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Microsoft Edge web browser to get several new features this month




This month marks the one-year birthday of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser. To celebrate the occasion, Microsoft today announced some new themes, you can read about it here. Microsoft also announced several new features that are coming to Microsoft Edge browser this month, read about them below.


  1. Sidebar search is now generally available in Microsoft Edge.
  2. See incoming emails directly from the new tab page of Microsoft Edge. With the new smart tile for Outlook, you can see your three most recent emails and also start a new email or meeting request in Outlook, directly from the new tab page.
  3. Now you can sync your history and tabs, in addition to favorites, passwords and autofill information.
  4. Now macOS provides the ability to switch sites that authenticate with a user’s work profile so it’s easier to toggle between work and personal browsing.
  5. You’ll notice subtle updates to icons in Microsoft Edge that are rounder and softer in appearance. They are built from a consistent key-line and grid which allows for more visual consistency when scanning menus, lists, etc.
  6. Microsoft Edge now has a sleeping tabs feature that boosts browser performance by improving memory and CPU resource usage, rolling out now.
  7. New Password generator to help keep you and your family safer online. With password generator, Microsoft Edge will automatically suggest a secure password when you’re changing an existing password or signing up for a new online account, automatically saving it to your browser autofill settings.


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Microsoft Edge 88 is coming today with sidebar search, history sync, and more




In its What's New in Web Experiences blog post, Microsoft announced some new features that are arriving for its Edge browser starting today. This is all stuff for the stable channel, so if you're an Insider that's been testing features in the Beta, Dev, or Canary channels, this will be pretty familiar to you.


First of all, sidebar search is now generally available. The feature is exactly what it sounds like. You can highlight some text, right-click, and choose to search in the sidebar.




Another new feature coming this month is that you'll be able to see your Outlook emails from the new tab page. To do this, add Outlook to your quick links on the new tab page, and then they'll appear. You do need to be signed into the same account on both Outlook and Edge for this to work.


Next up is history and open tab sync. Basic features that were included in Chrome for years, many were surprised when Edge hit general availability over a year ago without these features. But now, they're here for both mobile and desktop. They actually started rolling out a couple of weeks ago, but everyone should have them starting today.


There's a lot more. Automatic profile switching is coming to macOS, and more importantly, Edge supports themes now. You can get them from the Edge add-ons store, the Chrome store, or any other Chromium theme store. You'll also find Microsoft's new Fluent Design elements that it announced a while back, even if you wouldn't notice them if you weren't specifically looking for them.


Microsoft is introducing sleeping tabs, which is releasing system resources on tabs that you're not using. You'll need to enable this in settings to use it. And finally, Microsoft has a new password generator. It's just what it sounds like, automatically creating secure passwords for you.


All of this is rolling out starting today. It comes as part of Edge 88, which should be available shortly.


Source: Microsoft Edge 88 is coming today with sidebar search, history sync, and more (via Neowin)

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