Checking Out Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

Friday, March 26, 2021 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing

I've been using Microsoft Edge as my main browser for quite a while now, and I've been quite happy with it. I really like the Collections feature and I really haven't had any issues with the browser overall.

A new feature that came out earlier in the month I believe is vertical tabs. It's a simple idea but for those of us who have been using "regular" tabs for years, might be not so sure about it. That's where I am with it. Using tabs in a browser is just natural now, and I don't even think about it, but now this puts the tabs in a vertical layout and now I don't know what's right with the world.

I'm glad it's an option now, but I just need to try it out some more and see if I like it better than the normal tabs in a browser.

Have you tried vertical tabs yet? Let me know what you think!


Reply #1 Friday, March 26, 2021 2:46 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, I hadn't noticed that.  I was a big fan of vertical tabs many years ago when I was using Opera, and I missed those when I switched.  You can really stack those tabs up.

Edge is my secondary browser, I use it for sites that I want to leave open.  I have a tendency to mindlessly exit the browser I use generally.  I don't have anything against Edge, and vertical tabs definitely go into the "Plus" column.

Reply #2 Friday, March 26, 2021 3:31 PM

I've been using Edge as my primary work browser for some time now and I like it as much as I like Brave, which is what I use at home, mainly out of inertia at this point.  It seems to be one of the few things MS has done right lately.  My work monitor is not wide enough for vertical tabs but I would use them on an appropriate monitor as vertical screen space is usually the thing that is at a premium.

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