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Microsoft Edge Canary has a new way to search through your history

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature
Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Updated February 9, 2020: This article has been updated to clarify that the change is that you can now just start typing to search through your history, which is available now in Edge Canary.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Canary now lets you type within the toolbar to search through your history.
  • The feature works in the latest build of Edge Canary
  • You can also search through your favorites in the same way.

A few weeks ago, Microsoft rolled out a new way to search through your favorites on Microsoft Edge Canary. It turns out that Edge Canary also includes a new way to search through your history. In both cases, you can search for content by typing into the toolbar of the browser.

The new history search feature is available in build 90.0.792.0, as spotted by Twitter user "Leopeva64."

To search through your history, you can just start typing when the history menu is open. It works identically to searching through favorites. You can bring up the history menu by pressing CTRL+H. Previously, you had to tap the search icon before typing.

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You could already search through your history by opening the "Manage history" section of Edge, but this new option saves a few steps. Now, you don't have to jump to a separate page within settings to search through your history. You also don't have to tap an icon to start searching.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • The change is not that you can search history through that new panel, that's there even in Edge 88. The change is that you can do it by starting to type instead of needing to klick the search icon previously.
  • Thanks, it's been updated.