Microsoft is introducing a new download interface for Edge. The new section will appear in the upper right corner of the browser and will show all active downloads. It takes up less screen space and can be easily eliminated. There is a progress ring on the button of the new download section, allowing the user to monitor the overall download progress from the toolbar itself. The user can also switch back to another view.

Microsoft executives announced through technical community blog posts that the Canary and Dev channels have provided new download menus.

According to the post, users the current download experience on Microsoft Edge because it is sometimes difficult to notice a new download in the tray at the bottom of the window. Also, if you close the tray to make more space, you can no longer monitor the download progress. The new download menu will correct this problem.

When you start a new download, a new button will appear in the upper right corner of Microsoft Edge, and all active downloads are placed in one place. You can close it and click the download button to view all downloads again. By the mouse over the list or clicking the right mouse button on the list, you can pause, restart or cancel an ongoing download.

You can click See more View and manage past downloads on Microsoft Edge. The progress ring on the download button will show the download status. The download menu option can also be fixed to the open state, allowing users to monitor downloads in detail while browsing.

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Microsoft’s blog post further explains that the download button will remain in the toolbar until all downloads are completed. After that, the progress ring will turn into a green check mark. You can open the menu to view the completed download, and then hide the button again.

If you haven’t downloaded a file recently, but want to see the new menu, go to Settings>More menu On Microsoft Edge.Users can choose to revert to the old download view Manage downloads In the download menu, or go to edge: // downloads.


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