1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Edge and Task View


    It seems that if you have Edge open on one desktop, and then try to open a separate instance on a separate task view desktop, then OS just pops you back to the Desktop where Edge is already running rather than opening up a new instance of Edge.

    I found a workaround to be opening a new tab, separating it from the rest, going into Task View, and dragging/dropping that new tab into the next desktop instance. This is ridiculously cumbersome though; has anyone found a better way?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Jeido said: View Post
    It seems that if you have Edge open on one desktop, and then try to open a separate instance on a separate task view desktop, then OS just pops you back to the Desktop where Edge is already running rather than opening up a new instance of Edge.

    I found a workaround to be opening a new tab, separating it from the rest, going into Task View, and dragging/dropping that new tab into the next desktop instance. This is ridiculously cumbersome though; has anyone found a better way?
    As of right now, this is how all Universal apps work. You can only create a single instance of them (edge can open multiple windows, but it's still a single instance of the app). Edge is a universal app, so this is the way it works (for now). I expect this will change over time, like many other limitations... as Windows 10 matures, these limitations will be removed.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 home
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi,

    if you open up a second Tab in edge and then detach it so you have two Edges on Desktop one -

    go to Desktop view so you can see all your desktops and then drag the Detached Tab to the second desktop -

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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    That was exactly what he said he already was doing....
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 home
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    Mystere said: View Post
    That was exactly what he said he already was doing....
    That's exactly the bit I didn't read then.

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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    leftcheats said: View Post
    That's exactly the bit I didn't read then.

    Yeah, and it looks like this method doesn't stick when rebooting. If you shut down your PC then your Edge session is saved, but Task Views are not. When you open Edge you get both windows opened again, but under your first Task View desktop. You need to re-create a second view and drag Edge over again.

    It's not the end of the world, but definitely causes something that is simple conceptually to be tedious.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #7

    Jeido said: View Post
    Yeah, and it looks like this method doesn't stick when rebooting. If you shut down your PC then your Edge session is saved, but Task Views are not. When you open Edge you get both windows opened again, but under your first Task View desktop. You need to re-create a second view and drag Edge over again.

    It's not the end of the world, but definitely causes something that is simple conceptually to be tedious.
    Task view doesn't save any session info, other than how many virtual desktops you have added. You have to re-open apps on the right screen every time.
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