tl;dr Sometimes when I hit Left Alt+Tab in Microsoft Edge, I am switching to another tab (like I'd press Ctrl+Tab) instead of switching to some other app in Windows 10. This is terribly annoying and counter-productive. What is causing it (is this a bug or yet another Microsoft invention) and how to get rid of this?
I've been using Microsoft Edge for years on many PCs. Always without any problems. Since yesterday I have a brand new PC and I am getting and awfully weird experience in Edge. When when I hit Left Alt+Tab, instead of switching to another active app, I am rather switching to some other tab in Edge itself.
A closer look told me that for some reason beyond my imagination, my Edge shows some (but not all!) of my tabs as a separate tasks / processes / apps. And most likely this is causing all the problems.
An example -- Two of five Edge's tabs are shown as a separate windows:
When there are two Edge's windows opened up intentionally by user then things gets even worse. Here:
you have an Edge with:
- 15 tabs opened up in first window
- 1 single tab opened up in second window
Instead of showing (as expected) two elements in Task Manager, I can clearly see... seven items. For some reason six of fifteen tabs opened up in first windows are seen by Windows as a separate apps or tasks running.
This drives me crazy and actually causes any reasonable work with Edge completely impossible. Is there any explanation for this behavior? Is there any solution?