Tab Grouping needs So much improvements

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Tab grouping in Edge insider canary is worse than Tab grouping in Google chrome stable

  • Edge insider Version 81.0.375.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)

    VS

  • Google Chrome Version 79.0.3945.88 (Official Build) (64-bit)

 

so in Google chrome, when I go to a website (Any website) and then right-click on a link (could be video, post, picture etc), Google chrome automatically puts my original tab and the new tab into one group and gives it a color.

Then if i open a new website in a third tab, it has no group by default but once i right-click on a link on that website and open it in a new tab, the same grouping happens.

these groups with different colors help us recognize which tabs belong to which website/group and make things easier to manage.

 

in Microsoft Edge, I have to right-click on each tab and create groups manually.

 

 

P.S if you are wondering how to activate Tab Grouping:

  1. you have to go to here: edge://flags/
  2. then find this from the search: Tab Groups
  3. and set it to enabled
  4. restart your browser
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That's what I noticed.... Tab grouping should be done automatically.... That's convenient and makes sense.
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@Deleted wrote:
That's what I noticed.... Tab grouping should be done automatically.... That's convenient and makes sense.

Yup

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Completely agree. Maybe Microsoft is waiting for the Chromium feature to be finished to mess with it, but I don't get why it's lacking compared to Chrome honestly.
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@HotCakeX I figured a month had gone past and it was time to look at Tab Groups again, so I just enabled them in the latest Dev build.

 

Well, they are a bit better than they were but it's still a clunky, manual process and Tab Groups don't seem to have any persistence mechanism -- if you close the group, you can't reopen the whole group (just individual tabs from it). You can't save the group as a favorite. If you open a brand new tab with ctrl+T and then go to the same website as one that is in an existing tab group, it doesn't automatically join the group. You can't create a new group until you have a tab open. You can't open a favorite into a tab group.

 

It seems like a really weird feature.

 

I'd dismissed it as simply "experimental" last time, since I don't even remember it being announced as a new feature, and it didn't seem to have enough functionality to be useful.

 

I'd love to hear somewhere from the Edge team explain what their vision is for this feature!

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Yes unfortunately no progress has been made about Tab Groups. have you tried it on Chrome canary?
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@HotCakeX Nope. I stick to just one browser on all my devices/platforms and that's Edge (beta on iPhone, Insider Canary on Mac, Insider Dev on Windows). I haven't used Google Chrome in years.

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Cool but I meant for testing purposes to see how they handle Tab grouping, not to replace Chrome as your default browser
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yep don automatic@HotCakeX 

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Totally upvoting your post because that's the behaviour of the browser I was asked for months. Automatically forming the groups of tabs.
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Nice, I think this deserves to be put in the top feedback list
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2116565
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@YgorCortes @royamicus185 

 

So trying in Edge Version 82.0.418.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)

it has some improvements.

 

Edge still doesn't auto create groups when I right-click on a link on a website and open it in a new tab. But now when I manually create a group for a tab and then open a link from that website in a new tab, Edge puts the newly opened tab in the same group as the origin tab.

 

at least someone on the team is working on this feature