How to Show or Hide Title Bar in Edge Vertical Tabs Mode

When using Vertical Tabs in the Microsoft Edge browser, you can show or hide the title bar to save space. Here is how in simple steps.

One of the best features Microsoft recently introduced to the Edge browser is Vertical Tabs. When enabled, all the tabs will appear on the left sidebar. As soon as the feature made its way to the stable build, I turned it on almost instantly. For a long time now, I always wanted a vertical tabs mode in the Edge browser mainly because I wanted more vertical space on the screen than horizontal space. After all, most websites and web services only use around 70% to 80% of the horizontal space.

In the early stages of the Vertical Tabs mode feature, the Edge browser still showed a title bar. As you can guess, for me, this defeated the purpose of enabling the Vertical Tabs because it did not increase the vertical space. In fact, it further reduced the overall screen space by adding a sidebar to the left of the screen.

Thankfully, in the recent update, Microsoft added an option to show or hide the title bar in Vertical Tabs mode in the Microsoft Edge browser. All it takes is two clicks to change the option. So, if you don’t want to see the title bar when in Vertical Tabs mode, you can remove it and vice versa.

In this quick and easy Microsoft Edge guide, let me show you how to show or hide the title bar when using Vertical Tabs in the Edge browser.

  1. Show or hide title bar from Right-click menu
  2. Show or hide title bar from Edge settings

There are two methods to do it. Follow the one you like.

Show or hide title bar from Right-click menu

To hide the Vertical Tabs title bar, you must select the “Hide title bar” from the context menu. Here is how.

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Right-click on the title bar.
  3. Click the “Hide title bar” option.
  4. The title bar is hidden when using Vertical Tabs.

First, open the Edge browser and make sure the Vertical Tabs feature is active. Next, right-click on the title bar and select the “Hide title bar” option.

hide title bar in edge while using vertical tabs from context menu

As soon as you do that, Edge will hide the title bar instantly.

title bar hidden in edge when using vertical tabs

Show title bar

Right on the top-left corner of the Edge window and select the “Show title bar” option to show the title bar. This will make the Edge browser show the title bar when using Vertical Tabs.

show title bar in edge while using vertical tabs from context menu

Show or hide title bar from Edge settings

The Edge settings page has a dedicated option to show or hide the title bar while using Vertical Tabs. Here’s where to find and change the option.

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the Menu icon (…).
  3. Select the “Settings” option.
  4. Click on “Appearance.”
  5. Turn off the “Hide title bar while in vertical tabs” option.
  6. Close the Settings page.
  7. The title bar is now hidden.

First, open the Edge browser, click on the menu icon (three horizontal dots) on the top right corner and select the “Settings” option. Next, click on the “Appearance” tab on the sidebar. On the main page, turn on the “Hide title bar while in vertical tabs” option. As soon as you do that, Edge will hide the title bar while using vertical tabs.

turn on hide title bar while in vertical tabs option

Turn off the “Hide title bar while in vertical tabs” option to show the title bar.

turn off hide title bar while in vertical tabs option

I hope that helps.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top