Microsoft Edge is integrated into Windows 10 search… The new version of Microsoft’s web browser is giving a lot to talk about, usually for the better, and it made no sense to fine-tune its operation to make the Windows experience as productive as possible. That’s just what they’ll be doing from Windows 10 2004 (Windows 10 May 2020 Update) onward, reportedly.
Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 search
What exactly will the integration of Microsoft Edge into Windows 10 search consist of? Almost everything you could ask for and even more: recently opened and closed tabs, bookmarks, browsing history… all of that will appear in Windows 10 search, as long as the integration option is enabled. But if you also have browser synchronization enabled, data from other devices will also be displayed, read other PCs or the cell phone.
As you can see, the functionality that this integration will bring is going to be a lot, but it will be unidirectional, it should be clarified: Windows 10 search will be able to access all the mentioned data and not the other way around. That is, you will not be able, through Microsoft Edge, to search your desktop and so on, as was otherwise to be expected. This integration, however, is just starting to be tested in-development versions of the browser and will not be coming imminently to the bulk of browser users.
In essence, the integration of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 search can be enabled and disabled in the browser’s settings on-demand and one of its most sensitive aspects, privacy, does not seem to be a problem: after all, both system and browser information is already managed by Microsoft, especially when data synchronization is being used. However, disabling the feature will remove the data shared with Windows.