Microsoft Edge Canary Has Received Sidebar Search

Earlier this month Microsoft announced a new feature, Sidebar Search, to be added to the Edge browser. The feature has finally made its appearance in the Canary channel of Microsoft Edge.

Sidebar Search

A new Sidebar Search feature will allow you to search for anything on web without switching to a new tab. The search results will also appear in the sidebar. Microsoft has made it available to Insiders in the Canary channel.

Edge Sidebar Search

The Sidebar search is powered by Bing. It can be opened from the context menu of the selected text. There is also a hotkey, Ctrl + Shift + E.

How to open the Sidebar Search in Microsoft Edge

  1. Select some text on the web page.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + E, or right-click on the selection.
  3. This will instantly open the sidebar with search results provided by Bing.
  4. There is also a button to open them in a new tab.

Actual Edge Versions

Download Microsoft Edge

You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:

Download Microsoft Edge Insider Preview

The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Stable

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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