Microsoft decides not to use Chromium fork for Edge browser

2 minute read
Microsoft isn't maintaining Chromium's fork

Home » News » Microsoft decides not to use Chromium fork for Edge browser

Microsoft recently hosted an AMA session on Reddit and encouraged users to ask questions about the upcoming version of Microsoft Edge.

The tech giant announced the news on Twitter and asked users to keep their questions ready.

One user asked Microsoft about maintaining Chromium’s fork. 

Are you maintaining a fork of Chromium in order to exclude the stupid changes like Google’s decision to cripple the webRequest API in order to stop people blocking ads?

Microsoft responded to the question and confirmed that the company decided not to fork. 

We have chosen not to fork since we don’t want to fragment the community, but our infrastructure does allow us to maintain patches for cases where we have a different point of view on individual changes (we talked about the webRequest/Manifest V3 changes in a couple other places. In general we plan to upstream our web platform improvements to the Chromium project. 

It looks like Microsoft is really working hard to incorporate user feedback in the upcoming projects. Microsoft encouraged its users to test the new Chromium Edge preview channels on Windows 10 and macOS. 

This AMA session has been a pretty productive one and we hope that Microsoft conducts some similar sessions in the future.

You can join Microsoft Edge Insider program and provide the company with feedback via the Edge Insider Forums.

Meanwhile, if you got tired of your current browser and you’re looking to switch to a new one, why not try UR Browser?

It’s fast, secure, privacy compliant and fully customizable.

Editor's recommendation
ur browser
  • Fast page loading
  • VPN-level privacy
  • Enhanced security
  • Built-in virus scanner

Interested in learning more about Chromium Edge? Check out these posts:


Next up

Printer will not accept new cartridge [SOLVED]

Vladimir Popescu avatar. By: Vladimir Popescu
2 minute read

One of the most common printer issues is that the printer will not accept a new ink cartridge. This issue appears on all printer brands, […]

Continue Reading

Alexa is coming to your Windows 10 lock screen in September

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Microsoft is currently testing a new Windows 10 build 18362.10005 that will allow digital assistants such as Alexa to appear on the Windows 10 lock […]

Continue Reading

Computer starts up with Devices Diagnostic Level set to Basic [FIX]

Vladimir Popescu avatar. By: Vladimir Popescu
2 minute read

A wide range of users have reported that their computer starts-up with Devices Diagnostic Level set to Basic. More than this, it seems like the […]

Continue Reading