Dragging tabs off a Chromium window (solved!)

For several months, I have not been able to drag tabs off a Chromium window. When I let go of the mouse button to release the tab, Chromium didn’t respond. That is finally fixed!

First, thanks to jangxx for discovering that turning off Chromium’s “Use system titlebar and borders” option fixes the problem. Unfortunately, my Chromium doesn’t have that option! I had to do it by hand:

  1. In the browser, go to chrome:settings
  2. Under Appearance, make sure “Theme” is “GTK+”. If it’s not, hit “Use GTK+”.
  3. In the browser, go to chrome:version
  4. Make a note of the “profile path”.
  5. Exit Chromium entirely.
  6. In a shell, cd to the profile path
  7. cp Preferences Preferences.bak
  8. Edit Preferences and change "custom_chrome_frame":false to "custom_chrome_frame":true
  9. Restart Chromium. You should be able to drag tabs!

Let me know if this helps you, or if you need more information about these steps. Happy browsing!

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