Microsoft Edge to add new killer dictionary feature – how it’ll make you smarter
Microsoft Edge gets new dictionary functionality. Have you ever spotted an unfamiliar word while reading an article, but were too lazy to google it? Well, thanks to Edge’s new highlight and definition feature, you can quickly get the meaning of words without having to do manual research.
This online dictionary feature, previously available on the older non-Chromium Edge browser, is currently being tested with the Microsoft Edge Insider community (via TechRadar).
Microsoft Edge Adds New Useful Features For User Convenience
The new built-in dictionary can be accessed by highlighting and right-clicking on words. This will bring up a mini context menu. Edge users can quickly get word definitions by clicking “Define”. It’s a handy tool for people like me who have a bad habit of skipping unfamiliar words because they’re too lazy to google them.
This handy new mini-menu can be activated through the Settings panel. According to Most recent windows, this functionality is not exclusive to web pages; Edge users can also use the built-in dictionary function for PDF files in the browser.
Microsoft is also upgrading its password watchdog feature, which was introduced last year to notify users of compromised passwords. In the near future, Edge’s Password Monitor will alert users if their passwords are too weak or overused across all accounts. This will help users to track the health of their credentials. Conveniently, users can change their offending passwords on the fly without having to take several steps to update them.
This feature will be enabled by default, so you don’t have to worry about enabling it yourself.
Similar to the dictionary functionality, the updated password monitor is currently being tested in a preview version. According to TechRadar, if all goes well, Microsoft’s new upgrades will be released to the public in the coming weeks.