Enable Picture Dictionary for Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Enable Picture Dictionary for Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft today released a new Canary build of Mircosoft Edge, which introduced a new feature, Picture Dictionary. It is available in Immersive Reader, and displays a small descriptive image for a selected word, giving visual definition. Quite a nice feature.


The new option is available starting in Edge Canary 83.0.472.0, released today. It is hidden behind a flag, but it is easy to unblock it.

To Enable Picture Dictionary for Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge,

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Type the following in the address bar: edge://flags/#edge-reading-view-picture-dictionary.
  3. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu next to the Picture Dictionary in Immersive Reader line.Microsoft Edge Enable Picture Dictionary Feature
  4. Restart the browser.
  5. Now, open a web page to test the feature, e.g. an article on Winaero.
  6. Turn on the Immersive Reader feature (Press F9).Microsoft Edge Open Immersive Reader
  7. In Immersive Reader, click on Grammar Tools, and enable Picture Dictionary.Microsoft Edge Enable Picture Dictionary For Immersive Reader
  8. Now, select a word to get a descriptive picture for it.Microsoft Edge Picture Dictionary In Immersive Reader In Action

Actual Edge versions

The actual versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

Edge 79 Stable Wallpaper

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 stable version of Microsoft Edge Chromium is available to the public for a while. 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.

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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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.

3 thoughts on “Enable Picture Dictionary for Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge”

  1. Unrelated question.

    When I right click on one of the extension icons to the right of the adress bar there’s an option to “Move to the Menu”.

    Where is this menu? I moved one there and now I can’ find where “there” is.

    I can still goto “edge://extensions” and find it there but I can’t find this “Menu” I moved the icon to.

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