01-13-2020 11:55 AM
01-13-2020 11:55 AM
Hi Insiders. We have received a whole lot of feedback on the overall design of the next version of Microsoft Edge. First off, we would like to thank you all for the feedback that you have submitted. We also want you to know that we are continuing to evolve the look and feel of the new Microsoft Edge. You can see our progress in our new icon, in the changes to dark theme, on the layout of the settings pages and in the style of the controls that we have added so far. Our goal has been to modernize the next version of Microsoft Edge while keeping the feel of the original. In the five years since we released the first Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 10, the Microsoft Design Language has and will continue to change and adapt. We have been evolving our user interface with this in mind and may be the first place you see some of these changes. We are planning on continuing to apply elements of the Microsoft Design Language to align with other Microsoft products.
We are thrilled with how much you think about the look and feel of the new Microsoft Edge browser. As we dug into the feedback, we found different ideas lumped together into very broad buckets and felt like we needed to re-sort the issues into new categories that are more specific to the actual issues that were being discussed. The previous categories that we have been reporting on are:
The first step of this journey was to dig into each of the feedback items individually and understand what your ask was, and if there was a reason listed for the feedback. This helped us better understand why you are asking for these changes. The next step we took was to recombine the feedback and sort it into more specific buckets. We understand change is challenging, and we are not changing our interface just to be different. We have been working closely with our designers to get a look and feel that aligns with our Fluent Design language and meets our standards for usability and accessibility. It is our goal for our design to be easier to use on a daily basis. When you provide feedback, it helps us to challenge our assumptions and makes us reanalyze our conclusions.
Based on this analysis, we are seeing the following themes emerge from your comments: we will be tracking and following feedback in these categories going forward:
We would love to start talking about these items now. Please let us know if you think that we are on the right track with the changes we have made so far. The most impactful feedback is that which lists the task that you are trying to accomplish, the challenges that you face while accomplishing it, and your ideas on how it could be made easier. Also, feel free to reach out if you think that we have missed something important here. We will always take feedback and suggestions to help us make this the best, fastest, most productive browser possible.
01-16-2020 09:11 PM - edited 01-16-2020 09:12 PM
The links I had posted were repeated, so here are them again, this time the correct ones:
Here's a concept of Edge with Fluent Design on which you can see the acrylic effect: https://twitter.com/itsMichaelWest/status/1143953352662953986?s=20
And here's a concept of the context menu with the acrylic effect too: https://dribbble.com/shots/6220992-File-Explorer-context-menu
Also, for better visualisation, I've attached the images too.
01-16-2020 10:32 PM
01-17-2020 05:40 AM
01-17-2020 06:28 AM
@Elliot Kirk As it turns out, I may have responded too quickly about the spacing of the extensions (in my previous post, I stated that I preferred the spacing of extensions to be similar to Chrome, Firefox, et al).
After using the beta (and now stable) version for a length of time, I'm actually getting used to the extension spacing and usually prefer this spacing most of the time now (though to be honest, with at least 14 extensions currently installed (!), perhaps having an option to "compress" the extensions or have a "standard" width might satisfy the broader customer base and my occasional change of mind ).
I also like the current size of the toolbar and address bar, and would strongly advocate against having a default smaller size.
Congratulations on the launch, thanks again for listening!
01-17-2020 08:48 AM
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01-17-2020 08:03 PM - edited 01-17-2020 08:07 PM
@Elliot Kirk The Old Edge ui is great, please bring it to the new edge!
01-18-2020 06:05 AM
@Elliot Kirk Original Edge had one of the best epub renderers. Is there a chance this could be open-sourced or extracted as a separate app? Sorry for off-topic.
01-18-2020 11:57 AM
01-18-2020 03:49 PM
Honestly wondering if everyone happy with the current address bar and tab size all have some level of vision impairment. It's massive. It's bigger than Chrome's own, massive size post-Material Design update. Give us a "compact" option. My screen real estate is valuable, and I dont need a giant omnipresent reminder of what webpage I'm on.
01-18-2020 07:12 PM
@Elliot Kirk Hi there!
I'm absolutely positively impressed by what you and other people behind this project have already done and I thank you for that!
My suggestion is simple, but totally pain-relieving for curios-minded:
in tab context menu ⁊≡ ⸻ in "Move to another window" submenu ⸻ add ⯌ "Move tabs to the right to new window"
(similar to already implemented "Close tabs to the right" feature)
01-18-2020 07:42 PM
01-18-2020 08:58 PM
by josh_bodner on January 15, 2020
by Elliot Kirk on January 13, 2020