There is a new third-party extension for Microsoft Edge that allows you to search for a text or phrase using Google, via the right-click menu. This extension is not available from the Windows Store, which means you need to side-load it into Edge if you plan to use it.Read more
If you’ve been using desktop shortcuts to open your favorite websites, you can instead pin those websites to the Windows 10 Start menu to make your desktop clutter-free.
Moreover, pinning websites to the Start screen helps you get to those sites quickly especially when your Windows 10 device is in Tablet mode, where the Start screen occupies the full screen, covering your desktop. You can pin website shortcuts to the Windows 10 Start screen using four different ways.Read more
The native EPUB viewing capability is the newest feather in Microsoft Edge’s cap as of Windows 10 Redstone 2 Preview Build 14971 — which we saw in post Edge gets EPUB (eBooks) Support in Creator’s Update. You can view EPUB files, bookmark its pages, change the font style and do more using Edge.Read more
With the Windows 10 Creators Update Insider Preview Build 14971, Microsoft Edge gets EPUB viewing capability. EPUB files are e-books with a .epub extension, and can be used in various types of devices. EPUBs are zip containers which enclose document (content), stylesheet and other metadata.Read more
The Office Online extension available on Chrome is now available for Microsoft Edge via Windows Store. Office Online integrates with OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business and lets you easily create and open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway documents using Office Online right from the Microsoft Edge browser window.Read more
Microsoft Edge by default uses Bing search when you search from the address bar. If you want to change the default search engine/provider in Edge, you can do so via Edge’s settings.Read more
Edge Extensions is a new feature introduced in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update where you can install available browser extensions from the Store. Here is a walk-through on how to install and uninstall Edge extensions, including an example that uses PowerShell.Read more
We saw how to disable Edge’s tab preview feature using a registry hack. With the Anniversary Update, there is an additional hidden registry setting for configuring Edge tab previews.
Note: Information in this article does not apply to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium). It’s applicable to the old Microsoft Edge browser only.
Microsoft Edge’s tab preview thumbnail feature can be very useful especially if you have too many tabs open, and want to find a particular tab quickly to switch to it.Read more