How to rename windows on Microsoft Edge

You can now rename Microsoft Edge windows, and here's how to complete the task.

Microsoft Edge rename window option
Microsoft Edge rename window option

Microsoft Edge now includes a feature that allows you to rename open windows to keep improving the tab management system. The ability to rename windows will come in handy for people who usually separate their work in multiple windows, since it’ll help to quickly identify the windows based on the name when hovering over the app in the taskbar or using the app switcher experience.

The feature is currently available in the latest Chromium version of Microsoft Edge available in the Dev and Canary channels, but it’s expected that it’ll eventually arrive in the stable channel.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to assign a name for a Microsoft Edge window on Windows 10.

Rename window on Microsoft Edge

To rename a Microsoft Edge window, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Right-click the title window (not the tab) and select the Name window option.

    Microsoft Edge name window
    Microsoft Edge name window
  3. Confirm the window name.

    Microsoft Edge confirm window name
    Microsoft Edge confirm window name
  4. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, when hovering over the app in the taskbar or using the Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut you will quickly be able to identify the window based on the name you assigned. If you have multiple windows open, you may want to repeat the steps to name the other windows.

It’s worth noting that the names are only meaningful while the browser is open. The next you reopen the Microsoft Edge, you’ll need to rename the windows again.

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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].