Why do pinned tabs pop-out into new window when selected?

ionut djon iancu 80 Reputation points

When clicking on a pinned tab it automatically pops-out as a new window making it both terribly frustrating and impossible to reorder pinned tabs. Is there a workaround for this, or a way to disable this stupid feature/behavior?

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  1. ionut djon iancu 80 Reputation points

    Hi, Tianyu,

    I just did a reset to General as you suggested and I still have 100% repro rate on the same version (see attached gifs for more details, i had to split them in two parts due to 3mb limit av_options.gif & av_tabs.gif).
    Here are the repro steps:

    Tools > Options > Tabs and Windows > Document Tabs >

    check Insert new tabs to the right of existing tabs

    check Show tabs in multiple rows

    Also go to:

    Tools > Options > Tabs and Windows > Pinned Tabs >

    check Show pinned tabs in separate row

    Now pin some tabs and then try to reorder the pinned tabs.

    Thank you,

    ionut djon iancu

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  2. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 29,186 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @ionut djon iancu ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    I can’t reproduce this issue on my side with the latest version of VS 2022(17.6.2). I suggest you try to reset VS settings => Tools > Import and Export Settings… > Reset all settings > No, just reset settings, overwriting my current settings > General > Finish.

    If it doesn’t work, try to disable any installed Extensions and test again.

    If possible, please share us a .gif picture for further check.

    Feel free to let us know the results.


    This is a known issue and has been fixed in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.7 Preview 1, currently, not in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.6.2. Please follow up this thread: Clicking pinned tab drags window out and unpins for more details.



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