Microsoft is testing a new productivity feature in its browser. Edge Insiders in the Beta, Dev, and Canary Channel can enable the “Microsoft Edge Split Screen” flag and use two pages side by side in one browser window.
Of course, you can use multiple Edge windows to view multiple pages simultaneously. However, Edge Split Screen makes it much easier to work with two pages without having to drag tabs and arrange windows. You can also resize split tabs and open links side by side.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft has allowed two pages to open in a single window. The recently introduced Edge Sidebar lets you add and pin websites for quick access. Besides, the idea itself is not new—VivaldiFor example, offers a more advanced version of this feature, allowing users to split a window into four tabs.
How to Enable Microsoft Edge Split Screen:
- Install Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, or Canary.
- go to edge://flags/#edge-split-screen and set the flag active.
- Restart the browser.
- Open any web page and click the Split Screen button on the toolbar. The browser will open a new tab next to the current page.
- Alternatively, right-click any link and select Open the link in a split window..
You can exit split screen by clicking the X button (this will close the page) or by pressing the “…” button and selecting View split-screen pages in two tabs.
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