Microsoft has announced sidebar search – the first step in their evolution of contextual search in the new Microsoft Edge.
With sidebar search, you can highlight a word or phrase, right click, and select â€śSearch in sidebarâ€ť from the context menu. Search results show up in a pane on the right side of the page showing you web results like definitions, web links, images, videos and many more Bing services which are related to the query.
In addition to the web results, you now see image and video verticals which show results related to the highlighted word or phrase. If you are signed into your azure active directory account at work, you can now see company results.
Sidebar search is a persistent pane in the tab in which it was opened, which gives you the option to close the pane or look up additional information related to other words using the search box. Thereâ€™s more â€“ if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the â€śOpen in new tabâ€ť button which opens the web results in a new tab.
This tutorial will show you how to search Bing in the sidebar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge with sidebar search.