Last week, it was discovered that Edge Canary has a flag that allows some visual changes in Windows 11. Now, the new Windows 11 design is being upgraded to Microsoft Edge in Dev, though you’ll still need to enable it to use it.
Update Microsoft Edge in Dev
The new Microsoft Edge Dev is version 93.0.946.1, and it already comes with a long list of new features. Most of them look pretty simple, but the new Windows 11 design doesn’t top the list.
Also included is the ability to upload a credit or debit card to a website, so your Microsoft account can use it and sync across your devices. The sharing tool will also let you share websites directly to email or social networks, and you’ll also get another pop-up notification from Microsoft Edge, this time if you’ve installed a PWA. It should make it easier to pin the app to the taskbar, start menu, or desktop.
Another visual change is that the address bar can now be hidden when Vertical Tabs are on. This should be a nice improvement for anyone who uses the feature and obviously doesn’t want a bar at the top of the browser. Microsoft also noted that it finished rolling out quiet notifications and device authentication before password autofill and web capture in groups.
Apart from that, there are some new management policies, support for keyboard-accessible tooltips, and support for extended Open XR features.
Regarding the changes made to Windows 11, it’s not crazy at the moment.
Assuming the changes are the same as those spotted in Edge Canary, the menus look different with larger text, although the overall menu sizes are smaller.
To enable the feature after updating the Edge Dev, go to Edge://flags and then enable the flag that says Enable Windows 11 Visual Updates.
Last week, Microsoft also rolled out an update to its Office apps to enable the design of Windows 11, so little by little we’re starting to see what Windows 11 will look like via first-party apps from Microsoft.