detached tabs can not be reattached

Bug #1356433 reported by Steve Conklin on 2014-08-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you detach a tab in Gnome-terminal (exen accidentally while trying to reorder tabs) it will never reattach to the tabbed window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.6.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Aug 13 10:28:50 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-19 (174 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140218)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Yup, there's nowhere to drag that tab because the tab bar is not shown. I don't know what a proper solution could be.

As a workaround, you can open a temporary second tab (next to the one you wish to drag), then you can drag the desired one and finally close the temporary one.

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

(to clarify: there's nowhere to _grab_ that tab for dragging....)

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Newer versions of gnome-terminal (e.g. the one in Xenial) have a hidden setting called "tab-policy" (search for it in dconf-editor) which allows you to always display the tab bar, even if only a single tab is opened.

jnns (jnns) wrote :

Well, having a '' set to 'always' is no remedy to the problem on current gnome versions because a tab cannot be dragged outside the tab bar anymore.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

Current versions of gnome-terminal (3.24 in Ubuntu 17.10) no longer allow you to detach and reattach tabs via drag and drop. Instead there's a context menu option that lets you detach tabs, but AFAICS there's no way to reattach them back.

mechgt (eddywade) wrote :

Agree with mgedmin above... used to be able to recover accidentally detached windows, and this functionality appears to have changed.

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