09-28-2020 10:26 AM
09-28-2020 10:26 AM
Since the release of the new Microsoft Edge, we have heard a lot of feedback about missing the web notes tool that allowed you to capture and mark up content across the web. Frankly, we’ve missed it too! But first, we wanted to make it better. While web notes was a great feature, there was also room for improvement. Many of you reported using it for capturing quick screenshots to copy or share, while others loved the ability to to mark-up full webpages with scrolling. So, we designed the new screenshot feature, web capture, with this in mind and are excited to introduce the basic screen capture functionality to our Dev and Canary builds. In the near future, you can expect to see more functionalities added to web capture, like adding ink or highlights to your captures, capturing full webpages, and scrolling while marking them.
To try it out, use the Settings and more menu (...) in the top right corner of the browser and select Web capture.
When you open web capture, you can use the selection tool to capture just the content you want. We found that sometimes you want more than what you’re able to see on the webpage, so we have added the ability for you to select content lower down on the page. To do this, just hold down the selection tool and drag to the bottom of the page; the page will automatically start to scroll so that you can capture everything you need in one go.
Once you are done with the capture, you will see a menu with a couple of options: copy and preview. Click Copy to add the image to your clipboard. It will then be available for you to paste into any application. For more options, select Preview. This will allow you to preview the content you selected and provide options to share or save it locally.
If you love web capture and want to access the tool more quickly, you can pin it directly to your browser toolbar. Just right click on the option in the Settings and more menu (...) and select Show in toolbar. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+S) to invoke web capture.
Try out the new tool and let us know what you think! We love hearing your feedback. From within Microsoft Edge, you can go to “…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback, or simply use the shortcut (Shift+Alt+I) to open the feedback tool.
- The Microsoft Edge Product Team
09-28-2020 10:30 AM - edited 09-28-2020 11:07 AM
I have it on Edge Dev right now. I do and need to take screenshots and annotate them regularly but web capture at its current state is not very helpful for me, I mean it works, it takes screenshots as it's supposed to :)
There is a thread dedicated to this feature, a lot of good suggestions mentioned there, please consider all of them and implement the most requested ones.
Some missing features that I'm looking for: (annotating/writing on web page,
take screenshot while scrolling down a web page, add sticky notes to the web captures, integration with OneNote, option for "save as" to save the web capture to a specific place instead of the default downlaods folder, etc)
Another thing I should mention is that this feature is very useful for other operation systems (Linux/Mac) which might not have something like Snip & Sketch, so a built-in tool in the browser will come handy.
09-28-2020 10:41 AM
@HotCakeX thanks for the super prompt reply on the post. You can take screenshots while scrolling with web capture today. We are also adding the capability to capture entire webpage and annotate on top similar to Microsoft Edge legacy. There are also other updates planned for the feature beyond that. Please stay tuned.
09-28-2020 04:21 PM
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09-29-2020 12:24 AM
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09-29-2020 09:15 AM
This is helpful feature , it would be nice to have option like open Snipping Tools or Snip & Sketch tools and there we have some additional options for editing.
In addition, this could have same options as Snip & Sketch tools since it has similar requirements.
09-29-2020 11:49 AM
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09-29-2020 04:23 PM
@HotCakeX So develop Snip & Sketch for the other OS's and platforms like they are for Edge... perhaps as a feature set of Sticky Notes. Better than having multiple apps. Still waiting on them making sense of all their Task Management apps which are inconsistent at best.
09-29-2020 04:29 PM
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