New information about Windows 10 has leaked that shows that Microsoft is going to implement a new feature called "App Sets" in the Edge browser. Sets is a way to run Store apps in Edge tabs!
This was discovered by the geeky Windows enthusiast @h0x0d, in build 16237 of Windows 10.
When enabled, Sets will allow combining windows from different apps in a tabbed view. They look like regular web pages with each open tab in Microsoft Edge representing an app. See the following screenshot:
The user can add a new "app tab" by pressing the Ctrl key while launching the app. It will be possible to have multiple "app tabs" along with "web tabs" in a single window.
As is clear from this finding, the ability to put apps inside tabs is currently exclusive to Store apps. It is not clear if this will be extended to classic Win32 apps. Unfortunately, Microsoft is all about UWP apps these days, so Sets could remain an exclusive feature of the Edge browser for running Store apps. Microsoft has stated several times that Progressive Web Apps are the future of Windows.
What do you think about this change? Do you need app tabs in the OS? Tell us in the comments.
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