Microsoft Edge is getting vertical tabs and Chrome themes support

Microsoft Edge vertical tabs

An interesting visual change called ‘Vertical tabs’ is coming
to Microsoft Edge (Chromium) later this year. As the name
suggests, Microsoft Edge’s vertical tab feature will allow you
to set all of your tabs to the left side of the screen,
although it’s not yet clear if you’ll be allowed to choose the
screen location manually.

In late May, Microsoft promised that this feature will arrive
in Insider Channels (Canary, Dev, Beta) within the next few
months.

Now, Microsoft has started adding support for vertical tabs in
Edge Canary, but it appears that the feature is yet not
available for everyone. As you can see in the screenshot below,
the vertical tabs support seems ideal for laptops and desktops
with a 16:9 display or those who open a lot of tabs at the same
time.

Vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge

You can scroll through a list of tabs and see the name and as
well as the favicon of each open tabs. In addition, you can
easily switch between the vertical and traditional tab layout
with one tap.

For now, it appears that built-in vertical tabs support will
remain exclusive to Microsoft Edge. Rather than vertical tabs,
Google’s solution for organizing tabs comes in the form of “Tab
Groups”, which are already available for everyone.

It’s worth noting that add-ons for browsers like Firefox or
Chrome have also offered users the ability to use vertical
tabs, but Microsoft’s solution appears to be better and faster.

Google Chrome themes

After a new update to Microsoft Edge Dev, you can now install
Google Chrome themes natively in the browser. Previously,
installing Chrome themes in Edge was possible only after
enabling a flag in the browser.

At the moment, native support for Chrome themes is only
available for Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary.

Other features that Microsoft teased are Smart Copy, Give with
Bing, advanced PDF reader, and general improvements.

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