We all have different ways of working, some of us prefer to have a minimal number of things displayed on our screens and others thrive when everything is open and in sight. But we can all agree that having 20 tabs open in your browser at any one time has a negative effect on productivity, just because it takes so much more time to find the web pages and services you need when you’re looking for them. Well this might not be a problem for much longer.
If you’re a fan of Microsoft browser Edge, you’ll be interested in a new feature that assists with tab management called Workspaces that’s going to debut soon. Workspaces was originally revealed a year ago, back in April 2021, but since then Microsoft has gone quiet about it. We assumed it was dead in the water, however now see in a preview build of Edge that’s come out for developers it includes an option to create new Workspaces. So, it looks like we could all be seeing this feature rolled out in the months ahead.
Workspaces allows you to group together browser tabs and open or close groups with a click. There are a number of ways you might use this, perhaps to keep work-related and personal information separate or even grouping together information relating to different projects. These groups can be named and color coded so it’s easy to find the right information at the right time. Unless you delete a Workspace, when you close and reopen Edge all your tabs will be there waiting for you.
There’s no release date for this yet but if you can’t wait, more good news – Google’s Chrome browser already offers a similar feature called tab groups. A simple right-click lets you group together tabs, label and/or color code them too. You can even reorder them on your tab strip to organize them further.
Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.