Microsoft introduces vertical tabs in Edge, better performance and changes in Bing
Edge, Microsoft’s browser, has evolved in recent years to keep up with the other greats on the market in terms of functionality and performance. Now, little by little it is introducing its own characteristics that differentiate it from others. For example, the new tabs in portrait format.
With the aim of offering a better user experience than other browsers, Microsoft introduces as of today a series of changes in Edge and its Bing search engine. Since both products are from the company, the integration between browser and search engine is unanimous.
Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium, like Chrome and other browsers. Therefore the optimization and reproduction of the web pages works with the same engine. The change is found in the external and extra functions offered by the browser with respect to others. In the case of Microsoft Edge we have, for example, our own interface, integrated PDF reader, annotation on web pages or password manager. Now, more features are added to all that.
Changes in Microsoft Edge …
Starting with Microsoft Edge, the browser now allows vertical tabs. By pressing a button on the upper left, the tabs go from the upper horizontal bar to a vertical one on the left side. Only the icons are visible, but when you approach one of them with the pointer, a vertical bar opens showing the name of each tab.
The idea behind this, according to Microsoft, is make it easier to read each tab and what it includes. Since the tabs do not overlap, the full name of the page title can be read. Switching between portrait and landscape format is as simple as clicking the icon in the upper left.
There are two more changes for Microsoft Edge. The first is that Microsoft now allows access history as a drop-down menu with sidebar right. That is, similar to the tabs on the left sidebar. Microsoft says this makes it easy to view history pages without leaving the current one.
On the other hand, Microsoft is improving browser performance for the initial launch of the program. It says that after a restart the browser should now run between 29% and 41% faster than before.
… and those of Microsoft Bing
Regarding Bing, there are a considerable visual improvement in the search engine. Here Microsoft is doing something similar to Google, which is to collect and better understand the search results to display them in a more understandable way. Instead of simply returning search results with links, it will now display organized and structured information on specific topics such as cooking recipes.
In addition, introduces an image recognition function similar to Google Lens. We can select items from an image and it will look for similar results. All this integrated directly into the browser and with the rest of the Windows ecosystem.