How to show all browser tabs in Alt + Tab on Windows 10

How to show all browser tabs in Alt + Tab on Windows 10

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 can now display Microsoft Edge browser tabs as separate entries with thumbnails in the Alt + Tab switcher. By default, it shows the 5 most recent tabs.

Here’s how you can show all browser tabs in Alt + Tab on Windows 10.

Some note

You’ll have to use Microsoft Edge if you want browser tabs in the Alt + Tab switcher. As of October 2020, this feature doesn’t work in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The good news is that the new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and is very similar to Google Chrome.

How to show all browser tabs in Alt + Tab on Windows 10

First, launch Settings by opening the Start menu and clicking on the gear icon on the left. Or you can press the Win + I keyboard shortcut.

Launch Settings

In Settings , click System , then choose Multitasking from the sidebar.

Select Multitasking from the sidebar

In the Multitasking settings, find the drop-down menu “Pressing Alt + Tab shows” and click on it. When the menu appears, select “Open windows and all tabs in Edge” .

Select “Open windows and all tabs in Edge”

The default option is “Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Edge” . You can also select “Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Edge” to have fewer tabs or select “Open windows only” to hide the Edge browser tabs from the Alt + Tab switcher.

The Microsoft Edge browser tabs as separate entries with thumbnails

Close Settings. Next time you use Alt + Tab while running Edge with multiple tabs open, you’ll see each open tab as a separate entry in the list with its own thumbnail.

If you change your mind, just go to Settings> System> Multitasking again and choose “Open windows only” from the “Pressing Alt + Tab shows” drop-down menu.

Very handy!

See more:

  • How to change what Alt + Tab displays in Windows 10