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I have a big problem! In the past I could use the button READ ALOUD when I opened a PDF document in my explorer.

Yesterday I had an Update from Mircrosoft EDGE and I lost the READ ALOUD BUTTON. I cant find it anymore. It always was in the same task like the +, -, save and so on.

Thank you for your help!

Best Regards.


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Hi there, you are welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider Community!

Can you please tell which version and channel of Microsoft Edge you are using?

I would also recommend you to send feedback through the in-app feedback tool(Alt+Shift+I) in Microsoft Edge with the screenshot and the diagnostics attached as it would help the PDF team to resolve your issue.

@MYJV_111 We appreciate you reaching out. We recently added this functionality back into the PDF experience, so not all channels have it yet. Here's a screenshot:




As @TheShaunSaw asked, it would be great to know what version you're using. (You can find that here: edge://settings/help).


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge





I have the version Version 83.0.478.45 (Offizielles Build) (64-Bit)


It looks like this in my microsoft edge 



I also has the canary version 85.0.544.0 (Offizielles Buildcanary (64-Bit) and this one has got the READ ALOUD button, but it doesnt work like before the update. (microsoft explorer).

I cant choose row I want to read.


@MYJV_111 Ok, great, I'm glad to hear that you have it in Canary. And good news: we do have that functionality!


To read aloud from a specific point, please do the following:

  1. Open the Read aloud feature
  2. Pause the audio
  3. Highlight the place in the PDF that you'd like Read aloud to start
  4. Right-click to open the context menu
  5. Select "Continue to read aloud from here"




Or if you'd like to choose the place without pausing and highlighting, you can:

  1. Open the Read aloud feature
  2. While it's playing, skip paragraphs with "|<" and ">|" from the address bar or the context menu



Hopefully that helps! If this still doesn't meet your use-case, let me know and I'll loop in our PDF team.


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

@Deleted Thank You! I will try this.


But I really want the old reader again, that was really amazing. I could read long texts with that without any problems.

So please tell me, what I can do in Mircrosoft edge to change it. I have the Version 83.0.478.45.




@MYJV_111 Thanks for the clarification. We're actively working on improving the PDF experience, so our team would love to hear your feedback. It would be great if you can head over to this post and comment with the specific changes that would help make the new read aloud experience more aligned with the previous one for you.


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge




Hey, so there is no solution for that?


My read aloud button is still not there where it was befpre microsoft edge.


What can I do?

@MYJV_111 After rereading our messages, I realized that I might not have been clear about our feature rollout process, so my apologies.


To clarify: if you're seeing it in Canary, that's perfect! We only recently reintroduced Read aloud, so it is still working its way up through the builds. (Features land in Canary first, then are progressively released to Dev, then Beta, and finally Stable.) So it's expected that this feature won't appear in all channels until we've made sure it went through ample testing in the first three. However, if you'd like to use Read aloud in the meantime, feel free to also download and use Canary or Dev. (I have all four channels synced on my machine and can seamlessly use different ones for varying use cases.)


I hope that provides some clarity! It's important to our team that the Read aloud experience in the new Microsoft Edge matches the one in the legacy version of the browser. So, please let us know if there are specific features that aren't in the new Read aloud (in Canary or Dev) that you had previously.


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

I am sorry to tell you that the read aloud function is so bad in canary.



@MYJV_111  I'm sorry to hear that! Can you explain a little further what you think it's missing?


Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge