Windows 11 visual refresh in testing for Microsoft Edge

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Canary has an option to enable Windows 11 visual updates.
  • Once enabled, the browser will have more rounded corners, new menus, and an updated font within menus.
  • The option is available through an experimental flag.

A new experimental flag for Microsoft Edge Canary allows you to enable Windows 11 visual updates. The flag modernizes the look of the browser, though at the moment there are only a handful of small changes. The flag was spotted by Reddit user Leopeva64-2. It appears to be an option for anyone running build 93.0.945.0 or later.

The description of the flags states, "Enables in-progress visuals appropriate for your currently installed version of Windows." Since the visual updates are in progress, we'll likely see more improvements in the future.

Right now, the visual changes appear to be subtle. For example, the context menus within Edge align better with other menus on Windows 11. Edge Canary also has some new icons, a new font for all menus, and more rounded corners throughout the browser. There don't appear to be any sweeping changes at the moment.

To enable the new look:

  1. Navigate to edge://flags in Microsoft Edge Canary.
  2. Search for "Enable Windows 11 Visual Updates" (right now, you can also search for "Windows 11" to find the flag).
  3. Toggle the feature to Enabled.
  4. Click Restart to restart the browser.

You can revert to the older look by following the same steps but toggling the option to "disabled."

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