Tab Preview - Discussion

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@HotCakeX Firefox is the only browser that supports this as far as I know. Edge, explorer, and chrome all move left or right by tabs, which is easier if you have many tabs open. This could be added as an option, but by default they should stay the way they are. 

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@HotCakeX Perhaps I'm missing something, but CTRL-TAB switches between tabs in new Edge.

 

Regards,

 

Dan

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pretty sure I remember Joe Belfiore demo'd having Edge tabs show up as individual windows when you used Alt-Tab at a Build: is that still on the roadmap @elliotkirk ?
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@Dan_AI4GK 

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@Dan_AI4GK wrote:

@HotCakeX Perhaps I'm missing something, but CTRL-TAB switches between tabs in new Edge.


Try it on Firefox. it's not about switching, it shows preview of all open tabs on screen.

just like ALT + TAB which shows all open windows on screen.

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@cjc2112 

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@cjc2112 wrote:

@HotCakeX Firefox is the only browser that supports this as far as I know. Edge, explorer, and chrome all move left or right by tabs, which is easier if you have many tabs open. This could be added as an option, but by default they should stay the way they are. 


which comment are you replying to? if it is about CLTR + TAB shortcuts then it's irrelevant.

it has nothing to do with too many tabs or even Firefox supporting that feature or not.

 

it doesn't matter how many windows are open, the ALT + TAB shortcuts on Windows works regardless.

same can happen to CTRL + TAB for Tab previews in Edge. the previews scale down when the number of tabs go up.

 

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@Mary Branscombe 


@Mary Branscombe wrote:
pretty sure I remember Joe Belfiore demo'd having Edge tabs show up as individual windows when you used Alt-Tab at a Build: is that still on the roadmap @elliotkirk ?

This would mix windows with browser tabs..

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yes, that was going to be the point; why is it different to get between two Word documents or two Excel spreadsheets and two browser tabs?
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Yes you're right, Windows SETS was sorta based on the same idea and I loved it
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@Elliot Kirk 

Please bring the following facility to the new Edge from the legacy edge to make it different and better 

1- Reading List and reading view

2- View tools like adjusting the fonts, changing line spaces and themes and ability to remembers a book's progress...etc.

3- Tap Preview, search and preview tap both by cursor or panel docked at the top

4- Set Aside

5- Ask Cortana

6- Pin to Strat

7- open with internet explorer

8- Annotation and make a web note

 

MS new these features and other very well they create them before so please work hardly to get these facility back to the new edge.

 

Regrads

 
 
 

 

 

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@Derarg 

 

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@Derarg wrote:

@Elliot Kirk 

Please bring the following facility to the new Edge from the legacy edge to make it different and better 

1- Reading List and reading view

2- View tools like adjusting the fonts, changing line spaces and themes and ability to remembers a book's progress...etc.

3- Tap Preview, search and preview tap both by cursor or panel docked at the top

4- Set Aside

5- Ask Cortana

6- Pin to Strat

7- open with internet explorer

8- Annotation and make a web note

 

MS new these features and other very well they create them before so please work hardly to get these facility back to the new edge.

 

Regrads

 
 
 

 

 


 

 

Reading view which is Immersive Reader mode is now in the new Edge browser, it was also called Immersive Reader at some locations in Edge legacy.

 

Pin to start is also available, also Pin to taskbar and Pin to desktop, simply use the ellipsis menu button to Pin sites to task bar or install them as an app in Edge.

 

Reading list and any feature related to books are depreciation.

there are no more books to be bought from store.

 

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in the screenshot which is 2 Windows store categories on top of each other. the one at the top belongs to older Windows 10 version and the one below is the current Windows 10 store.

 

Set Aside tabs is also (kinda) implemented:

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/set-aside-tab-feature-collection-added-to-edge-in...

 

if you want to for example read kindle books, here is how

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@Migue333 

yes, this!

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@Elliot Kirk I would like to see both the hover preview and the arrow to see the persistent preview of all tabs at once. I did a ctrl+f search for "hover cards" and was surprised that no one had mentioned them. But Chromium supports experimental flags already available called "Tab Hover Cards" and "Tab Hover Card Images". When both are enabled, you get the same behavior as legacy Edge where hovering your cursor over a tab causes a thumbnail preview of that webpage to appear. Try it in Chrome to see what I mean. Oddly, this flag is not available in the new Edge. It seems like Chromium contributors have done half the work for you. Just perfect and implement that feature!

 

 By the way, tab preview + tab groups + vertical tabs could be a killer combo.

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@JordanQ I've looked in all four releases: Canary, Dev, Beta, and Release and I can't find Tab Hover Card Images anywhere! I've activated the Tab Hover Cards flag, but I can't find Images. I'd like to activate that and try it out.

 

Thanks,

Dan

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Bring the Tab Previews/Thumbnails from old Edge to the new Edge 

that was the best design you guys did

@Elliot Kirk 

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Well said. However, I think that the new tab previews should be rounded, like the current tab preview flag. It should match Fluent Design!
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@Elliot Kirk  I would love "to hover over a tab, and a little thumbnail and description of that specific tab would appear with more information", I will use this primarily.

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@Elliot Kirk thank you for the question, let me share some scenarios:

 

1) I opened multiple tabs and I see their titles but I want to have better preview on what is inside , so I select to view preview for all tabs and browse over to see which one is the one I am looking for.

 

2) In other case, I do have some idea about tabs by title so I just want to mouse over and see which one is the one I am looking for.

 

So we need both options.

 

I am also wondering, will we have ability to preview video?

 

I am also interested in add special icon for tabs to show whether they contains video or picture. In addition, it would be interesting to have special highlight for currently played video. So sometimes, I am opening multiple tabs and while browsing, I am hearing sounds and I am not sure which tab it is , it would be nice to have some special highlight on tabs which are playing video or sound so I could find them quickly. May be setting special highlight or color on those tabs.

 

One other feature would be Tab Pinning like to be able to pin some favorite tabs and place them on left and also unpin them to make sure we won't lose them.

 

It also would be nice to have option like expand tab, so it shows all open tabs in full screen with preview for easier browsing and finding them. 

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@Elliot Kirk 

I want to suggest on top of this feature that the tab preview should also show the tab description which is the full website description on the tab which is seen today by hovering over the tab for some seconds and should also show the website name below the tab preview.

Today, we can see the full website description on tab name by hovering over a tab for some seconds.Today, we can see the full website description on tab name by hovering over a tab for some seconds.

 

Suggested Feature: 1. Shows the full website description on tab given by the developer. 2. Shows the website name.Suggested Feature: 1. Shows the full website description on tab given by the developer. 2. Shows the website name.

 

 

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It's ridiculous that this feature was removed and worse that MSFT forced the update on my machine to this new Edge version without this feature.  I'd like to roll back to the prior version of Edge to simply get this single feature BACK.

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I mainly used hover previews, but both versions were useful and should make a return. The lack of previews combined with the lack of tab scrolling has made my preferred style of browsing, with many tabs open for an extended period of time, very difficult to navigate. It's an unexpected step back from legacy Edge.

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@Elliot Kirk 

 

First rule of software development:  Never remove features already in a product and then FORCE an update down on a clients machine.

My machine, through Windows Update, got this so-called new version of Edge.  I need it removed and I need to roll back to the prior version in order to get my tab previews back.  How does one accomplish this????

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@ronbok 

I don't have an idea if this method works if Microsoft Edge has been updated through the Windows Update.

 

Follow these steps to uninstall the Microsoft Edge Chromium and go back to the Legacy Edge:

  1. Go to the settings app(Start+I)
  2. Go to the apps section from the welcome screen
  3. Go to the uninstall section
  4. Search for Microsoft Edge in the search bar
  5. Uninstall Microsoft Edge
  6. The old Edge should come back again

I hope that Microsoft adds this feature as soon as possible and you come back again to the new Microsoft Edge.

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@theshaunsaw Unfortunately the uninstall option, for either option, isn't active.  :facepalm:

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You didn't read my reply carefully enough.  No uninstall.  Period.

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@ronbok
I am sorry but you cannot downgrade through Legacy Edge as I got to know today that when new Edge is installed through Windows Update, the old Microsoft Edge gets automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. Check this conversation where there is an official reply from Microsoft about what you were saying about uninstall option is not active:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/uninstall-button-for-edge-chromium-is-greyed-out-...