Category: Browsers

Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft is still launching their Surface Duo dual-screen Android handset later this year, and ideally, they want developers to support the form factor. This includes web developers, and to help them optimise their websites for dual-screens Microsoft is adding dual-screen support to the built-in F12 emulator in Chromium. Gallery Microsoft, of course, is not the […]

Microsoft Edge Stable updated to version 81.0.416.53

Microsoft Edge Stable updated to version 81.0.416.53

Microsoft has pushed a new stable build of their new Edge browser, taking it to version 81.0.416.53. As is usual with the stable build, the company has not released a changelog, but the dev version at this stage had improvements in PDF and immersive reader, support for signing in automatically edge://settings/passwords,  Dolby Vision support, the […]

Dont worry, Chrome extensions are safe to use in Edge

Don’t worry, Chrome extensions are safe to use in Edge

Despite the fact that both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge use Chromium as the source code and the fact that Edge supports Chrome extensions, on visiting the Chrome Web Store, Edge users were warned about the potential security risks of using Chrome extension on Edge. Many argued that it’s another trick by Google to discourage […]

Microsoft Edge Beta (stable) updated with Collections, more (full changelog)

Two days ago Microsoft updated the beta version of their Edge browser (which is the stable version which is only updated every 6 weeks) to version 81.0.416.12.  Yesterday Microsoft released a changelog for the update, which finally brings back the Collections feature and activates a number of enterprise features. See the full changelog below. Feature […]

Tip: Here’s how to fix the horrible new Opera Picture in Picture video player

We recently noted that one of the best features of the Opera browser, besides the free VPN, was its sophisticated Picture in Picture video pop-up, which worked on all video, was intuitive and easy to activate, and offered a large number of user controls. Not long after, it appears Opera disabled this feature, and reverted […]

Microsoft touts 13% performance improvements in latest version of Microsoft Edge

In a blog post, Microsoft has announced that the latest Canary version of their Edge browser is significantly faster than earlier versions based on Chromium 79. The improvements, which can be seen in Microsoft Edge build 81.0.389.0 is due to “new toolchain optimizations” and can be seen in day to day browser use. In Microsoft’s […]

Tip: How to fix the blurry Google Chrome File Open dialogue issue

There seems to be a new issue with Google Chrome where the File Open dialogue is extremely blurry, appearing to be rendered at a lower resolution than the rest of the operating system. The reason for this is unknown, but thankfully the fix is easy. In your start menu, right-click on the shortcut to Chrome, […]

Microsoft is trying to fix mouse-wheel scrolling on Chromium

One of the distinctive features of the EdgeHTML rendering engine was butter-smooth scrolling, both with your fingers and with the mouse scroll wheel. The move to the Chromium rendering engine has meant switching to a much more abrupt type of scrolling, but Microsoft’s engineers are trying to fix it. A new commit by Microsoft to […]

Google may bring Sets back to Windows 10 with new Tab Strip UI for PWAs

Sets were a technology Microsoft tested from 2017 to 2018 which made apps more like browser windows, in that they could all be brought together into the same group of tabs and organized and navigated as a group. It was a recognition that more and more of our work is being done in a browser, […]

Edge dev build 80.0.345.0 changelog

Microsoft has updated the Dev channel of the new Edge browser version 81.0.381.0.   The release is the first for 2020 and the first on the new Chromium version 81 branch. The new release brings the following new added features: Added a feature to suggest URLs to visit that are similar to typed URLs that result […]