Category Archives: Microsoft Edge

Microsoft brings back overlay scroll bars to Edge Canary

Microsoft brings back overlay scroll bars to Edge Canary

Microsoft has restored overlay scroll bars in Edge, so today we will learn how to enable this feature. One of the main downsides of the build-in dark theme in Microsoft Edge is scrollbars. No matter which mode you use, they are always bright white and take quite a lot of space on the screen. Months ago, Microsoft tried to solve that problem with redesigned scroll bars, but the company had to remove corresponding flags from Edge. Microsoft Edge users will be glad to learn that developers are bringing overlay scroll bars back to the Edge browser.

Edge gets free-form text boxes support for the PDF Viewer

Edge gets free-form text boxes support for the PDF Viewer

A couple of months ago, Microsoft updated the roadmap for Edge, providing more information about the upcoming changes and new features. According to Microsoft, Edge 94 is on track to receive a significant update for the built-in PDF Viewer. One of the biggest changes coming soon is the free-form text boxes support. Microsoft is now rolling out the feature for a limited set of Edge Insiders in the Canary Channel. It is a part of Controlled Feature Rollout, which means not all users are getting access to new capabilities right away, but Microsoft will increase the testing scope once Edge 94 gets closer to the public release.

Microsoft Edge Ink input latency is reduced by 240%

Microsoft Edge Ink input latency is reduced by 240%

In Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds, Microsoft has begun testing ink enhancements that the company claims reduced latency by 240%. This means that Edge users can now draw quickly and smoothly in the browser. To give the changes a try, you need the latest versions of Microsoft Edge Dev and Windows 11 Insider Preview.

Edge Canary gets a dedicated tab search button

Edge Canary gets a dedicated tab search button

Since Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome use the same rendering engine, the two browsers share many features. Still, some capabilities arrive in Microsoft Edge much later compared to Google Chrome. Tab Search is one of such features. Stable versions of Chrome offer the tab search button for quite a long time now, while Microsoft continues experimenting with that for almost a year. In the latest update to Edge Canary, Microsoft added a new button to invoke tab search in the browser.

“Super-Duper Secure Mode” is now in Microsoft Edge settings

“Super-Duper Secure Mode” is now in Microsoft Edge settings

Recently, Microsoft introduced a new experimental flag for its Edge browser called "Super-Duper Secure Mode." When enabled, the flag disables JIT in the JavaScript V8 engine to make Edge safer. JIT (just-in-time) is a compiler that preloads JavaScript code before the browser needs it to improve performance and make it feel snappier. According to Microsoft, half of the bugs in the V8 engine have their roots tied to JIT; thus, disabling the technology improves security significantly.