This week Microsoft announced the first preview build of its Microsoft Edge web browser for macOS. Built on a Chromium open-source foundation, Microsoft says developers “can expect a consistent rendering experience across the Windows and macOS versions of Microsoft Edge.” Great! But what about those of us who aren’t building for the rest of us?
Feels like a Mac App?
Unlike so many other applications developed for Windows that seem to be ported to Mac as a reluctant second thought, Microsoft notes that they are committed to making Microsoft Edge feel as natural to Mac users as possible. This includes matching various macOS conventions for fonts, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and title casing. That will be a breath of fresh air for those of us who are constantly cursing the wrong keystroke while working in something that looks and feels like Windows – because it will look and feel like a
Okay, the term “greatest” is certainly subjective in this case. But trying to explain myself with a disclaimer in the title would be way too complicated and confusing. I’m not even sure if a web browser could parse a URL that boasted some variant of a concatenated string that incorporated “Top 10 Greatest Mac Keyboard Shortcuts of All-Time as Compiled by One Author Whose Opinion May or May Not Match Your Own and Does Not Necessarily Reflect Any Official Policy or Position of the Rocket Yard Blog, OWC, or any of its Partners or Affiliates.”
See what I mean? Too complicated.
We’ll do this old-school David Letterman Top 10 List style, in reverse order from the least of the greatest to the greatest of the greatest. And no, I am not going to mention the no-brainers like cut, copy, paste and ordering sushi delivery. Sorry.
There’s a new extension in town, and its goal is to make your web browser (and you) a little smarter when it comes to shopping online.
If you’re anything like me, the occasional “impulse buy” or “I’m too tired to comparison shop so I’ll just get it on Amazon” ends up costing me a fair amount of jingle-jangle pocket-change over time. But what if there was a tool that enticed me to pause for a split second before releasing my trigger finger on that slightly ovular “buy” button? And what if this tool worked like magic whenever I was on a product page – showing up just in the nick of time to save the day? Well, saddle up because there’s a new shopping sheriff in town…