Google Chrome is the king of browsers, in popularity, compatibility, and features. However, Microsoft Edge, based on the Chromium open source project, It is an alternative that does not stop growing. Its latest update introduces Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP, Picture in Picture), groups of tabs and more.
From now on, when Microsoft Edge users hover over a supported video, a toolbar will appear allowing them to move the play frame to a floating window. Of course, for now, this feature is only available for browser users on macOS.
Microsoft Edge also receives a feature that will be highly valued by those who work with many open pages. In browser now allows group tabs in different categories defined by the user. In addition, the system has been designed to be intuitive so that it is easy to find and switch between one and the other.
But that is not all. Microsoft Edge, which has long supported vertical tabs, now supports hide browser title bar. To configure this option, the adjustment must be made in Settings> Appearance. In Customize toolbar select the option to hide in portrait mode.
Microsoft Edge improves its advanced features
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IE compatibility mode (Internet Explorer) receives mode “non-merging behavior“. When a user starts a window in IE mode, this will be a separate session, but the user will have to manually configure the list of sites that should prevent the sharing of sessions by default.
Microsoft Edge now also supports a limited number of Initial Preferences. This feature, limited to IT administrator, allows you to set the configuration parameters that will be available to users before they start the browser for the first time.
There is a new policy to stop implicit login. The ImplicitSignInEnabled policy allows system administrators to disable implicit login in Microsoft Edge browsers. A new policy to stop implicit login is also released.
Microsoft Edge already has other interesting functions such as Collections, which allows you to track ideas directly from your browser. It also has a built-in tracker blocker, a feature that can be very useful when it comes to protecting privacy.
Another of the browser’s strengths is its perfect integration with the Redmond ecosystem. Through a Microsoft account it is possible to synchronize bookmarks, history, open tabs and passwords on different devices. Precisely, Edge can be downloaded for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.