Microsoft has finally enabled DNS over HTTPS (DoH) with Secure DNS as default DNS provider by default in Edge Canary 86.0.612.0 and allows users to choose a custom DNS from Cloudflare, CleanBrowsing (Family Filter), Quad9, and Google Public DNS. The Edge Canary update also brings Smooth Scrolling for PDFs behind a flag.
Google has already rolled out and enabled DNS over HTTPS (DOH) with Secure DNS as default in Chrome 84 sometime back. You should know that your ISP should support Secure DNS, otherwise it doesn’t work.
Chrome also allows choosing other DNS providers such as Google Public DNS, Quad9, CleanBrowsing (Family Filter), and Cloudflare from the redesigned security Settings page that offers Standard and Enhanced Protection choices for Safe Browsing.
After Chrome, Microsoft has turned on DOH with Secure DNS as default provider by default in the latest Edge Canary version. Till now the feature is available behind the “Secure DNS lookups” flag, the flag is no longer available with the latest update.
You can check DNS Over HTTPS working or not by visiting the test page offered by Cloudflare.
Microsoft has revealed it will end support for Edge Legacy on March 9, 2021. The company has already ported some of the features from the previous version of Edge to new Edge including of PDF Viewer.
Microsoft Edge team announced a roadmap for PDF Reader where it promised to bring Table of Contents, Highlight mode, Protected mode, Digital Signatures, Smoother Scrolling, and Accessibility improvements to new Edge PDF Reader.
Digital Signatures, Highlight mode already available in Canary, now Legacy Edge’s smooth Scrolling for PDF has been offered behind the flag in the latest Canary.
Enable Smooth Scrolling for PDFs in Microsoft Edge
- Launch Microsoft Edge browser
- Search for “Enable Smooth Scrolling for PDF”
- Select “Enabled” from the dropdown and restart the browser
Load a PDF in new Edge Web browser and see if you can feel the difference.