Yesterday, the Microsoft Build Keynote annoyed Microsoft Edge for Mac for a short time. We were able to install the Developer and Canary builds on a Mac, and you can hardly say it's not a Windows build. That is a good thing.
Microsoft build barely showed the Mac version of Edge
Microsoft build is in full swing, and the company has announced in its Keynote Linux kernel for Windows, a real command line and new features for the Edge browser. While talking about Edge, Microsoft brought a flashing-and-miss teaser from Edge for Mac in a YouTube video. It contained no date, no timeline, or any material information that went beyond a brief screenshot.
You may think that the Mac version is a long way off, but late in the recent past Twitter users (and more frequently Microsoft losers) WalkingCat tweeted links for the dev  and Canary Builds – just download and install to try it out. We have them installed and are pleased that the browser in terms of functionality and features is almost identical to the Windows versions. It will be hard to find differences that go beyond the operating system, such as keyboard shortcuts.
You get Microsoft and Chrome extensions, experimental flags, and dark mode
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Go to Of course, the default is to use Bing when searching through the address bar. However, you can change this by clicking the three dots in the upper-right corner and choosing Settings> Privacy & Services> Address Bar. From there you select your preferred search engine.
Just like Edge for Windows, you can use
Edge: // flags to enable extra functionality. This includes the dark mode. (Apple introduced Dark Mode with MacOS Mojave, so you need to check the box in Edge for the setting to take effect.) The experience is almost identical to the Windows build in almost all aspects: menus, settings, speed, and so on pretty much everything else. In our early environment, we only noticed one difference: a preinstalled Microsoft Defender Browser Protection extension.
Microsoft Defender browser protection protects you against malware
In March, Microsoft announced Chrome and Firefox extensions to provide container technology for other browsers. If you've navigated to a malicious site in Chrome or Firefox, it's theoretically redirected to an edge browser tab to protect you with the container's features. Because Edge Chromium has built-in technology, Windows builds do not require an extension.
The Mac version is different in that the extension is visible and installed from the getgo. You can click on Defender's icon and go through demo pages showing how the extension handles phishing sites. However, since this process is completely internal, it is not clear why the MacOS builds have a visible extension and the Windows builds do not. Microsoft may explain this in more detail later, if it contains more information about the new browser.
In an unpublished early build, the browser works surprisingly well and feels fully equipped. After spending time with both builds, you can easily see the benefits of Chromium features for Microsoft. With an underlying shared engine, the Windows and MacOS browsers are nearly identical in design, use, and speed. This similarity works well for Microsoft's goal to reach all platforms.