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Every once in a while, I need to "refresh" my shell session by closing it and opening a new one. Unfortunately the terminal tab ends up at the very end of tab bar, so I need to move it back to where it was (I use command-left and command-right to move between tabs a lot, so order is important). Since I am on a 13" screen, I keep my terminal maximized. When I move the tab with a mouse, if I move it even a little bit too much, the tab splits into its own, maximized, window and I am unable to re-attach it (because maximized == fullscreen now, right?). So I have to close the new window and start over again. Is there some way to change tab order without accidental detaching?

  • For what it's worth, you don't have to start all over again, you can use "Merge All Windows" command to reattach the tab. Unless of course you have multiple Terminal windows. – Nikita Jul 27 '16 at 15:39
  • Well, it is a brand new shell, I might as well close it and hit command-T again. – Mad Wombat Jul 27 '16 at 15:49
  • I am currently figuring out tmux as a way to avoid this whole issue completely. But it seems like such an ugly side effect of "maximize == fullscreen" that I thought there must be some way to deal with it. – Mad Wombat Jul 27 '16 at 15:50
  • @MadWombat Use alt-maximize button to restore the previous behavior (not fullscreen!) – klanomath Jul 27 '16 at 16:10
  • Good thing to know, but that is not the solution I am looking for. I want my terminal full screen and I want to move tabs around without hassle. – Mad Wombat Jul 27 '16 at 16:32

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