The new Microsoft Edge browser update has been gaining popularity among users due to its clean design, speed, privacy features and inclusion of ChatGPT inbuilt into the browser. A lot of features are openly available to use and seems like Microsoft Edge Browser is finally ready to compete with Google Chrome which is the primary browser of more than 2 Billion users worldwide.
Apart from all the old improved features, did you know that it also comes with some hidden features that can enhance your browsing experience even further? In this blog post, we’ll uncover 10 hidden features of Edge browser that you might have missed.
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10 Brilliant Hidden Features of Microsoft Edge You Should Know in 2023
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1. Immersive Reader Mode
If you’re someone who likes to read articles, blogs or books online, the immersive reader mode in Edge can be a game-changer. It removes all distractions from the screen and presents the content in a clean and easy-to-read format. To activate this mode, click on the “book” icon in the address bar.
Inside the ‘Reader Mode’ you will get an immersive reading experience and some extra features. You can change the font size, change the font, change the reading theme and much more. Avid readers will love this new reader more in the Edge browser.
2. Vertical Tabs
Are you tired of having too many tabs open at once? Edge’s vertical tabs feature lets you stack your tabs vertically on the side of the screen, saving valuable horizontal space. You can enable this feature by clicking on the “Tab Action Menu” icon next to the tabs and then click on ‘Turn on Vertical Tabs’.
You can turn it off by clicking on the same menu and then clicking on ‘Turn off Vertical Tabs’.
3. Web Capture Tool
Need to take a screenshot or save a webpage for offline reading? Edge’s web capture tool can do both. Just click on the “web capture” icon in the address bar and choose whether you want to capture the entire page or just a section of it.
This not only captures screenshots but also allows you to add a markup on the captured screenshot. You can mark the points, add markups to explain something to someone. This is a game-changing feature for content creators, technical writers, and bloggers who take a lot of screenshots for drafting articles, videos etc.
4. Password Monitor
Edge’s password monitor feature keeps an eye on your saved passwords and alerts you if any of them have been compromised in a data breach. You can enable this feature by going to Settings > Profile > Passwords.
This feature is also available on Google Chrome but it is a good edition for those who want to use Microsoft Edge browser as their primary browser and want to manage their passwords from the browser only.
5. Picture-in-Picture Mode
Want to watch a youtube video while browsing other tabs? Edge’s picture-in-picture mode lets you do just that. Simply click on the “picture-in-picture” icon that appears when you hover over a video, and the video will pop out into a smaller window that you can move around and resize as needed.
You can also play and pause the video from PiP mode.
6. Read Aloud
If you’re someone who prefers to listen to articles instead of reading them, Edge’s read-aloud feature can come in handy. Just right-click on the article and select “Read aloud” from the menu. If you want to start from the middle or from a specific part of the article, simply hover the cursor over the word and right-click. You will see an option “Read Aloud from here” and it will start reading the article for you.
Alternatively, you can simply click on ‘Read Aloud’ after the address bar at the top. It will start reading the article from the beginning.
7. Tracking Prevention
Edge’s tracking prevention feature blocks third-party trackers from following you around the web and collecting your data. You can adjust the level of tracking prevention by going to Settings > Privacy, Search & Services > Tracking Prevention.
8. Price & Coupon Tracking
If you are an avid online shopper, this is just perfect for you. Edge browser has an inbuilt tracker that tracks the price of the product and also shows you chart showing you all the fluctuations in the price. That way you can buy the product when it is at its lowest price point.
Go to Amazon, open the product you want to buy, and click on the ‘Price tag’ icon to open the tracker and available coupons.
9. Tab Groups
If you’re someone who likes to keep your tabs organized, Edge’s tab groups feature can help. It lets you group related tabs together and color-code them for easy identification. Simply Right Click on tabs and click on ‘Add Tab to Group’. Now add similar tabs into one group. That way, it gets easier to find different tabs and to get a clean browsing experience.
10. Customizable Start Page
Finally, Edge’s home page is highly customizable. You can choose what shows up on the page, including news articles, weather updates, and your most visited sites. You can also customize the background image and color scheme.
To customize the Edge’s homepage, click on the Setting Icon and it will open the menu. From there, you can change the background, theme, and columns. Scrolling down the homepage will open the different news categories you can get the latest updates from. At the top left corner, you will also see the weather report of your area.
Microsoft Edge Hidden Features: Final Words
Microsoft Edge is now more than just a fast and secure browser. It comes packed with hidden features that can make your browsing experience even better. Whether you’re a power user or a casual surfer, give these features a try and see how they can improve your productivity and enjoyment of the web.
The latest version of Edge really made it a strong competition in the browser market and soon Google might come with an updated version of Google Chrome with even more advanced hidden features. Share this article with Chrome users who thinks there is nothing better than Google Chrome.