Microsoft is deeply integrating Microsoft Edge browsing data with Windows 10 Search box
Microsoft is currently testing a new feature in the Microsoft Edge Canary version, the feature is called sharing data to Windows 10 system.
Microsoft explains: “When turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from this profile with the rest of Windows. Turning this feature on will help you find information from your history, favorites, top sites, and recent tabs more easily using features such as the Windows Search box.”
For example, when the browser performs a search, it will display the content that the user has browsed with a higher priority, and the content will be saved in the browser history.
After the data exchange is realized, if the user retrieves content through the Windows 10 search box, the content that the user has searched will be displayed first for the user to open by default.
Currently, this feature is only tested in the Microsoft Edge Canary version and only a few users can see the option to share browser data with the operating system.
This function is currently only being developed and cannot be used, but from the description, you can see that this function is related to the search function of the Windows 10 Search box.
Microsoft said that after enabling this feature, the favorites and bookmarks, browsing history, websites in the new tab page, and recent tab pages generated by the browser will be synchronized.
After synchronizing to the operating system, retrieving the content in the search box will give priority to displaying the above content, or the user can quickly open the corresponding website page when searching.
What is interesting is that this is only a one-way function, that is, browser data can be shared with the system but the browser cannot directly read the relevant search data of the operating system.