Hello. I experienced the Edge browser’s new “vertical tabs” feature. I found it pretty neat. It allows you to display all tabs in a left pane. The tabs are now just a list on the left instead of a clogged bar at the top of the screen. Chrome does not have it, only Edge as far as I know. It would be wonderful if Brave could implement it.
In Edge, it can be turned on in “Settings > Appearance > Show vertical tabs for all current browser windows”.
It has several cool advantages:
Now, when you have many (like 15+) tabs open, you still have a readable rendition of each tab title, because the tabs are listed vertically and as a result, the text is not truncated as more and more tabs are opened.
You can have a longer list of tabs displayed at once, because each one only occupies one line of text.
Now you have reclaimed some space height-wise, allowing you to display more page content. As a matter of fact, you generally don’t need that much width when browsing on personal computers and big screens, so it makes a lot of sense to use some of that width and display the tab list vertically.
As a side note, in case you still need the space, you can unpin the whole pane, so to reduce it to just one vertical bar of icons. On mouse-over the full tab titles display again. Besides, you can also resize its width at will.
- Combined with tab collections (which Brave already has), it makes it a very powerful set of features to manage many tabs in a very practical way. With Edge, you don’t feel overwhelmed anymore when working with dozens and dozens of tabs. You just put your tabs in collections and collapse them at will. It is a game-changer in my view! This is not so practical in Brave, because the collection titles still use some space on the horizontal bar, limiting the number you can create without having to scroll left and right all the time.
In conclusion, I really love this “vertical tabs” feature in Edge. I also love how Brave handles my privacy, ad content, and many other features. It would just be wonderful to have the best of the two worlds!
Could a similar feature possibly be implemented in a future release?