Unlike Google Chrome or Firefox, Microsoft Edge is packed with
several advanced PDF features, like annotation tools and more.
Some people find these features useful, but others are more
interested in a text editor and continuity features like “pick
off from where you left off”.
Microsoft is finally working on the “pick up where you left
off” feature for Chromium-based Edge on Windows, macOS and
Linux. As the name suggests, it lets you go back to the point
you were at in a document when you last closed the browser or
the PDF tab in Microsoft Edge.
For example, if you were on page 10 of your PDF document when
you closed the tab or the browser, you’ll be back on the same
page the next time you open the document. This feature is
currently rolling out to select users with Edge Canary and Edge
Dev on Windows machines.
If your Microsoft Edge installation is included in the
controlled rollout, you can follow these steps to enable the
- Open Microsoft Edge Settings.
- Navigate to Cookies and site permissions.
- Click on “PDF documents”.
- Toggle this new option to enable the continuity feature for
Once you’ve enabled the option within settings, the document
will open on the page where you left off.
Microsoft Edge to get several new PDF features
Later this year, working with PDFs will become easier than ever
in Microsoft Edge as the tech firm is working on several
PDF-focused features. For example, Edge is getting support for
free form highlighting that will make it easier to highlight
specific words in PDFs. This feature will be released with
version 94 in September.
Microsoft is also experimenting with a new feature that will
allow you to add text to the documents including the
scanned documents. The tool is called “Add Text” and it’s a
simple editor for your PDF documents, and it’s expected to
begin rolling out with Microsoft Edge 94.
Likewise, the giant is testing a new option called “Save as
PDF” for the browser’s Context Menu. This will allow you to
save the webpage as a PDF with just one tap. Previously users
had to use the browser’s built-in menu or keyboard Ctrl + P to
access the “Microsoft Print to PDF” option.
In addition to PDF improvements, Microsoft Edge is also getting
a new modern scrollbar that will match the look and feel of
Windows 11. Other upcoming changes include new sleeping tab
options, new styling for the immersive reader, security
improvements on Intel PCs, and more.