First things first. By default a new tab comes as a multiple of 5 in one, so we need to break your new tab down to a single.
From the tab's settings under Tabs and Styles let's remove tabs 5, 4, 3, and 2.
So now you have a single tab cleverly named Tab 1 and you want to reshape it so it can slide up or down, left or right length wise.
All you need to do is pull the tab away from the wall, grab the tab's corner, get your cursor's resizer going and resize it, from short to long, then from wide to slim.
Take your time, it's really easy to reshape tabs.
Once you're happy attach the tab where you want it, it will slide in and out from there. You may have to right click then click attach to edge first. If it's stubborn after that, just click away anywhere on your screen and it should attach.
Lastly, you may want to change your brand new single tab's name from Tab 1!
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