Microsoft Edge Chromium Canary Features Dark Mode Improvements

If you are following Microsoft Edge Chromium development, you must already know that it fully supports the native dark color options of Windows 10. The feature has became available starting in Edge 76.0.160.0. The latest Canary build of Edge, which is 77.0.195.0 as of this writing, adds more cool changes to the dark appearance of the browser.

The browser respects the user preferences made under Personalization > Colors in the Settings app of Windows 10.

Edge Auro Canary Dark Mode 2

Starting with build 77.0.195.0, Edge brings the dark color to all the internal pages of the browser, including Settings, the Favorites flyout, the Downloads and History panes:

Windows 10 Edge Full Dark Mode 1 Windows 10 Edge Full Dark Mode 2 Windows 10 Edge Full Dark Mode 3

This change is warmly welcomed by dark mode users, since it gives them less eye strain.

The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview


At the moment of this writing, Edge versions are as follows:


Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Microsoft Edge Download Page

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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