How to set tabs aside in Microsoft Edge

The edge browser extension, called Tabs Aside, brings back one of Edge's original version's most popular tools, launched in 2015 with Windows 10.

A new Edge extension allows you temporarily set aside a collection of open tabs, helping to free space in the browser if you’ve opened too many. You can quickly restore the tabs with just two clicks.

The edge browser extension, called Tabs Aside, brings back one of Edge’s original version’s most popular tools, launched in 2015 with Windows 10. However, Microsoft abandoned the feature when it relaunched Edge in January, after reconstructing it using Google’s Chromium source code.

The extension has been developed by independent developer Michael Gordeev, who says it comes handy when “you’d like to get those tabs out of the way sometimes, but they’re maybe not worth saving as actual bookmarks.”

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To get the extension, visit the Edge Add-ons store and search for tabs aside. To install it, click Get. Once installed, its icon will now appear in your browser bar. Next time, when you have many tabs open that you’d like to set aside, click the icon, then select ‘Set current tabs aside’ in the pop up that appears. Your all open tabs will then disappear, leaving you to begin a new browsing session in the browser.

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To bring these merged tabs back at any point, click the icon again, and select ‘Restore tabs.’ If you’ve set aside multiple groups of tabs, you’ll notice the most recently saved at the top, down to the earliest at the base.

The Tabs aside extension is also available for Google Chrome.

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