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Old 06-13-2019, 04:50 PM   #61
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In order to cause the tab movement crash, you really need to almost flick the tab or drag the tab back and forth quickly and repeatedly. An occasional normal speed drag and drop of the tab should be reasonably safe if it is enabled.
Really. Well, brilliant, in that case I'd like to give it a try. I can always undo it if it crashes too much. Where can I find instructions for how to add this variable?
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:09 PM   #62
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Depends on platform. On Linux and MacOS simply add it to your .bashrc or .profile so that it gets set every time you login.

On Windows I would do a google/bing search on how to set environment variables for your particular Windows version. Perhaps a Windows user can add additional help here.


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Really. Well, brilliant, in that case I'd like to give it a try. I can always undo it if it crashes too much. Where can I find instructions for how to add this variable?
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:20 PM   #63
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Really. Well, brilliant, in that case I'd like to give it a try. I can always undo it if it crashes too much. Where can I find instructions for how to add this variable?
If you have a Windows 10 machine, click the Start menu, search for Edit environment variables for your account, click the result, click New, enter SIGIL_ALLOW_TAB_MOVEMENT as the name and 1 as the value and click OK.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:43 PM   #64
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Depends on platform. On Linux and MacOS simply add it to your .bashrc or .profile so that it gets set every time you login.

On Windows I would do a google/bing search on how to set environment variables for your particular Windows version. Perhaps a Windows user can add additional help here.

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If you have a Windows 10 machine, click the Start menu, search for Edit environment variables for your account, click the result, click New, enter SIGIL_ALLOW_TAB_MOVEMENT as the name and 1 as the value and click OK.
Thank you very much. I'm using windows 8.1 but Doitsu's instructions worked there too, and I have moveable tabs again.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:05 PM   #65
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Thanks very much for the information and explanation. I like this feature, but if it might cause crashes, I think I'll just learn to live without it. Thanks again for all the hard work.
I go out of my way to find tabbed applications (or enhancers like Office Tabs), and they all allow tabs to be moved. When the functionality to move CV tabs disappeared in Sigil I couldn't imagine it would have been disabled deliberately, so I decided it was never there

Then when DD told me I could restore the functionality via an envar I set it in a heartbeat, not had any problems since - nor did I have any problems before.

Added: I don't have enough memory to hold rarely used obscure Windows command and argument names, and the fixed postage stamp sized dialogue box in msconfig is a PITA, so I use a freebie called Rapid Environment Editor.

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:56 AM   #66
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I go out of my way to find tabbed applications (or enhancers like Office Tabs), and they all allow tabs to be moved. When the functionality to move CV tabs disappeared in Sigil I couldn't imagine it would have been disabled deliberately, so I decided it was never there

Then when DD told me I could restore the functionality via an envar I set it in a heartbeat, not had any problems since - nor did I have any problems before.
Very good to know. I've also set it again and so far no problems.


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Added: I don't have enough memory to hold rarely used obscure Windows command and argument names, and the fixed postage stamp sized dialogue box in msconfig is a PITA, so I use a freebie called Rapid Environment Editor.

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Very useful information, thank you!
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Sure you do! But if you LIKE doing things a complicated way to save a handful of bytes... :-)

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I was thinking I already had.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=320663

https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil...to-qtwebengine

If not ... consider yourself officially warned.
As in "very, very soon"? I actually had something more definite in mind. But never mind; I will download n.n.14, use it as long as it lasts, then find something else to do the job.
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Sure you do! But if you LIKE doing things a complicated way to save a handful of bytes... :-)
Can't afford the brain surgeon's fees to upgrade my synapse pool. Maybe my electro-cardiologist can add some bytes to my pacemaker and wire it up to my brain - I'm seeing him tomorrow to get a tune-up

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