Microsoft has just announced a new cool Microsoft Edge browser supposed to improve tab management and come in handy to those who ride with tens of active tabs.
The company is introducing vertical tabs, a feature that’s already available in other browsers, such as Vivaldi, which essentially opens the active tabs in a dedicated side panel instead of the tab bar at the top.
Users can then drag and drop tabs around to sort them or simply stick with this panel for browsing.
The feature isn’t yet ready for the stable version of Microsoft Edge but the company promises it’ll make its debut in testing builds (Canary and Dev) in the next few months.
Launching later this year
“If you are like me when you research online, you find yourself with dozens of tabs open at any given time. When that happens, there’s less space for me to see which tab is which. I find myself losing track or I’ll accidentally close a tab as a result. Utterly frustrating as that is usually exactly the one page I needed,” Liat Ben-Zur, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Edge, says.
“Today we announced vertical tabs, a feature that helps you easily find and manage many open tabs at once. Microsoft Edge is the only browser that allows you to manage your tabs on the side with a single click. Vertical tabs is expected in the Insider channels in the next few months.”
The vertical tabs can be launched with a dedicated button in the tab bar, but at this point, it’s not yet clear if other options are planned as well.
For example, in Vivaldi users can enable the tab panel permanently from the configuration screen, while also being allowed to choose whether this is displayed on the left or the right side of the screen.