Microsoft continues to improve the Edge Chromium browser. A recent change in Canray reveals Microsoft is working to add ClearType Text rendering to Edge on Windows 10 for text on web pages to look clear, smoother, and better to read but not blurry. And, the Vertical Tabs button on the toolbar is getting the “Tab actions menu”.
ClearType Text rendering
Internet Explorer and Legacy Edge are better at font rendering on Windows than Chromium browsers such new Edge and Google Chrome.
Sometime back, Edge users reported to Microsoft about blurry fonts on some Webpages. It’s on the Redmond Software giant radar to address it.
Seems Edge is about to respect Windows Cleartype Settings even more.
As we said above, Microsoft is testing the “Enhance text contrast” flag.
The experimental feature when enabled,
“Renders text using same contrast and gamma settings that are used elsewhere in Windows. Run the ClearType Text Tuner to adjust the contrast and gamma settings of your monitor”.
We noticed no changes in text rendering in New Edge after enabling the flag.
As of today in 91.0.863.0, the flag no longer exists, expect Microsoft to add it back to Edge with future Canary updates.
Here is how you can run the ClearType Text Tuner wizard on Windows 10
- Open Run dialog
- Type cttune.exe and press Enter.
- Tell the windows which text sample looks best on your screen to read
Font Smoothing in Edge browser
edge://histograms/Microsoft.Fonts.FontSmoothingMethod page in Edge address bar and check the datapoint shown by Histogram to find Font smoothing used by Edge browser.
Here 0= means, No smoothing
Vertical Tabs button getting Tab Actions Menu
Microsoft Edge’s best feature could be vertical tabs. The software giant is adding the tab actions menu to the Vertical Tabs button on the toolbar.
Till now, the button is used as a switcher between horizontal and vertical tabs. Now, it is gaining the following options.
- Turn on Vertical tabs
- Recently closed
- Add all tabs to a new collection
So this adds an extra step to turn off/on vertical tabs.
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