Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
You can turn on (default) or off to automatically show the quick menu when selecting text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge.
The quick menu shows the Copy, Search, Highlight, Add comment, and More actions (to see full menu) options instead of the full context menu you see when right clicking on selected text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge.
The dictionary feature in the mini menu is now available in Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels and supports these languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, and Polish. The dictionary feature is a Define addition to the mini menu for PDF annotations. In future edge versions, the on-selection menu and dictionary cards will also be supported on web pages in Microsoft Edge.
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EXAMPLE: Mini menu when selecting text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show mini menu when selecting text in PDFs for what you want on the right side under the Context menus section.
If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.
You can now close the Settings tab if you like.