Windows 10 Build 16215 brings a long-missed feature back to Edge

Windows 10 Build 16215 has brought some significant improvements to Microsoft Edge, bringing back a much loved feature.

Edge users can now once again pin websites to the task bar if they select “Pin this page to the taskbar” from the settings menu in Microsoft Edge.  Sites will be represented by their site icon, giving users quick access to their favourite sites.

Microsoft has also introduces a new Full Screen experience in Microsoft Edge. By pressing F11 or choosing the new Full Screen icon in the Settings menu the browser will now offer a chromeless experience. You can exit Full Screen view by pressing F11 again, or by clicking the Restore icon in the top-right corner.

Edge is the new default e-book reader in Windows 10 Creators Update, and now in this new build users will be able to annotate EPUB Books by highlighting in four colors, underlining, and adding comments.

To get started, select some text, and choose an option from the menu. To add notes as you read, select text, tap or click the Add a note button and add your note. To edit or delete your note, click the Edit your note button.

For PDFs, another viewer function of the Edge browser, Microsoft has added more highlight colors and the option to Ask Cortana in PDFs in Microsoft Edge.

Other Microsoft Edge Improvements, including:

  • Microsoft Edge’s splash page (seen when newly launched) so that the color transitions more smoothly to the Start and New Tab pages.
  • You will now be able to close the Microsoft Edge app directly using the close button, even when a JavaScript dialog is showing.
  • Microsoft added an option to “Add tabs to favorites” from the right-click context menu on tabs. Using it will create a Favorites folder with all the sites open in tabs in the current window.
  • New tabs will now animate more smoothly onto the tab bar when opened and closed.
  • Microsoft improved session restore behavior so that when a multi-window Microsoft Edge session is restored by clicking on a link (for example, from an email), the window in focus at the end of restoration is the one containing the new link.

Read more about the new build’s other features here.

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