With new Sets app tab feature for Windows 10 Microsoft capitulates fully to web apps

by Surur
November 22, 2017

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Persistent Microsoft watcher WalkingCat has just revealed a new Windows 10 feature called Sets:


Found in Build 16237, the feature would bring the web-browser-like tabbed-based paradigm of organizing your windows to applications, and de-emphasize the floating window concept.

As can be seen from the screenshot above, windows from multiple applications can be grouped together, and apps are treated as web pages.


It appears nearly any window except modal dialogue boxes and popups can be docked.  One interesting exclusion is windows which extend their UI into the title bar. The best known example to my knowledge is Chrome….


We know Microsoft sees the future of Windows as Progressive Web Apps, which is a sad way of turning websites into store apps.

The move is a sad realization that on the desktop most of our casual use and an increasing amount of our work use is  now done in the browser, with tabs the dominant navigation paradigm, finally turning Windows into what Marc Andreesen from Netscape called “a poorly debugged set of device drivers” designed only to run websites.

What do our readers think of this move? Let us know below.

Source: Walkingcat.

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