Here’s how you can test out the new Edge Workspaces feature

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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  • Microsoft Edge aims to improve even more by testing a new feature called Workspaces.
  • The Workspace feature will help users better organize and manage their tabs.
  • Testing the feature can be done manually at this point by following the steps we indicate below.
  • The new Workspace feature is easy to find, even for those that aren't Edge Insiders.
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Recent changes designed to improve the multitasking experience made by Microsoft to improve Edge have grown in popularity and have been welcomed by users.

For example, the latest update on vertical tabs is now easier for users that work with ultrawide monitors to use the screen space has been requested by many users on the Microsoft website directly or on social media channels.

It’s clear that Microsoft is taking into consideration and emphasizes enhancing the user experience and this is confirmed by the new feature called Workspace that is being tested.

Although only some users have access to this feature, as it is still experimental, the idea behind this feature is to allow users to have a more organized control on the tabs, being able to create tab groups and organize them while opening them.

That sounds about right since having too many tabs opened is an issue that many are facing, especially when working on multiple projects, and so far no concrete and satisfactory solution has been found.

How to start using Microsoft Edge Workspace

Although this feature is not live yet and is still being tested with select Insiders you can also manually activate it and test it.

Make sure to follow these steps in order to activate the Workspace feature:

  1. Download and install Edge Canary
  2. Locate the Edge Canary shortcut on your desktop and right-click on it.
  3. Go to the target field and enter the following code, make sure to leave one space between: --enable-features=msWorkspaces
  4. Click OK and relaunch the browser afterward.

Now that you have downloaded the testing environment and you have enabled the workspace function, let’s have a look at how you can use it.

The first thing you will need to do is click on the available icon, next to the vertical tabs. From here, the next thing is to click on Create new Workspace option and name the workspace you want to create.

After you click on the Create New Workspace option you will see that you can customize it, by giving it a name and a color. Considering you you have more than one workspace created this is a useful option.

You can create as many workspaces as you need, and once you click on one of them it will be displayed side by side, opening in a different Window. Moreover, for each Workspace you have created, the same Vertical tab features will apply, allowing you to better organize your work.

Each time you click on your created Workspace, it will open in a separate window allowing you to easily switch between projects from the workspace panel.

What do you think about this new feature that Microsoft Edge is planning on implementing in the near future? We would love to hear your thoughts on the matter, so don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

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