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Enable "search the web for ..." in background tab instead of active tab

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I know that you can do that with pressing ctrl while clicking that in context menu, but can you guys make an option to make it default so you don't need to press ctrl to do that?

 

Well, I used to be able to use extension to do that (search in background tab), but after the new dev update, it doesn't work anymore. It's still working in beta edge though. So, now that the workaround might not be working anymore in the future, I just kinda request this feature to you, guys.

 

Thanks.

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Hi,
this extension works and I'm using it on Edge insider Canary so should be working on Dev as well since it's below Canary's version.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/force-background-tab/gidlfommnbibbmegmgajdbikelkdcmcl

IMO these little personal tweaks better be taken care of with extensions :)

@HotCakeX 

Yeah, I know that. Welp, I guess I'm f*cked after Edge Beta is updated to v79.

 

No, force background tab (I already tried that before btw) is different in sense that it forces all kind of "new tab" processes from active tab to background tab. While what I previously use is just forcing "Search the web for ..." to use background tab instead of active tab, while others are still the same.

Oh okay, well maybe Edge developers will consider that feature to add but until then I guess holding CTRL button is the easiest way


@HotCakeX 

Well let's say that, from student perspective, it'd be easier for them to further-search some information (from one page) that could be used for their research without needing to reenter the current page. Just to make this sense for getting the option feature hahaha.

@Deleted 

the Edge classic has something that can take care of the problem

 

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selecting ask bing abou "...." opens a panel on the right side in the same page and shows you relevant information

@HotCakeX 

That's a neat feature, yeah. But I can see that's only working for simple explanation, it can't be used for deeper understanding the topic. Well, at least in my opinion.

@Deleted 

 

I think it's deep enough for what it does. the right panel is scrollable

 

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