Overlay scrollbar flags return to Microsoft Edge due to Insider demand [Updated]
Microsoft is showing off a new scrollbar animation and design with its latest flag (experiment) in Edge Canary.
What you need to know
- Overlay scrollbar flags have returned.
- Only Edge Canary and Dev will have it, for now.
- It's been brought back due to popular demand.
- Edge Canary v 95.0.1000.0 now has this as a "Flag" to enable
Update August 30, 2021 at 3:55 p.m. ET: Microsoft has updated Edge Canary to build 95.0.1000.0 and with it an actual "flag" that can be enabled instead of using the command-line method. Under "edge://flags/" users can search for and enable "Windows style overlay scrollbars." Upon restarting the browser, the new hover/animation feature and more modern scrollbars will be implemented. You can see the flag below:
Miss the overlay scrollbar flags in Edge and want your ideal scrolling experience back? Well, Microsoft has heard you. Scrollbar flags are officially back, as long as you're on Edge Canary or Dev, versions 94.0.987.0 and up.
Here are the steps Microsoft has provided for bringing overlay scrollbar flags to your Edge experience:
In the same announcement blurb where the steps were posted, Microsoft gave a bit of context, mentioning that overlay scrollbar flags have been brought back due to Insider demand.
Here's the feature in action, for those of you thinking of enabling it:
pic.twitter.com/D8tOMQntFepic.twitter.com/D8tOMQntFe— Leopeva64 (@Leopeva64) August 26, 2021August 26, 2021
There's no word yet on whether this feature will be coming to standard Edge anytime soon, so either wait and see what happens or dive into the experimental realms of Canary and Dev to enjoy the feature alongside whatever other new things Microsoft cooks up.
Thanks, Leonardo V., for the tip!
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