How to disable tabs in apps (Sets) on Windows 10

If you don't find use for tabs in apps on Windows 10, you can use this guide to disable the experience.

Disabling Sets on Windows 10

Sets in a new feature that Microsoft is building into Windows 10, and it allows you to group apps, documents, and web pages into tabs similar to tabs on a browser.

While working on a project typically users keep multiple tabs in the same window and they switch between them as needed. The same idea is what Microsoft is envisioning with Sets, but with the difference that tabs will extend to all applications. For example, using this tab experience, you can start working on a Word document, while looking into additional content you bring to your project from OneNote or a web page using the same window.

Although it’s a useful feature, it might not be something for everyone. Thankfully, if you don’t to have tabs in apps, Windows 10 includes an option to disable it in the Settings app.

In this guide, we’ll learn the steps to disable tabs in apps (also known as Sets) on Windows 10.

How to disable Sets on Windows 10

If you don’t find tabs in apps a useful feature, you can disable the experience using the following steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Multitasking.

  4. Under “Tabs in apps,” clear the Allow new tabs to be created in my windows option.

    Disable Tabs in apps (Sets) on Windows 10
    Disable Tabs in apps (Sets) on Windows 10
  5. Restart your computer to apply the changes

After completing the steps, tabs in apps will be disabled, and you’ll be back into the more traditional experience without the ability to group related windows.

If you don’t see the “Tabs in apps” section in the Settings app, then you don’t have Sets in your installation.

It’s worth noting that Sets is just a temporary name, which Microsoft plans to change in the future.

This feature is currently in the early days available only to a small set of users starting with Windows 10 build 17063, and it’s a new experience expected to arrive before the end of 2018.