Thanks to browsers like Microsoft Edge, the days of using a PDF player to see the documents are pretty much completed. Microsoft Edge allows you to open all PDF files and it comes with advanced features, such as playback mode and even a dictionary that allows you to search for the browser.
As part of the Upcoming Edge updates, Microsoft is currently working on improving the integrated PDF player in its browser. For example, Microsoft introduces support for “free text boxes” in the document. As the name suggests, this will allow users to add free form text boxes to documents.
Using the new feature, you can easily add text boxes to PDF format to fill out the forms and add visible notes. According to the official roadmap, Microsoft Edge also benefits from the support of “free-form highlighters”. This feature will arrive with Microsoft Edge 95 and will allow users to highlight sections on PDFs.
With FreeForm highlighters, you can actually add comments to restricted PDF documents as well as scanned documents.
In addition, another feature will allow users to navigate through their PDF document using thumbnails that will appear in the left side pane, similar to the new PDF playback experience in Google Chrome.
Microsoft Edge tab grouping and other improvements
Microsoft also borrows the functionality of the chrome tab groups for the 93 chrome edge version, which should arrive in early August in the beta chain. As you probably know, the Microsoft Island grouping feature allows you to organize tabs with names and colors similar to Google Chrome.
This new addition to the browser allows anyone to create a group of tabs for various tasks.
If you can not wait, you can try a tab group by manually turning on the Flags menu feature.
When finished, you must right-click a tab and create a group. From there, give color and name to the tab group. By following these simple tabs, you can create as many groups as you want.
The functionality of the tab groups is also compatible with the arrangement of the vertical tabs of the browser.
For Windows 11, Microsoft users works on a new and modern design for an edge that integrates design items from the fluid design system. In addition to the fluid design, Microsoft Edge also benefits from Mica support, a new material that integrates the theme and desktop wallpaper from Windows 11.
The fluid update of the design of Microsoft Edge should land in the stable channel later this year.