Windows 11 will be available soon and will be officially launched on October 5. Prior to this, Microsoft’s latest version of edge 93 has been released, which supports two experimental functions: a new menu display and scroll bar design to match the smooth style of windows 11.
It is reported that edge 93 provides some small improvements and new functions. For example, Microsoft has enabled support for chrome like tag groups, which are designed to help users find tags effectively and switch or manage tags more conveniently and efficiently.
Edge 93 also supports the “pick up where you left off” function of PDF documents to help users provide reading records, which is very user-friendly. Meanwhile, when the mouse hovers over the supported video, a new toolbar will pop up, and the “picture in picture” mode will be activated. Users can view the video in the PIP window.
Edge 93 also has a new option update for the vertical tab. Click to enter edge://settings/appearance Interface, you can select “hide browser” title bar.
In addition to the above, Microsoft also introduced support for new experimental features: Windows 11 visual update and “overlay scroll bar” to upgrade the UI interface of edge 93.
First, the new “mica” effect, which is the exclusive design language of windows 11, can automatically apply the desktop background color to the active window. At present, edge 93 supports enabling mica effect in the title bar (MICA effect is only applicable to the title bar of the browser), as shown in the following figure:
The “mica” effect also provides some transparent acrylic effects of fluent design for the edge browser menu and the up and down bar menu. When you enable this effect on Windows 11, the size of the menu font will be automatically adjusted, and the general font will look larger. In addition to font changes, this effect can also center buttons (including minimize, maximize, and close buttons).
Another highlight is the “overlay scroll bar”, which is supported on Windows 11 and windows 10. Overlay scroll bar provides a leaner design for the default scroll bar of edge browser, looks thinner and more beautiful, and supports dark mode.
Most importantly, the design of the overlay scroll bar feature fits well with the appearance of windows 11 applications such as settings and explorer.
To experience these features, users need to upgrade to edge 93 (stable) or later. After upgrading to the latest version, open the “edge flag” menu and enable the windows 11 visual update flag.
To try the new scroll bar function of edge version 93, open the “properties” tab of edge and add the following code to the target field:
In the next few months, Microsoft is likely to introduce more visual updates to windows 11 users, including the design of new small highlights to the edge browser. These features may be enabled by default after the arrival of windows 11. At that time, long-awaited users can pay attention.