Microsoft has updated the user interface for downloads in the Edge browser. A refined look of the Downloads flyout now includes a number of new useful options.
The change has landed in Edge Canary. However, it is a controlled roll-out, so you may not see it right now. First of all, you can now enable or disable the downloads button on the toolbar. There is an option for that.
When you click on the Downloads icon in the toolbar, it opens a restyled flyout with a number of option you can change directly. There is a pause button that allows you to quickly pause or resume the download, or open the folder.
It also includes a new compact save dialog.
The flyout includes its own menu that opens when you click on the three dot button that includes the following items:
- Manage downloads
- Clear all downloads history
- Download Settings
- Hide Downloads button from the toolbar.
The the new download interface can also be pinned to the right, similar to what we have already see with Collections and Favorites. Microsoft has recently updated those with the ability to be pinned the same way to the right side of the window.
The latest Canary build as of this writing is 89.0.760.0. Again, it is a controlled roll-out, so you may or may not see the change.
Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft's products instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging operating systems, including Windows 7. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization. There are also group policy templates for admins.
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