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Edge Gets Visual Changes – Now Ready for Windows 11

The new Edge, based on Chromium, is Microsoft’s web browser par excellence, the only one that will have support within Windows 11, leaving aside, finally, Internet Explorer and the classic Edge. Like Chrome, this browser has three different versions: the stable, recommended for most users, the beta, a little more advanced, but with possible stability problems, and the Canary, the most unstable of all and the one that can give us the most problems, but the most advanced in terms of functions.

A few hours ago, Microsoft has released a new version of Edge Canary for all users who are testing this new version. And this version, finally, adapts many of the elements of the browser interface to the appearance of the new Edge.

Edge visual changes to accommodate Windows 11

Micrfosoft’s goal is to adapt all the browser interface to the appearance of Windows 11. However, for now, only a few menus have been updated. More changes will be coming in future updates to the Canary branch of the browser.

Most of the changes that we will find are very subtle, and if we do not pay attention they can be overlooked. For example, we can find a change in the tones of the dark mode, as well as in the brightness of the font.

The browser options menu has also been redesigned. Item spacing has been reduced to maintain the same spacing as Windows 11 menu items, and selections, “hover,” now have rounded corners.

W11 Edge 2 aesthetic change

Microsoft is also working on a new sharing menu in Edge that will help us to send websites to other devices, or share them on social networks, much easier. This menu is clearly inspired by that of Android and iOS, and it is a more than necessary function that, surely, many of us appreciate.

How to activate the function

The first thing to do is make sure that we are using the version 93.0.945.0, or any later, of the browser. Otherwise, this option will not be available yet. If so, the next step will be to activate the new design manually, since it is deactivated by default. To do this, we simply have to write the following in the taskbar:

edge://flags/#edge-pc-ui-integration

We mark this option as “Enabled” and restart the browser. Clever. Now we can see how the Edge menus are adapted to the new Windows 11 interface. It is not necessary to be using Microsoft’s new operating system to be able to enjoy these visual improvements.

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