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Microsoft brings support for High contrast mode on Chromium-based Edge

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Yesterday we reported about the Redmond giant Microsoft releasing a new Canary build of the Microsoft Edge browser for Windows.

Now the company has started updating the Microsoft Edge browser with another important feature. Microsoft wants to bring High Contrast mode to Microsoft Edge browser natively, but not with an extension. Microsoft makes an argument that extensions may not be applicable for enterprise users and for those cases, the company wanted High contrast to be natively available.

The feature with High contrast on Chromium-based Microsoft Edge on Windows comes behind a flag named ‘Forced Colors’. The update is now available as a flag in the Microsoft Edge Canary 79.0.305.0 build.

To enable high contrast mode on Microsoft Edge for Windows, you need to follow below-mentioned steps:-

Ensure both browsers are using the latest Canary version, visit about: flags page separately

2. Search for “forced” and for highlighted “Forced Colors “flags, which provides a description of turns on “forced colors mode for web content”, select “Enabled”

forced colors flag

3. Restart the browser

4. Now with Chrome Canary and Edge Canary open on Windows 10, (note: Windows 8 and Windows 7 also has the feature built-in), click on Start > Settings

5. Ease of Access > High contrast, under “Use high contrast”, toggle button to “Turn on high contrast”

turn on high contrast setting windows 10

After following these steps, the high contrast settings should be active by now. To check, try visiting a website and that will show inverted colors.