Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary can now remember last viewed location of PDF files

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is getting an update that will let users resume reading from the last viewed location in PDF documents. As spotted by Reddit user Leopeva64-2, the feature is now rolling out to select Insiders running the Dev and Canary builds of Edge.

Currently, Microsoft Edge’s PDF reader doesn’t provide an option to reopen files from where users last closed their PDF document, and they have to navigate to the specific section manually. In order to address this issue, Microsoft is introducing a new setting in its Edge browser that will enable users to pick up where they left off instantly in PDF documents.

To enable this feature, you will need to head to the Settings menu and select “cookies and site permissions.” Finally, click the “PDF documents” option and then turn on the “PDF view settings” toggle button.

It is worth noting that the rollout is being done in a controlled manner, meaning that not all Edge Insiders will be able to receive the functionality right away. We have yet to see this feature appear on our own Windows 10 PCs, and the Edge Insider team is probably doing some A/B testing in the Edge Canary and Dev channels. However, it should not be too long before it starts rolling out to more users.