Microsoft plans to release the new Microsoft Edge browser in January 2020. The release candidate that is already available for the users, doesn’t offer some key functionalities.
The Redmond giant recently released a new update for Edge Canary with some improvements and changes. The browser now supports ARM devices including the new Surface Pro X range. Moreover, Microsoft has now added a new tracking prevention option, and support for fullscreen mode.
Furthermore, you can also delete auto-refill entries in the browser. These changes were spotted by a Twitter user @Leopeva64. Here is a brief overview of new features available in Chromium Edge Canary.
New Tracking Prevention Option
Tracking prevention is an important feature that allows you to block trackers in your browser. Previously, Chromium Edge allowed you to enable tracking prevention in the browser in two different modes — Basic and Balanced. The new Microsoft Edge Canary update added a third option named Strict as well.
The new option allows you to enable the Strict Tracking Prevention feature for private browsing Mode. By default, the TP is set to Balanced mode in Microsoft Edge. Follow these steps to change the default TP mode to Strict in Microsoft Edge Canary version 80.0.335.0:
- Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the ellipsis icon, click Settings > Privacy and Services.
- Use the toggle button beside the Always use “Strict” tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate option available under the Tracking Prevention section.Source: Twitter
- Now you can open any website in a New InPrivate Window to limit websites from tracking you.
Delete Autofill Entries
Autofill is a useful feature that allows web browsers to automatically fill your credentials on the login screen. The autofill suggestions are accurate in most cases but there are times when they can be outdated. You no longer need them in that case.
Previously, there was no option to delete autofill suggestions in the new Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has added a new option in the Edge Canary update that can help you to delete autofill entries.
Another small novelty, the option to delete the autofill entries: pic.twitter.com/Xzue9KPCJ7
— Leopeva64 (@Leopeva64) November 15, 2019
Many classic Edge users liked the fact that the browser allowed them to view websites in fullscreen mode. Microsoft is planning to bring the same functionality to Chromium Edge. The latest update allows you to switch to the fullscreen mode in your browser.
The browser frame appears at the top of the screen where you can see all the opened tabs. However, the feature is still in works and you can not see the taskbar at the bottom in fullscreen mode.
- Open Microsoft Edge and type the following in the address bar: edge://flags/#edge-enable-shy-ui
- Type fullscreen in the search box to look for the flag Enable Fullscreen dropdown. Source: Twitter
- Use the dropdown menu to change the option from Default to Enabled.
Finally, restart your browser. Now you can view any site in fullscreen mode by pressing the F11 key. Notably, you should be running Edge Canary version 80.0.335.0 or later to use these features.