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I have always used Chrome and decided I wanted to try FF just for the sake of it.

Only one problem I am having is when I try to drag a tab to my other monitor it opens a new window in the same monitor.
I can easily do this in IE and Chrome so not sure what is going on....Anyone know how to fix this?


Edit - Its been reported many times already as a bug.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=465186
Edited by LiLChris - 4/16/11 at 4:11pm
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post #2 of 18
1. Win + Right arrow
2. ???
3. Now it's in the other monitor!
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I have always used Chrome and decided I wanted to try FF just for the sake of it.

Only one problem I am having is when I try to drag a tab to my other monitor it opens a new window in the same monitor.
I can easily do this in IE and Chrome so not sure what is going on....Anyone know how to fix this?
Works on my iMac lol.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
1. Win + Right arrow
2. ???
3. Now it's in the other monitor!
No that is not what I am asking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Works on my iMac lol.
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I haven't tried this, but if I follow.

Main monitor, has ff window, a few tabs.

Main FF window, "tab" of choice, you're dragging out, to make it an independent 2nd window.

However you're dragging it to the 2nd monitor. (ie secondary, not primary).

And it auto makes the new window, however instead of on 2nd monitor (secondary), it re opens a second window as planned, but... on 1st monitor (primary).

Am I following correctly?

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I haven't tried this, but if I follow.

Main monitor, has ff window, a few tabs.

Main FF window, "tab" of choice, you're dragging out, to make it an independent 2nd window.

However you're dragging it to the 2nd monitor. (ie secondary, not primary).

And it auto makes the new window, however instead of on 2nd monitor (secondary), it re opens a second window as planned, but... on 1st monitor (primary).

Am I following correctly?

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Yup.
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post #7 of 18
if you do that in chrome you probably end up with the same result.
Dragging a tab outside the major frame will get that tab open alone. can you just drag the whole frame?

PS: You never said if you got to solve the problem you had with sharing internet with your toher folding rigs
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if you do that in chrome you probably end up with the same result.
Dragging a tab outside the major frame will get that tab open alone. can you just drag the whole frame?

PS: You never said if you got to solve the problem you had with sharing internet with your toher folding rigs
In Chrome/IE what I am trying to do works.
If I drag the whole frame that defies the purpose of me dragging the tab so I have 2 windows open in 2 different monitors.

Yea I got that solved ages ago, but lets not bring that up I want to fix this issue.
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Like most windows, (as in programs opened with option to minimize, maximize, smallerize etc etc). You can drag them to top of screen, bam maximize. Right screen, half but vertical. Etc etc. However in dual monitor, these features (side to side) work only on half the intended monitor of 2 monitors. But the full screen, works easy on EITHER monitor. But a dragging feature may be required.

However with multiple monitors, i'd suggest "Ultramon", for various switching features. I haven't checked if they have a tab alt window feat that you're looking for.

Here's a link to the ultramon primary website, as an idea of course. If you find alternate solution, fire away, as i'm eventually going to rig... a 6x 21-26" lcd setup, 3x2 design... And would probably need multi tabing feat's.

Ultramon Link

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can't you drag that 2nd independent window to the 2nd monitor?
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