Edge to get snappier, prettier in the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s Edge browser is not exactly setting the world on fire, with a market share in the low single digits.

At Build 2017 Microsoft announced the improvements they intend to bring to the browser to make it more competitive, coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

The first major improvement is a focus on the speed and responsiveness when opening and closing browser tabs.

Microsoft is also improving the visuals of the browser, to provide more feedback and make it feel more responsive. This will form part of implementing Fluent Design in the browser’s user interface, such as adding a new Favourites animation and improved visual feedback when you click on items.

Lastly, Microsoft is adding support for Google’s Progressive Web Apps, which are websites which support app-like features such as notifications and off-line support.

As mentioned earlier the improvements are expected to come in the Fall Creators Update, but we have also heard the browser shell will then also become independently updatable, which should mean a more rapid pace of progress starting later this year.

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