Microsoft seems to be not yet done with significant Edge updates. With the latest Canary release, Edge has split-screen support with drag-and-drop on Windows 11.
Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows, and it is getting better over time. We reported last week that the Mica effect is being added to the browser. We can now verify that drag-and-drop support is in the works for Edge.
Spotted on Tech Community and verified by us in the latest Canary release, the feature does work as intended, albeit in a quirky state. The feature allows users to create split-screen tabs in the browser by just dragging and dropping the tabs. Enabling it does require some work, but we have listed the steps below for our users:
- Create a shortcut for the browser, preferably on your desktop.
- Right-click it and open properties.
- Click on the Target field.
- Press the spacebar once and type the following:
- Save the changes made by clicking on OK.
- Launch the browser and open two tabs.
- Drag one tab to the right side of the window to view them on split-screen.
After making the above changes, split-screen can also be enabled by clicking Ctrl+Shift+2 on your keyboard.
The feature, however, is broken as it only works when the tab is dragged to the right side. However, when fixed, the split-screen support will undoubtedly improve productivity on Edge.
While the Canary channel is getting some well-deserved features, the Dev version of the browser has received a hefty update recently.
With version 120, Microsoft has added many features to the Dev build, which should be making its way to the stable release soon. The changes include API-level PDF translation improvements, minor visual tweaks, and other reliability improvements.
The update also improves the iOS and the Mac builds of Edge.
Microsoft Edge on Android is also getting better
Along with the Windows version, Microsoft is showering the Android version of the browser with some love too.
The new update rolling out to the Beta Testers replaces the new tab button at the bottom of this screen with Microsoft Copilot. Copilot is Microsoft’s newest AI-powered assistant and integrates with most Microsoft products.
Using Copilot, users can get a concise summary of the web pages on Edge. The feature also works on PDF files which are opened in the browser.
Copilot’s other AI features work, too, and you can ask it to generate reports, compare results and lots of other cool stuff.
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