From now on, you can download the Brave 1.52 web browser or update existing versions accordingly. The special feature in this version is that it now includes vertical tabs. This is for the desktop version of the web browser. Therefore, you can use this feature on Linux, Windows, and macOS. It looks like this:
When you activate the vertical tabs, your open tabs will move from the top of your browser window to the left side of the window.
Your pinned tabs also remain and you can find them above the normal ones.
Using vertical tabs To use this new feature, right-click on an open horizontal tab and select Use Vertical Tabs from the menu.
Activate vertical tabs in Brave 1.52 Activate vertical tabs in Brave 1.52 You can also minimize the view to make even better use of the space. To do this, click on this button, which you can find above the vertical tabs on the left.
When the tabs are vertical, you will find a button to open a new tab at the bottom left.
Computer screens are usually wider than they are high. If you have many tabs open, it keeps things clearer because you can usually read the description better.
You can also make the configuration in the settings for the display. Simply enter brave://settings/appearance in the URL line of your browser. There you will find a slider to activate or not activate the vertical tabs in Brave.
By default, the useful function is activated that minimized tabs expand when you hover over them with the mouse. You have to decide for yourself whether you like this or not. With just one click, you can deactivate the behavior.
According to the team, there is predominantly positive feedback for the new feature. I’m not sure yet whether I prefer the vertical or horizontal view. I’ll find out over the next few days.
Download Brave 1.52
As mentioned, the new feature is available in the desktop versions of the web browser. You can download the current version from the download area of the project page. There is official support for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
For Linux, there are officially supported packages for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, CentOS, and OpenSUSE among others. Unofficial versions are available for Arch, Manjaro, and Solus. There is also a Flatpak.
For Linux, there are also officially supported packages for Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, CentOS, and OpenSUSE among others. Unofficial versions are available for Arch, Manjaro, and Solus. There is also a Flatpak.