What is the difference between "Browser Panel" and "Browser (2) Panel" in "View > Panels" menu and in right clik menu?

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    Please, read the manual: docs.qgis.org/3.4/en/docs/user_manual/managing_data_source/…. And ask about something there that you don't understand. Jan 20, 2020 at 20:45
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  • @KübraNur, Hi. I think that is not necessary to delete the question. Also, Kadir has improved the answer including a way to customize the panels menu. I has voted to close the question and must be in the review queue submitted to the community vote. Do not worry if the question closes, it will not be deleted. Delete a question is used only in vandalism cases. What you can do is accept the answer (the green check). Jan 21, 2020 at 14:14

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Please review the documentation about the Browser Panel.

The documentation says:

You can import files into databases or copy tables from one schema/database to another one with a simple drag-and-drop. There is a second browser panel available to avoid long scrolling while dragging.

It is like opening two file browsers when copying files to make copying easier.

Note: In QGIS 3, If you don't need it you can remove "Browser (2) Panel" option by unchecking Browser2 in Settings > Interface Customization....

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