How to Change New Tab Page Settings for Sets in Windows 10

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 what’s important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time – Microsoft believes that’s 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, it’ll help you bring those tabs back to life the next time you open it. Whether it’s 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, it’ll 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, you’ll 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.

Here are a few keyboard shortcuts you can try out:
  • Win+Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab
  • Win+Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab
  • Win+Ctrl+1 through 8 – Switch to a specific tab
  • Win+Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab
  • Ctrl+Win+T – Open a new tab
  • Ctrl+Win+W – Close the current active tab

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

In Windows, you can change the New Tab page settings below to customize how you want it to look in a Sets window.

Page Components
You can control the visibility of various components on your New Tab page:
  • Frequent Destinations - Turn On or Off to see your frequently visited sites and apps on the New Tab page.
  • Suggested Content - Turn On or Off to see recommendations on the New Tab page based on your activities.
  • Feeds Position - Select to show On Scroll or Always on the New Tab page.

Content Preferences
You can change the Content Locale and Language used to update the preferences for the content that appears on your New Tab page.

If needed, you can reset to default your New Tab Page settings.

This tutorial will show you how to reset or change the New Tab page settings to customize how it looks in a Sets window for your account in Windows 10.

Here's How:

1. While you have a Sets window open, click/tap on the plus button or press the Ctrl+Win+T keys to open a new tab. (see screenshot below)

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2. Click/tap on the Page Settings (gear) button, and go to step 3 (basic) or step 4 (all) for which New Tab page settings you want to change. (see screenshot below)

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 3. To Change Basic New Tab Page Settings

A) Make any changes you want to these settings. Changes will be applied immediately. (see screenshot below)

B) When finished, click/tap anywhere outside of the settings on the New Tab page to close them.

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 4. To Change All New Tab Page Settings

A) Click/tap on All Settings. (see screenshot below)

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B) Make any changes you want to these settings. Changes will be applied immediately. (see screenshot below)

You can click/tap on the Reset to default settings link at the bottom to quickly reset all New Tab page settings back to default.

C) When finished, you can click/tap on the back arrow button to go back to the New Tab page.

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That's it,