Microsoft Edge 93 released with Tab Groups and Vertical Tabs improvements
Microsoft released a new version of the company's Microsoft Edge web browser on September 2, 2021. Microsoft Edge 93 is an update for the stable channel of the browser that introduces new features and patches Chromium-based and Microsoft-Edge specific security issues.
Most desktop installations of Microsoft Edge are updated automatically. You may load edge://settings/help in the browser's address bar to display the currently installed version and run a check for updates. Edge 93 should be picked up at that point if not installed already.
Microsoft Edge 93: what is new
Microsoft Edge 93 introduces several long-awaited features in the stable branch of the web browser. Edge users who display tabs in a vertical sidebar can now hide the titlebar of the web browser to save horizontal space when using the layout.
Do the following to enable the feature:
- Load edge://settings/appearance in the browser's address bar.
- Scroll down to the "Customize Toolbar" section.
- Toggle Hide title bar while in vertical tabs.
Edge hides the titlebar when the feature is enabled.
Tab Group functionality has been under development for a long time. It comes from Chromium, and browsers such as Google Chrome support it already. Microsoft introduces support for Tab Groups in Edge 93 officially.
Right-click on a tab that is open in Microsoft Edge and select the "add tab to group" option from the context menu. You may assign custom names and colors to each group to distinguish them from each other.
Once you have at least one group set up, you may assign tabs to that group or create new groups for it.
Groups can be collapsed or expanded, and Edge remembers groups across sessions if you have configured the browser to load the last browsing session on start.
Microsoft lists a number of additional features, several of which Enterprise-related, in the official release notes:
- Edge displays a toolbar when you hover over an image to view the video in a Picture-in-Picture window (only on Mac OS).
- Administrators may configure a number of Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge, which are applied before the browser is run for the first time. This support page provides instructions.
- IE Mode on Microsoft Edge supports the no-merge behavior (similarly to the no-merge behavior of Internet Explorer 11).
- New policy to block implicit sign-in functionality in Microsoft Edge.
- New policies to bypass ClickOnce and DirectInvoke prompts.
- Removal of 3DES in TLS. Support for the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA cipher suite will be removed.
Edge 93 improves its vertical tabs mode and introduces support for tab groups, two highly-awaited features.
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