Is it possible to select multiple tabs from one window in Opera and then move them to another/new window in one go - that is, without moving each tab individually? I'm not bothered if the functionality comes out of the box or via an extension.

I'm currently using 32.0.1948.69 on OS X El Capitan and have tried various combinations of cmd, alt, ctrl, and shift while clicking multiple tabs. None seem to work.

EDIT: added clarification that I'm not interested in moving multiple tabs one at a time

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    I'm missing the same feature. I would call it "Detach tabs to the right" and place it in the tab context menu. Unfortunately, I also didn't find a plugin which helps out here. Nov 14, 2016 at 0:00
  • yes, I was hoping for the same ... I prefer Opera to Chrome for its lighter resource footprint, and in so many ways it's functionally equivalent; but multiple tab select is a very handy thing I'm missing greatly from Chrome Dec 22, 2016 at 19:34
  • I don't understand the "clarification" that you're "not interested in moving multiple tabs at one time" ... I thought that was the whole question? Dec 22, 2016 at 19:36
  • The only answer to the question is about moving one tab at a time (click and drag one tab to a new window, repeat for each tab). I was already aware of that ability, hence I added the clarification that I want to select n tabs at once and move them all to a new/different window in one go. Dec 23, 2016 at 23:05

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This is an old thread, but I would like to share my way of doing it, for help in future:

  • Select first tab of the group
  • Ctrl + Shift and click last tab of the group
  • Right click and choose "Save tabs as Speed Dial Folder"
  • Goto Speed dial
  • Right click on saved folder
  • select "Open all in new window"
  • Great answer! Thanks! Very useful, it even could be guessed by intuition, but not all, like me, i believe did manage to find and use it!
    – WebComer
    Jan 17, 2021 at 19:45

Not sure if you can move more Opera tabs in one time, but you can drag 1 tab out of the window that you use to create a new window, and than you can move the tabs one by one.

To do that you can drag&drop the other tabs from the first window to the button to create a new tab in the second window.

This is the way i can do that in Windows i hope it work in OS X.

  • Yeah ... not nearly as handy as being able to move a whole group at once. It becomes a whole delicate operation having to drag them one by one. Thanks anyhow though. Dec 22, 2016 at 19:35

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