Microsoft has made a new web browser from the ground up using the Chromium engine advanced by Google.
The new browser to be continued to carry the same Microsoft Edge name. Still, it’s a completely new software that offers better compatibility for websites and extensions. quicker loading times, enhanced security and care, and better tooling for creators.
With all the functionality you can think of with a modern web browser, the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge offers some interesting styles and features that make the experience better and different. In this Windows 10 guide, we will highlight the 10 best features available in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge. (This list is not prepared in any specific order)
1. User friendly interface
The user interface for Microsoft Edge has been completely reshaped, but conserving the familiar look and feel of the legacy version to minimize the knowledge curve.
The new interface is fresh, contemporary, and modish with curved edges making the browser a slightly more approachable, & as it’s built on the Chromium open-source platform, you’ll find visual elements similar to the Chrome browser. However, this is not a bad thing at all, as most modern browsers always look exactly the same. When you open the browser for the first time, you’ll see a pattern similar to the one in the left-hand corner, like the tabs on the left, the navigation controls on the left, the address bar in the middle, and the action buttons on the right. “Settings and more.” The menu also looks like the legacy version, but now, a lot of options have changed.
Perhaps the interface improvements are a testament to the new settings that have changed from a flyout menu to a full-page layout that makes it easier to find and configure settings.
One of the top features you’ll find in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is “Profiles”, as the name suggests. This is a feature that permits you to create browsing profiles (accounts) with other people without the need. Facilitates Create an additional account on Windows 10
Also, because profiles save information separate (favorites, passwords, payment info, addresses, dates, extensions, and additional settings), so you can make multiple profiles for yourself to keep private and work content separately. You can use it.
By default, the browser will automatically make a profile, but you can always custom the browser settings to manage, add, or remove profiles. Microsoft Edge supports two types of profiles. You can make a local profile, which is not connected online, which means settings will only be existing on the device. Or you can create a cloud profile by linking your Microsoft account, which allows you to back up your settings and sync data from all devices.
3. Tracking prevention
Firstly, with this new version, in addition to accepting the new rendering engine, Microsoft Edge is also presenting a privacy feature called “Tracking Prevention” to guard you from online tracking.
When you visit a website, your Internet routines (e.g., sites you visit) use online tracker cookies and a number of other machines (such as when you’re not active on this page). , Clicks, interests, and more). And then using this information companies advertise you and offer a more personalized experience.
Tracking prevention is enforced by default and includes a set of options that allow you to decide how the browser can improve your privacy by allowing you to track damaging online trackers. Can prevent and prevent the collection of.
The feature is available in the “Privacy and Services” settings. Although the “Balance” option is the recommended level, you can also select the “Basic” option, which still prevents harmful trackers, but allows some tracking. Or you can use the “Strict” option to block almost all trackers, but it is likely that most of the sites and view elements on this page will be broken.
4. Google Chrome extensions
The transition to an open-source platform also means that Microsoft Edge is now compatible with many of the features available to Google Chrome users, with extensions.
If you are unaware of extensions (or addons) there are very few applications that you can install on a web browser to enhance its functionality, improve security, or change its behavior. Usually, an extension does only one thing. Although the new Microsoft Edge has its own store for downloading extensions, you can also install extensions made for Chrome available through the Chrome Web Store. All you need to do is enable the option to install extensions from the “Stores” settings.
5. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
Another great feature available with the new Microsoft Edge is support for the Progressive Web app.
Progressive Web Apps is a technology that has the capability to install and use websites as a native application on Windows 10.
Some of the exclusive features of web apps are the ability to work offline, speed up notifications, fast install, quick loading, and automatic server updates. Also, to provide an even more app-like experience, your installed websites using the Edge’s Chromium version will appear in the “All Apps” list in the Start menu, and you can easily select “Apps and Features”. Can be removed from the “Settings” page. Although you can install virtually any website as a progressive web application, it is up to the developers to implement the functions available to them.
6. Immersive reader
When you’re trying to read an exciting article online, occasionally it’s impossible to focus all the visual elements on the links around the ads and content. Immersive Reader (formerly known as “Reading Wave”) is a feature on Microsoft Edge that removes mess with just one click so you can focus on the main content.
Once you click the “Immersive Reader” button on the right side of the address bar, this feature will eliminate all clutter and reformat content that is hot using more readable text and background. Using colors will make it easier on the eyes.
You can even click the “Read aloud” button to make the sound engine read the text aloud with different speeds and sounds.
7. PDF viewer
Although the ability to work with PDF files can be found in most modern web browsers, the method of Microsoft Edge has changed a bit. Also, to open PDF documents from the web or to save them locally on your computer, you can select some text and right-click the option to find the option to highlight the content. And then you can save or print the document with the highlighted text.
If you ever want to open locally stored PDF documents on your computer, right-click on the file and then select the menu with Open and use the Microsoft Edge option
8. Dark theme
If you like darker colors, Microsoft Chromium has covered you. Like the legacy version of the browser, the new version includes a black theme option within the “Appearance” settings.
In the settings page, you can switch between light or dark mode or you can also select the “System Default” option which allows Edge to change the theme color when changing the color scheme of Windows 10 using the app setting. Available.
In Microsoft Edge Chromium you also get Collections, a new feature that makes it easy for you to collect images, text, videos and anything else that you can drag and drop from the web into a collection.
The feature is still under progress but if it is available in your installation then you will find the option in the main menu. Once you launch this feature, all you have to do is click on the Add New option to get started. After assigning a name to the group, you can start adding links, photos, videos and more.
10. Fine browsing experience
While the company has financed heavily in making Microsoft Edge the best browser skill for Windows 10 users, it has never been as fast or compatible as Google Chrome. The browser is faster than ever when rebuilt from the ground up using Edge Also, an open-source platform that is more widely used is for better website and extension compatibility and less destruction, as developers now have to adjust their services to work on a different platform.