Microsoft has just released a new version of its Edge browser. In version 86, several new features are emerging. Some, previously available for testing, are now deployed for everyone.
In order to catch up with the meteoric growth of Google, Microsoft is increasing the number of new features in Edge to stand out from Google as much as possible. Find out more about what's new here.
Microsoft first improved reading of PDF files. The editor explains that the navigation of a document is now simplified with the support of tables of contents. It will therefore be easier to move from one section to another. In addition, all features of Microsoft Edge PDF reader on PC are now available from smartphone. In addition to smoother scrolling, PDF document benefits from electronic stylus support, for example to highlight a portion of text.
Multi-profile in-browser support was previously only available on Windows 10. Here it is now integrated into Edge within Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The latter allows for example to create an environment dedicated to work and another to initiate personal surfing sessions.
At the end of last month, we reported that Microsoft was finalizing the integration of themes from the Chrome Web Store. These are now applied to the page of a new tab.
Microsoft's Download Manager also allows direct interaction with File Explorer. It is then possible to delete, directly from the browser, previously downloaded documents.
With Edge, Microsoft has ended the Internet Explorer browser. By adopting the Chromium project, the Redmond firm has abandoned its work on the Trident rendering engine. However in companies, several sites, and in particular intranets, have not been updated to the latest web standards. Administrators can now offer to open a new tab with a view mode for Internet Explorer.
Always for the benefit of administrators, Microsoft explains that with Edge 86, it is now possible to restore an older version of the application in the event that a new version poses a particular problem.
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