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The era of the traditional Microsoft Edge has ended for consumers as the Redmond firm has switched to Chromium and Google’s Blink rendering engine. Microsoft recently said that the new Chromium-based Edge would begin replacing the classic Edge on Windows 10 and the company is now updating the browser with important improvements of ahead of the migration.

Yesterday, Microsoft started rolling out new Edge Dev and Edge Canary updates with significantly improved scrollbar scrolling. Fortunately, in the spirit of supporting the open-source platform, Microsoft has submitted those changes back to the Chromium project.

In theory, this means that any other Chromium-based browsers will be able to take advantage of those new scrolling optimizations for themselves.

In a forum post, Microsoft’s engineer has confirmed that the scrolling improvements have already landed in Chrome Canary.

“After a bunch of work, compositor threaded scrollbar scrolling is finally on by default in Chromium master. Today’s Chrome canary (82.0.4072.0) has it ON. Thanks to all those who helped and guided me along the way. This will be a perf win for scrolling on Chromium-based browsers and takes us all one step closer towards scrolling unification,” the engineer wrote.

Google should begin shipping it to everyone later this year, but we don’t have the exact timeframe yet.


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