Vertical Tabs is a very useful new feature of Microsoft Edge. As its name implies, this feature will list the currently open tabs in the browser according to a vertical list in the sidebar menu on the left side of the screen. All open tabs are listed in this vertical interface and the content in each tab will also be displayed visually in an ordered list from top to bottom, allowing users to manage a series of open tabs at the same time. easier.
Here’s how to use the Vertical Tab feature in Edge on Windows, macOS, or even Linux.
How to show and hide a list of vertical tabs
Before you get started, make sure you have updated to the latest version of Microsoft Edge. The vertical tab feature was officially introduced in Microsoft Edge version 89, released March 4, 2021.
Next, launch Edge and open a new window. By default, you’ll see the “turn on vertical tabs” button appear in the top left corner of the window, looking like a small circular square with an arrow pointing to the left. Click it.
Immediately, the vertical tab column will open on the left side of your browser window and the horizontal tab bar will disappear. When you click any item in the list, the corresponding tab will immediately open in the window. Besides, you can click the “New tab” button to open a new tab or drag and drop existing tabs with your mouse cursor to arrange their order.
To close the column of vertical tabs (and switch back to the horizontal tab) simply click the “turn off vertical tabs” button, which looks like a square with an arrow pointing up. the top left of the table lists vertical tabs.
How to create a list of vertical tabs that automatically expand or collapse
By default, the vertical tabs column in Edge will always be expanded, meaning you can see both the site name and their icons in full. If you want the vertical tab column to automatically shrink to optimize the display area, click the smaller mark icon in the upper right corner of the vertical tab column.
Immediately, the vertical tab column will be minimized, showing only the icons of the currently open web pages as tabs. In this view, press the plus button (“+”) to add a new tab at any time.
If you want the vertical tab column to always be open, click the “pin” icon in the upper right corner of the tab list. The vertical tab column will now be “pinned” in the expanded state.
What to do when I don’t see the vertical tab button?
If you don’t see the vertical tab button, chances are you haven’t updated to the latest version of Edge, or you’ve accidentally hidden the vertical tab button before.
To re-enable the vertical tab button, click the three-dot menu button in the upper-right corner of any Edge window and click “Settings”.
In the Settings menu, click “Appearance”, then look for the “Customize toolbar” section. Click the switch next to “Show vertical tabs button” to turn it on.
The vertical tab button will appear immediately. Close the Settings tab and the job is done.
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