Tabs aside

Tabs aside

Classic Microsoft Edge "Tabs Aside" feature

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What is Tabs aside?
"Tabs aside" is an Edge add-on that re-creates the classic Microsoft Edge feature in Chromium-based browsers. It allows you to neatly group and set aside open browser tabs for later access, freeing up your workspace. It features a user-friendly interface, auto dark mode, restoration of single tabs from collections, convenient hotkeys and an optional tab load on demand.
Rating: 4.40 (103)
Version: 2.0.4 (Last updated: 2021-06-01)
Creation date: 2021-06-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • bookmarks
  • unlimitedStorage
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
  • contextMenus
Size: 4.06M
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Classic Microsoft Edge "Tabs Aside" feature for Chromium-based browsers If you’re like me, you often find yourself with a bunch of open tabs. You’d like to get those tabs out of the way sometimes, but they’re maybe not worth saving as actual bookmarks.

In the Edge browser, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called "Tabs aside" (or Tab groups) which lets you set tabs aside in a sort of temporary workspace so that you can call them back up later.

Unfortunately, in new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, the devs decided not to implement this must-have-feature. So, I've decided to create a browser extension which replicates this awesome feature in Chromium-based browsers


  • Familiar UI inherited from legacy Microsoft Edge with some improvements
  • Auto Dark mode
  • Now you can restore one tab from collection without removing
  • Convenient hotkeys
  • Ability to load restored tabs on your demand

Hey, It's open-source software!

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Restores a missing functionality in the new version of Edge that allows managing tabs
  • Helps with organizing tabs, especially for tasks like writing papers with grouped PDFs
  • Considered well-designed and reliable, enhancing user productivity
  • Favored as a replacement over alternative tab management features such as 'Collections'
  • Appreciation for the feature that allows setting aside all current tabs
  • Lacks the ability to set aside individual tabs or add tabs to an existing group
  • Some users experience unresponsiveness or bugs after operating system updates such as to Windows 11
  • Inadequate guidance or user documentation for new users
  • Certain technical issues such as incompatibility with certain types of pages
  • Some users want features like tab history retention or cloud syncing
Most mentioned
  • Request for the ability to set aside individual tabs or manage them more flexibly
  • Desire for cloud syncing or account login for backing up and syncing tabs across devices
  • Issues of unresponsiveness or bugs, particularly after updates to Edge or the operating system
  • Comparison to previous versions of Edge with similar features and hoping for feature parity
  • Calls for additional functionality, including search capability, managing tab history, and better user guides or instructions
Recent reviews
Tried it. Not being familiar with the original feature in Edge I have no idea how to add one or more tabs to a Tabs Aside group (or whatever you call them) other than sending ALL open tabs aside. I presume there must be way of designating specific tabs or groups of tabs for use in this add on. A little User Guide would be helpful. For now I am uninstalling.
by Peter, 2021-09-01

Almost as functional as the old Tabs Aside from Edge Legacy, maybe add a shortcut for restoring tabs like the one for setting tabs aside? It also opens a different tab when toggling the set aside tab pane, but only when viewing some specific sites.
by Daniele, 2021-08-30

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Risk impact

Tabs aside is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Tabs aside if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Tabs aside has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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