Feb 29 2020 10:45 AM
Feb 29 2020 10:45 AM
Microsoft Edge got a really nice feature I was waiting for!
In the recent Canary build, if you open a website in the browser window, which is installed as an app, you get an option to open the link in its app window.
For example: If I install facebook.com as an app, & open a URL of the same domain (say facebook.com/saved/all) in the browser window, I get an option to open it in the app, which is very handy.
The prompt appears like this in the Omnibox:
This feature was available earlier for PWAs & it has been expanded to every site installed as an app.
Thank you team for adding this feature! ☺
Feb 29 2020 10:59 AM
I don't see how it is useful if Edge can't do it automatically
there should be an option in here
"always open in that app"
so whenever I type Bing.com, the pinned PWA launches.
If I had to select the option manually every time, I could just click on the pinned app on taskbar or start menu instead, it'd be faster.
Feb 29 2020 11:20 AM
@HotCakeX Where this feature useful is, let me explain with an example...
Say I installed facebook.com, and want to open my saved posts page(facebook.com/saved) in the Facebook app window.
For that, I will open the link in browser & open it in the app. This is handy, otherwise I would have to install that page as an app, or would have to open Facebook app first, then open the saved pages.
This is where the feature has its worth, like the 'Apps for Websites' feature in Windows 10 & 'Open supported links' on Android.
As for the setting defaults, it can be implemented as well.
Feb 29 2020 11:25 AM
Feb 29 2020 11:29 AM
@HotCakeX it will be even better if can be performed automatically, but then the pages need to be specified which are to be opened. However, with the current state of the feature, you can open any link you want to.
A similar feature is in the works for handling App opening protocols. If they extend it to apps, it would be better.
Feb 29 2020 11:34 AM
Feb 29 2020 11:44 AM
Feb 29 2020 11:47 AM
PWA oppening when browsing to the website
finally found this, I remembered someone else also wanted this automatic opening to happen