Microsoft dev helps Google to fix a major bug in Chromium browser


Microsoft developer fixes a major bug in Google’s Chromium browser

Recently we saw that Microsoft was pushing Google’s Chromium installation to its Windows 10 PC/Laptops automatically. Now a Microsoft developer has helped Google by fixing an annoying behavior that has been plaguing web browsers built off of the Chromium engine, such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Chromium is a free and open-source software project from Google. The source code can be compiled into a web browser. Google uses the code to make its Chrome browser, which has more features than Chromium. Many other browsers are also based on the Chromium code, including Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Amazon Silk. In addition, some parties (although not Google) build the code as-is and release browsers with the Chromium name. Chromium’s user interface is minimalist. Google sought to make the browser “feel lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast.”

We also saw that In 2018, Microsoft stopped using the services of EdgeHTML and adopted Chromium for its own browser, and Microsoft engineers contribute to the open-source platform regularly. The Microsoft developer has been reported currently helping with the drag-and-drop behavior on the Chromium platform.

Microsoft Edge developer Eric Lawrence says that he has worked on a small change that will fix an incredibly annoying issue in Chromium’s drag-and-drop process. Before, when you used to drag and drop anything on a tab, that file will take over the tab entirely, and you’ll lose your current tab. When the dragged document replaces your tab, any forms you were filling in, an article you were writing, or any other ongoing work would be replaced, and you would lose that work. But now as the Microsoft developer has fixed the bug it is updated in Chromium 85.0.4163.0 and newer.

Users can easily lose work if they drag/drop a file or URL into a tab that does not consume the dropped data (e.g., as a file upload). Rather than navigating the current tab (blowing away whatever was in it), instead, open the dropped URL in a new foreground tab

said the developer

Well, now after the bug is fixed you can easily drag and drop a tab and also won’t lose any current tab as the chromium will open the dropped tab in a new tab. What is your take on Google’s Chromium browser and features? Do mention them in the comment section below. To stay updated on Tech and Cybersecurity news subscribe to our newsletter from here


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