Have you tried Edge's new save and video functions yet?

Brad Stephenson

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Windows 10 build 10565 is bringing some pretty useful functions to Microsoft’s Edge browser. The right-click (or press and hold on a touch screen) menu has been given a “Save target as” option which is a common feature present in most other internet browsers and allows for the user to choose the location to save a file instead of a browser’s default folder.

A similar right-click menu has also been implemented for internet videos. When an Edge user right-clicks on an embedded video playing in the browser, a new menu will appear with options to pause, mute, adjust play speed, view details and html elements, and even save the video. This save function isn’t universal though and is disabled on services such as YouTube which has a history of preventing their audience from downloading their videos. With YouTube’s recent announcement of their premium YouTube Red service which allows for paying members to view YouTube videos offline, the company now obviously has a larger financial reason to restrict the saving of content in addition to its existing copyright policies and agreements.
Microsoft’s new Edge browser launched with fairly limited features but over the past few months it has received slight improvements and bug fixes with promises of more significant features arriving in future updates. One of these major features is the addition of extensions which have been promoted since long before the browser’s public launch. Microsoft’s Jonathan Sampson, when asked about a timeline for extensions, revealed that the feature is still coming but not in the immediate future. As it stands right now, Edge extensions are due to arrive sometime in 2016 with the Windows 10 “Redstone” update.
Sampson says the latest build of the Edge browser does have some other fixes however such as improved rendering of a wider variety of webpages such as the official Twitter site, which some users have been experiencing issues with. Pinterest was another major website that had rendering issues after Edge launched but its issues had already been fixed in a previous public update several week ago.

Build 10565 is currently only available for those enrolled in the Windows Insiders program, which is used to test features and bug fixes before rolling them out to the general population. There is no confirmed date for when these updates will be made available to the public but some could appear during Windows 10’s next major public update on November 2nd.
Other features launched in Windows 10 Insider build 10565 are tab previews, favorites and reading list syncing, and drag-and-drop file uploads. For more on Microsoft’s Edge browser, make sure to check out our full feature on it which really explores the browser and what it means for Windows 10 as a whole.
Are there any specific features you’d like to see come to the Edge browser? Personally I’m still holding out for some of Windows 8’s Internet Explorer features, such as fullscreen browsing and left and right-swipe history navigation, to make a return. Let us know what you would like to see in the comments below.