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Enable and use collections in Microsoft Edge



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Web research has become slightly easier thanks to the Collections feature in the new Microsoft Edge browser. With this built-in function you can take fragments of web pages & # 39; s and save them in a notebook that you can access in Edge itself.

Collections is still a test feature, but was previously only available to Microsoft Edge Insider test users. It is now included in the stable release of the new Chromium-based Edge, but it requires a bit of configuration to enable the feature.

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9659006] Creating a custom Edge shortcut on the desktop

To access the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge, You must create and change a desktop shortcut. Microsoft Edge normally adds a desktop shortcut during installation, so you can change this.

Otherwise, click the Start menu to create a new Edge shortcut in your list of installed software. Drag your Edge from your Start menu list to the desktop to create a new shortcut.

 Drag the Start menu item for Microsoft Edge to the desktop to create a new shortcut

A shortcut to Microsoft Edge is present, right click on the shortcut and select the option " Properties". Click here on the "Shortcut" tab.

Add - enable-features = msEdgeCollections immediately after the "msedge.exe" entry in the "Target" box.

 A custom Microsoft Edge shortcut with the enable-features flag

Click "OK" to save the change and then close your Edge shortcut settings.

If the settings are correct, you now have access to the Collections function in Edge. You must use this shortcut to see it appear in your Edge browser window.

Creating new Microsoft Edge collections

The Collections feature appears as an icon in the upper right corner of the Microsoft Edge window, between the favorites and user profile icons.

When you click on the Collections icon, the function menu is displayed.

 Click the Collections icon at the top right of the Edge window to open the function menu

Click on one of the "Start New Collection" options to create a new Edge collection.

 Click Start New Collection to start a new Edge collection

Give your new collection a name in the top entry box and press Enter to confirm.

 Name your new Edge collection and press enter to confirm

With your new Edge collection created, you can start adding notes and web links to it.

Add comments and links to an Edge collection

Click on the "Add current page" option in the Collections function menu.

 Click Add New Page to add a link to the webpage where you are currently located on a Microsoft Edge collection. add a new page to an Edge collection

To add a note, click on the New note button to the right of the "Add current page" link.

 Click the Add Note icon to add a note to a Edge collection

Opens a notebook with formatting options. Type in this box to add a text note and then click on the note to save it.

 A Microsoft Edge Collections note with formatting options visible

You can also add text, images and web link fragments from web pages to your Edge collection.

Open a web page and right-click on an object (such as an image or web link) or select part of the text and then right-click. Select your Edge collection here in the "Add to collections" submenu.

 Right-click an object or selected text and then select your collection under the Add to collection subcategory to add that content to your Microsoft Edge collection

you have selected, added as a note or link in your Edge collection.

Editing or deleting saved notes or pages

Editing or deleting a saved web page or note in a Microsoft Edge collection, right-click on the item in your Collection menu to open the available options.

For Web & # 39; s right click and select "Edit" to change the title for your saved page. You cannot change the URL, so you must remove the page from your collection by clicking on & # 39; Delete & # 39; to click. Add the page again according to the instructions above.

 Options for deleting or editing a saved web page in Microsoft Edge collections

For notes, right-click a note and click the "Edit" button. To make changes bring. You can also double-click the item to edit it instead.

To delete a note, right-click and select the "Delete" option.

 The options to delete or edit a saved note in a Microsoft Edge collection

Switch between collections

The Collections main menu displays a list of your current collections. If you click the Collections icon in the upper right corner of your Edge browser window, the collection that you last visited is displayed by default.

To switch to a different collection, click the left-pointing arrow to return to the Collections main menu.

 Click the left-pointing arrow in the Collection menu in Microsoft Edge to return to the main menu

Click another collection in the main collection list to view the notes and pages & # 39; s stored in it.

If you want to edit the name of a collection or else delete it completely, right-click on the entry in the Collections main menu.

Click here on "Edit Collection" to change the name or "Delete" Collection & # 39; to completely delete the collection.

 Right-click a Microsoft Edge collection and click Edit Collection or Delete Collection to rename or delete it

If you accidentally delete an Edge collection, press the & # 39; Undo & # 39; button to reverse the action.

 Click Undo to undo the removal of a Microsoft Edge collection

. You only have a short period to do this, because the option will disappear shortly thereafter.


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