Microsoft Edge Chromium: Never Translate, Prepopulate Find with Text Selection

Microsoft today released a new Canary version of Edge. It adds a minor change to the built-in translator feature. Also, in Edge 78.0.241.0 the 'Prepopulate Find with Text Selection' is finally activated and available to everyone.

The newest Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser comes with the Microsoft Translator service integrated. Microsoft Translator is a multilingual translation cloud service created and maintained by Microsoft. Its engine is used in various products of the company, including Bing, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, Skype, and more.

Chromium Edge includes a native feature that brings Microsoft Translator to the browser instead of the Google Translator service which is disabled in this new Edge app.

Edge Canary 78.0.241.0 adds a new feature to the built-in translator. Now the "Not now" button has a drop down menu that contain a 'Never translate' option. By selecting it you can stop Edge from translating certain from languages. See this screenshot.

Microsoft Edge Never Translate

Also, Microsoft has made it possible to prepopulate the Find dialog box with the current text selection. This feature was discovered some time ago, but Edge 78.0.241.0 is the first browser's version that has a working implementation of the feature.

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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. The stable channel is also on its way to users. The new Microsoft Edge browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

At the moment of this writing, the latest Microsoft Edge Chromium versions are as follows.



I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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