Edge 118 released with a new Find on Page feature

On October 13, Microsoft has started rolling out Edge 118 to the stable branch. While it is a relatively minor app update, it adds a new feature, Search on page. It uses an intellectual search algorithm that can find even misspelled words and synonyms. Besides, the release changes the Bing icon in the Sidebar to the Copilot icon. Finally, there are some policy and business-related updates.


What's new in Microsoft Edge 118

The Bing icon entry point in the Microsoft Edge sidebar will change to the new Copilot icon. No other changes in the experience are expected.

A new Find on Page feature

Note: Please keep in mind that your data will be send to Microsoft servers.
With the latest AI-powered smart find update to Find on page feature, searching for a specific word or phrase on a webpage has become much simpler. Find on page now offers related matches and synonyms as suggestions, ensuring that you effortlessly find what you're seeking, even if you mistakenly misspell a word in your search. By simply selecting the suggested word, you can promptly locate the desired word or phrase on the page.

New SmartScreen policy

Introducing the latest update policies for Microsoft Edge. Administrators now have the ability to manage the "Download Updates over metered connections" setting (edge://settings/help) through the MeteredUpdatesDefault and MeteredUpdates policies. The MeteredUpdatesDefault policy applies to all apps, while the MeteredUpdates policy applies specifically to targeted apps. Enabling the Allow configuration in a policy ensures that updates can be downloaded even on metered connections, such as cellular networks or other connections with controlled data usage.

Microsoft Edge for Business Banner removal

Microsoft Edge for Business is a specialized version of Microsoft Edge designed specifically for workplace use. It empowers administrators in organizations to provide their users with a secure and productive web browsing experience on both managed and unmanaged devices. As part of this update, the in-product Microsoft Edge for Business banner is being phased out and will no longer be displayed.

Finally, there are several new policies in this release, which are as follows.

New and deprecated policies

New policies

Deprecated policies

You will find the official notes for this release here. Security fixes are listed on this page. Finally, you can download Edge from its official website.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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