The latest Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary versions no longer show Dino image in the QR Share code, replaced with dots now. Has Microsoft intentionally removed it?
Back in December last year, we reported Chrome allows us to share pages to Smartphones via QR code with built-in QR code Generator Chrome contains.
The feature is still behind the flag “Enable sharing page via QR code” in the Chrome release version, Microsoft Edge has picked it up sometime back. You need to enable the flag both in Chrome and Edge browsers to scan and create a QR code for the pages.
To make QR code for the current page, you need to right-click and select ” Create QR Code for this page”.
The browser then shows QR Code containing the Dino image at the center. By scanning the code with Camera or another QR Scanner app in your Smartphone you can able to navigate to that page on phone.
Today, we noticed the dino isn’t there in QR Share code in Edge Canary and dev versions, seems Microsoft has removed it.
All Chrome users are familiar with dino game the browser lets you play when you’re offline. Google has created and added dedicated page chrome://dino to Chrome browser to play it even when you’re online and the page supports arcade mode.
While Chrome has dino game, Micorosft Edge has surf game. When you’re not connected to Internet, Edge shows an error and suggests troubleshooting tips with a message at the bottom “Want to play a game while you wait? Launch Game”
While Microsoft has every right to modify the Chromium features that make it into Edge, keeping Dino makes no harm. Perhaps they can put the Surf icon into QR share code, what do you say?