Microsoft Edge’s Vertical Tabs could be a Chrome killer. The feature that saves valuable real estate space when you put many tabs on the side, is enabled by default in Edge 88 stable. Currently, Microsoft is testing to hide the title bar when users enable and use Vertical Tabs in Edge 91 Canary.
Here is what Vertical Tabs helps you achieve
- See all tab titles, which was not possible when tabs are in a horizontal position
- resize vertical Tab panel
- You can collapse them and the small icons will appear
- find the tab you’re looking for in the Vertical list if you’ve many tabs open
- drag and drop text and links to open in a new tab
- reorder tabs
Anytime, you can switch between horizontal and vertical tabs with ease.
In addition to the above, Microsoft is testing to hide the Edge title bar when Vertical Tabs are enabled.
It worth noting that, when you use Vertical Tabs, each active tab in the left position shows the title at the top by default. Microsoft wants to remove that.
How to hide the title bar in Microsoft Edge while using Vertical Tabs
1. Launch Edge browser
2. Visit edge://flags page
3. Search for “Vertical Tabs hide title bar” flag
4. Click on the dropdown arrow and select “Enabled”
5. Restart the browser
Now each selected tab in the Vertical Tab panel won’t show the title bar above.
This has been requested by users and Microsoft may well enable this by default in the future Edge stable version.
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