In the first week of November, a major update has been released to over 110 million Windows 10 users. This update already started rolling and hitting the Windows 10 devices depending on their update settings. This update brings a lot of improvements to Microsoft Edge browser as well.
Microsoft introduced EdgeHTML 13 in this update which makes Microsoft Edge browser perform well than before.
Here is our technical comparison of Google chrome and Microsoft Edge which may give you a better idea.
WhatsApp web is still not compatible with the EdgeHTML 13 and we hope for better news in coming days. People already started liking the Microsoft Edge Browser features and this update makes them love even more.
Also check: Changelogs of Microsoft Edge Browser
New Features in Microsoft Edge Browser
The official announcement from Microsoft about the launch of EdgeHTML 13 shows the following major changes in the browser. Now Edge supports:
- CSS Mutability Pseudo-classes
- CSS Range Pseudo-classes
- CSS initial keyword
- CSS unset keyword
- input type=text selectionDirection
- input type=time
- input type=datetime-local
- <meter> element
- oninvalid event handler for the element document and window
- Pointer Lock (Mouse Lock)
- Canvas ellipse
- Canvas blending modes
- Extended srcset and sizes
- <picture> element
- SVG external content
- Restored support for docking the F12 Developer Tools
HTML5 Test on Microsoft Edge Browser
We performed HTML5 test and noticed improvements in 56 points in total. Now Microsoft Edge scores 458 points out of 555
Later we did the same test on the latest version of Google chrome and it scores 521 points of same 555.
This says Edge browser is improving slowly. EdgeHTML 12 scores just 402 points and there is a good improvement of 56 points in EdgeHTML 13. Still it is 63 points behind the Google Chrome which may take a little time to balance it.
Microsoft Edge slowly started giving competition to all other famous browsers. It’s time to make Microsoft Edge browser as default web browser in your machine. Let us know your view on Edge browser.