For those unfamiliar, Web Capture allows you to take screenshots of either an entire webpage or just a portion of it directly from Edge’s three-dot menu at the top right of the browser or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S. Once you’ve take a screenshot, you can then draw notes, save it or even add it to one of your Collections.
Previously, Edge users were unable to take screenshots of certain types of content using the tool, specifically PDFs. However, it appears that Microsoft is now partially testing out this functionality in the latest Edge Canary build.
Using Web Capture with PDFs
Up until now, the Web Capture button and the option in Edge’s three-dot menu has appeared grayed out when a tab in the browser is displaying a PDF.
In a recent post on Reddit, Leo Varela revealed that he has discovered that this is no longer the case in the latest Edge Canary build. However, unlike with a normal Web Capture, the dialog to choose between “Capture area” or “Capture full page” doesn’t appear. Instead, you only have the option to select a region of the screen.
Hopefully this will change once the ability to use Web Capture with PDF files rolls out to the stable version of Microsoft Edge soon.
If you haven’t tested out Edge before or even recently, Microsoft has continued to add new features like Vertical Tabs to its browser in an effort to entice users to make the switch from Google Chrome.
Via Windows Report
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