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The story behind the new Edge Browser logo

Microsoft updates the logo for its edge browser. The technology giant introduced the original icon more than four years ago. One can say with justification that it was a logo that followed the past of Internet Explorer. An idea that did not appeal to many users - the old Internet Explorer is now rather disreputable.

The new logo, in turn, was discovered as part of a new surf mini-game hidden in Edge's latest Canary version. The redesigned version looks like a wave and incorporates a similarly flowing design style as the company's new Office icons.

The logo still includes the letter e, but it does not look like the Internet Explorer anymore and is much more modern. Microsoft breaks clearly with the old browser here and heralds a new age with the change to a Chromium version of Edge. Maybe it might also interest one or the other, as the company has announced this special design.

The Edge icon was not officially launched - instead, they hosted a major Easteregg search in which the icon was hidden in a secret surfing game by the Edge browser. The game can only be found in the current Canary version of Edge and can be accessed by entering "edge: // surf /" in the URL bar of the browser. Before that, however, the game still needs to be unlocked, and that could be done through little puzzles and tasks. One of them, for example, was to render an edge symbol as a 3D object. If you had done all the tasks specified by Microsoft, you could play the mini-game and, among other things, the logo tease.

The secret edge surfing game is very similar to SkiFree, a classic ski game released in 1991 as part of Microsoft's Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows. You'll need to use WASD on the keyboard to steer clear of obstacles or avoid octopus tentacles.

An official announcement of the final version of the Edge Chromium browser is expected, and of course a date of publication in the same breath. Microsoft has already released a beta version in August, and next week the Ignite conference will be held in Orlando. There too, the company will present its new version of the browser. Maybe then you will also announce a release date. Microsoft makes it really exciting with the new logo!


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