Microsoft is working to refresh the Edge UI to bring it in line with Windows 11's design. Some of those visual updates can be tried out by enabling a hidden flag in Canary builds, even on Windows 10.
Support for shopping features such as Coupons is being tested in Microsoft Edge Canary on Android. The capability was enabled by default for PC users with Edge 87 back in November 2020.
Microsoft today announced that it is adding a new Extensions menu, similar to the one present in Chrome. It helps manage extensions easily from a flyout and is rolling out to Dev and Canary users.
Microsoft announced improvements coming to Collections and Downloads to its Chromium-based Edge browser. These include a new pop-out UI akin to the History section, new features, and more.
The latest Edge Canary build adds a new accent color picker option that lets users select from a range of accent colors for the title bar and toolbar section. It can be enabled through a hidden flag.
Microsoft has brought support for adding text comments for highlighted text in PDFs in the Canary and Dev builds of the Edge browser, bringing yet another feature from legacy Edge.
Google is testing the addition of personalized shopping recommendations on the new tab page for Chrome. A hidden flag in Chrome Canary lets users enable the feature with fake data.
Chrome Canary's experimental 'Scrollable TabStrip' feature now lets users scroll through the tab bar when the width of the open tabs cannot be shrunk further and the tabs exceed the window width.
Google is bringing the ability to give individual browser windows custom names to make it easy to switch between them and avoid confusion. The feature is now live in the latest Canary builds.
Microsoft is testing a new 'Web Capture' feature in Edge Canary that lets users snip a part of a webpage and either save it or share it. The tool is currently in very limited A/B testing.
Edge Canary now lets users sort Collections items by date or alphabetically. The vertical tabs feature is also being enabled for some users, which happens without enabling certain hidden flags.
Microsoft Edge Canary has added DNS over HTTPS (DoH) as the default DNS option and gives four custom providers to choose from. The firm also added a flag to enable smooth scrolling for PDFs.
Edge Canary now lets users enable tab previews with images that replace the tooltip in the browser tab. Google has been working on this for a year and the flags are already present in Chrome stable.
A new experimental flag spotted in Chrome Canary suggests that Google is working on a 'Read Later' feature that lets users set tabs aside for later, similar to Collections in Microsoft Edge.
The Canary version of Edge is bringing back the ability to navigate between previous and next pages using the backspace key via a hidden flag. The feature was removed from Chrome in 2016.
Today's Edge Canary update brings the sidebar search feature to the browser. The feature lets users search for context about any text in a webpage from right within a tab, similar to legacy Edge.
Google is testing a new dark mode for the Google search page on the web on Android. However, enabling the feature requires users to enable a hidden flag on Chrome's Canary and Dev versions.
Microsoft has introduced the support for translation in immersive reader for Canary and Dev Insider channels. Immersive reader is one of the features that Microsoft carried over from the Legacy Edge.
Google unveiled the tab groups feature earlier this month that lets users group similar tabs for better management. Users on Chrome Canary can now collapse those tabs, vastly improving usability.
Google has finally added a reader mode to its developmental Chrome Canary builds on the desktop. Google has been slow to add the feature, with Apple adding it to Safari 5 back in 2010.
Google is currently working on built-in lazy loading capabilities in Chrome, which allow for significantly faster page load times, as only specific website elements will be loaded instead of all.
Google seems to be on a war footing to update their apps and services using the Material Design language. While several apps have seen updates in the past few months, today, its Chrome's turn on iOS.
Google is testing a visual refresh of its Chrome browser in its Canary branch, with it following guidelines rumored to be a part of the company's upcoming 'Material Design 2' paradigm.
We have all experienced it at one time or another, a website that starts blaring music or forcing videos into your browsing experience. Now, Google is testing a way to mute these sites for good.
Google is working on a new touch-friendly launcher for Chrome OS that has an app drawer and search box similar to Android, to accompany the many touch-enabled Chromebooks that are hitting the market.
Following in the footsteps of other operating systems such as Windows 10, macOS, and iOS, it appears that an official blue light reduction mode has made its way into the latest Chrome OS Canary build.
The most cutting edge pre-release builds of the Google Chrome browser - which have only been available on Windows and Mac - can now be downloaded and installed on Android devices from the Play Store.
Google is now allowing people who use the pre-release Canary version of Chrome to display the full Bing front page from Microsoft when it is set as the default search engine
Google recently announced through a blog post that they have implemented malware detection in Chrome, it's currently available in the "Canary" builds for users who want to test this functionality.
Google is apparently testing a new design of all its websites with its latest "Canary" build of their Chrome browser that gets rid of the familiar black navigation bar on top of its sites.
The latest Canary build of Google Chrome has a feature that allows you to see which tab is playing audio to exclude tabs that Chrome discards when memory runs out.