These days, I enjoy much of the software the Microsoft publishes, I’ve especially been enjoying Edge. It’s Chromium engine brings it in line with other major browsers, but it doesn’t seem to carry their footprint, but it also isn’t just screaming with innovation either. It’s a browser after all.
So it was with interest that I noticed a new feature where you could pin tabs on the left had side of the browser, and at first, I didn’t understand that, but after putting my own tabs there, it really made a lot of sense.
In our chat programs, our people lists are on the left side of the screen. In email, our folder lists are on the left side too. File Explorer? Yep. The main tree is on the left there as well. In fact, go into the menu of most programs, and you’ll find a left side navigation pane. (Click on File in Word or Excel for example.). So why should our browser tabs be scrunched across the top of the screen? If you’re reading a book with tabbed sections, those tabs aren’t across the top, they’re on the side!
This took me a day or two to get used to but after just about that long, it’s actually very intuitive and it follows how things flow in most of the other programs on our computers. I encourage you to try it out and see if it doesn’t seem more consistent to you!