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takeeverything
2006-07-24, 10:17 AM
Would this not be a great feature?, Just grab a tab in the tab bar and drag it out of the bar, and BAM tab closed!

Forrest
2006-07-24, 11:00 AM
That would mimic the dock functionality. Though, it seems like clicking on the x would be easier.

Krypton
2006-07-24, 11:14 AM
Page tabs are documents rather than shortcuts, so the logical behaviour would be to save the page (as an archive etc) to the desktop.

Jan
2006-07-25, 12:46 AM
I'm with Krypton, this would be logical and of course a nice feature.

JKT
2006-07-28, 04:16 PM
You can hold down option as you drag and drop to copy the webloc for the tab to the desktop.

gumby
2006-07-31, 05:11 PM
That gesture actually already has an important meaning, it's just that the code for it doesn't exist/work in 5.5 (yet, apparently).

Try it in 5.1. You'll see that you can drag tabs from browser to browser, insert them between other tabs or have them deposit themselves at the end. Oh, and if you get lost (say the place you want to go isn't visible) just let go and they snap back.

I miss this behaviour very much and will be really happy when it comes back. Your suggestion would unfortunately nullify that.

As it turns out it's apparently too easy to drag stuff out of the dock. I'm forever fixing peoples' docks for them around here. It's even more confusing that you can drag an app out of the dock while the app is running -- since the app is then still visible in the dock! Then when the app exits...poof. That is probably not what you're imagining with OW!

JKT
2006-07-31, 10:30 PM
Try it in 5.1. You'll see that you can drag tabs from browser to browser, insert them between other tabs or have them deposit themselves at the end. Oh, and if you get lost (say the place you want to go isn't visible) just let go and they snap back.

I miss this behaviour very much and will be really happy when it comes back. Your suggestion would unfortunately nullify that.
Works for me in 5.5 beta 2 and I'm fairly sure it always has. However, one change in behaviour from 5.1 is that the tab can disappear off the bottom of the drawer (it still retains its focus if it had it, but due to the shuffling of the tabs when you drag it away from the drawer, when it snaps back, it doesn't scroll the drawer back up to make itself visible any more).

Edit: This can be seen in this thread (http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=1255) in the sneaky peek forum.

gumby
2006-08-01, 04:13 AM
Yeah sorry: too hasty; the gesture that doesn't work is "drag onto the browser window" (rather than "drag into browser tab drawer"). This is a known issue.

That behaviour would be indistinguishable from "drag to discard".