Edge browser in Windows 10 build 10558 gets tab preview, new refinements

We’ve known that tab previews were coming to Microsoft Edge in an upcoming Windows Insider build. In fact, we learned about this from Joe Belfiore, who accidentally revealed the feature during the Microsoft Ignite keynote at New Zealand.

In Windows 10 build 10558, which leaked onto the internet not too long ago, this new feature is available. Tab previews are easy to use and are enabled by default. Simply place your mouse cursor over a tab and you will be greeted with a small preview. How cool is that? Check it out below.

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Tab previews in Edge

Other notable improvements in Windows 10 build 10558 include refinements to the Settings flyout menu in Microsoft Edge. As you can see in the two images below (the first image is of build 10558 and the second image is from build 10547), Microsoft has cleaned up the menu a tad bit. Clearing your browser history is now given a bigger font size and is hard to miss.

Microsoft has also moved “show the favorites bar” to it’s own area under “View favorites settings.” In this area, you can also import favorites from another browser. These two minor improvements simply organize the menu a little bit better.

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Microsoft Edge — Windows 10 build 10558

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Microsoft Edge — Windows 10 build 10547

Check out our hands-on demo of this new build here. Microsoft is holding a Windows 10 Devices event on Tuesday, October 6th, and we expect a new build of Windows 10 shortly thereafter. Stay tuned, next week is set to be exciting! Don’t forget to bookmark our #Windows10Devices event page here.

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