The latest release of Microsoft Edge Canary includes a new feature that can significantly improve scrolling on FreeSync displays. The browser will be able to temporarily increase the screen refresh rate by using Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology for smoother scrolling.
As planned, Microsoft released Edge 97 in the stable channel. Due to the holiday season, Microsoft paused feature updates for the Edge browser for almost two months, and now developers return to the regular schedule (four weeks release cadence).
Microsoft is continuously improving the built-in password manager in the Edge browser. It can detect password leaks, show password strength, sync your data across devices, suggest hard-to-crack passwords, etc. With a recent update in the Canary channel, Microsoft Edge is one step closer to being a fully-fledged password manager that satisfies the needs of an average consumer. Users now can manually add passwords to store them within a Microsoft account.
It looks like Microsoft is prepraring a new feature for its Edge browser. A new flyout can be enabled in Edge Canary, with a list of games built of HTML5.
About three months ago, Microsoft Edge Canary received a new mysterious experimental flag called “Followable Web.” It did not work back then, and its purpose was unknown. In the latest update to Edge Canary, Microsoft has finally enabled the “Followable Web” feature, allowing users to track changes on various web pages.
Microsoft has brough to its browser a small party trick to make Edge cozier during the holiday season. Users can enable a bunch of new winter effects on the new tab page.
Web Capture is a neat built-in tool in the Microsoft Edge browser that allows you to take a screenshot of a webpage. Users can annotate captures, share them with other users, or add to collections.
Microsoft is working on improving a feature that allows sending tabs between your devices with a single Microsoft account. The latest iteration of the “Send tab to self” feature is now available to all users in Edge Canary.
Microsoft Edge has a neat performance-improving tool that puts inactive tabs to sleep to reduce memory footprint and reallocate resources. Hovering the cursor over a sleeping tab also shows estimated performance savings.
On the official Tech Community forums, Microsoft announced a new tool to provide users with a better understanding of how ad companies use personal data to display ads.