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New Edge will bring captions and improved inking for web apps

As discovered by Windowslatest, new developments are being made to Chromium-based edge, specifically: support for native captions and improved inkling support for web apps.


In a post on Github, Microsoft confirmed that it’s adding “Native Styling Support’ for WebVTT captions on Windows 10 so that webpages in Chromium support Windows’ caption Settings.  The change will allow users to style WebVTT captions –Web Video Text Tracks format– from the Windows 10 Settings app.


Captions are customisable by many parameters, including transparency, style, size, effects and background colour.  The settings for the appearance of the captions are discrete- any changes made will be independent of the overall site layout.


Microsoft described the change as follows:

For web video content that uses the WebVTT standard to include a caption payload for HTML5 content, this change will apply the caption styling preferences the user explicitly sets in the OS Settings app on Windows 10 or macOS.

The next change mentioned on Github resolves around delivering a superior inking experience, which can be achieved by the use of low-latency ink.  With the change, web apps will be able to successfully achieve latency parity with Windows 10 and ChromeOS.

Operating system compositors typically introduce a frame of latency in order to compose all of the windows together. During this frame of latency, input may be delivered to an application, but that input has no chance of being displayed to the user until the next frame that the system composes, due to this pipelining.

Download the new Chromium Edge here.



Source: New Edge will bring captions and improved inking for web apps  (MSPoweruser)

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