Microsoft’s contributions to the Chromium browser it uses for its newest Edge releases are already having a visible impact on the Google-controlled browser.
The two tech giants have been working for the past year on a new theme for form controls — that is the buttons, fields, and input elements — that are standard across the web.
“One issue with native form controls … is the inconsistency in their styling. Older controls, such as <button> and <select> were styled to match the user’s operating system,” Chrome developer advocate Rob Dodson wrote in a blog post.
“Form controls that were added to the platform more recently were designed to match whatever style was popular at the time. For Chromium based browsers, this has led to controls that look mismatched and sometimes outdated, which causes developers to spend extra time (and