Edge Canary gets a Windows 11 redesign with rounded tabs and Mica effect

Microsoft recently added a new setting to control experimental appearance settings in Edge Canary. The toggle didn’t work initially, but you can now use it to test out what looks like the biggest Edge redesign since it launched in early 2020.

Microsoft is on track to bring more Windows 11-like design elements to the Edge browser. Two of them are already available in Edge Canary: rounded tabs and the Mica effect. The former makes the tab bar look like Firefox, with the bottom edge “detached” from the toolbar, and the Mica effect adds dynamic transparency to the main parts of the user interface (tabs and toolbar).

Please note that both changes are experimental, which means that Microsoft may remove them at some point. If you want to try out the updated UI in Edge, do the following:

  1. Update Microsoft Edge Canary to the latest version on Windows 11. The new design won’t work on Windows 10.
  2. Open a browser and go to edge://flags. Find the “Show Experimental Appearance Settings” checkbox and turn it on.
  3. Restart Edge, then go to edge://settings/appearance and enable “Show Windows 11 visual effects” and “Use rounded corners for browser tabs”.
  4. Restart your browser again.

Do you like the updated design in Microsoft Edge Canary, or do you prefer the current one in the stable channel?

Source: @FireCubeStudios

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