.

Same issue here with the last update on Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS and Brave Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Hoping it gets resolved with the next build as I use this feature quite a bit.

I am having the same issue in Brave browser Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-Bit).

I have a Kubuntu 20.04 LTS 64 bit. This is a problem in this new version of Brave browser. Before upgrading to this version it was working 100%

Brave team, I found the bug!!

It is not in Brave browser, but in Chromium source code.

Because I also tested in Chromium browser Version 97.0.4692.71 (Official Version) snap 64 bits and it has THE SAME ISSUE.

So I suggest Brave team to downgrade to a previous version of Chromium source code and launch an update with it.


Thank you all for reporting. After some digging I believe that @Waisrond is correct about this being a Chromium based issue, but I am forwarding your reports to the team for review regardless to see if there is anything we can do, or if this will have to wait for an upstream fix.

Thank you all for your patience.


Chromium bug link for reference: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1279532

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Can confirm this (Ubuntu Budgie 21.10/Brave 1.34.80).
It significantly decreases the usefulness of the browser.

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Also Can confirm this for Kubuntu 21.10, KDE plasma version 5.22.5,
Brave Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)

@Mattches I found a new bug in Chromium browser Version 97.0.4692.71 (Official Version) snap 64-bit and consequently in Brave browser Version 1.34.80 Chromium: 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (64-Bit):

When I click and keep selected the URL of a website in the address bar (i.e. the URL of the website I am currently accessing in the browser) and move it to the bookmarks bar using the left mouse key, in the past this was enough to save a new website as Bookmarks in the browser. Now it is no longer possible. I believe it’s a new bug in this version of Chromium.