Tips to use Caret Browsing in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a great addition to Windows 10, as it offers smoother and faster performance compared to the classic Internet Explorer. You now can do a lot of cool things with your web browser including the ability to search within the web browser using Cortana, doodle directly on a web page or share via integrated Share page.

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Imagine if you can click anywhere on your web page without the need for a mouse in Microsoft Edge. Yes, you can do that with some simple steps. In reality, Microsoft Edge includes a built-in Caret Browsing mode that allows you to select text on the web page using only your keyboard keys. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to use Caret Browsing in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.

Before we begin, note that Caret Browsing is not enabled by default in Microsoft Edge. This means that you need to activate it in your web browser. Once enabled, Caret Browsing will stay enabled even if you close and re-launch Microsoft Edge

Steps to use Caret Browsing in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

  1. Steps to enable Caret Browsing in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

Step one: First off, you need to launch Microsoft Edge from your Start Menu, taskbar or desktop. Once you are done, head to a web page where you wish to select text

Step two: You now need to press the F7 button on your keyboard and click Turn on. Once done, Caret Browsing will stay enabled. If you want to disable the feature, you need to hit the F7 button again

  1. Steps to select text using Caret Browsing in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10

Step one: Launch Microsoft Edge from your desktop, taskbar or Start Menu and head to the web page from which you wish to select text

Step two: Once you are done, click once right within the text you wish to select. After that, hold Shift button on your keyboard and use the arrows key to navigate.

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