The new Microsoft Edge packs a bunch of interesting features. Yet again, by popular demand, Microsoft has added another tool, named Web Capture. The new feature was made available for the Dev and Canary builds of the browser.
What Is Web Capture in Edge?
Users complained about Microsoft’s decision not to add the web notes tool in the new Edge. The feature, available in legacy Edge, allowed capturing screenshots that you can copy and paste or share with your friends and colleagues. You could also mark-up webpages with scrolling. The tech giant, however, explained that web notes needed much improvement. So, now, they have introduced web capture, a new screenshot feature, in the new Edge.
According to Microsoft, they will add more functionality to web capture, allowing users to grab an entire webpage. Users will be able to ink on the captures, add highlights, and scroll while marking webpages. However, as of now, the only options available are manual selection, copy, and preview.
How to Use Web Capture in Microsoft Edge Browser
As previously stated, web capture is currently on the Canary build of Microsoft Edge. It is the browser’s development version where users test new features before they are pushed to the Beta and finally to the Stable version of Edge.
Here is how to access web capture on Microsoft Edge:
- Launch Edge.
- Click the ‘Settings and More’ icon (…) in the top-right corner of the window.
- Click on Web capture from the menu.
There are also other ways of getting to the feature apart from Settings and More. Here they are:
- Using the keyboard shortcut: You can quickly invoke web capture by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + S keyboard combination.
- Right-clicking on the webpage: This is another easy way of starting web capture. Just right-click on the webpage and click on ‘Web capture’ from the context menu.
- Via the browser toolbar: You can pin web capture directly to the browser’s toolbar. Open the ‘Settings and More’ (…) menu and right-click on the option. Then, select ‘Show in toolbar’ from the context menu.
Alternatively, you could go to Settings and More. Finally, click on Appearances, > Customize toolbar and click the toggle to activate the ‘Show web capture button’ option.
There will be a gray overlay on the webpage once you open web capture. Use the selection tool to mark the content you want. To do this, left-click and drag your mouse to draw a rectangle on the page. It is also possible to capture other portions of the webpage beyond what is visible on the screen. Simply hold and drag the selection tool to the bottom of the page. As you do this, the page will keep scrolling down until you capture everything you need.
After you have made your selection, a menu will appear with two options: Copy and Preview. The Copy function adds the selected image to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it into any application. Use the Preview option instead if you want to preview the selected content. It opens a new overlay in which you can save the content locally, copy it to the clipboard, or share it.
In this guide, we discussed how to use web capture for Microsoft Edge. It is a screenshot feature that allows you to grab, copy, and share images of a webpage. You can capture the visible part of the screen or the entire webpage by using the selection tool to drag and scroll.
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