Microsoft have recently announced they are ditching the current version of their Edge browser in favour of a Chromium based browser. In this series, I am going to take a look at the Canary version of this new browser.
The bulk of this series was posted a while ago and I’ve continued using Edge Canary for a while now and thought it was time for a review.
Edge Canary is a fast browser; my main browser of choice is Vivaldi which I’ve always regarded as quite a fast browser, but my impression is that Edge Canary is faster on page loads. The feature set of Edge Chromium is continuing to progress; when I first used it, there was no dark mode, or themes, but these have since been intorduced although limited to light, dark and system.
Both browsers allow the use of the same extensions, but I’ll be sticking with Vivaldi as main browser. The main reason is that i prefer the behaviour and options available in Vivaldi.
In particular, you have a lot more control over tab behaviour in Vivaldi and when closing thr last tab Vivaldi will go back to the speed dial rather than closing as Edge does.