Microsoft Edge Dev Channel update lets you search through open tabs quickly
The Microsoft Edge 100.0.1163.1 update has landed for users in the Dev Channel. It adds a new way to manage your tabs.
Search Tabs in Microsoft Edge
To search through open tabs, click the Tab Actions Menu button in the top left corner, and select the Search Tabs option. If you prefer to use a hotkey, you can invoke the Ctrl + Shift + A keyboard shortcut to bring up the tab search panel. The interface pops up in the middle of the screen, and is not a floating window. It will be dismissed if you click outside its borders.
Microsoft Edge's Search Tabs feature displays a list that is divided into 2 sections, the first of which contains your open tabs. Each item in the list has the favicon of its origin website, the tab's title, and a timestamp to indicate when you accessed the page.
The primary function of this pop-up modal is the search bar at the top, which you can type into, to find a specific tab quickly. The browser filters the list as you type. Left-click on a result to jump to the corresponding tab instantly. The bottom of the Search Tabs panel lists the tabs that were closed recently. You can restore a closed tab by left-clicking on its entry.
Oddly, using the middle-mouse button does not close the selected tab. But you can click the X button next to an entry to close the tab. Unlike the Recently Closed Tabs feature in the browser, the Search Tabs panel does not have a right-click context menu. Currently, there is no way to clear the list of closed tabs. The Search Tabs feature works with the regular mode, vertical tabs and also supports InPrivate Mode (incognito browsing).
Other features in Microsoft Edge 100.0.1163.1 update
The latest Dev channel build of the browser brings support for Image Auto Captioning. This option is enabled by default, and can be toggled from the Accessibility Settings. Microsoft is introducing the Discover pane, a feature that will allow you to follow content creators on the web. I couldn't test it, but it sounds similar to Google Chrome's RSS Feed reader.
Android users who have the Edge Dev build installed on their device can now take Scrolling Screenshots of web pages. This feature is also enabled by default. The update adds a new API to WebView2 to listen for PermissionRequested events from iframes.
Some of these features aren't available for everyone yet, it appears they are being A/B tested per usual.
The Edge Dev Channel 100.0.1163.1 update fixes crashes that occurred when using text prediction, Spellcheck correction popups, closing the browser, Edge Bar, etc. An issue that was preventing the browser from closing has been patched. The context menu will not appear at incorrect locations, and the option to save a webpage should be displayed correctly.
Microsoft says that some ad blocking extensions may cause playback errors on YouTube, and the only workaround is to disable the add-on. Using trackpad gestures on touchscreens could result in wobbly behavior on some websites. If you have this issue, you can toggle the following preference off.
Users who have Kaspersky Internet Suite may face page loading issues on Gmail, this issue can be resolved by updating the antivirus program to the latest version. Similarly, users who run into the STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error have been advised to update their antivirus software.
Please refer to the official release notes, for further information regarding the update.Advertisement