The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is getting a whole range of new features and functionalities, including many modern design elements that were missing in its EdgeHTML-based predecessor. Believed to have been first spotted by Windows Latest, a new Microsoft Edge Canary build has now reportedly updated the functionality of the flag ‘Web Platform Fluent Controls’, and added support for a modern color picker to replace the dated option.
The flag, which is available inis disabled by default, but can be turned on manually by toggling the flag: ‘Web Platform Fluent Controls’. A new commit in the Chromium Gerrit also suggests that Microsoft is looking to add the new feature to the Chromium codebase, which means a number of other browsers based on the platform will also benefit from the new design.
According to Microsoft engineer Sanket Joshi: “This change is the first of several to introduce (behind the form controls refresh flag) a new popup-based color picker to power the color control … The color picker is compromised of three main parts: a visual color picker to allow visual selection of colors, a manual color picker to allow numeric selection of colors, and submission controls to save/discard new color selections”.
In case you don’t know it already, Microsoft has been working on a new Chromium-based version of the Edge browser, ditching its own proprietary EdgeHTML engine. The company recently added a bunch of new features to the software, including a full-blown IE Mode, the ability to block annoying autoplaying media, new text preference options in the Reader View, and more.
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