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Set Aside Tab Feature | Collection Added to Edge insider Dev and Canary

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  • Now you can Set your Tabs Aside Quickly and reopen them later.
  • these tab groups Can get Synced with other devices that have Edge browser installed (Only desktops for now) so you can also resume your work from another computer.
  • The tab groups that are set Aside are non-volatile, meaning they are not automatically deleted once you reopen them (unlike Edge legacy's behavior)
  • you can give custom names to the tab groups you set Aside.

 

Here is a 1080p 60FPS video to show you how easily it's done:

https://streamable.com/uitri

 

 

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I'm currently interested in the set aside feature for tabs I want to keep active in the background but do not wish to clutter my tab view. Is there currently a way to keep them active like this? Thanks.
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Hi, you can put your tabs in a group and then move that group to another window then minimize that window, OR you can use Windows 10 multiple desktop feature to put them on another desktop which is a nice and easier to use feature

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ae/help/4028538/windows-10-multiple-desktops
https://community.windows.com/en-us/stories/virtual-desktop-windows-10
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This is a CFR. Looks promising. Hope it makes way to other insiders soon.
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@HotCakeX This is good to see -- thank you! I don't have that feature available yet (although I'm on the latest Canary) but I'm looking forward to it rolling out. Seems like a good time to enable the Collections button on the toolbar again :)

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@seancorfield @Rohit Yadav Thanks, yes I believe soon it will be rolled out to a bigger test group in Canary channel

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@HotCakeX It still seems a bit too time consuming, like there should be a button next to the collections button to make life easier.

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Looking good. Keen to give it a go. Having them as non-ephemeral will be great.

Having them as "continually updating" would be cool too. If you close or open a tab, it updates the "set aside group".
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This one is available on edge dev since last week.
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@hussain5416_ 


@hussain5416_ wrote:
This one is available on edge dev since last week.

do you have it on Dev channel?

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@cjc2112 


@cjc2112 wrote:

@HotCakeX It still seems a bit too time consuming, like there should be a button next to the collections button to make life easier.


I was intentionally working x3 times slow in video for demonstration purposes ;)

they could add a separate button at the bottom of the Collections button, like that button appears when you hover over Collections button ( to save space ) and that button will add all open tabs to a Collection.

but you still need to right-click on each collection to open all of them. there are too many options to choose from.

"open all" , "open all in new window" , "open all in a new inPrivate window" , "delete collection" etc.

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@andrewvinci 


@andrewvinci wrote:
Looking good. Keen to give it a go. Having them as non-ephemeral will be great.

Having them as "continually updating" would be cool too. If you close or open a tab, it updates the "set aside group".

I like this idea and find it useful too, for example I load up my tab group and start browsing and opening/closing websites, next time that I want to close Edge I don't have to add them again to that same collection, because the tabs will automatically be saved in the collection that I opened first. of course no duplicates should be there..

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@HotCakeX 
A bit clunky but better than nothing. I think the process should be automated somehow, a single click should do everything like in the old Edge

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Well sure yeah, this is not final, just the beginning, i guess :)
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I noticed the scope of this experiment is expanded now in Version 82.0.458.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit), you can update your browser and see if you have it now

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@HotCakeX I seem to have it on all my machines now, on both Canary and Dev builds, and it's working well enough to satisfy me, as a replacement for Set Aside Tabs.

 

There are definitely some improvements possible -- adding it to the right-click menu on the non-tab area of the toolbar, for example, which already repeats add all tabs to favorites, even tho' the wording differs (why?); adding a shortcut key for it; showing tab information on hover for tabs in the collection (not just the collection name!); adding the time to the auto-generated name for the collection (since I'm going to be setting aside multiple tab sets during the day); adding a setting so the Collections pane is open on each new window created (and on a browser restart).

 

I haven't used Collections up until now because I just didn't find them useful but just adding this one feature (SAT) is likely to make them a core part of my browser workflow. I wouldn't have expected that.

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Yes I also feel like it should be made easier to spot for people new to the browser, like a dedicated button and added to here as You said

 

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There should at least be an option to make it volatile, but this is already some AMAZING news! I really hope Microsoft implements the other features asked from people here in this thread (an button, a shortcut and a way for them to be continuously updated.)
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Agreed, great suggestions too :)
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@HotCakeX This is not a replacement for 'Set Tabs Aside' feature because you lost the navigation history of the tabs and cannot go back to the previous page. A favorites folder will do just the same.