You might have noticed that changing the default search engine in Microsoft Edge does not change the search engine used for the search box on the new tab. To make the search box respect the default search engine, go to “Settings-> Privacy, search, and services -> Address bar and search.” Here, open the dropdown menu next to “Search on new tabs uses search box or address bar” and choose Address bar.
If you don’t like how Microsoft Edge shows news on the new tab page, you can choose to turn it off. It’s easy. Click on the Settings icon on the new tab page and pick one of the page layouts – Focused, Inspirational, Informational, or Custom based on your needs. If you want the new tab page to be clutter-free and display only your frequently visited websites, select the ‘Focused’ option. Here are my custom settings for the new tab page.
To keep yourself from breaking the speeding rule above, one great thing to do is use the "cruise control" feature. Get your truck up to a speed close to the limit (I usually give myself 5 points variance, so if the speeding limit is 65, I'll get up to 60), then press the "C" button to go into cruise control. The game will keep your truck running for you (without you having to hold down the up button) at that same speed until you break. This is great for those long stretches of highway or long-haul drives; one less button to hold down, and you can focus more on switching lanes, if necessary.
Just like driving in real life, there are rules on the road that you have to follow:
Parking can be a bit hard for newbies, especially if you have a big trailer hooked to your truck. When you park when doing a delivery, you'll have three options: Skilled Parking, in which you'll have to back up into the space, Safe Parking in which you can drive straight into the space, and the third, in which you skip parking altogether. While I don't recommend skipping the parking (as you won't be granted any XP points), I do recommend doing the Safe option, at least when you're first starting. You still get XP points for parking and it's heaps easier than trying to back up your trailer. Just take it slow and steady and as soon as you get the notification to lower your legs, hit the T button. Most of the time, you don't even have to get the trailer completely straight.
You've probably noticed the sleep and gas icons on your navigation menu, but when you're doing quick jobs, you don't really need to worry about either one. Quick jobs are designed to be done in a short amount of time, so you should have enough rest and gas to complete them without stopping, unless you've gotten lost or had an accident on the way.
You can check how much time you have before needing to sleep by checking in your navigation menu. Press F6 and look at the "next rest stop in..." to find out how much time you have remaining until you need to sleep. Typically, you have 13 hours at the start of each job (if doing a Quick Job). When you've got your own truck and are doing your own jobs, make sure you do sleep either during your job, or between jobs. To sleep, look for the bed icon on the map (usually situated in gas stations, sometimes hotels, parking lots, etc.) drive into the parking space, press E to turn off your engine and then press Enter to sleep.
You'll gain experience points for completing jobs on time or early, for having your truck and trailer intact, and parking. As you gain XP, you'll level up, and also gain points which can be used to unlock special skills, which further allow you to make more money per job and gain more XP. There are six skills you can unlock in the game:
Sharing web pages is no longer a hassle. Microsoft Edge lets you share web pages using QR codes. To see it in action, click on the address bar of a web page and click on the QR code button to generate its QR code. You can then download it and share it with others. They can then scan the QR code using a QR code scanner on their Android or iOS device to access the web page.
Smart Copy is another useful Microsoft Edge tip you are probably missing out on. With smart copy, you can seamlessly copy from web pages and retain the original formatting. Right-click and choose smart copy or use the keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+X’ to access it.