As Microsoft has shown interest in switching from EdgeHTML browser to Chromium for Edge and the company is internally testing Chromium based Microsoft Edge builds and recently, their screenshots of icon and installer leaked, now more screenshots have surfaced, this time from the Microsoft Edge developer build.
Screenshots of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge developer build
According to screenshots posted by Neowin, Microsoft Edge is available for testing on developer and canary builds. Edge dev, similar to Chrome dev, is updated weekly, while Edge Can, similar to Chrome Canary, is updated daily.
From the screenshots it looks like Microsoft has been careful not to drastically change the UI and at the same time if you are a Chrome user you will be familiar with the UI changes its mix of interfaces Chrome and Edge. Edge provides the provision for extension icons and the profile picture in the toolbar and the menu looks identical to the Edge available to us.
Edge New tab page or homepage: New tab page or homepage shows Bing image of the days and offers top sites, new site feeds below the image. You can set the Edge homepage layout to your liking by choosing between Focused, Inspiration and Informational and Custom.
While Microsoft has confirmed that its next browser will support Chrome extensions, from the screenshot, the company is maintaining a separate add-on store like Opera. FYI Opera lets you install extensions from the Chrome Web Store, but it also has its own add-on store.
The setup UI is completely new with profiles, appearance, on startup, privacy and services, site permissions, downloads, languages, printing, system, reset settings. The first screenshot posted above states that Microsoft Edge enabled by Chromium is at version 184.108.40.206 and is from the developer branch, while the current Chrome developer is at version 74.0.3717.0.
After Opera, Vivaldi and Brave, another Chromium-powered browser is coming, Microsoft’s Edge, do you welcome it and will you use it when it’s publicly available for testing? Let us know in the comments below.
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