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Images of Chromium-based Edge emerge online

Microsoft Edge is being re-vamped with numerous Chromium tweaks. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft Edge is being re-vamped with numerous Chromium tweaks. (Source: Microsoft)
The new version of Microsoft Edge, a browser whose development is now driven by that of Chromium's, has been leaked in a set of images by Neowin. They show a browser that will indeed ring a number of bells for those who follow the open-source project. However, there is a Microsoft extensions store and Bing integration.

The regenerated Microsoft Edge may have been leaked online. Neowin claims to have secured a small sequence of images and some details which depict the re-vamped browser's home page and some navigation options. They suggest the direction in which Edge's new Chromium-based direction is taking the Windows-associated app. For example, the homepage now appears to have a profile shortcut in the top right corner, as with Chrome.

This corner now also contains a button that takes the user to Edge's extension options. Here, at least, it differs from other Chromium versions somewhat. Another image shows a store for Microsoft extensions. However, Neowin also reports that this upcoming version of Edge will also support those of the Chrome variety. On the other hand, Bing is still integrated into this browser.

The homepage view on start-up shows a background image, which can apparently fluctuate in accordance with Bing's Image of the Day preferences. This is overlaid by a clean-looking selection of most-opened pages (which can also be edited), arranged within the bottom third of the window in a string of rectangles. However, when the user scrolls down, the traditional Microsoft News feed is visible. Finally, the slide-out action for Edge's settings has been scrapped; they now appear in a new tab.

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Leaked screenshots purported to show the new Edge browser. (Source: Neowin)
Leaked screenshots purported to show the new Edge browser. (Source: Neowin)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03- 5)