The Caret Browsing feature which allows navigating contents on a webpage using the keyboard has been available behind a flag in Chromium-based Edge browser till now, Microsoft has recently enabled the feature by default in latest Edge Canary build and you can now activate it by using the F7 keyboard shortcut.
For the uninitiated, Caret Browsing creates a movable cursor on the webpage, so that the user can select text with the keyboard. The content on-page can be navigated by using arrow keys on the keyboard. The feature is available by default in Classic Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, recently Microsoft brought it to Chromium and offered behind a flag in the new Edge browser.
Though the feature is available in Chromium, it seems Google is not interested to bring it to the Chrome browser as the company that follows the minimalistic design, offers an extension for the same.
The news is “Native Caret Browsing” is now enabled by default in Microsoft Edge Canary and you can activate and turn it off by using F7 hotkey. Do note the feature will be turned off when you close the new Edge browser. You still need to rely on the “Enable Caret Browsing” flag available in Edge://flags to get the feature if you’re using Edge Dev and Beta versions.