Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more
If you’re a Microsoft Edge user, you might find that Windows 10 Insider Build 17713 offers a welcome addition: the ability to manage autoplaying video on a site-by-site basis.
The new Windows build isn’t heavy on new features for consumers, though business users may find some interesting additions: Web Sign-in, Fast Sign-in, and even using biometric logins to log into a remote PC. Microsoft did make some enhancements to how Edge uses PDF files, and even Notepad.
Here’s a look at what’s new:
Autoplay, PDF controls within Edge
While Google’s Chrome and other browsers have begun offering users the flexibility to decide what to do with autoplaying video on websites, Microsoft’s Edge hasn’t followed suit, until now. As part of Edge’s new per-site controls, you’ll have the freedom to decide whether video autoplays. To access the controls, click the small lock-shaped icon in the browser.