Microsoft Edge for macOS Gets Vertical Tabs, Startup Boost Feature

Microsoft has just announced some new features for its Edge browser, including the much-awaited vertical tabs feature for macOS, which allows users to stack tabs at the side of the browser instead of a long list of tabs at the top (via The Verge).


The vertical tabs feature has been optimised for widescreen monitors and lets you simply click to either switch between tabs or group some together. The feature follows the recently introduced sleeping tabs feature, which prevents tabs from eating up memory and CPU resources.

At the same time, the update also brings a new startup boost feature, that makes browser launches up to 41% faster after rebooting a device.

“Initial tests show startup times improve from 29 percent to 41 percent with this feature,” says Liat Ben-Zur, a Microsoft executive working on the company’s “Modern Life” initiative. “Startup boost will be automatically enabled this month and you can access your browser settings menu to personalize Microsoft Edge even more.”

Lastly, a new history view has also been added to updated Microsoft Edge browser for macOS.

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