The Creator's update added a new feature to Edge called "setting aside tabs". While it sounds nice, I really don't need it and it is actually creating problems for me. While clicking on the first tab in the list, I often accidentally click on the set aside button and all tabs have to be reloaded again.

Is there some switch to disable this new feature?

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The official answer by Microsoft to this question can be found in their forum post
How to turn off "set these tabs aside" in Edge on Win10.
The count of "I have the same question" on this post is 90.

Dyan Rey from Microsoft replied on July 20, 2017 :

Disabling “set these tabs aside” is not yet possible in Microsoft Edge. Your feedback helps to continually improve your experience with our product.

Here are the steps on how to submit a feedback:

  1. On your Windows 10 device, search for Feedback Hub in the Cortana Search box, and launch the application.
  2. Navigate to Feedback in the left menu, then press + Add new feedback.
  3. Select the Problem, share any details you think are relevant, and choose an appropriate category and subcategory.
  4. Important: If possible, reproduce the issue after clicking Begin monitoring (or Start capture) near the end of the form; Stop monitoring when you are done.
  5. Once you have completed the form and monitoring, click Submit.
  6. Click Continue using Feedback Hub.
  7. Click My feedback at the top, and find the item you submitted (it may take a while to appear).
  8. Open the item you submitted, then click Share.
  9. Click Copy link, then paste the link here in your response (it will look like https://aka.ms\ link>)

I found this link mentioned : https://aka.ms/B6urh8, but I'm unwilling to sign on to the Feedback app to verify it.

Other answers by Microsoft that say the same :

I am afraid that all you can do at the moment is join your voice to the feedback channel, and wait for Microsoft to act. As far as I know, there are actually no non-Microsoft workarounds or hacks.

  • Can you please look again? Has anything changed since your post?
    – gparyani
    Apr 14, 2018 at 1:13
  • @gparyani: The only thing that has changed is that the count of "I have the same question" on the above linked post is now 265. A new post from March 31, 2018, has the same answer.
    – harrymc
    Apr 14, 2018 at 6:31

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