Web Capture is a neat built-in tool in the Microsoft Edge browser that allows you to take a screenshot of a webpage. Users can annotate captures, share them with other users, or add to collections.
For some reason, Web Capture is not working in PDF documents, which is a bummer considering how desperately Microsoft wants you to use Edge for everything, including PDF documents. One of the latest updates for Edge Canary has finally fixed the issue. Users can now take screenshots of PDF files using Web Capture.
Web Capture in Microsoft Edge for PDF
You can launch Web Capture in Microsoft Edge using several methods. The tool has a dedicated shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + S) and a button in the main menu, which you can pin to the toolbar for quick access. Besides, Microsoft Edge allows invoking Web Capture by right-clicking anywhere on the web page. All those methods are now working when you open and edit PDF files (Web Capture was previously grayed out in the PDF viewer).
We do not know why Web Capture was not available for PDF files. Whether it was a bug or intentional behavior, it is good to see Microsoft finally enabling Web Capture for PDF in the Edge browser.
Keep in mind that the change is rolling out gradually to Edge insiders in the Canary channel. It may take a few more weeks for Microsoft to deliver the updated Web Capture to all users in the Stable channel.
Another noteworthy change in Microsoft Edge Canary is an overhauled “Send tab to self” feature for sending tabs between your devices. “Send tab to self” no longer uses native Windows notifications, which allows using the feature when push notifications are off.
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