One of the features of Arc Browser that made me switch to it on Mac as my default browser was Spaces. They're one of the reasons why Arc Browser shines when it comes to tab management. And however far Arc Browser on Windows still needs to go, at least we've got Spaces right now!
Here's everything you need to know about using them in the Windows version so you can efficiently use them, whether you're an Arc Mac user or completely new to Arc on Windows.
What are Spaces in Arc Browser
Spaces in Arc Browser make it extremely easy to manage different aspects of your browsing life. Sure, you can create profiles in other browsers to create separate places for your browsing life, but it's not the same.
Spaces in Arc Browser are set up within the same browsing space without the need to switch to a different instance of the browser, like you have to do with other browsers. Each Space can have its own different Pinned Tabs and Themes while having the same Favorites. You can also have a completely different Space by creating a different Profile for it. Arc Browser in Windows does not support icons for Spaces yet.
Managing Spaces in Arc Browser
Once you've nailed down how to manage Spaces in Arc Browser, you can efficiently navigate your way around it.
Creating a Space
Arc Browser creates a default Space for you automatically when you install the browser. But you can create new Spaces as you go along.
- Open the Arc Browser on your Windows computer.
- Then, click the '+' button in the bottom-right of the sidebar.
- From the options that appear, click on 'New Space'.
- Alternatively, you can also use the Command Bar to create a new space. Open the Command Bar using the
- Then, type 'New Space' and press Enter.
- The interface to create a new Space will appear. Enter a name for the 'Space' in the Space name field. This could be 'Personal' if you're creating it for personal browsing, or 'Vacation' if you're creating it to keep all the tabs you need to book and manage your vacation in one place, for instance.
- Then, select which Profile you want to assign to the Space. By default, it'll use the 'Default' profile. Click on the drop-down menu and select another profile from the menu or click on 'New Profile' to create a new one. Spaces that share a profile will have the same 'Favorites'. You can also log in using different accounts on the same websites with different profiles.
- Then, choose a theme for your Space. Each Space can have a different theme, allowing you to visually differentiate between them easily.
- Finally, click on 'Create Space'.
- The new space will be created. You can open and pin tabs in the new space just like your default space.
Navigate Between Spaces
It's easy to navigate between different Spaces in the Arc browser.
- You can click on the dots at the bottom of the sidebar to go to a space. However, since Arc on Windows does not support icons yet, it can be hard to differentiate between them as efficiently as Arc on Mac.
- Alternatively, you can use the Command Bar, type the Space's name, and click on the 'Focus on space [Space Name]' option to go to a Space.
- You can also use the keyboard shortcut
[Space Number]to navigate between spaces.
- Or, click the 'Arc' icon in the top-left. From the menu, go to 'Space' and 'Next Space' or 'Previous Space' or the Space's name from the sub-menu.
- If you're using a trackpad, a two-finger left or right swipe on the sidebar will also take you to the next or previous space.
Moving Tabs Between Spaces
You can also move tabs from the pinned section or today section to another space.
- Right-click on a tab and go to the 'Move to' option.
- Then, go to the Space's name to which you want to move the tab and select where you want to move the tab, i.e., Pinned section, Today section, or to a folder (you can also create a new folder).
- If you move the tab between different profiles, you could be logged out of an account if you're not logged into it in the other profile. Click 'Move it' from the dialog box that appears if you want to proceed.
Editing a Space
- To edit a Space, go to the Space's name in the sidebar and hover there.
- The 'Edit' option will appear; click on it.
- From the menu that appears, you can change the Space's name, theme, and profile or delete it.
Arc Browser’s Spaces feature on Windows offers a revolutionary way to manage and compartmentalize your digital life. With the ability to create multiple Spaces within the same browser instance, users can enjoy a seamless and organized browsing experience.