Microsoft released its Chromium-powered Edge browser for macOS earlier this month. Now, the company has officially allowed Mac users to download a preview version. The company is officially supporting the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac now for macOS 10.12 and above. Microsoft has indicated the weekly Dev channel builds will be available very soon and users will be able to run both side by side. Microsoft is working to support Mac keyboard shortcuts. The macOS preview includes modifications to fonts, menus and keyboard shortcuts that Mac-users will find familiar.
The company is also adding in Touch Bar support. It includes options for media control sliders and the ability to switch tabs from the Touch Bar. Rounded corners for tabs are also available in the macOS Edge version. Microsoft is planning to bring this User Interface to the Windows version. Microsoft also released new privacy controls for Edge Chromium. It has a new Collections feature for collecting images, text, and general notes from the web. Point to be noted that these new features aren’t available in the Mac or Windows versions of Edge just yet. But, they will be available for testing during the coming weeks.
Users can download the preview of Edge for Mac over at Edge site of Microsoft. The company says it will continue to perfect the browser as it evolves in future releases, and in a blog post, the company says it welcomes feedback. It is noteworthy that the design features were borrowed from Google Chrome for the Edge macOS Canary build. It is built on the same open-source base of Chromium, such as the Windows 10 Test build. The new browser is designed to better align with current web standards. It would lead to an improved experience for the average user. Microsoft is expecting to win favor among developers. The company has also promised a preview for Windows 7 and Windows 8, very soon.