Microsoft’s new feature will make your life easier if you use DevTools

Microsoft Edge DevTools

While there is still plenty of debate over which desktop
browser is the best, there’s certainly something special about
Microsoft Edge. The Chromium-based Edge is faster and sleeker
than Google Chrome. And the data shows that users are slowly
switching to Microsoft’s browser again.

Microsoft’s Edge browser has a ton of hidden little tricks you
may not know about. The browser is getting another useful
addition in the next update that will make your life easier if
you use ‘DevTools’.

While Google has worked hard to make DevTools as
developer-friendly as possible, Chromium doesn’t allow you to
search for developer settings for debugging purpose,
simulation, etc.

If you’re a developer or you use Microsoft Edge or Chrome’s
DevTools for whatever reason, Microsoft is working on a new
feature that will allow you to search for features within the
DevTools interface.

Chromium DevTools search

Microsoft says it can be difficult to locate and pertinent
settings because of the huge number of settings in the
Developer Tools pane. Developers and even consumers have asked
Microsoft for Settings search capability similar to the one
found in Visual Studio.

By offering this functionality, Microsoft plans to help
developers find relevant settings more quickly and easily.

“This CL adds a new experiment, Settings Search, which adds a
new search box to the Settings pane for filtering options. This
initial CL adds filter support for the Preferences and
Experiments tabs. As the user types in the search box, controls
are filtered in real-time and the relevant keywords are
highlighted,” Microsoft noted.

Edge DevTools

If you want to try this new experimental feature now, you need
to download Chromium and visit Settings -> Experiments and
enable the Settings Search checkbox. Then, reload DevTools, and
open Settings.

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