Introducing web capture for Microsoft Edge

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    Introducing web capture for Microsoft Edge

    Introducing web capture for Microsoft Edge


    Last Updated: 28 Sep 2020 at 17:25
    Since the release of the new Microsoft Edge, we have heard a lot of feedback about missing the web notes tool that allowed you to capture and mark up content across the web. Frankly, we’ve missed it too! But first, we wanted to make it better. While web notes was a great feature, there was also room for improvement. Many of you reported using it for capturing quick screenshots to copy or share, while others loved the ability to to mark-up full webpages with scrolling. So, we designed the new screenshot feature, web capture, with this in mind and are excited to introduce the basic screen capture functionality to our Dev and Canary builds. In the near future, you can expect to see more functionalities added to web capture, like adding ink or highlights to your captures, capturing full webpages, and scrolling while marking them.

    To try it out, use the Settings and more menu (...) in the top right corner of the browser and select Web capture.



    When you open web capture, you can use the selection tool to capture just the content you want. We found that sometimes you want more than what you’re able to see on the webpage, so we have added the ability for you to select content lower down on the page. To do this, just hold down the selection tool and drag to the bottom of the page; the page will automatically start to scroll so that you can capture everything you need in one go.

    Once you are done with the capture, you will see a menu with a couple of options: copy and preview. Click Copy to add the image to your clipboard. It will then be available for you to paste into any application. For more options, select Preview. This will allow you to preview the content you selected and provide options to share or save it locally.



    If you love web capture and want to access the tool more quickly, you can pin it directly to your browser toolbar. Just right click on the option in the Settings and more menu (...) and select Show in toolbar. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+S) to invoke web capture.

    Try out the new tool and let us know what you think! We love hearing your feedback. From within Microsoft Edge, you can go to “…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback, or simply use the shortcut (Shift+Alt+I) to open the feedback tool.

    - The Microsoft Edge Product Team


    Source: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...ge/m-p/1721318


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  1. Winuser's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #1

    Is this A-B testing? I checked and it's not listed in Edge.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Winuser said:
    Is this A-B testing? I checked and it's not listed in Edge.
    Hello mate,

    Web Capture should now be available in the Dev and Canary builds of Microsoft Edge.
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  3. Winuser's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    Web Capture should now be available in the Dev and Canary builds of Microsoft Edge.
    Like I said, I don't have it.
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  4. Posts : 1,049
    10 + Linux
       #4

    Let's see if it'll be in the days to come in its Linux counterpart.
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  5. brummyfan's Avatar
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    Windows 11 (22000.100)
       #5

    Yes, I have it in Canary build.
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi there
    the wretched thing got installed on my system alongside the existing edge - and is totally hosed up - it thinks my location is NYC and totally screws up languages, region settings etc.

    I wish I could get rid of BOTH versions of edge completely --firefox far better - especially now it can print pdf files which was about tghe only reason I used edge for in the first place.

    No Web capture app on the version I have -- the new logo has a little yellow bar with the words CAN on it.

    Can't screenshot because system is being "restored" before the canary thing somehow got installed - so I'm on a Linux laptop currently (using Firefox !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. brummyfan's Avatar
    Posts : 1,259
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    the wretched thing got installed on my system alongside the existing edge - and is totally hosed up - it thinks my location is NYC and totally screws up languages, region settings etc.

    I wish I could get rid of BOTH versions of edge completely --firefox far better - especially now it can print pdf files which was about tghe only reason I used edge for in the first place.

    No Web capture app on the version I have -- the new logo has a little yellow bar with the words CAN on it.

    Can't screenshot because system is being "restored" before the canary thing somehow got installed - so I'm on a Linux laptop currently (using Firefox !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi jimbo,
    Yes, the latest version of Canary build is not working well for me as well but stable version and Beta version both are fine, I use Canary only for sending feedback(now more often than before)
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  8. ClippyBeer's Avatar
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       #8

    This feature has been available for years as an extension for both Chrome and Mozilla browsers (Nimbus Screen Capture) for those of you not big fans of Chredge or unnecessary updates that alter system settings for no reason.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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    ClippyBeer said:
    This feature has been available for years as an extension for both Chrome and Mozilla browsers (Nimbus Screen Capture) for those of you not big fans of Chredge or unnecessary updates that alter system settings for no reason.
    Hi there
    Somebody in this section said "See what Linux does later" -- you've answered that question since Firefox runs perfectly well on any Linux distro I've ever tried (and of course it runs on Windows too !!).

    Not starting Browser wars here but I really do prefer Firefox -- IMO Ms should concentrate on getting the OS right

    I see that you like "editing music" etc -- well as for starters Ms should fix the wretched limitation of only having up to a maximum of 266 chars for path, directory/folder/file/track name lengths -- internally it's fixed but pretty well all applications that rely on the old API's (the file explorer type of interface) you come up against the limitation -- if you've got several TB of music files you really want to have a decently descriptive naming system.

    (BTW the FileZilla FTP program on Windows is one of the few that do display proper file names regardless of length) -- It's though an FTP type of program - not intended as a "File explorer type of thing".

    So ms should get this working - and then the last vestiges of Internet Explorer can be removed and perhaps a nice modern looking GUI for a new version of File explorer. Get the basics right please Ms before messing around with "dubious types of Browsers".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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