Version: 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4) (using 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4), Kubuntu packages)
OS: Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.28-11-generic
I can't understand with mouse central button is required to move a tab, it doesn't occur in any other web browser. I suggest to use left button for it.
Also, reordering tabs in Konqueror is very poor visually. Please, check how Google Chome makes it cool (you click on a tab, hold it and move around other tabs, so you see the real movement in other tabs).
Thanks for the report! This is related to bug 187895.
*** Bug 195742 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
"HIG" is not a valid keyword acording to the current list: https://bugs.kde.org/describekeywords.cgi
I've set it to "usability".
(In reply to comment #4)
> "HIG" is not a valid keyword acording to the current list:
> I've set it to "usability".
Thank you, and what about confirming this bug? :)
happy now ;-D
*** Bug 230931 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 247945 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please make moving tabs easier. I had to look into bugzilla to find out that moving tabs in konqueror is even possible.
Be aware of this recent kde planet blog post about moving tabs. Using this mechanism would also allow to move the tab bar to the right, which would be nice for a lot of wide screen users. ;)
If someone would assist, I would help to solve this wish.
I was reading this blog post*, and the present bug report came to mind. I don't understand anything about coding, but perhaps Hugo's work may be of help?
*** Bug 249225 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The reason why this is not so easy to implement is the following: Currently, the left mouse button can be used to drag a tab's URL to external applications, and we know that this feature is being used by many users. Making the left mouse button move tabs without breaking this feature is not impossible, but it's not easy to do. There has been some discussion about this on the kfm-devel mailing list:
It is possible as long as you only animate the moving tabs when the mouse hovers the konqueror window. When you initiate a drag you only get mouse move events as long as the mouse hovers the window you initiated the event in. When you leave the window you could let the tab move back to its origin (and maybe set a drag image). That's basically what I do in Smooth Tasks. It's not ideal but I think it's better than the current situation.
The most people drag'n'drop the url by dragging the favicon. I think we should stick with the default behavior of other browsers.
well its not only default for other browsers. It was a default for konq in kde3 too. The middle works but it never clicked in my head to try it all the time I've used kde4 O.o till I was asked on the bug I posted if I had :D. But its still more auto and quicker in our brains to grab with the left button and drag. Anyway its nice to know its being looked into. Firefox does both left to move the tab or move it between 2 windows . You can grab a tab move it out of the window and let go and now you have a new window too. maybe their code has something that could be used .
> --- Comment #16 from <oneforall gmail com> 2010-09-05 03:13:34 ---
> well its not only default for other browsers. It was a default for konq in kde3
This is not true, KDE3 also uses the middle button for reordering tabs.
> But its still more auto and quicker in our brains to grab with the left button and
And IMHO this is the key. I've been using KDE for 5 years and I've
always used Konqueror as web browser. After those 5 yeras, when I want
to move a tab I still press the mouse left button. Something tells me
that this is the logical, intuitive and desirable behavior. Personally
I don't care if dragging with left button has a "special meaning" in
the whole KDE. It shouldn't prevent adopting the most extended and
expected behavior in a web browser.
What about these people using a Notebook touchpad where there is no easy way to trigger a middle click?
well seamonkey,firefox etc konsole too you can move the tabs wiht one mouse key wish is much quiker and easier and we don't need to look in docs or bug reports to find out how to do it . As I said firefox,seamonkey does both . you can have 2 windows open drag drop the tabs with the left button and move the tabs between other tabs . Its just strange that it wants to change one of the other tabs to what it has. I was even trying to make sure I was in the middle too lol but no matter each tiem its changes the right or net time the tab to the left of it. I'm sure I moved the tabs in kde3 konq(file mode) never use the broswer mode at all.I'll take you word for it too lazy to reinstall to qemu-system-x86_64 and reboot to my other drive that still has 3.5.9 :). Anyway been nice when it does ;)
I've noticed this has been "fixed" in KDE 4.6 RC 1. Really nice!
I confirm that this was fixed in 4.6 RC1. Please, close the report.
Closing as fixed