December 1, 2023

Microsoft launched model 119 of its Edge internet browser late final week, bringing modifications to the Sidebar, Cut up display, and extra.

Right here’s what’s new.

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Sidebar administration for organizations. Admins and IT in managed environments can now use an up to date coverage to stop Edge sidebar apps from opening routinely on an app-by-app foundation.

Sidebar UI change. Microsoft didn’t actually doc this, nevertheless it’s moved the choice “At all times present sidebar” from Edge settings > Sidebar to Edge settings > Sidebar > App and notification settings | Copilot for some cause. This doesn’t affect the provision of the sidebar or Copilot, each of which might nonetheless be independently toggled. It’s not clear why this feature moved because it makes extra sense in its former location.

Cut up display enhancements. Microsoft Edge’s superfluous Cut up display characteristic will now keep in mind which webpages have been loaded in either side of the “cut up tab” whenever you shut the browser and reopen it.

There are extra modifications to Edge’s low-level and administrative capabilities. You possibly can try the discharge notes for the complete checklist.