01-17-2020 06:41 PM
01-17-2020 06:41 PM
There is a problem with the new official version of the Chromium Edge. The new tab suddenly became like this.
If I remember correctly, this is Microsoft MSN's promotion al-Greater China business. I've seen it in the old Edge, but now it's back in the new stable version of the Chromium Edge. I've used the BETA DEV CAN version in the Chromium Edge inside program in previous months, but none of them have.
Please ask MSFT's Community Commissioner for a reply, thank you. :)
01-18-2020 12:27 AM
01-18-2020 01:45 AM - edited 01-18-2020 01:47 AM
I could easily reproduce this as well on Edge canary Version 81.0.396.0 (Official build)
so if i use custom layout and then set the news and content language to this, and Only this:
(not sure what it is because I can't read it)
then i get that weird news layout.
All other countries that I tried are like this:
So I think Bing (Microsoft) is obligated (By China government) to show those links at the top to Chinese citizens.
01-18-2020 01:47 AM
01-18-2020 02:13 AM - edited 01-18-2020 02:25 AM
Maybe for the legal reason. The search engines and content services must go through some kind of censorship in China, so Bing and MSN need to optimize their content for the Chinese users. Edge uses MSN's infomation to display the new tab's news content , so the weird look appears.
01-19-2020 08:16 AM
I turned on my computer last night and found an interesting place.
The "custom" button in China is not the same as the screenshot you mentioned above, and the customization in China can even turn off Microsoft's news recommendations entirely, including the inexplicable MSN URL Yellow Pages.
But more puzzling things emerged last night to update Ver. CAN 81.0.369.0, a bookmark bar appears above the new tab! This has never been seen in previous inside programs. Although I know That Chrome can set up a new tab to display a bookmark bar, but this time Microsoft let it actively show out, it is true that people are a little unaccustomed :p
01-19-2020 09:36 AM - edited 01-19-2020 09:45 AM