Microsoft Edge new features

Microsoft is now testing three new features – Windows Name, Profile, and Tab Search – in Chromium Edge to help users multitask and explore new webpages. The three new features are currently available in Edge Canary via the experimental flags and command-line script.

The ‘window renaming’ is a new feature for users that want to name browser windows for easier window management and app switching. In Edge Canary and Dev, you can simply right-click on the title bar and select ‘Name window’.

This will open a pop-up menu with a textbox to help you set the custom name for the browser window. Window renaming is also coming to Google Chrome and it could be a nifty addition for users that prefer to reduce clutter on the desktop by organizing each window based on the contents.

Window Name

For example, you can use this feature to keep your social media tabs and work tabs in separate windows with an appropriate name. It’s also useful if you rely on Windows Timeline for multitasking.

Moving tabs from one profile to another

In Microsoft Edge or any other browser, you can have multiple profiles for different users or your own activities. For example, you can maintain a profile for work and another for personal browsing to keep things separate.

This is a very common practice when users use the same browser to keep things synced.

Microsoft’s new profile switching will allow you to easily move tabs from one profile to another. In Edge Canary, you can now move your tabs from the current profile to other profiles without having to launch another instance of the browser or copy/paste URLs.

Microsoft Edge profile window

To enable this feature, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open Edge flags menu.
  • Search for “Move tabs to profile -window”.
  • Enable the option.
  • Relaunch the browser.

You can simply right-click on a tab and then select the profile of your choice.

Tab Search in Edge

Google recently started working on tab search feature for Chrome and the feature has appeared up in today’s Edge Canary update, but it’s currently hidden behind command line flag.

The company is also rolling out new Smart Copy and scrolling improvements to Chromium Edge in the Canary channel.

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