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When in e.g. Chrome and Firefox, I am able to drag a tab to a new window. Is there any option to enable the same functionality in Foxit PDF reader?

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Unfortunately, I don't think so. I experimented with FR 6.0.6.0722.

I suspect that this simply isn't functionality they ever considered. All tab interfaces are not created equal. Web browsers tabs have matured a lot and browsers have switched to multi-process models, where each tab is an independent process, which lends itself to the "detachable tab" interface. Foxit runs everything in a single process, so the tabs are really just an aid for opening multiple pdf files, not an instance of the process as it is with browsers.

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