Microsoft Edge 98 for Windows 10 and 11 is out!
With Edge 98 comes a new Edge bar with which searching and surfing the internet and multitasking may never have been faster and more convenient!
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With Edge 98 comes a new Edge bar with which searching and surfing the internet and multitasking may never have been faster and more convenient! Microsoft has updated its Edge web browser to version 98 and it can be said that it brings a number of interesting things that can improve the work of users. The main change brought by the new version of Edge is the support for the so-called. Edge bar.
Microsoft has been testing this feature for over a year and will now finally see the light of day and become available to users. The goal of the Edge Bar is to make surfing the Internet and opening web pages easier than ever on Windows 10 and Windows 11.
In fact, it is a “floating” widget that will make it easier for users to find their favorite site in an instant. The Edge bar will be attached to the right side of the screen by default and will appear as a bar that will be part of the user’s desktop.
The default panel of the Edge bar will offer the ability to get personalized news, which is similar to the News and Interests widgets. It can also be set to include new news from entertainment, sports, technology, stock trading or other popular topics.
With the Edge bar, additional settings are available so you can hide stories and use the “like” and “dislike” buttons to view and select specific themes.
As already mentioned, the Edge bar is a “floating” widget, so it can be moved to any part of the screen using the drag-and-drop technique, and it will remain in the selected location each time the device is turned on again.
Part of its panel is also the Bing search bar where you can easily search the web without having to open a web browser. Since Edge Pomegranate has the ability to customize, the user can add their own tabs within it.
For example, by clicking on the “+” icon, a user can add new content that they often want to access. When adding new content, the “Add a new tab” interface will appear where the user will specify the URL or name of the tab.
The Outlook, Linkedin, and Bingo tabs are available by default, and Gmail and Yahoo can also be added here.The most important features of the Edge bar that can be singled out are the following:
- EASY MULTITASKING - the user can find what they need in an instant because the Edge Bar provides convenient access to web browsing, personalized news and content, and productivity tools without having to leave your computer desktop
- NO NEED TO USE OTHER WEB VIEWERS OR APPLICATIONS - whether you want to check the news, send an email or do a high-speed Internet search, with the Edge Bar all information can be obtained in one place
- EASY TO CUSTOMIZE - Edge bar is a “floating” widget so it can be placed on any part of the screen, even as an aid to get additional information while the user is in the process of working on another program
- CUSTOM MADE NEWS - Edge bar allows you to personalize news, get the latest information and filter content according to the needs of each user.
For this feature, the procedure is simple. You need to open the Edge and click on the menu with the display of three dots in the upper right corner. After that, go to the “More tools” menu and click on “Launch Edge bar”.
Another change that comes with the Edge 98 is suitable for users who have created multiple profiles on the Edge. They can now create a list of sites that will automatically transfer them to a specific profile. For example, if you as a user want to avoid using a different profile for a school or college website, the settings can be set to automatically change and customize the user’s profile as soon as you reach that site.
A new security mode has also been added to the Edge 98, which, according to Microsoft, “provides an extra layer of protection” for users. The current information does not explain specifically what constitutes an “additional layer of protection” and we hope that in the coming days it will be clearer what exactly the changes are. Since in Microsoft Edge there is a possibility to choose the so-called “Strict mode” due to whose additional protection some pages are not available to users, we believe that this security update is well balanced enough that it does not interfere with Internet surfing and online work.
Another change that will interest users is the new design of the scroll bar inside Edge that is actually taken from the scroll bar on Windows 11. The change is in the fact that the scroll bar inside Edge at the top overlaps with the content of the website instead of occupying part of it . This experimental feature can be enabled within the edge: // flags category.
Version 98 of the increasingly popular Microsoft web browser with Edge Bar brings one of the most practical changes so far when it comes to basic computer work.
The excellent design of the Edge bar and its current availability will surely appeal to users who love multitasking. Searching the internet, sending emails or viewing news has never been more accessible at a time when we are doing some other business. On the other hand, perhaps due to the application of the Edge bar, the Bing web search engine has become even closer to users and we would not be surprised if some of them simply transfer their searches to it instead of Google.
Microsoft has really done a good job with the Edge 98 and in the future the numbers will show how many users have accepted the Edge bar and changed their web browsing and surfing habits.