Accessing some of the most popular online tools for Microsoft Edge should soon be easier than ever thanks to a new update.
The company revealed that it is working on a browser update that will give users quick access to their favorite tools right in the Microsoft Edge sidebar.
Upgrading means you won't be looking for calculators, internet speed tests, and unit converters when you need them most.
The update entry in the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in a new tab) doesn't contain much information about how the update will work, or even look like, so we'll have to keep an eye out for more details soon.
However, Microsoft has set a general availability goal of August 2022, so we may not have to wait too long. The company says that the update will initially only be available to web users, so hopefully a mobile version will be available soon as well.
The release will be the latest in a long line of updates to Edge as Microsoft looks to ensure the browser remains useful to users around the world.
This includes a recent addition that will allow users to suspend all extensions from running on specific websites with a single click, giving them more control over extensions running on sensitive or risky websites.
Microsoft recently introduced redesigned context menus that appear when a user right-clicks somewhere in a window, following user complaints that it was too big when it appeared and crammed with a huge list of options that aren't right. particularly useful.
Recent figures from Statcounter showed that Microsoft Edge had either lost or failed to gain market share in four of the last six months.
This puts Edge with a market share of 4,05% (across mobile and desktop platforms), which equates to around 200 million users, far behind Google Chrome (64,34%) and Apple's Safari (19,16 .3,41%), but ahead of Firefox (XNUMX%).