How to open, move, close and reopen tabs in Microsoft Edge

Tab management is not exactly an exciting thing to do in your web browser but, when you have opened too many tabs at the same time, you have to do it. In this article I will share everything you need to know about tab management in the new Microsoft Edge browser: opening new tabs, closing tabs, reopening them, moving them and so on. There’s quite a bit of ground to cover so let’s get started:

1. How to open or reopen tabs in Microsoft Edge

If you want to open a new tab, click or tap the + button next to the last tab in Microsoft Edge. You can also use the Ctrl + T keyboard shortcut.

The Microsoft Edge browser allows you to reopen the last tab you closed. If you want to do this, right click or press and hold on a tab and, in the contextual menu, click or tap Reopen closed tab.

On devices with physical keyboards like laptops or desktop PC’s, if you press and hold the Ctrl button and then you click or tap a link, the page will be opened in a new tab.

2. How to close tabs in Microsoft Edge

If you want to close a tab, click or tap the x button on the tab or use the Ctrl + W keyboard shortcut.

In Microsoft Edge you can close multiple tabs simultaneously. If you want to close all tabs except one, right click or press and hold the tab you want to keep and choose Close other tabs.

Also, you can choose to close all tabs to the right of a specific tab. If you want that, right click or press and hold a tab and select Close tabs to the right.

3. How to refresh and duplicate tabs in Microsoft Edge

If you want to refresh a webpage you need to press the corresponding button on the address bar or the F5 button on your keyboard.

But, Microsoft Edge has an option through which you can refresh all tabs simultaneously. In order to use it, right click or press and hold a tab. Then, click or tap Refresh all tabs , in the contextual menu.

You may also want to duplicate a tab. If you want do this, right click or press and hold on it, and then choose Duplicate tab.

4. How to move tabs in Microsoft Edge

Moving tabs in Microsoft Edge is very easy and intuitive. You can change the position of a tab by simply dragging it in the place you want.

If you want to move a tab to a new window, right click or press and hold it, and selec t Move to a new window. Or, you can simply pull out the tab from between the others, and the result is the same.

This action will open a new window of Microsoft Edge containing the tab that you chose to move.


We all agree that Microsoft Edge is not yet the best browser on the market, but it still provides all the features you need regarding tabs management. For more articles on Microsoft Edge, check our related guides below and, if you have any suggestions, questions or problems, do not hesitate to use the comments form below.