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Microsoft and Google Browser Love-in Continues with Edge on Chromium Features

Microsoft is going full steam ahead with Edge features on Chromium. Windows 10 caption stylings, opacity changes, and drag and drop support could come to Chrome soon.


Back in December, announced it will abandon its EdgeHTML web rendering technology and move its Edge browser to 's technology. The idea is to give Edge more access to apps through web apps to better compete with Chrome. However, it has been a two-way street as Google has shown a newfound love towards in Chrome.

Several Windows 10 features and integrations have been announced for Chrome since Microsoft joined Chromium. The reason for cross-browser integration is because both Microsoft and Chrome are now working on Chromium. We can expect to see Edge features land on Chrome, and Chrome features to come to Edge.

So much so, at some point it may be harder to tell the two browsers apart. We are not there yet, but more Windows 10 tools are coming to Chrome. One potential new feature is support for Windows system styles for captions in a video. In a Chromium post titled “Add support for Windows system styling for captions”, Edge engineers propose:

  • Add 4 new properties to CaptionStyle.
  • Adds a WindowsCaptionStyle class that extends CaptionStyle and adds Windows support for webvtt caption styling.
  • Adds command line flag ‘–enable-windows-caption-style' which is needed to run platform specific code.

More Features

Microsoft has plenty of other plans, including adding window opacity, window color, and background opacity.

In another ChromeStory, Microsoft discusses using Chromium as a drag and drop target for Outlook.exe attachments:

“Users should be able to drag email messages or email attachments out of Outlook.exe and drop them on a file hosting service website such as OneDrive or Google Drive, just as if dragging files from File Explorer.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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