Hide Title Bar with Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

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You can now hide Title Bar with vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge. The appropriate option is available in build 91.0.825.0 of the browser. So now you can shrink the title bar height when you have vertical tabs enabled in Edge.

Vertical tab is relatively new feature of the browser. It has become available in the stable version of Edge just recently.

The vertical tabs is one of the most exciting options in Microsoft's Chromium-based browser. It is pretty rare among Chromium-based projects, most of which do not allow tweaking the appearance of the tab row. Vivaldi is the only browser that had such a feature before Microsoft implemented something similar. Also, Firefox used to have such an ability, but it is not longer a thing, as it was implemented via a XUL add-on, that is no supported in latest Firefox versions with its drastic UI changes.

The user can enable or disable vertical tabs via a special button in the Edge title bar that allows switching between the traditional and newest tab row look. But the ability to hide the title bar is one of the most requested features since introduction of vertical tabs. Finally, Microsoft has followed users' feedback and has added it. As of the moment of this writing, it is only available in Canary, but it won't take long to appear for stable Edge users. In build 91.0.825.0, it could b enabled or disabled with the edge://flags/#edge-vertical-tabs-hide-titlebar experimental option. Starting in Microsoft Edge Canary 92.0.891.0, there is a new option in Settings and in the page context menu, so you can omit the flag changing.

This post will show you how to hide the titlebar with vertical tabs enabled in Microsoft Edge.

How to Hide Title Bar with Vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Press Alt + F or click the menu button with 3 dots in the upper right to open the menu, and select Settings.
  3. Click on Appearance in the left pane.
  4. On the right, turn on the toggle option Hide titlebar while in vertical tabs.
  5. Alternatively, right-click in tab column on the left, and select the Hide title bar option in the context menu.
  6. Finally, you can simply right-click the title bar of the Edge window and select the Hide title bar option.

You are done.

However, if you don't see the new option in Settings, you can use the flag option. As of this writing, it remains working.

Hide the title bar with vertical tabs using a flag

  1. Open Edge.
  2. Type edge://flags/#edge-vertical-tabs-hide-titlebar into the address bar and hit Enter.
  3. For the Vertical tabs hide title bar option select Enabled from the drop-down menu on the right.
  4. Restart Microsoft Edge when prompted.
  5. Now, enable vertical tabs using the button in the tab row if you have not done that before.

Congrats, the option is not activated. You will see the difference.



It is worth mentioning that the ability to hide the window frame title with vertical tabs enabled is not the only change made to this cool feature. The Redmond software giant is actively working on improving it. Dev and Canary channel Insiders can enjoy the text search with drag and drop, can resize the vertical tab pane, and more.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Hide Title Bar with Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge”

  1. I don’t have this option in any of the places described. Did they remove this feature? Vertical tabs doesn’t make much sense if the space is used anyway.

    I’m running edge version 90.0.818.66

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