Microsoft could finally be fixing Edge browser’s large context menus on Windows

Microsoft Edge context menu update

As part of Windows tablet improvements, Microsoft redesigned
the context menus of Chromium-based Edge and increased its
size. Right now, Edge’s context menu is cluttered with too many
options and it’s obnoxiously large, with several users
complaining about it on the Feedback Hub.

Depending on what you right-click in Microsoft Edge, the
context menu includes a long list of items in addition to basic
actions like copy, paste, and share. Exposing features via the
context menu is a good idea in theory, but the problem is, that
Microsoft Edge’s context menu now has way too menu options.

Microsoft has finally admitted the context menu in Edge browser
sucks. It is exceptionally long and large. It has grown in an
unregulated environment since the launch of the browser in
early 2020. Thankfully, the next version of Microsoft Edge
Canary aims to fix the problem by reducing its size.

In a feedback summary post, Microsoft noted
the right-click context menu is too long and doesn’t offer any
ways to customize it:

“We hear that both the right-click context and the … menus
are too long, too wide, and don’t offer any ways to customize.
You may have seen some ways we are attempting to address these
pain points in our Canary channel”.

In addition to an improved context menu and the ability to
customize it to your liking, Microsoft is also planning to
restore a feature that lets you have ‘downloads’ at the bottom
of the screen.

Microsoft Edge context menu

Microsoft is aware of a bug where Print and Print Preview is
not available on some sites, and Microsoft is looking into ways
to make it work.

Additionally, the company has also promised to bring more
extensions to the extensions store and address performance
issues with the browser. This includes memory usage, CPU usage,
and more. Likewise, Microsoft also wants to make the scrolling
smoother for web pages and PDF files.

Here’s a list of all planned features:

  • A new option to always open favourites in a new tab.
  • A new option to easily close Vertical Tabs.
  • A new option to move Vertical Tabs to the right side of the
    screen.
  • Search items in Collections.
  • Update Microsoft Edge to respect the default PDF viewer.
  • Allow users to close tabs with a double-click.

Microsoft Edge is currently the second most popular browser and
the company is actively working on new features like
built-in VPN tool to maintain its position in the browser
market.

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