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‘Sets’ reintroduced with Windows 10 Insider build 17618

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Skip Ahead testers can now launch multiple instances of apps as tabs

Microsoft has finally introduced the long-awaited feature called ‘Sets’. Build 17618 of Windows 10, available for Insiders in the Skip Ahead ring who can test Redstone 5 builds, has a very early implementation of Sets, allowing you to open tabs within some apps like Explorer, Mail, Calendar and more. Thus, you will have a more optimized workflow, easily switching between apps within a single window thanks to tabs. For example, you can open several instances of the File Explorer as tabs, and switch them just like webpage tabs in the browser. You can also add tabs for Edge, Weather and other apps.

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Microsoft explains in a blog post:

Sets: Sets is designed 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. Starting today in RS5 builds, we have turned the Sets experiment back on so any Insider who has opted into Skip Ahead will be able to try out Sets. With Sets, 1st party experiences like Mail, Calendar, OneNote, MSN News, Windows and Microsoft 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 – we believe that’s the true value of Sets. Additional app integration with Sets is expected over time.

Keep in mind that Redstone 5 is in a very early development stage, so bugs and issues should be quite common in this build. We don’t recommend installing build 17618 unless you have a dedicated test machine.