Microsoft’s web browser could soon include a “Split Screen” feature that will allow you to split a tab in two to display two web pages simultaneously.
Microsoft is testing a function split-screen in their web browser. This new function, for the time being still at the experimental stage, makes it possible to display in the same tab, two distinct Web pages side by side. If this test operated by Microsoft is convincing, the Redmond firm could integrate it for good into the stable version of its browser. Nevertheless, Edge would not be the first web browser to take advantage of such a possibility. Long before Microsoft, other browser vendors tried it. This is the case for example Vivaldi.
One tab, two web pages
This experimental function is currently only available in Edge Canary, a version of the browser aimed at developers. If your curiosity piques you, you can activate the option with just a few clicks. To do this, you will need to go to the page edge://flags/#edge-split-screen in edge Canary, then change the Default setting of the Microsoft Edge Split Screen option (which normally appears highlighted), to Enabled.
After restarting the browser, the ” Split Window should then be available as a new split page button, displayed to the right of the address bar. Clicking on it will open a ” New split screen within the active tab to display another web page there. The tab thus divided displays in the address bar the URL of the selected window. The option can also be opened by right-clicking on a URL, with the context menu incorporating an option to Open Link in Split Window.
Be careful however, Microsoft limits the number of tabs in which it is possible to use this split screen system to two. This function “Split the window” being for the time being in test, nothing indicates that Microsoft decides to integrate it definitively in its navigator. We will probably have to wait a few more months, depending on the feedback that the Redmond firm will have on this feature, to see it perhaps arrive in a stable version of Edge. Unless Microsoft decides to nip it in the bud.