Microsoft Edge has been updated in the recent release to Microsoft Edge version 89, and now it supports vertical tabs. If you are still using the old version of Microsoft Edge, you can update it manually to version 89.0.774.48 and enjoy the newly added vertical tabs feature.
Once you enable the vertical tabs feature of Edge browser, the tabs appear vertically on the screen’s left-side instead of the default location that we are all familiar with.
In vertical tabs, aligning tabs is easier than the previous version of the Edge browser. Edge browser shows a dedicated button on the extreme left of the toolbar; clicking on it will turn on the vertical tabs in Edge. There is no need to make the changes in the settings of the Edge browser. With a single click, you can turn on vertical tabs, and again single click will turn off vertical tabs.
The vertical tabs feature may be useful for most Edge browser users. However, you might prefer to use horizontal tabs because you are familiar with them for years. Since you can easily switch between horizontal to vertical tabs with a single click, you should try the horizontal tabs feature.
If you totally dislike the vertical tabs button on the Edge browser, this post will help in hiding and remove the vertical tabs button from the Edge toolbar.
There are at least two methods through which you can show or hide the Vertical Tabs button in the Microsoft Edge browser:-
- Show or hide the ‘Vertical Tabs’ button in Edge using Settings.
- Hide and show the ‘Vertical Tabs’ button in Edge using Toolbar.
Show or hide the ‘Vertical Tabs’ button in Edge using Settings.
To turn on or off the Vertical Tabs button in the Microsoft Edge browser using the Settings, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open the Edge browser.
Step 2. Now, open the Edge settings page by clicking on the three horizontal dots icon located upper-right of the browser window and then click Settings from the drop menu that appears.
Step 3. In the Settings page that opens, from the left side menu’s click the Appearance.
Step 4. On the right-side pane, in the “Customize toolbar” section, turn on the toggle next to the “Show vertical tabs button” to show the vertical tabs on the Edge browser toolbar.
Once you have completed the above-mentioned steps, the vertical tabs icon will be visible on the toolbar. Clicking on the vertical tabs icon, you can turn on or turn off this feature.
If you want to remove or unhide the vertical tabs icon from the toolbar, in the above step 4, turn off the toggle next to the “Show vertical tabs button” to remove the vertical tabs on the Edge browser toolbar.
How to Hide and remove the ‘Vertical Tabs’ button in Edge using Toolbar?
If you don’t prefer to go through the Settings page to hide or remove the vertical tabs icon in the Edge browser, you can hide and remove the vertical tabs button using the Toolbar. Perform the following steps to remove the vertical tabs button:-
Step 1. Open the Edge browser.
Step 2. If the vertical tabs icon is available on the Edge toolbar, right-click on the vertical tabs icon and select the “Hide from toolbar” option to instantaneously hide and remove the vertical tabs button.