Hands-on with Microsoft Edge’s new workspaces feature on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge workspaces update

In recent time, Microsoft has made various changes to improve
the multitasking experience in Microsoft Edge. The
company introduced “vertical tabs”, which allows users to
better utilize the screen space, especially on ultrawide
monitors setup. It also enables a new interface for the browser
while still allowing users to preview the contents of the tab.

In the Canary builds of Chromium Edge, Microsoft is currently
testing a new feature called “Workspaces”. It’s experimental at
the moment and some users have already gained access. The idea
is that Microsoft will allow users to create tab groups and
organise open tabs as they open them.

Like Google, Microsoft is also aware of the “tab overload”
problem and workspaces makes it easy for anyone to stay far
better organized. As the name suggests, Edge’s workspaces
feature lets you group tabs together and it’s particularly
useful when you’re working on a couple of projects at the same

Getting started with Microsoft Edge workspaces

To use tab group or “workspace” in Edge, you need to click on a
new icon available next to vertical tabs. Once done, you need
to click on “Create new Workspaces” and give a name to the

Create Workspaces

To quickly identify the group in future, Microsoft also wants
you to customize the tab groups. Currently, you can keep
related tabs organised under a meaningful name and colour.

Edit Workspace

The highlighted tab is instantly added to the workspaces once
you’ve selected the colour and name. Microsoft displays
workspaces in the browser’s slide sidebar, which appears when
you click on the icon.

Chromium Workspaces

To create more workspaces, you need to click on the same icon
again and tap on the plus button. This will open the new
workspace in a separate window and you can add more tabs to the
group you’ve created by simply opening new tabs.

Note that each workspace is opened in a separate window and you
can manage and switch between them from the workspaces panel.

How to test Edge’s workspaces feature

Microsoft is A/B testing the feature with select Insiders, but
you can manually enable the feature from the command line.

If you’ve tried to test out Microsoft Edge’s feature for
yourself only to be disappointed that you can’t find it, follow
these steps:

  1. Install Edge Canary.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut of Edge Canary.
    Edge properties
  3. In the target field, add the following
    parameter after leaving one space:


Once done, relaunch the browser and you can enjoy your newly
organized tabs.

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