Microsoft Edge Canary makes downloads accessible right from the toolbar

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Microsoft Edge Insiders on the Canary channel can now test a new flyout menu that will allow users to access their downloads directly from the toolbar. The improved toolbar experience was first spotted by a Reddit user Leopeva, and it’s apparently available for all Insiders on the Edge Canary channel.

Currently, when Microsoft Edge users click the download option available in the three-dots menu, the browser opens the downloads on a dedicated downloads page. Thanks to the new toolbar experience, Edge Insiders can now add the downloads button to the toolbar that makes it possible to pause and resume a download without having to go to the full page.

In addition, the flyout menu includes a submenu that provides quick access to some download management tools. Users can manage downloads, access download settings, clear all downloads history, and hide the downloads button from the toolbar in that menu.

To enable the feature, head over to the three-dots menu, right-click on the “Downloads,” and select the “Show in toolbar option” from the list. Just like with the favorites menu, history, and Collections bar, users can pin the downloads flyout in a pane alongside the browser.

Microsoft continues to update the Edge Canary channel with new features and capabilities, and the company has recently added a search icon for PDFs. Microsoft Edge will also soon be updated with a new Smart Copy option, PDF improvements, and more.

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