Chrome and Edge

Ever since Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft, Google and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate on certain projects. For example, Google is closely working with Microsoft to optimize Android for dual-screen devices like Surface Duo. Similarly, Microsoft is actively contributing to Chromium, the web browsing platform that powers Chrome and Edge.

Satya Nadella’s Microsoft has made the company more open for collaboration and as well as Open Source software.

In the latest move, Microsoft has accepted Google’s offer to port Chromium Edge feature to Chrome browser. In this case, the feature is Chromium Edge’s ‘Move to new Window’, which allows users to open a particular tab in a new window.

On Google Chrome, you’ve to drag the tab out of the current window to form a new one, and you cannot do it via the context menu.

In a commit, Microsoft says they are also including improvements to correctly handles pinned tabs. The software giant implemented the change after a Google engineer asked Microsoft to port Edge’s context menu option to Chrome.

Microsoft Edge window option

All channels of Microsoft Edge have the ability to move a tab to an arbitrary window using the context menu:

1. If a single window is open, a “Move to new window” menu item appears.
2. Otherwise, you get “Move to another window”. This opens a submenu where the user can pick from their existing windows (identified by window title) or to open a new window.

The commit has been marked active and changes should land in an upcoming Google Chrome update.