Starting with the latest version of Microsoft Edge canary, the company is testing a new mini context menu that opens up when you select in PDF document. Microsoft is trying to import as many features from Edge Legacy to Edge Chromium and Mini Menu for PDF documents in one out of them.
As of writing this blog post, the company is doing A/B testing for this feature and rolled out under Controlled Feature rollout in Edge Canary. It is possible feature will be available to more users soon officially.
The mini menu is firmly integrated into the Edge browser which means, there is no flag that can enable or disable this feature. Users can manage this feature through browser settings. The mini context menu is an alternative to PDF tools available on the menu bar.
Enable and Use Mini Menu for PDF document in Edge
In case, you’re already running Edge Canary and curious to know how the new context menu for PDF documents looks like, what options it has and how to enable or disable it, then here’s how you can do that:
Launch Microsoft Edge Canary and then click on Ellipse (…) icon and select Settings.
Next, you need to switch to the Appearance tab. You can directly reach Apperance settings page by typing this in address bar –
On the right side, you will find a new section called the Context menu. Under this, you will find an option that reads “Show mini menu when selecting texts in PDFs“, move the slider for this option to ON position to enable it.
After doing this, if you open any PDF document using Edge PDF Viewer and select text and make a right-click, Mini Context menu will open up. The menu include options:
- Copy, let you copy the text from PDF
- Highlight, allow you to highly selected text with different colors.
- Add comment, let you add comments to PDF document in Edge browser.
- More actions, will bring the normal menu
Why don’t you check your browser settings and check if the Mini Context menu option is available on not? Also, let us know if you find this another feature from Edge Legacy in Edge Chromium handy in the comments.