Microsoft Edge launches an even darker dark mode and I think that everyone who has seen how it looks really like it. That being said, a new, darker-edge Canary is incoming, so users should and fans of dark mode should get ready.
Microsoft Edge Darker Dark Mode
Sources close to the matter report that we can now be expecting Microsoft to premiere a much darker look to Microsoft Edge, its proprietary web browser.
Edge at the moment already has a dark mode, but this new theme will be even much darker. The dark mode at the moment is a combination of grey tones, and it apparently is due to be replaced with a predominantly black theme. And as a dark-mode connoisseur, I already have the existing dark mode enabled on my browser, so I’m very much intrigued to see what this new update will look like.
This very new update is at the moment accessible to those with Edge Canary, which is the experimental version of Edge that Microsoft makes use of for consumer testing of new features. The darker theme as you should know aims to offer a browsing experience that works better in low-light surroundings; it is also a step in line with many other types of browsers, programs, as well as apps that are now offering multiple dark settings.
Edges’ Latest Big Update
This update as you should know comes on the heels of the last big update for Edge, which got us to see the introduction of improved data security features as well as an improved “Edge Secure Network” browser VPN with up to 5GB of data, which is a reported increase from the previous 1GB. This will therefore give the user additional privacy and then provide protection by making use of Cloudflare’s encryption mechanism, thus ensuring that your information is really safe against all forms of online threats.
The Edge Canary
Edge Canary as you should also know is introducing (or rather, reintroducing) specific mouse control gestures for the browser. And to make use of these, you will need to hold your right mouse button and then move the mouse. This can easily be used to navigate between pages, navigation on a specific page (instead of just scrolling), and manage tabs as well. You can trial this very feature in the event that you have access to Edge Canary just by going to settings and then enabling “Microsoft Mouse Gestures.” I’m really interested in trying this new feature out, as it may just be a more intuitive way to navigate the browser.
There are more reported feature updates for Edge that we can expect in the near future, such as the integration of Bing AI into the right-click menu of Edge. This is yet another big update that is due to improve third-party extensions, thus allowing developers to create extensions specially made for the Edge Sidebar. In turn, this gets to open up a host of possibilities for great functionality of the Sidebar as a tool and service that enhances the user experience altogether.
Microsoft’s Reason for This Move
I’m really intrigued by these very developments, with Microsoft making a very strong push to make Edge a program that you can easily and effectively shape and mold into a highly-personalized browser, as well as an assistant-like tool that is suited for every individual user.
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