Edge uses a hollow gray lock for domain validated HTTPS

Joins Safari in reducing security indicators for domain validated HTTPS

By Mike on 20th July 2015

Microsoft's new browser Edge has a significantly different UI for identifying sites, particularly around certificate validation levels.

The results below were from Edge 20.10240.16384.0 on Windows 10 build 10240.

Extended validation SSL in Microsoft Edge

Extended validation certificates have the following UI:

Domain validated SSL in Microsoft Edge

For all non-EV certificates, including both domain validated and organization validated certificates, the UI appears as follows:

Identity in Edge compared to IE11

The Edge design is significantly less cramped than IE11. IE tried to fit the identity bar beside the tabs, truncating both the origin and the certificate subject.

Here's EV and OV displayed in Edge and IE11 to compare:

Changes to identity UI in Edge (top) vs IE11 (bottom).

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