After Microsoft teased the Edge browser for macOS, now the company allows Mac users to download its official preview version.
Despite the fact that Edge for Mac leaked during the Microsoft’s Build conference, the company is now supporting the daily Canary builds of the browser for macOS 10.12 and above.
Microsoft says that the Edge browser on Mac will be quite similar to the Edge browser on Windows, though with some “user experience optimizations” to make it “feel at home on a Mac.”
According to the company, the overall look and feel of the new Edge for macOS will be designed to match “what macOS users expect” from Mac applications.
Microsoft explains that the initial build released today features several interface changes to meld the design language of Microsoft with the macOS design language.
“Examples of this include a number of tweaks to match macOS conventions for fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, title casing, and other areas. You will continue to see the look and feel of the browser evolve in future releases as we continue to experiment, iterate and listen to customer feedback. We encourage you to share your feedback with us using the “Send feedback” smiley.”
The company has been working to support Mac keyboard shortcuts, and is also adding in Touch Bar support, including options for media control sliders and the ability to switch tabs from the Touch Bar.
Additionally, the new macOS Edge version will feature rounded corners for tabs which Microsoft is planning to bring to the Windows version too.
The company also announced new privacy controls for Edge Chromium, as well as a new Collections feature for collecting images, text, and general notes from the web.
These features aren’t available in the Mac or Windows versions of Edge yet, however, they will be made available for testing in the nearest future.
Mac users can download and install the Edge browser from the Microsoft Edge Insider website.
To install the new macOS version of Microsoft Edge, a Mac running macOS 10.12 or later is required.
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