Microsoft Edge browser to have design tweaks

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Microsoft Edge to get design enhancements

When Microsoft released its new Edge browser, it said it would keep improving the platform based on user feedback. Well, the Microsoft Edge development team is already looking into several design changes to enhance the browsing experience.

Elliot Kirk from Microsoft said that the company is pleased with what users already feel and think about the newly launched Chromium-based browser:

We will always take feedback and suggestions to help us make this the best, fastest, most productive browser possible.

Edge design enhancements under consideration

So far, members of the Microsoft Edge Insider program have put forward a couple of design tweaks that the software-maker has committed to reviewing. Microsoft has re-organized all the general issues raised into specific categories to streamline their review, according to Elliot.

If the users’ wishes are granted, the new Edge browser interface will be more transparent, and users will be able to add other material effects to it. Microsoft is also looking into making it possible to incorporate a unique color or color themes into the main browser interface.

Some users are not comfortable with the current size of the browser’s address bar and text, especially on devices without a touch interface. Others want the corners of the tabs and buttons sharper. Edge developers are addressing these usability concerns.

Edge might finally get Fluent Design elements

According to some insiders that have tested the new Microsoft Edge, the main browser interface could do with a mouse-hover reveal effect. Such a feature would bring an element of interactivity to the web-browsing tool.

User interface animations are also under consideration.

Microsoft intends to incorporate its Fluent Design principles into any Edge browser tweaks it makes going forward. That’s excellent news for Windows 10 users already used to certain Microsoft software accessibility and usability standards.

Since daily Microsoft Edge updates are available via the Canary channel, insiders can look forward to a new, improved Chromium-based browser every brand new day.

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