Microsoft Edge has received resizable vertical tabs

Microsoft has released a fresh update for the Edge browser in the Canary channel. The biggest visible change in this release is the ability to resize the vertical tabs pane. In its current form available in Stable, Beta, and Canary channels, the sidebar has a fixed width, making it a bit harder to read long tab headers. Now, you can resize this bar according to your needs. This change is especially welcomed on computers with ultra-wide monitors with tons of free horizontal space. It is also worth mentioning that you can change the panel's width whether it is pinned or not.


The resizable vertical tabs bar is available in Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.810.0. Be aware that new features in Microsoft Edge Canary are often limited to a set of users. It may take some time before they reach a wider audience. To see whether the resizable tab bar is available to you, update the browser to the latest release, then enable vertical tabs in Edge. After that, hover the cursor over the tab bar's edge to resize it as you do with regular windows.

Microsoft announced vertical tabs for the Edge browser on the annual developer conference Build in 2020. Vertical tabs provide an alternative layout for those who keep many web pages open or just want to add a fresh coat of paint to the UI. The new panel is collapsible, so you can keep it compact or expand to see more information about the currently opened pages. With the vertical tabs enabled, Edge shows the full name of a page in the window header.

Currently, only Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi offer vertical tabs layout. Other mainstream browsers come with the classic UI where tabs are arranged horizontally. To make a browser window with tons of opened tabs more convenient for daily use, developers come up with different solutions. For example, you can scroll the tabs panel in both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge or even engage the double-decker mode in the Vivaldi browser. The latter gives two rows of tabs, so you can mess up your browser even more.

Thanks to @Leopeva64 for the tip.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple.

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