Microsoft Edge appears to have a new feature that will make the text you see on the webpage smoother, clearer, and easier to read. The feature is called “ClearTypeâ, Which is a Windows-only technology that improves the readability of texts, especially on LCD monitors.
A flag for ClearType was added to Microsoft Edge with Canary version 91.0.862.0, but it appears to have been removed with today’s update (91.0.863.0). In describing the indicators, Microsoft noted that the feature is exclusive to Windows 10, and users can allow it to adjust contrast and gamma settings.
“Render text using the same contrast and gamma settings as those used elsewhere in Windows.” Run ClearType Text Tuner to adjust monitor contrast and gamma settings. – Windows, âthe company said in a now-removed flag description.
If you haven’t already noticed font rendering issues in Edge, chances are you won’t notice any difference after turning on the flag. This is mainly because the feature is only for those who use Windows 10’s optional ClearType text tuner.
The experimental flag in Microsoft Edge will allow the browser to honor your ClearType settings. As mentioned, ClearType Text Tuner is built into the operating system and changing your ClearType settings can help when Windows is unable to handle font rendering for certain screens.
Once enabled, Edge will support ClearType’s multiple color shades, and texts on some websites will appear more readable and smoother, especially on LCD screens where fonts can often look jagged.
Microsoft Edge 90 also shipped with font rendering improvements last year, and it’s possible the tech giant is now trying to improve the web page rendering system in Edge.
Microsoft Edge gets the tab actions menu
To simplify Edge’s vertical tabs, workspaces and collections experience, Microsoft’s browser also appears to be getting a new tab actions menu, a feature that will let you manage vertical tabs and collections. .
Earlier today, Microsoft updated Canary Edge to replace the vertical tabs button with a new tab actions switch. When you click the button, a new action menu will appear on your screen to help you navigate to upcoming vertical tabs, collections, and workspaces.
The tech giant is currently testing these improvements in Canary builds and it’s not yet clear when this will be activated for everyone.