Tab Previews Come To Edge Canary

July 31, 2020
Edge Canary Channel

Insiders testing Edge Canary have a new feature to take for a test drive. Microsoft has brought Tab Previews to the web browser, with update 86.0.593.0.

The feature is currently hidden behind two experimental flags in the Canary channel, enabling which brings the ability to preview tabs by hovering over to them with the mouse cursor — pretty much how it works on all other web browsers.

You can try it out by following the steps below:

  1. Open edge://flags in the address bar.iew
  2. Use the search box to find flags called Tab Hover Cards and Tab Hover Card Images, then select the option Enable from the dropdown list next to them.
  3. Finally, restart your browser to apply the latest changes.

Now, when you have multiple tabs open, you can hover over them to see the tab previews.

The Tab Preview feature has been designed to make it easier for you to quickly identify and organize tabs by looking at their contents at a glance. Worth a mention here that Tab Previews are not a new feature, as these were already available in the legacy version of Edge.

Before they were removed in transition to the Chromium engine that powers this new iteration.

Google has also been testing this functionality in Chrome for a while now, with the search engine giant planning to implement this feature in the stable version of its browser soon.

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