Microsoft Edge gets a separate search box

Microsoft Edge may soon get a dedicated search box, resembling the look of many browsers from the early 2000s. Unlike the address bar, the search box will allow you to pick the desired search engine for the typed terms, which adds extra convenience. On the other hand, it steals the toolbar space, so a smaller part of a URL will remain visible.

Microsoft is testing this feature in Edge Canary (controlled deployment). However, when a new search is available, then the selection of search engines does not work. Most likely, Microsoft is making some changes there, perhaps in the future it will be possible to use one search engine in the first search window and another in the second.

Edge Dedicated Search Box

The search result always opens in a new tab.

Search Result

Among the modern browsers, Edge won't be the one offering a dedicated search box exclusively. Such a feature remains available for years in Firefox. Vivaldi, another Chromium-based product, also allows having a separate search box.

Microsoft yet to announce the feature. Currently, only a limited set of users Edge Canary. (via)


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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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