Microsoft was Trying to get users to switch to its Edge browser for quite some time now, but this brand new feature just released for it might tip the odds in its favour.
Microsoft Edge Mouse gesture support is finally available for testing in its preview builds. according to NewenEnabling support requires adding a command to the Edge shortcut because Microsoft has not officially announced the launch of this tool. It’s still available for anyone to use, unlike other preview features and changes the tech giant has pushed down in the past.
Mouse gestures work by allowing you to perform a variety of actions when you move the mouse while holding the right-click button. The browser then marks these mouse paths with a hint of what action your gesture will trigger. Although you can customize gestures by navigating through the Settings menu, then Themes and Mouse Gestures, you can’t customize Shortcuts yet. We hope Microsoft will fix this in a future update.
Right now, mouse gestures are only available in Microsoft Edge 114 and later for Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary, though they’ll be coming to the Stable Channel soon. Office slush It contains instructions on how to enable mouse gestures for Edge for now, until Microsoft launches it officially:
- Go to edge://settings/help and make sure you have Edge 114 or later.
- Right-click the Microsoft Edge shortcut and select Properties. You can also right-click Microsoft Edge on the taskbar, right-click Microsoft Edge in the Jump List, and then press Properties.
- Click on the target field in the properties window and put a single space after the path, then paste the following command: –enable-features=msEdgeMouseGestureDefaultEnabled,msEdgeMouseGestureSupported
- Click OK to save changes.
- Launch Microsoft Edge using the modified shortcut.
Microsoft is the accessibility champion
Microsoft has a proven track record of integrating convenience and accessibility features into its products and services. For example, file Edge clusters system It allows you to create folders of bookmarks to keep them organized, while Microsoft Edge for Business Improves employee cybersecurity by automatically separating personal and work browsing in dedicated browser windows. And her too Tool selectionwhich has web capture features, read-aloud access, and more built right into the browser.
There is also an excellent one Microsoft Adaptive Extensions That gives people with disabilities a range of 3D-printed mice and the customization to perform a wide variety of tasks in an equally broad range of designs that work for all kinds of conditions. These mice will be the perfect complement to the mouse gestures feature.
Now if only Microsoft It can really convince users to switch to its own Edge browser without being overbearing. A better way is to view all the great features that Edge has to offer instead.