How to Enable or Disable ALT+TAB between tabs in Microsoft Edge

With the Windows 10 October 2020 update version 20H2, Microsoft has started to roll out a couple of new and interesting features. Some of the newly added features include support for changing the refresh rate of a display, newly designed notifications, and Microsoft Edge’s deeper integration with Windows; Edge now allows users to switch between tabs using ALT+TAB hotkey easily. However, in case you have updated and either don’t like this new addition or haven’t got it enabled yet, In this post, I will guide you on how to enable or disable ALT+TAB between tabs in Microsoft Edge.

Enable or Disable ALT+TAB between tabs in Microsoft Edge

How to Enable or Disable ALT+TAB between tabs in Microsoft Edge

With the latest update, not only Windows allows one to enable or disable ALT+TAB between tabs in Edge, but also allows for some customization. Here’s everything you need to know, enable, and configure.

  1. Disable ALT+TAB for Microsoft Edge
  2. Configure ALT+TAB for Microsoft Edge
  3. The QuicKey Keyboard Shortcuts

1] Disable ALT+TAB for  Microsoft Edge

Disable ALT+TAB Edge

Having Microsoft Edge’s tab popping up in the switch tab menu creates confusion?. Thankfully, Microsoft has given the users an option to turn it off. Here’s how to do so:

  • Open Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I).
  • Choose System.
  • Navigate to Multitasking.
  • Here, Under the Alt + Tab section, next to the words Pressing the ALT+TAB shows, you’ll find a drop-down menu. From there, choose the option stating Open windows only option.

2] Configure ALT+TAB for Microsoft Edge

Configure ALT+TAB in Edge

Rather than just completely turning off or switching the option on for switching tabs and applications, Microsoft allows consumers to configure and use the ALT+TAB functionality in Windows 10. Here’s the list of all the options and how to configure them.

  • Open Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I).
  • Choose System.
  • Navigate to Multitasking.
  • Here, Under the Alt + Tab section, next to the words Pressing the ALT+TAB shows, you’ll find a drop-down menu. From there, choose the option that suits you the best:
    • Open windows and all tabs in Edge: Using this option will result in all application windows along with Microsoft Edge’s tab appearing in the switch tab menu.
    • Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Edge: Using this option will result in all application windows along with 5 of Microsoft Edge’s tab appearing in the switch tab menu.
    • Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Edge: Using this option will result in all application windows along with 3 of Microsoft Edge’s tab appearing in the switch tab menu.
    • Open windows only: Using this option will result in only all application windows appearing in the switch tab menu.

3] The QuicKey Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge

The QuicKey Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Edge also allows support for third party extensions. One can easily install and use extensions that were originally developed for Chrome. QuicKey lets you navigate all of your Chrome tabs by typing just part of a page’s title or URL. No mouse needed. Once the extension is installed, you can click the ‘Q’  button on the toolbar to open the search box. But if you like this extension, you’ll probably prefer using the default keyboard shortcut listed above.

One can customize the shortcut key by right-clicking the QuicKey icon and selecting Options. Or manually add a ctrl+tab keyboard shortcut.

Download QuicKey

Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts

Many Windows Power users love to use more keyboard shortcuts than using the mouse to get things done faster. Now that Edge is based out of Chromium, supports Chrome extension if you are using it, then here is the list of Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts on Windows 10.

With that said, do you prefer keeping this option turned on or off? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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