Appreciation of improved Vertical Tabs in Edge

There are good reasons for criticizing what Microsoft is doing with Edge but I want to praise improvements made to vertical tabs in Edge.

When it launched you could not resize the width of vertical tabs pane (except collapsing it) now you can.

Also, when it launched it did not save much vertical space because toolbar was left visible, now it can be turned off and interface is pretty good.

(I’m on version 103)

Conversation 2 comments

  • willr

    29 June, 2022 - 3:32 pm

    <p>They’ve done a great job with vertical tabs (especially the "Hide title bar" option, which is amazing) but for many users, they still haven’t fixed one big issue: when the window is maximized, the tabs aren’t all the way over to the edge of the screen. This is a part of something called Fitts’ Law. Lots of people have been asking them to fix this, but they just won’t do it. It’s really strange</p>

  • gregsedwards

    Premium Member
    04 July, 2022 - 7:33 pm

    <p>I forced myself to use vertical tabs when the first came along, and now I actually prefer them. I do typically keep the tabs minimized, but I like the idea that I can easily adjust the side of the bar if needed. I also prefer keeping the title bar hidden.</p><p>IE and Edge have eschewed the conventional Windows UI paradigm (title bar, menu bar, toolbars, client area, status bar) almost since the very beginning. As a <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Windows </span>purist, it used to really bug me, but I have grown to appreciate how economical they’ve been with window chrome (forgive the pun) in favor of putting the content front and center. Even once-important commands like "print" and "save as" have been relegated to hidden menus and in many cases submenus.</p>

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