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Microsoft had announced a new Windows 10 feature called Sets (Microsoft may end up calling it something else by the time it ships) which would be coming to Windows Insiders as a controlled study. The concept behind Sets is to make sure that everything related to your task: relevant webpages, research documents, necessary files and applications, is connected and available to you in one click. Office (starting with Mail & Calendar and OneNote), Windows, and Edge become more integrated to create a seamless experience, so you can get back to whatís important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time Ė Microsoft believes thatís the true value of Sets.

Sets: With all the elements that go into a task, sometimes convincing yourself to get started is the hardest part. Sets help you keep webpages, documents, files, and apps connected, while remaining just one click away. When you close a file that includes a group of tabs, itíll help you bring those tabs back to life the next time you open it. Whether itís something you pick up later in the day or in a couple weeks, Sets is being designed to help you keep the important things together.

Add tabs to apps: To help fuel Sets, most apps will be able to add app and web tabs. When you select a link in something like an e-mail, itíll open in a new tab next to the app you were using. Selecting the plus (+) in an app will take you to a new tab page, which will help you jump to your next location. You might already know where you want to go, or just need a little bit of inspiration. From here, youíll be able to search your PC and the internet, access customized feeds, open frequently used websites and apps, and get suggestions based on your recent activity.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider build 17063, Sets will be available to Insiders however because it is being introduced as a controlled study, not all Insiders will see Sets. That means a smaller percentage of you will initially get Sets in a build. It also means that some of you wonít get it at all for a while, as Microsoft compares the usage and satisfaction of task switching in Windows for people who have Sets versus people who donít. Eventually everyone will get Sets ó but it could be awhile.

For more details about Sets, see: Introducing Sets - Windows Insider

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Sets feature to have tabs in apps for your account in Windows 10.
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This will only work if you already have the Sets feature made available to you.

In Windows 10 build 17083:

Thank you for your support of the early testing weíve done with Sets. Your feedback helps us as we continue to develop this feature. Starting with this build, weíre taking Sets offline as we ready RS4 for release. If you have been testing Sets, you will no longer see it Ė however, Sets will return soon in a post-RS4 flight! Thanks again for feedback, and we look forward to sharing new Sets features with you soon.

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) using a REG file

EXAMPLE: Sets in Windows 10

Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Multitasking on the left side, and check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Open supported apps and web pages as new tabs under Tabs in apps on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3. Restart the computer to apply.

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Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) using a REG file

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The downloadable .reg files below will modify the BINARY value in the registry key below.



02,00,00,00,93,bb,35,6a,cc,8c,d3,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,00 (hex) = On
02,00,00,00,9e,f1,eb,5f,cc,8c,d3,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,02,00,00 (hex) = Off

1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

 2. To Turn On Tabs in apps (Sets)

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



 3. To Turn Off Tabs in apps (Sets)

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the computer to apply.

8. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

That's it,