How to customize Sets New Tab page on Windows 10

Here are the steps to customize the New Tab page to get the most out of Sets on Windows 10.

Sets New Tab page customization options
Sets New Tab page customization options

On Windows 10, Sets is a feature that allows you to group apps, documents, and websites in tabs, just like using a web browser. The idea behind Sets is to help to better organize your work no matter which application you’re using with the ability to pick up where you left off with a single click.

When Sets is enabled on your installation, just like in the browser, you start with a New Tab page, which functions as your app launcher and news feed viewer, and you can customize this experience in a number of ways.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to change the settings to customize your Sets New Tab page experience on Windows 10.

How to change Sets New Tab page settings

If you want to customize the New Tab page when using Sets, use these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Click on the New Tab button.

  3. On the top-right corner, click the Settings (gear) button.

  4. Click the All Settings option.

    Sets New Tab settings button
    Sets New Tab settings button

In the New Tab Page Settings, you can customize various aspects of the experience:

  • Frequent Destinations: Allows to control whether a list of your most frequent apps appear underneath the search box.
  • Suggested Content: Allows to decide if you want to see content recommendation based on your activities.
  • Feeds Position: This setting includes two options, including “On Scroll” meaning that you must scroll down the New Tab page to access your apps and news feed, and if you use the “Always” option, then apps and news feed will always be visible in the page.
  • Content Preferences: Allows you to select the language and region for the content that appears in the New Tab Page.
Sets New Tab page customization settings
Sets New Tab page customization settings

At the bottom of the page, you’ll also find a link to quickly reset to the default settings.

If you usually check the news feed, then in the New Tab page, you can click the Explore tab to customize the content that you want to see. Also, you can click the My Interests tab to manage the topics you select in the Explore tab.

If you prefer quick access to all apps list, make sure to click the App button at the bottom of the page, and in the settings turn off the Frequent Destinations and Suggested Content options.

All apps list on Sets New Tab page
All apps list on Sets New Tab page

In the case that you don’t see these settings, it’s because you’re not running a supported version of Windows 10. Sets is a feature expected to arrive with Windows 10 version 1809, but this can always change, because Microsoft has said that Sets will release when the company feels is ready.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].