Edge works just like a traditional browser, but it looks sleeker, slimmer, and cleaner than Internet Explorer. You won't find the same toolbars, menu bars, and other baggage that cluttered up IE. en comptes, there's just one tiny toolbar from which you access all your commands and settings, leaving more real estate for each page.
While we bet one of the first things you do on a new Windows PC is rush to the web to download Firefox, crom, or your other browser of choice, hi ha reasons to consider Edge. Després de tot, we found it performs well against the competition.
Below, we'll check out what's new with the April 2018 Update and then provide an overview of how best to customize and use microsoft Edge.
Mute a Tab
Do you want to silence webpages that automatically start playing audio or video as soon as you open them? This can be especially tricky if you've opened several tabs and aren't sure where the sound is coming from. Firefox and Chrome have long offered ways to mute such audio. Now you can perform the same feat in Edge, and you can do it one of two ways.
The tab that's sounding off should display a speaker icon. Right-click on that tab and select the command to Mute tab. More easily, just click on the speaker icon. To restore the sound, right-click on the tab and select Unmute tab or click on the speaker icon again.
Save Form Entries
Online shopping is convenient, but not when you have to retype your billing and shipping information at each site over and over again. To cut to the chase, Edge can store your name, adreça, i altres detalls, and automatically populate the right fields. To set this up, click on the three-dot icon on the top right () and select ajustos > View advanced settings > Autofill settings, and make sure "Save form entries" is turned on.
Click on the button to Manage form entries, and click Add new. Type your name and other information and click Save.
The next time you buy an item on a site you haven't used before and you're prompted to fill in your billing or shipping details, just click in the first field. Edge automatically fills in the necessary fields with the information you created. You can also create multiple form entries for different forms or different people.
Printing a webpage can be tricky and messy. sovint, the printed pages grab the wrong content and miss the content you need, wasting your time and paper. Edge can now help with an option called clutter-free printing. Surf to a webpage you want to print. Click on the three-dot icon () and select Print.
The print preview window shows you how your page will appear. If clutter-free printing is available, the option appears at the bottom of the printing window. Click Clutter-free printing and turn it on. Print preview should now display your pages in a cleaner format. Click Print to send the webpage to your printer.
Read PDFs and Books Full-Screen
If you often read PDFs and electronic books on your Windows PC or tablet, here's a trick you'll like. Open a PDF or ebook in Edge. Press F11. The page jumps into full-screen mode so you can read your book without the distraction of the top toolbars and menus of the browser. En acabar, press F11 again to exit full-screen mode.
More Options for EPUB Books
Ebooks come in a variety of formats, including EPUB, a convenient option that lets you read this type of book directly in your browser. Edge has long supported EPUB books, but with the April 2018 actualització, the browser offers more options for this format courtesy of an enhanced toolbar.
Open an EPUB book in Edge. Click anywhere on the screen, and a toolbar pops up at the top. In both the new and prior versions of Edge, you can use toolbar icons to open a Table of Contents, add and access bookmarks for different spots in the book, search for text, adjust the font style and size, change the page theme, and hear the book read aloud. Now you can do even more.
Click on the Notes icon to see any notes you've already added to the book. You can easily jump to a specific note by clicking on it.
Want to identify certain types of words? Click on the icon for Grammar tools and then click on the Get button. This is also available for other types of ebooks and certain webpages.
Syllables and Parts of Speech
Turn on the options for Syllables and Parts of Speech. Words with multiple syllables are separated at each syllable. Nouns, verbs, and adjectives are highlighted in color. You may find this more useful if you're trying to read a book in a different language and need a way to identify the various parts of speech.
You can now save an EPUB book to read it offline. Click on the Save icon and pick a location to store the book. Open the book offline to read it in Edge. Click on the Full screen button or press F11 to read the book full-screen. Click on the same button or press F11 to exit full-screen mode.
Edge Gets Darker
Edge's Dark theme is now a bit darker. Click on the three-dot icon () and select Settings. Click on the drop-down box under "Choose a theme" and change it to Dark. You may notice that the theme appears darker and offers better contrast than before so you can more easily see your icons and menus.
Change the Start Page
Per defecte, Edge opens to display a Start page that serves up a news feed of the top stories at the moment, but you can change it. Click the three-dot icon () and select Settings. Look at the section at the top that says "Open Microsoft Edge with." You'll see four options.
The first option is the default Start page setting. The second option, per New tab page, opens a page that displays a search field, a list of top sites that you've either visited or that have been suggested by Microsoft, and a link to display your news feed. The third option, Previous Pages, starts you off by displaying the page you last visited.
You can also try the fourth option for a specific page or pages. aquí, you can type the address for any site (for example www.google.com) and click the floppy-drive icon to save. To add more pages, click Add new page, and type the address for the second site, such as www.yahoo.com. The next time you open Edge, it displays the pages you set up right from the get-go, each in a different tab.
Change the Default Search Engine
Microsoft uses its own Bing search engine as the default way to search via Microsoft Edge. No big surprise there, but maybe you're more accustomed to Google or another search engine and wish to use that as the default. That's easy enough.
In Edge, click the three-dot icon () and select ajustos > View advanced settings > Change search engine.
aquí, you can select another search engine. Edge will only display sites you've visited in the past. If this is the first time you've opened Edge on your PC and you've never visited Google.com, per exemple, Google won't show up as an option. So before hitting up this setting, load up Google.com, DuckDuckGo, or whatever other search engine you prefer.
llavors, under the "Change search engine" setting, click the one you want and select Set as default to make the change. You can also remove websites you don't want.
Where are your favorites, your history list, your downloads? Never fear. They're all here, just in a different spot than you may be used to from IE. You just have to know how to access them. Everything you need to navigate the web is located in a single pane Microsoft calls the Hub.
Click on the shooting star icon in the Edge toolbar to open a menu with multiple tabs. The icons on the left side of the Hub window will allow you to view your Favorites, Llista de lectura, Books, History, and Downloads in one place.
Add to Your Favorites
Just like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge offers a Favorites option in which you can store your favorite websites. To add to your Favorites, open the page you want to add in Edge. Then click on the star icon in the Edge toolbar to open a menu. The menu will automatically appear with the Favorites tab open. You have the option to rename the page and can add it to a specific Favorites folder, if you have created one. Click Add to put it on your Favorites list.
Add to Reading List
Stumbled upon a really interesting article on the web, but don't have time to read it right now? You can add it to Edge's Reading list. That means the article becomes available for you to read at any time, even when you're offline. You'll also be able to read it from your Windows 10 laptop or tablet without the need for internet access, so this is especially handy for saving "read later" stuff that you want to catch up with on the train or bus, when you're away from Wi-Fi.
To save a page to your Reading list, open the page you want to add in Edge. Then click on the star icon on the Edge toolbar, followed by the second button, for "Reading list." Change the name of the article, if you wish, to help you remember it later, then click on the Add button.
Access Reading List
To access articles you've saved to Reading List, click the shooting star icon, select Reading list, and you'll see everything you've saved. Simply click on it to read it, whether you're online or off.
Did you find an article or story on the web that you'd like to read, but the layout isn't particularly friendly for reading on your particular Windows 10 device? You can change that by turning on Reading View, which reformats the page so that the content looks like a virtual book or magazine article, making it easier to read.
Some pages on the web support the Reading View option, and some don't. You can tell the ones that support it because the Reading View icon, which looks like an open book, will appear on the toolbar, to the right of the address field.
If that icon is enabled, just click on it, and the formatting of your current web page will change to a single-column view so you can more easily read it. To turn off Reading View, click on the same icon again.
Make and Share a Web Note
Here's a cool concept in Microsoft Edge: You can mark up any web page with drawings or highlights, and even clip part of the page to save as its own item. This feature can prove handy if you want to review a certain Web page with other people, or simply make notes for your own benefit. To perform these feats, you employ an Edge feature called Web Note.
per començar, click on the icon to the right of the three horizontal lines, the one that looks like a square with a pen on top of it. (If you hover over the icon, the explanatory tool-tip reads, "Add Note.") The Web Note toolbar then pops up at the top of the screen, sporting different icons for the various functions.
The first icon (a pen tip) lets you draw on the page using an online pen. The second icon (a highlighter pen tip) triggers a highlighter tool, so you can call attention to something on the page. The third icon (which we suppose approximates a tilted eraser, or could be a battery-drainage icon sinking in the sea) turns on an eraser so you can erase any highlights or notes you've created. The fourth icon (a speech bubble) lets you type a note and position it anywhere on the screen. And the fifth icon (the scissors) lets you select a specific region of the page so you can save it or share it. There's also a touch writing icon if you have a touch-screen device.
Save a Web Note
After you've marked up the Web page, you can do a few things with it. Click on the floppy-disk Save icon in the upper right of the Web Note toolbar, and you can save it to Microsoft OneNote, a free note-taking program offered by Microsoft. If you don't have OneNote, Microsoft prompts you to download it. You can also save the marked-up page to your Favorites list, and/or save it to your Reading List.
You can also share your Web Note with other people: Click the share icon () to the right of the Save icon. From the list that pops up, you can share the page via email, Facebook, Dropbox, and other supported apps.
quan hagi acabat, click on the X to turn off the Web Note toolbar. If you've already saved changes, your markups will disappear, but you can access Web Notes from the Reading List
Pin a Web Page to the Start Menu
Let's say there's a Web page you frequently visit, and you don't want to go through the hassle of having to open up Edge each time you want to access it. You don't have to. Just save the page to your Start menu, so it's available as soon as you log in to Windows. Fer això, click on the by-now familiar icon with the three dots. From the pane, click on the command to "Pin this page to Start." A pop-up menu asks if you want to pin this tile to Start. Answer Yes.
Start Menu Access
Pròxim, click on the Start button. You should see a brand-new tile for the page you just pinned.