Workaround to move tabs
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A workaround may be required to enable moving query editor tabs, whether within the window or to dock a previously removed tab. If you have applied all available Windows updates and find you are unable to manipulate query editor tabs without experiencing a crash, follow the workaround below.
Windows updates to the .NET Framework introduced a known issue, which results in an application crash for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when docking tabs or splitting the window. The latest information can be found at SQL Server User Feedback.
If the crash persists after applying all available Windows updates, follow these steps to mitigate the issue:
Close all SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) instances.
Locate your SSMS application file (exe). This is commonly found in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE.
Open the file
Ssms.exe.configin Notepad as Administrator.
AppContextSwitchOverridesnode and append these two properties to the value.
Save the config file and reopen SSMS.