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How to disable apps in sets of tabs on Windows 10

If you use Sets on Windows 10, but you don't want certain apps from being included in sets of tabs, then use this guide.

Disable apps individually in Sets on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Sets is a feature designed to group apps and websites into tabs to better organize your work, which works exactly the same as group tabs in your web browser.

However, if you have a particular app that you don’t want to use with groups of tabs, instead of disabling Sets on Windows 10, you can add the app to the list that you want to disable. For instance, perhaps you find Sets useful to group apps you frequently use, but you don’t want File Explorer, Settings, and Microsoft Store apps from being included into sets of tabs.

In the guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly disable apps from being included in sets of tabs on Windows 10.

How to prevent apps from using Sets

If you want to prevent certain apps from being included in sets of tabs, then use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Multitasking.

  4. Under “Sets,” click on Add an app button.

    Sets settings on Windows 10
    Sets settings on Windows 10
  5. Select the app you don’t want use with Sets.

    Disable apps in Sets on Windows 10
    Disable apps in Sets on Windows 10
  6. Click on the OK button.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you can repeat the above instructions to add more apps to the list of apps that can’t be included in sets of tabs.

If 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.