Microsoft introduces new advanced screenshot tool in Edge – 01net

Microsoft’s web browser has a new screenshot tool. The module is still under development and is disabled by default. It includes advanced editing features.

Microsoft Edge has a new screenshot tool. However, the tool, which is already available in the stable version of the browser (Edge version 117.0.2045.43), is not enabled by default. Microsoft, which is currently still testing it in its browser, has decided to hide it in the menu dedicated to Edge’s experimental features. It was the leaker Leopeva64 who discovered this new feature and shared his discovery on Twitter.

This new tool called Microsoft Edge screenshot allows you to take screenshots directly in the browser, but above all to edit them. In addition, you can use the module to create full-page screenshots, i.e. full-length web pages.

To use this new screenshot tool, there are two ways: you can either click main menuthen select Web captureor use the keyboard shortcut directly Ctrl+Shift+S.


You will then be shown the zone selection, but also two buttons at the top of the screen that allow you to select the recording mode: Capture the web zoneOr Capture the entire website.

Microsoft Edge capture area or page©

Once the screenshot is taken, it will automatically open in an editing tool built right into the browser. This module allows you to draw annotations in multiple colors and set line thickness. You can also copy the screenshot to the Windows clipboard to use it elsewhere, share it, or simply save it to your computer’s memory.

Microsoft Edge screenshot editing tool©

How do I activate the new screenshot tool in Edge?

Since the new Edge screenshot tool is still being tested by Microsoft’s development teams, it must be activated manually via the browser’s experimental features menu.

To access it, simply enter the following edge://flags/#edge-screenshot in the browser address bar.

Screenshot of the Microsoft Edge flag©

Then click on the drop-down menu on the right and change the value default from Enables. Then click on the button Start anew to save the changes you made and restart Microsoft Edge.

Screen recording enabled with Microsoft Edge flag©

Once Edge restarts on your PC, the new screenshot engine should be available automatically. Nevertheless, it is very likely that in the next few days this manipulation will no longer be necessary to get this new tool in the stable version of Edge on Windows. Curiously, Microsoft has already enabled it by default in the macOS version of its web browser.

Source: XDA Developers