Microsoft Edge Is Getting a Key Improvement to Its PDF Annotating Experience

Posted on March 5, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft Edge with 6 Comments

Microsoft launched its new Chromium-based Edge browser earlier this year, and it’s been getting a fair amount of improvements over the last few weeks.

The company is releasing a new update to Edge for those on the dev channel this week, and it brings a key improvement to the PDF annotating experience.

Right now, when you use the “draw” feature for PDFs on the new Edge browser, you can’t select the color of the ink or change the size of the pen. It’s a very limited experience that renders the feature almost useless. That’s changing now, though.

With build 82.0.439.1 of the new Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft is adding the ability to change the size of the pen, and also choose from a bunch of different colors when you are annotating PDFs. It’s a really small but key improvement that I imagine would be really appreciated by a lot of people.

The new update also comes with some other new features, including:

  • Added a service to suggest an address to try when a navigation to a website fails due to a typo in the address.
  • Added support for syncing Tracking Prevention exception settings.
  • Added a button in Settings to make Edge the Default Browser.

Just a reminder, these new features are only available on the dev channel for now, and they will have to go through the beta channel before they are available for the stable version of the new Edge.

As per usual, there are a number of other new minor improvements available with the latest update, and you can checkout the full changelog here.

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