Edge dev - How to show icons instead of close tab"x" on vertical tabs?

Copper Contributor

recently whenever I switch tabs on Edge dev, that tab's icon turns into the close tab button, and won't change back until I expand the vertical tabs.


I find this quite annoying because when I try and switch tabs, I accidentally close it instead because I click an "x" instead of the tab. of course I can just use "shift+tab", but usually I have many tabs, and using shift+tab to scrub through multiple tabs or expanding the vertical tabs than clicking takes too much time.


How do I make it so that the close tab button won't appear?

2 Replies

Hey there @rathesungod! I believe we've fixed this in Canary, which should be moving up to Dev soon. After you get the next Dev update, do you mind checking if this is still happening and responding here? Thanks!


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