Love or hate Windows 10, Microsoft is sticking to its promise of providing regular updates to its latest operating system.
The next such update in the pipeline, known as the Creators Update, is expected to land on PCs in the spring.
But if you join Microsoft’s Insider Program you can get a sneak peek of what’s in store before the official release. We’ve delved into the latest preview release to uncover everything from the new Paint 3D app to update pausing.
This time, we’re taking a closer look at the Microsoft Edge web browser, which is set to receive a whole host of new features in the update.
Tab previews is a brand new feature to Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, it provides small previews of all the tabs you have open.
All you have to do is click the new arrow-down button next to the tabs and the previews will appear.
Set tabs aside
The ability to set aside tabs is probably one of the more useful new features, especially if you have a tendency to leave tabs open for later.
The feature clears the top of your screen of all current tabs, tucking them away elsewhere tidily.
To set tabs aside, all you need to do is click the << icon (box 1 above). To see the tabs you’ve set aside, simply click the icon next to it (box 2 above).
Get more details from your downloads
Currently, the amount of detail Microsoft Edge offers is a little limited but with the update you’ll get many more useful details including a prediction of how much time is remaining, the speed it’s downloading at and the amount of megabytes you’ve already downloaded.
It’s a tweak that has long been needed, so you’ll finally get some idea of how long that download will take rather than relying on guesswork.
Windows 10’s digital assistant Cortana is going one step further in the Creators Update by providing you with additional information on anything you select.
Simply highlight a piece of text, right click and select Ask Cortana. A panel will appear on the right of your screen.
If Cortana isn’t able to find anything, it will ask Bing instead.