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Edge Dev gets sync support on Linux, color themes
by João Carrasqueira
Microsoft is releasing a new Edge Dev build today, as it tends to do every Tuesday, but ahead of its rollout, the company has announced a couple of additions in this week's release. One major one is support for signing into the browser and enabling sync on Linux. This will allow Linux users to have things like passwords, history, extensions, and so on available across different devices.
Right now, Microsoft account sign-in is still disabled by default, but you can enable the feature in edge://flags. The flag is called MSA Sign In, and once enabled, you can sign in with a Microsoft account, just like on other platforms. Azure Active Directory accounts aren't supported yet, though. As you'd expect from experimental features, some instability is to be expected.
Another new feature added today is available for all platforms, and you may have heard of it before. The latest Edge Dev update will add a selection of 14 simple color themes, which are available directly from the Appearance section of the Edge settings. Unlike full-blown themes, these will just add a splash of color to the tab and address bars, leaving the new tab page intact. They also pair with your choice of dark or light theme, and the two settings don't affect each other.
The feature was first spotted in Edge Canary back in December and it was hidden behind a flag at the time. Now, it will be much more widely available, and we should see it come to the Beta and stable channels in the next few weeks and months. Color themes are saved per user profile, so you can also use them to make it easier to know what account you're using. Of course, themes are still supported, and Microsoft launched a few Xbox-related themes on the Edge add-ons store earlier this year.
By Usama Jawad96
Apple pulls iCloud 12 update from Microsoft Store
by Usama Jawad
Yesterday, Apple released the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension along with the iCloud 12 update on the Microsoft Store. Together, these would allow you to utilize your Safari-generated passwords on Chrome and also sync new Chrome passwords with iCloud so you can seamlessly use them across other Apple devices. However, just a few hours after release, it appears that Apple has pulled iCloud 12 from the Microsoft Store.
As can be seen below, downloading iCloud now results in version 126.96.36.199 rather than version 12 which was available yesterday:
It is important to note that the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension is still available but now points to Apple's support page when launched.
It is currently unclear why Apple pulled the update from the Microsoft Store but news outlet The 8-Bit notes that multiple users had cited issues with two-factor authentication and the "plugin not working altogether". Apple has not yet confirmed that if this is the reason it removed the update, but we have reached out to the company for more information.
Support for iCloud Keychain on Chrome is important for users who shift interchangeably between Apple and Windows devices so it's likely that iCloud version 12 will return to the Microsoft Store as soon as the aforementioned issues are patched, but it remains to be seen how long that process will take.
Source: The 8-Bit
Microsoft adds themes to the Edge add-ons store
by João Carrasqueira
Microsoft has added new themes to the add-ons store for the Chromium-based Edge browser, giving users some more room for customization. Edge has supported Chrome themes for some time, but like all add-ons from outside Microsoft's own platform, you would need to manually enable the ability to install them from the browser settings.
There are over two dozen new themes available on the Edge add-ons store today, though Microsoft has previously released some celebratory ones, too. The one based on Wonder Woman 1984 was actually made available a while back to tie into the release of the movie, for example.
The majority of the themes available are based on Microsoft properties, more specifically Xbox games. There are themes based on Halo, Gears of War, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and a few more titles. There are also some that are described as bringing the "delightful and eye-catching artwork of Microsoft 365" to the browser.
Of course, you can still install themes from the Chrome Web Store if Microsoft's offerings are too limited, and recently, Microsoft also added the ability to choose color-based themes right from the browser's settings, though this is still not widely available. If you want to check out the new Microsoft themes, you can do so here.
by Razvan Serea
UltraUXThemePatcher modifies your system files so that 3rd party themes can be used. You can download Windows themes from third parties and activate them. The program backups the original system files and all changes can be undone by uninstalling if you have issues.
UltraUXThemePatcher is available for Windows XP to Windows 10 (RTM, Anniversary Update 1607, Creators Update 1703, Fall Creators Update 1709) for 32bit and 64bit version.
Changes in UltraUXThemePatcher 4.1.0:
Support for next major Update 21H2
Problems after big Update should be fixed
Note: You might want to create a restore point before installing UltraUXThemePatcher. This application make changes to your system files, this can lead to unexpected problems or total breakdown of Windows!
Download page: UltraUXThemePatcher 4.1.0 | 159 KB (Freeware)
View: UltraUXThemePatcher Home Page
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By Abhay V
Edge Canary brings a new accent color option for themes, feature currently hidden
by Abhay Venkatesh
The latest Edge Canary build is adding a new personalization feature that lets users apply custom accent colors to the browser theme. This feature is currently hidden under an experimental flag (spotted by HotCakeX in the Edge Insider forums) and must be enabled in order to show up in the settings.
Heading to edge://flags and enabling the ‘edge-color-theme-picker’ flag adds an ‘Accent color’ option in the Appearance section in Settings. The option lets users select from 15 available colors. These accent colors apply to the title bar, toolbar, and the new tab page, irrespective of whether the browser is set to dark or light themes. However, the feature still has some rough edges since it is still in the early development states.
The accent color option differs from the third-party themes that can be downloaded from the Edge Add-ons store or other stores. While the toolbar icons also adapt to the accent colors to match the theme and provide sufficient contrast, the context menus still adhere to the light/dark browser themes and do not change depending on the accent color selected. The custom colors can be simply disabled via the ‘Remove’ option right below the palette.
The feature can be enabled in Edge Canary build 89.0.731.0 or newer. Since it has just shown up in Canary releases and is still hidden under an experimental flag, it will be a while till it shows up in regular builds and eventually in the stable channel.