Microsoft Edge is migrating to the Chromium engine, and the testing builds which are already available on Windows and macOS give to us an early glimpse into how the final browser will look and work like when it reaches the ultimate development stage.
Because they are both based on Chromium, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome share a lot of features, albeit their parent companies develop their very own refinements to offer an improved experience to their users.
The history section of Microsoft Edge gives you easy control over those sites that you simply loaded in the past, so when comparing the 2 browsers, the available options are nearly identical.
First and foremost, in Microsoft Edge, if you want to open a brief history manager, you can either press CTRL + H (the default keyboard) or follow this path:
Microsoft Edge > Menu > History > Manage history
A brief history manager includes a rather straightforward approach, and i believe that it’s easier still to use than the one of Google Chrome, mostly because it’s super-clean.
In the left side from the screen, there’s searching box to look for a particular website, and the search results are displayed as you type.
A brief history entries could be filtered by time, and Microsoft Edge comes automatically with filters for today, yesterday, last week, and older entries. You may also see all websites in history.
The right side from the screen can be used by your history.
Sites are categorized by date, and every of these includes rather intuitive options. Clicking a link obviously opens it inside a new tab, while a right-click fires up a context menu with simple options like open in new tab, new window, or new InPrivate window, copy link, and delete.
A very useful feature is called “More from the same site,” so you can see all of the history logs from the site that you simply right-clicked. This can be a fast filter for any specific page, albeit this obviously involves you looking for one specific entry in your history manager.
In the search engines Chrome, this method isn’t included in the context menu that you simply see when right-clicking a brief history entry, but in the adjacent menu that comes with every logged website.
In Microsoft Edge, you can easily delete a history entry simply by clicking the X button alongside it.
There is also a shortcut towards the browsing data delete option, which lets you configure what data you want to clear, like browsing history, download history, cookies, cached files, autofill form data, site permissions, passwords, yet others.
Keep in mind that Microsoft Edge continues to be a work-in-progress, a few of the features detailed here might be further refined by the time the development build is finalized.
At this point, Microsoft Edge will come in Dev and Canary build on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and macOS. There’s still no ETA regarding when the stable version of the browser should be ready, but evidence found recently established that this might happen in the spring of 2020.
The existing version of Microsoft Edge might be replaced by its Chromium-based successor in Windows 10 20H1, which according to Microsoft’s schedule, should be ready in the spring of the next year. Typically, Microsoft completes the expansion work of spring feature updates in March, while the public launch begins in April or May. Most likely, if this is the program, the Chromium Microsoft Edge should end up being the default browser in Windows 10 20H1 preview builds shipped to insiders within the coming months.