Microsoft has been adding a lot of great and innovative features to its Edge browser, but some of the essentials of a modern-day browser are still in the works. Finally, those who are prone to accidentally closing windows stuffed will tabs will soon see a warning in Microsoft Edge.
A Much-Needed Warning Coming to Microsoft Edge
While Microsoft has yet to go on record about this new feature, you can see it in action over on the Microsoft Edge Tech Community.
Forum user HotCakeX found the feature in a recent build of Microsoft Edge Canary. Canary is a special branch of the Edge browser that’s updated every day with features developed the day before.
As such, while it can be buggy, it’s a fantastic way to see all the new features on the horizon. For example, we first spotted Microsoft Edge’s sleeping tabs feature in the Canary and Dev builds of the browser.
HotCakeX noticed that Microsoft Edge Canary now warns the user if they try to close a window that contains multiple tabs. The feature is hidden behind a flag, which you can find at
Once the flag is enabled, Edge will give you a pop-up message confirming that you want to close the window.
Bringing Microsoft Edge Up to Speed
While Microsoft has had a lot of success with its new Chromium Edge browser, it’s still missing a few key features that Chrome and Firefox have. With this new update, one more essential feature comes to Edge, much to the pleasure of tab-aholics.
If you’re a fan of using different browser profiles, you may want to check out Microsoft’s plans for cross-profile tabs. When it’s fully released, this feature will allow you to quickly and easily move tabs between your different profiles.
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