This week, Microsoft announced the first preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for macOS. Built on an open-source foundation from Microsoft, Microsoft says developers "can expect a consistent rendition experience across Windows and MacOS versions of Microsoft Edge." Great! But what about those of us who don't build for the rest of us?
Feel like a Mac App?
Unlike so many other programs designed for Windows that seem to be ported to Mac as a reluctant second thought, Microsoft notes that they are committed to making the Microsoft Edge feel as natural to Mac users as possible. This includes matching different macOS conventions for fonts, menus, hotkeys, and title enclosures. It will be a breath of fresh air for those of us who continuously curse the wrong keystrokes while working on something that looks and feels like Windows – because it will look like a Mac. Or they declare.
Not only are they aware of the software experience, but Microsoft states that they exploit certain hardware features available on Mac, such as contextual actions via the touchline, and enable known navigations with standard trackpad gestures.  Microsoft Edge Touchbar "width =" 600 "height =" 338 "/>
Want to give it a spin?
Microsoft has opened what they call" Insider Channels ", and Someone is now free to download and test a preview version of the web browser, and they want your opinion, you have the opportunity to make the product better by sending feedback to the developers directly from the browser itself. power as it gives you a false sense of importance to your direct impact on the project.
I will spend some more time in the next few days or weeks (or minutes if it gets too painful an experience) and write one But in the meantime, if you have any interest in adding another application to your browser's arsenal, take it for a trip and let us know your first thoughts!