PWA App Installs no longer offer Tab Strip Settings in 105.0.1320+ [Regression/Bug]

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I recently had to fresh install Edge and re-install apps.  I have the #enable-desktop-pwas-tab-strip and #enable-desktop-pwas-tab-strip-settings enabled but Apps no longer give me the option to install with a tab strip.

 

Anyone know of a way to manually configure PWA's to use the tab strip settings?

 

This is what Tab Strip in PWA's used to look like.

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(I know Tab Strips in PWAs is experimental so this is primarily for awareness, though I'm hoping it can be fixed nonetheless).  This feature was a huge help in keeping my documents organized within PWAs (or - "fenced" would be a more honest description). 

 

This feature is still working in Chrome 105.0.5176.3 so I'm wondering if it's something in a recent Edge canary built that has broken the functionality.

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I'm not sure if we fully support tabbed PWAs yet, so it's possible this may have just broken. Let me ask the team about it!

@josh_bodner 

Yeah, I do have flags turned on for tabbed PWA in Edge, so I know it's not a GA'd offering, but here's a test to run to show it can/does work on some sites...

 

Tabbed PWA working in Edge Apps
1. go to https://excalidraw.com/ and click on the install app icon from the address bar. Notice that there's an option for "Open as tabbed window"

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Now, if instead, I use the Edge Apps Installer, it creates the PWA without ever giving me the options dialogue.

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So... this becomes an issue for sites like Google Docs, which for some reason, Edge doesn't show the app install icon in the address bar (i.e., only way I can install Google Docs as a PWA is through the new Edge Apps, which as shown above, doesn't give me the option to make it a tabbed PWA).

Ah, so it's only that particular entry point, THAT'S why I didn't have any problem with it during my own testing. I'll let the team know!