Microsoft Edge introduces ‘view site info’ improvement, underside panes

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Edge Dev Hero 2020 NewfeatureSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Another day, another Microsoft Edge update. This time around, there’s a treat for the Edge Dev folks and two for the Edge Canary users, though one of that aforementioned pair is just a placeholder for something on the way.

First off, the “view site information” button in the search bar, which you can find it right next to where you’d type in a web address, has received a new utility courtesy of Bing search (via /u/Leopeva64-2). Now when you go to the site info button, you’ll not only get the standard connection security status, site permissions, and tracking prevention details, but also key historical information about the site itself. This can range from when the site was founded and who its founders were to a general synopsis of what the site’s all about (function, focus, etc.).

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This function can be enabled via Edge’s privacy page. It’s being tested in Edge Canary and Dev right now and has yet to roll out to all Edge users.

There’s also an Edge Underside pane feature that’s been spotted in Canary. It has this descriptor: “Show an Underside button in the toolbar to open a pane which shows relevant information on current page — Mac, Windows, Linux.”

Underside

Source: /u/Leopeva64-2

Though there’s an icon for the feature, it’s not yet useable.

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