Microsoft Edge’s Smart Copy feature is another reason to ditch Chrome

Microsoft is now testing a new feature called “Smart Copy” in
Chromium Edge to change the way copy and paste works in
documents, emails, etc.

At its annual briefing earlier this year, Microsoft announced
its future plans for the Chromium-based Edge browser. Microsoft
said that it’s working on
Vertical Tabs (a feature that switches horizontal tabs
along the top of the browser to vertical ones), Smart Copy, and
a new copy and paste experience that will convert links to
plain text.

Unlike the
new copy and paste experience introduced in Microsoft Edge
last week, this new Smart Copy feature will allow you to copy a
chunk of a web page and paste it into Windows apps without
losing any of the formating.

With Smart Copy feature, you can copy a section of the web page
to your clipboard and paste it in Microsoft Word, OneNote or
other apps without losing any of the formatting.

For example, you can copy a long table from a webpage and paste
it in your Word document without breaking the format of the
table. You can also copy images, texts, links and then paste it
all together in the document without a single change to the
format or order.

Chromium Edge smart copy

The Smart Copy feature is now available in Microsoft Edge
Canary and you should be able to access it using the keyboard
shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+S.

It’s no secret that Microsoft is very excited about these new
features in Chromium Edge and the tech giant is also rolling
out other improvements to users. For example,
Microsoft has now enabled support for Web Capture feature in
Edge Stable to help you capture full-page screenshots and
then take notes if you’re researching anything online.

Edge’s Web Capture is more ephemeral than extensions or
screenshot tool in Dev Tools, and users will be able to share
the screenshots with others too.

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