Windows Central Podcast 75: Tabbed Shell is official!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk the official announcement of Tabbed Shell, known temporarily as "Sets." Also in this episode, we talk about new Edge updates on iOS and Android, Windows Phone Internals update for jailbreaking Lumia devices, and a Snapdragon 845 reference on Microsoft's own website.

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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • I do not have to unpin tiles just to customize. I drag them around as needed.  My Start Menu is fully customized and I run full screen permanently.
  • Right, but the overwhelming majority on PCs do not touch the Start menu at all. Whether it's adding, removing, moving, or organizing.
  • I don't see the point with gathering lots of different worksheets in tabs in Edge...
    I work a LOT with Excel and Word, often several sheets of each, and a constant point of irritation is how difficult it is to get these sheets to open in DIFFERENT windows, which is a lot easier to work with than having to constantly switch between tabs...
    This is just making it even worse; not only do they try to make me work with tabs within Excel and Word, but now they want me to pool all these tabs within Edge? Thanks but no thanks!!!
  • "This is just making it even worse"
    It's optional, so it's just giving users a choice in experience, not making it worse. For me, the current experience is worse and the way you described how you use Windows sounds not ideal.
  • Imagine yourself in the place of someone working with tickets/incidents, each featuring different kinds of documents. If Sets would support batch opening, it would be the most awesome feature, that you could batch open all attached documents of an incident, like posts of feedback hub, and have them kept under different sets to toss them aside while dealing with something else, and then pull them all under your fingers with a single move.
  • As long as they don't take features away. I am apparently in the minority, but I LOVE live tiles and customizing my start menu.  EDIT: But I also prefer and default to Tablet mode on my machine, so I'm clearly the odd man out.
  • I also use Start Menu in full screen mode, and have it heavily customized. I even have all sorts of urls pinned to it since AU. But again, I am also a WP and WM user. I somewhat, but only somewhat, miss transparent tiles from the desktop environment. I would love to see just a render of my start screen with transparent live tile versions, where it makes sense, to check out how it would feel.
  • Actually, when I'm at home, I never use multiple desktops, because all my devices are on tablet mode, with all my tiles in the forefront. All my devices either have a touchscreen, or are connected to my TV all the time, and since its 40" , the tile UI feels better than a wall of icons, and I never want more than two apps open at the same time on my TV. But when I'm at work, I'm like"how was I able to do anything without this before". Because multiple desktops with task view combined are so powerful, with the keyboard shortcuts, and even with two monitors. It speeded up my workflow so much, and I love it so much. So for me, it depends on the scenario I'm in.