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6 tips to get the most out of Microsoft Edge

 6 tips to get the most out of Microsoft Edge

It is expected that the first step you will take when getting a new computer running Windows 10 is to install a web browser, such as: Chrome or Firefox, but there are strong reasons for you to use the Edge browser, which comes integrated into the operating system and is completely redesigned, It contains many features and tools that make it a strong competitor and it is worth to be your default browser on your computer.

6 tips to get the most out of Microsoft Edge

6 tips to get the most out of Microsoft's Edge browser:

1- Enhancing password security and protection:

Edge browser comes with powerful features to protect your passwords, such as: the password monitoring feature to alert you if a site, application, or service you use has been hacked, and a password generator that suggests strong passwords for you when creating a new account, and to make sure that these two features work. You have to enable sync, and to do that, follow these steps:

  • On the main Edge screen, tap the three dots on the top right.

  • From the menu that appears, press the Settings option.

  • In the window that appears, click on the option (Personal Accounts) Profiles.

  • On the right side of the screen, press the option (sync) Sync, then activate it in the next screen that appears to you.

To use the password generator, follow these steps:

  • In the previous screen, press the option (Passwords) Password.

  • In the window that appears, toggle the button next to Suggest strong passwords to On.

2- Review and delete cookies in Edge browser:

The (Edge) browser gives you more control to manage and delete cookies, as these files are used to track you across the Internet to target you with ads. This setting can be accessed through the following steps:

  • In the settings window, click on the option (cookies and site permissions) Cookies and site permissions.

  • Click on the option (Manage and delete cookies and site data).

  • Click on the option (see all cookies and site data), then choose the files and data of any website you want by clicking on the arrow on the left side, then clicking on the delete icon.

3- Converting websites into progressive apps:

You can convert any website in the Edge browser into a progressive application and install it on the desktop or Start menu as this will allow you in some cases to browse the site even when there is no Internet connection. To do so, follow the following steps:

  • Open the relevant website in a browser.

  • Click on the three dots on the top right of the screen.

  • From the menu that appears to you, click on the option (applications), then select the option (install this site as an app).

  • Name the application, then press the Install option to install the website as an application.

4- Organize your tabs:

If you want to change the location of the tabs in the Edge browser instead of its traditional location above, you can use the new Vertical Tabs feature that makes it easier to access and manage open tabs in Edge browser by moving them to the left side The screen is in portrait format for more focus and no distraction.

to do this. Follow next steps:

  • Open any number of tabs in the browser.

  • Click on the feature icon on the top left of the screen.

  • The tabs will convert to a list format. On the left side of the browser, hover over any tab to see the tabs in full size, where you can access or delete any tab, or even add another.

5- Read PDF files and books in full screen mode:

If you are reading documents and books in PDF format on your computer using the Edge browser, you can convert the document to full screen mode so that you can read it more focusedly, by hiding the tabs and the menu.All you have to do after opening the document is to press the (F11) key. The page will go to full screen mode, when you finish the same key again to exit full screen mode.

6- Listen to articles in Edge:

If you do not want to read PDF documents, an e-book, or a web page yourself, let the (Edge) browser read it for you, knowing that the feature now supports English and some other languages, not including Arabic, and to do so, follow these steps:

  • Open the webpage that contains the article or report.

  • Right-click anywhere on the screen, then choose Read aloud.

  • The browser will start reading the article automatically, and you can change the volume and control the reading speed or pause through the toolbar that appears to you at the top.