Windows 10 Insider build 15007 adds even more Edge improvements

Kip Kniskern

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With build 15002, Microsoft introduced a number of improvements to its Microsoft Edge browser, including the ability to “set aside” tabs, essentially saving your open tabs but clearing your browser for a cleaner look without loosing any of your important info. With 15007, Microsoft has already expanded on this ability, and now you can “share tabs” on PC, by clicking on the “Tabs you’ve set aside” button, choosing the (…) ellipses, and selecting Share tabs. You can then share those tabs “with many apps installed on your PC.”

Microsoft has also made it easier to import data from other browsers, something that’s pretty standard in most browsers but has been missing up to now in Edge. So if you’re finally making the move from Chrome or IE etc., you can import favorites, browsing history, saved passwords and other data from another browser installed on your PC, all in one quick step.

Installing new software from the web is now a bit faster as you can now “Run” a program directly from a download link without having to save and then open the link. You can also “Save as,” and rename a long filename into something a bit easier to find.

Web Notes have been improved on the PC, making the Windows Ink experience comparable to the one you see on Photos or Maps. Just tap the pen or highlighter in Web Notes, and you’ll see the full set of Windows Ink colors, and the new Windows Ink slider.

Text scaling and zoom on Mobile has been modified, and I can’t wait to try this out:

Based on your feedback, in Microsoft Edge you can now zoom into a webpage regardless of zoom settings defined by the website, matching other mobile browsers. Pages are now zoomable to at least 500%. Because of this, we no longer automatically scale text in Microsoft Edge when you’ve enabled the Ease of Access option to increase the text size, since you can zoom in on the text to reach a size that matches your own comfort level. This addresses feedback that Ease of Access zoom settings made web pages render incorrectly.

Web-to-app linking is now supported, too.