Microsoft Edge – Advance Hidden Features (window 10)

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On April 13, 2021, Microsoft released a cumulative monthly security update that replaces legacy Edge with the new Microsoft edge
There are some Microsoft Edge – advance hidden features that you have seen but never tried to use it so here we are going to talk about what is the use of the hidden features and how to use them.

Install websites as Apps

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. Install websites as apps

Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature makes it simple to manage frequently used websites by installing them as apps. You can pin the website to your Start Menu or desktop.
To install a website as an app, start by navigating to the website.
Click the ellipsis icon at the top-left of your browser and select Settings > Apps > Install this site as an app. Save this app with your preferred name and this will open a new window for that website.
For managing the websites you’ve installed as an app, navigate to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps. Here, you can uninstall the app, pin it to your Start Menu or Desktop, or view site permissions.

This feature of Microsoft Edge is unnoticed or you can say is underrated. Give it a try.

Sidebar Search

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. That is Sidebar Search

Sidebar search is another Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature persistent pane in the tab in which it was opened, which gives you the option to close the pane or look up additional information related to other words using the search box. There’s more – if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the “Open in new tab” button which opens the web results in a new tab. This eliminates the hassle of having to paste the copied text into a new tab and helps perform a quick search.
On the page you want to search Bing with, perform one of the following actions below:

• Highlight a word or phrase, and press the Ctrl + Shift + E keys.
• Right-click on the highlighted word, phrase, or image, and click/tap on Search in the sidebar for “text” or Search in the sidebar for image”.

Built-in Coupon and Promo Codes

This Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature can amaze you which now comes with a feature that will alert you if it has coupon or promo codes for the shopping website you’re browsing. An alert that reads “This site has coupons!” will slide in from the right of the address bar, and you’ll also see a blue price tag icon. Microsoft Edge will automatically try each coupon and maximize your savings. You can also copy & paste your favorite coupons! And that’s it!

This Microsoft Edge Feature amaze me when I tried it. So, I will recommend you guys to give it a try for once.

Pin Tabs to Edge and Pin Websites to Taskbar

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. Pin websites to the taskbar.

New Microsoft Edge allows you to pin websites to the Taskbar, so each will appear with its own original icon for quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. Such pinned sites will always open in Microsoft Edge.
Clicking a pinned site on the Taskbar will now show you all of the open tabs for that site across any of your Microsoft Edge windows, just like you would expect for any app with multiple open windows.

How to Pin Websites to the Taskbar with Microsoft…

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Type in the URL to site, and click enter.
  3. Click the ellipsis (…) icon on the right-hand side to open a dropdown menu.
  4. Scroll down and find Pin this page to the Taskbar. Click it to add the page to the Taskbar.

In my opinion, this is a Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature. When I give it a try I liked this feature to have and use. Give it a try.

Put tabs to sleep

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. That is Put tabs to sleep

Irrespective of whether you’re browsing for work or personal purposes, you’ll need to open multiple tabs so you can quickly switch among them as needed. This can, however, keep a good portion of your memory and processor. To remedy this, Microsoft Edge allows you to put tabs to sleep. This frees up your computer’s resources, makes it run faster, and reduces battery consumption. Isn’t it sound good?
How to Enable Sleeping Tabs on Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select the Settings option.
  4. Click on System.
  5. Under the “Save resources” section, turn on the Save resources with sleeping tabs toggle switch.
    When you want to awaken a tab, just click on it and it will revert to its normal status.

This Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature might save you battery power. So, I will recommend you Give it a try.

Choose a Non-ISP DNS Provider

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. That is a Choose a Non-ISP DNS Provider

This Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature can make your privacy more secure. Secure DNS is a security feature that prevents attackers from eavesdropping into the DNS lookup requests made from your device. It is a little different from the conventional DNS lookup requests. Edge defaults to using the DNS provider that your ISP has set up. If you’re looking for improved privacy and security, you may want to switch to a different DNS provider like Cloudflare or OpenDNS.
To choose a different DNS provider, go to

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Choose Privacy, Search, and Services.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Set or alternate secure DNS provider
  6. Close the Settings and Exit.
    To enable DoH in Edge when using a DNS server that supports DoH, type “edge://flags#dns-over-https” into the address bar and press Enter. To the right of the “Secure DNS Lookups” selection, click the arrow to open the drop-down menu. Select “Enabled.”
    Use the following URLs for choosing a different DNS provider:
    • Cloudflare: https://chrome.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query
    • Comcast: https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query{?dns}
    • Google: https://dns.google/dns-query{?dns}
    • Quad 9: https://dns11.quad9.net/dns-query

Block all tracking elements

Microsoft Edge advanced hidden feature. That is Block all tracking Elements.

The Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden feature will prevent you from tracking. Feature in Microsoft Edge protects users from online tracking by restricting the ability of trackers to access browser-based storage as well as the network. It is built to uphold the Microsoft Edge browser privacy promise while also ensuring that there is no impact by default to website compatibility of the web.
You must follow these steps to install the extension and enable it:

  1. In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more > Settings > Privacy, search, and services.
  2. Make sure Tracking prevention is set to On.
  3. Under Tracking prevention, select Exceptions.
  4. Select Add a site, type in the full URL, and then select Add.

Thus, all these Microsoft Edge – advanced hidden features can blow your mind and make your experience awesome. My recommendation will be to give it a try at least once. I give it a try. Now, it’s “YOUR Turn”.

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