Remember Sets? It’s Microsoft’s solution to a crowded desktop environment. Essentially, it lets you compile all the windows you have open while you’re getting work done into a single window with apps living in their own tabs. It’s an overall cleaner approach to having multiple windows open at the same time and it’d be great to see a bunch of Windows 10 users adopt it. Unfortunately, though, this wish seems pretty impossible at least for the meantime.
According to sources who spoke to The Verge, Microsoft won’t be including Sets as a part of the next major Windows 10 upgrade. It’s already disappeared in the update as the latest Insider preview, version 17704, doesn’t include the feature. According to Dona Sarkar, it’s due to the company wanting to improve the feature based on Insiders’ feedback.
Thank you for your continued support of testing Sets. We continue to receive valuable feedback from you as we develop this feature helping to ensure we deliver the best possible experience once it’s ready for release. Starting with this build, we’re taking Sets offline to continue making it great. Based on your feedback, some of the things we’re focusing on include improvements to the visual design and continuing to better integrate Office and Microsoft Edge into Sets to enhance workflow. If you have been testing Sets, you will no longer see it as of today’s build, however, Sets will return in a future WIP flight. Thanks again for your feedback.
Whether a future build of the next Windows 10 update will bring back Sets has yet to be determined, but at least for now, it doesn’t look good for the feature.