Microsoft Edge Canary Insiders can now test Tab Previews with new flag

enable tab previews Microsoft Edge
by
Email Twitter: @RabiaNoureen11 Jul 31st, 2020 inNews

Microsoft has rolled out a new update (v86.0.593.0) to the Edge Insiders that allows users to enable “Tab Previews” on Microsoft Edge. The feature is currently hidden behind two experimental flags in the Canary channel, and it brings the ability to preview tabs by hovering over them with the mouse cursor.

Tab Previews have been designed to make it easier for users to quickly identify and organize tabs by looking at their contents at a glance. If you’re an Microsoft Edge Canary Insider, you should be able to enable tab previews by following the steps listed below:

    1. Open edge://flags/ in the address bar, and press the Enter key.
      Image
    2. Use the search box to search for both flags called “Tab Hover Cards” and “Tab hover Card Images,” and select the option “Enable” from the drop-down list available next to them.
    3. Finally, restart your browser to apply the latest changes, and when you have multiple tabs open, you can hover over them to see tab previews (as shown in the featured image).

It is worth noting that Tab Previews aren’t a new feature, as they were already available in the legacy version of Microsoft Edge as well. Moreover, Google has been testing this functionality in Chrome for quite some time, and it plans to implement the feature in the Stable version of the browser soon. For now, there is no ETA for tab previews to go live in the Edge Stable channel, but the feature should land in the Dev channel soon.

Share This Post: