The latest version of Microsoft Edge comes with an exciting but weird change that lets you experience Windows 11’s rounded corners in its full glory. Microsoft has released a new version of Edge Canary with an experimental feature that gives rounded corners to any websites, videos, or anything open in the browser.
Microsoft is slowly bringing rounded corners to all apps and services. With Windows 11, rounded corners for top-level windows made a comeback, marking a major shift in the company’s design language.
Microsoft has been using sharp corners since Windows 8, the first OS version to drop the rounded corners and aerodynamic effect in favor of sharp corners. The implementation of the rounded corners is ultimately left to developers, but is already widely adopted thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 11 push.
Based on a new Edge version, it’s clear the Redmond-based company isn’t done with its obsession with rounded corners.
Edge browser now displays websites on a round window or canvas. In other words, all websites or YouTube videos now have rounded corners that are highly visible.
This feature is enabled by default in some installations of Microsoft Edge and gives Edge’s edges more rounded corners instead of straight edges and adds a subtle Fluent Design shadow effect. It is possible that Windows 10 users can also benefit from the new effects, but it has only been observed in Windows 11.
This is another unexpected change, of course, and it’s possible that Microsoft won’t continue with something as outlandish as a “rounded canvas for websites,” but you never know.
Microsoft Edge 109 is here with many improvements
One of the new features in Edge is text prediction that uses Microsoft Editor (a Microsoft 365 exclusive) to help you write faster and reduce grammatical errors. The result is a smooth writing experience with fewer errors, and it’s enabled on English versions of Edge in the United States, Australia, and India.
Of course, support for more languages will be added in the future, but don’t expect support for all regional languages anytime soon. The editor integration means better suggestions for grammar, spelling and style in the browser. Of course, Edge sends data to Microsoft as and when you type.
Text prediction uses “natural language processing” and will be improved over time as Microsoft collects more data. You can control the setting of Edge’s text predictions through the browser’s settings or with the TextPredictionEnabled policy.
This works on Mac and Windows.