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The Split Screen feature has landed in the stable version of Microsoft Edge

The latest stable release of Microsoft Edge has finally received a feature that allows the user to display two web pages side by side within a single tab. Formerly, to achieve a similar layout, users had to move the desired tab to a different window, then use Windows tools to align the two windows side by side. This keeps sidebars, vertical tabs, toolbars and other UI elements visible in each of the windows. They take up significant screen space. The new feature solves that issue.

Microsoft Edge gets support for 16 mouse gestures

It appears that Microsoft is preparing to add mouse gestures to Edge. While the feature isn't yet accessible for testing in the preview channels, some lucky Insiders already see the change. There are 16 gestures that the user can enable or disable in order to manage the browser with short mouse movements.

Microsoft is about to bring back Mica Acrylic effect to the Edge browser

Some time ago, the beauty of Microsoft Edge on Windows 11 waned as its developers disabled the Mica Acrylic effect in the user interface. However, this may change in the near future. Canary builds of the browser sport a different enhanced style of the browser that fills the document area and its panes with the cool effect.

Microsoft is experimenting with the Close tab button in Edge

To create a better user experience, Microsoft is still experimenting with the Close Tab button position for vertical tabs. Currently, it appears on right for both horizontal and vertical tabs. But for some Canary insiders, it now appears on the left in vertical tabs mode. Also, it may remain always visible when the tab pane is unpinned.

Microsoft Edge is getting an option to turn off the Bing button

Starting in Edge 111, the stable version of the browser sports a new Bing button in the sidebar. In pre-release versions of Edge it appears in the toolbar instead of the sidebar, and replaces the menu button by shifting to the left, so even if you hide the sidebar, it remains visible! As of now, Edge stable doesn't offer any option to get rid of the bing icon, but this will change in May.

Microsoft introduces a new Video Super Resolution feature in Edge

On February 27, Microsoft Edge has got a new flag in Canary, edge://flags #edge-video-super-resolution. As followed from its description, it allows the browser to enhance the image for low resolution videos. However, it was not clear on what devices and how it will work. Microsoft has finally announced the feature officially and provided its hardware requirements.

Edge Add-on Store is getting extension badges

Microsoft has announced that they are bringing badges to the Edge add-on store. They should help you differentiate useful and popular extensions among 11,000 available add-ons. In company's opinion, the new badge system will stimulate developers to build high quality extensions to compete on the marketplace.

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