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Each dragged link triggers a new tab, help?

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New Contributor

Hi,

 

Some Edge Insider updates ago something changed in the browser behavior. If I have multiple Edge windows open, now dragging a page link from one Edge window into another always opens up a new tab in the target Edge window. This means I soon have an Edge window with 20+ tabs open.

 

What is causing this behavior? Can it be disabled? I cannot find a setting that causes this, and searching Google does not help either.

 

Edge Dev Insider, latest build.

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@FreezeFIN

Hi there, you are welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider Community Hub!

Thanks for reporting the issue here. I would recommend you to send feedback about this bug through the in-app feedback tool in Microsoft Edge (Alt+Shift+I) with the diagnostics attached in order to help the Microsoft Edge dev team to resolve your issue as soon as possible.

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@TheShaunSaw Done. I think I might have done it already, but two times can't hurt.

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Best Response confirmed by FreezeFIN (New Contributor)
Solution

Finally, I found the answer – it's an idiotic change, done by desing:

 

https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/61427618?hl=en

 

"According to the above, (Chrome) developers have decided that URL's/hyperlinks dragged from one tab (web page) onto another tab/window in a new tab should open a new tab rather than navigating to it in the tab it was dragged to."

 

Here's an add-on to disable it:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabtakeover/ckkjhljgpbhjefionmlnolnjndkmlagp?hl=en