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Arc for macOS Update - 1.28.0 (45831)
  • Google Meet "Share This Tab Instead" is here! While screen-sharing a tab in Meet, a new button will appear directly on your Sidebar tabs to quickly switch which tab is shared instead.
  • Skin Tones are now available in our emoji picker for Space / Tab Icons!
  • Easily hide your sidebar by dragging the width of your sidebar all the way to the left to collapse it completely.
  • We've removed the "Capture" icon on Easel tabs to clean up our UX. To Capture from anywhere, just hit CMD T and type "Capture" or hit CMD SHIFT 2.
  • Drag to Split now allows you to pick the the order of your Split View panels by dragging a tab to left or right side of your target tab. We've also improved the drop indicator so it better matches your theme.
  • When your Pinned Tabs are collapsed, keyboard navigation to traverse tabs in sidebar now correctly skips over Pinned Tabs.
  • All named Spaces allow for collapsed Pinned Tabs (previously not possible for single-Space users). To name your Space, go to Spaces > Rename Space in the Mac Menu Bar.
  • We've made some UI fixes to hover states in incognito mode.
  • We've fixed a bug that may have caused new tabs to open when unauthenticated on Atlassian sites.
  • We've fixed a bug that prevented new windows from opening in full screen while Arc was in full screen.
  • Improvements that make window resizing smoother by leveraging the background color of your website.
  • Proactive memory release when we find the system has limited available memory.
  • Introducing Arc Search, a modern, fast, and AI-enabled mobile browsing experience. Open the app store on your iPhone and type "Arc Search".
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Waiting for a Windows invite just to check it out. Sounds a bit like Vivaldi, with a bunch of features that I don't need, but what the hell...
Be aware that it is mandatory to create an account to 'Login to the Arc browser' for access.

They also updated Arc for Windows beta.
 

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Arc for Windows Beta Release Notes​

March 7, 2024

v.0.12.0​

  • Emoji inputs now work as expected with Win+.
  • Emoji inputs now work as expected with Win+.
  • You can now right click/two finger tap on your Sidebar to bring up the Space options context menu
  • We updated our toggle switches in Settings to be in line with Windows standards
  • When hovering over links the status pill will now match your Sidebar theme
  • We added tooltips for close window and minimize window when Arc is full screened
  • We fixed an issue where a Space name will not get replaced with the placeholder name (Space 1, for example) when the Space name has been removed
  • We fixed an issue where the Opera logo would not display when using Import from Another Browser
  • We fixed an issue where extension icons would not load after install
  • We fixed an issue where there would be a space for the download icon in the Sidebar even when the icon is hidden and no downloads are visible
  • We fixed an issue where toggling switches in Site Settings caused a flicker
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when using Import from Another Browser
  • We have reduced the resource usage of background tabs
 

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Arc for Windows Beta Release Notes​

March 14, 2024

v.0.13.0​

  • Videos will now automatically open in the Mini Player (Picture-in-Picture) when you switch to a new tab while they are playing
  • Arc Membership cards will be available during onboarding. Membership cards will be coming to the Settings panel in a future release
  • We now render keyboard shortcuts in Command Bar suggestions just like Arc for macOS
  • We've made several improvements to the look and feel of toasts
  • We’ve made some visual polish updates to the onboarding flow
  • We now link to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in the onboarding flow Create an Account page
  • We’ve made some visual polish updates to the Sidebar
  • We’ve decreased the volume on the unboxing startup sound
  • We’ve added support for Ctrl + F4 to close tabs
  • We’ve made improvements to the Pinned Folder expand/collapse animations
  • We fixed an issue that could hang Arc when scrolling with the middle mouse button and left-clicking immediately afterwards
  • We fixed an issue where when the Sidebar is unanchored and a Space name is being edited or a new Space is being created, the Sidebar could be unintentionally hidden breaking the Space creation/edit flow
  • We fixed an issue where setting tabs to Auto Archive to 30 days would still archive tabs after 12 hours
  • We fixed an issue where hovering over the unanchored Sidebar would not trigger the Sidebar to appear
  • We fixed an issue where the web contents would not be in focus after a system modal window, like the system file picker, is displayed
  • We fixed an issue where rapidly clicking the Archive icon in the Sidebar would unarchive tabs
  • We’ve made UI interactions more responsive
  • We’ve improved performance of window creation, including app startup
  • We've made performance improvements to further reduce CPU and memory consumption
  • We've made stability improvements to reduce crashes
  • Arc for Windows beta now uses Mica material to reduce resource consumption. We will be adding the option to toggle between Mica and Acrylic in a future release
 

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Arc for Windows Beta Release Notes​

March 21, 2024

v.0.14.2​

  • Arc Sync is now available in Arc for Windows!
    • To enable Arc Sync go to Arc menu > Settings > Arc Sync and toggle the setting On.
    • When you turn on syncing, all your Spaces, Folders, and Tabs will Sync. History, passwords, extensions, Favorites tabs, and Profiles will not Sync between devices. We hope to support syncing for these features soon!
    • When Arc Sync is enabled your Spaces will sync across your installs of Arc across Windows and macOS as long as all installs of Arc are on the latest version and you are signed into the same Arc account.
    • Arc Sync is end-to-end encrypted and requires your Arc Recovery Card to access your synced data in the event you forget your password, and don’t have any access to other devices that have previously synced. You can find your Recover Card in Arc for Windows in Arc menu > Settings > Arc Sync > view your Recovery Card. If you are an Arc on Windows and macOS Member your Recovery Card is the same across both platforms. You can learn more about Recovery Cards and recovering synced data here.
    • Arc Sync is end-to-end encrypted and requires your Arc Recovery Card to access your synced data in the event you forget your password, and don’t have any access to other devices that have previously synced. You can find your Recover Card in Arc for Windows in Arc menu > Settings > Arc Sync > view your Recovery Card. If you are an Arc on Windows and macOS Member your Recovery Card is the same across both platforms. You can learn more about Recovery Cards and recovering synced data here.
  • Membership Cards now appear in Settings (Arc menu > Settings or Ctrl+,)
  • Links to resources.arc.net accessed from the Arc menu will open in Arc for Windows by default
  • Notifications now integrate into the Action Center and have a new look and feel
  • We now have an updated favicon to indicate unsupported items in the Sidebar
  • You can select either Mica or Acrylic material background from Arc menu > Settings > Appearance
  • We’ve improved the collapse animation for Folder Peek tabs
  • We now show Split View tab favicons in the Command Bar
  • We fixed an issue where you were unable to open settings or options for extensions
  • We fixed an issue where accessing the Site Control Center would cause the unanchored Sidebar to appear
  • We fixed an issue where Dev Tools could not be viewed in an undocked (windowed) view
  • We fixed an issue that would cause keyboard shortcuts to stop working
  • We fixed an issue where Arc account emails would get encoded incorrectly when submitting bug reports
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when running Arc on Windows in a virtual desktop
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when copying a URL to the clipboard
  • Various additional crash fixes
 

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Arc for Windows Beta Release Notes​

March 28, 2024

v.0.15.2​

  • All Arc on macOS Members can now sign in to Arc for Windows without an invite! If you’re already an Arc on macOS Member and would like to try Arc on your Windows 11 machine, check out our onboarding document for info on how to download, install and sign in to Arc for Windows.
  • We now support tab freezing and discarding in Arc on Windows! This will prevent memory usage from increasing over time, and this will help reduce the CPU usage caused by background tabs!
  • This release includes an updated installer. If you have been experiencing issues with install try installing version 0.15.1 from https://releases.arc.net/windows/ArcInstaller.exe.
  • Please note that updated installer will not install on machines with ARM processors (including Apple Silicon Macs running Parallels) as they are not supported at this time.
  • Enabling Arc Sync in Settings will now always show you your Recovery Phrase. You can read more about Arc Sync and Recovery here
  • Clicking the “Sorry! Sync has been disabled…” toast will open Settings so you can quickly reenable Arc Sync
  • We have made Arc Sync error messages more interactive so it’s more clear what actions Members should take (restart, enter password, update) to resolve the sync issue
  • We now support syncing gradient Space Themes from Arc on macOS
  • Accessing Settings from the Arc menu or Ctrl+, when the Settings panel is already open will bring the Settings panel window to the front instead of creating a new Settings panel window
  • Highlighting text in your Sidebar, such as when renaming a Space or Tab, will now match your Space theme
  • We now show a “New Tab Created” toast when opening a link in a new tab from the context menu or Ctrl+click and the Sidebar is hidden
  • We now show a clickable URL bar when no web contents are being shown
  • The close, expand and open in Split buttons for Peek tabs now match the order they appear in on Arc for macOS
  • In Arc menu > Check for Updates clicking the version number now copies it to the clipboard
  • Clicking the + button in the Sidebar when in an Incognito Window will now open the Command Bar just like on Arc for macOS
  • We fixed an issue with Arc Sync where toggling the setting would cause the "Ensuring encrypted by” notification to display indefinitely
  • We fixed an issue where your Arc Membership card would not display in Settings
  • We fixed an issue where changes made in Settings would not persist
  • We fixed an issue where opening Settings would cause the Settings panel would show for a half second then go behind the main Arc window
  • We fixed an issue where web contents would not regain focus after page refresh
  • We fixed an issue where rapidly tapping or clicking the web contents of a page would cause a crash
  • We now show a more friendly error message when a non-allowlisted email attempts to create an account.
  • We fixed an issue with Arc Sync getting disabled. You may be required to sign in to Arc for Windows after this update.
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when opening peek window.
  • Various crash fixes and performance improvements
 

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Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes​


April 4, 2024

v.0.16.1​

  • You can now open .pdf files in Arc by default! Go to Windows Settings > Apps > Default apps > Arc and set .pdf to Arc
  • You can now dismiss the Command Bar (Ctrl+T) by clicking anywhere outside of it
  • You can now dismiss the Arc menu by clicking anywhere outside of it
  • You can now mute and unmute the a tab playing audio by clicking the audio icon in the Sidebar
  • Favorites will render much more smoothly in the Sidebar when swiping between Spaces associated with different Profiles
  • If you choose to save your Recovery Phrase for Arc Sync locally, we now create a new file instead of overriding the currently saved file. If there is a conflict with another file, you will be prompted to pick and file location so you can give the file a different name.
  • We’ve visually updated your Arc Sync Recovery Card
  • We removed the context menu option “Share Folder” when right clicking on a Pinned Folder as this share feature is not yet supported on Arc for Windows
  • We fixed a contrast issue with icons in the Command Bar (Ctrl+T) while your computer is using a dark theme
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when rendering your Membership Card in Settings
  • We fixed an issue that cased a syncing error when syncing between Arc for Windows and Arc for macOS Early Birds
  • Various crash fixes and performance improvements
Source: Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes – Arc Help Center
 

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Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes​


v.0.17.0 (April 8, 2024)​

  • Dragging the Sidebar to resize is now much smoother
  • Resizing the sidebar will no longer get 'out of sync' with your mouse if you go past the width limits
  • Dark Space Themes now appear darker
  • Our error messages on sign in are more specific
  • We fixed an issue that caused a flicker when resizing the Sidebar
  • We fixed issues with dragging and dropping Pinned Folders and dragging and dropping Pinned tabs within Pinned Folders
  • We fixed an issue that caused Arc to log you out of websites frequently
  • We fixed an issue where Back to Tab would not work as expected for Picture-in-Picture video across multiple Profiles
  • We fixed an issue where if you used the keyboard or Space icons to switch Spaces you would get stuck in a state where you could no longer switch Spaces
  • We fixed an issue where Today tabs would appear across multiple Profiles when switching Spaces
  • We fixed an issue that would cause the Sidebar to scroll down when swiping between Spaces
  • We fixed an issue that caused a the Arc Taskbar icon to have a highlight behind it when in Windows light theme
  • We fixed an issue that stopped F11 to full screen from working
  • We fixed a crash that would cause a Space to be removed by swiping when Arc Sync is enabled
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when dragging a tab into a Pinned Folder
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when selected suggestions in the Command Bar
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when using ALt-F4 to close a second Arc Window
  • Various crash fixes and performance improvements
Source: Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes – Arc Help Center
 

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Isn't that just for the closed beta or whatever. Otherwise you can't use it.
True, for now testing the Arc for Windows beta version is only for "selected" users,
Everyone could try to sign up on their homepage, they claim to inform registered users later when Arc browser for Windows is available for more users:

Interested people can follow the weekly updates that shows what new features are added. Of course, the development is still ongoing...
 

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True, for now testing the Arc for Windows beta version is only for "selected" users,
Everyone could try to sign up on their homepage, they claim to inform registered users later when Arc browser for Windows is available for more users:

Interested people can follow the weekly updates that shows what new features are added. Of course, the development is still ongoing...
I'm still waiting for the Windows 10 version, though there are some unofficial workarounds to make it work.
 

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I've had access to this for a few days. There seems to be some interesting features from all I've heard about it, but Tree-Style Tabs never appealed to me in the slightest. Again, I never have 100s of tabs open at once. I'm not too big on keyboard shortcuts, either. I find myself wasting more time trying to understand the UI than browsing, so there's a lot of wasted time here.

It's just a radical difference in how I expect browsers to be. I'll keep using it to see the improvements and hopefully adjust to the differences.
 

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Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes​

v.0.18.0 (April 15, 2024)​

  • We’ve added the Copy URL as Markdown shortcut Alt+Shift+Control+C
  • We now show a toast when you unarchive a tab that reopens in a different Space to the one you are on
  • When being Inspected, extension popups will stay open and won’t close when unfocused
  • Double clicking on extension popups will no longer cause the popup window to maximize
  • The Add Split View shortcut is now accurate displayed in the Command Bar as Contrl+Shift++
  • We’ve added About Arc to Arc Menu > Help. This will take you to arc://settings/help where you can see the Chromium version Arc is using
  • We fixed an issue where Appearance > Setting > Acrylic would not show a transparent blur effect with in Windows light theme
  • We fixed an issue where you could create a Split View from a blank window, resulting in a Split Tab on the right and a blank Split Tab on the left
  • We fixed an issue where you would not be shown a new Space after creating it
  • We fixed a crash caused when viewing the Downloads flyout from the toolbar
  • We fixed a crash caused by clicking pinned extensions when the extension pop up window is already open
  • Various crash fixes and performance improvements
Source: Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes – Arc Help Center

 

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I got it recently (Windows beta) and had to get used to the UI, which I found strange because I thought the new design was supposed to help users avoid that.
 
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Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes​

v.0.19.0 (April 22, 2024)​

  • We now show a toast with the zoom percentage when you zoom in and out with Ctrl + +/- or Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel
  • Middle mouse clicking or holding Ctrl and left clicking on the Back, Forward and Refresh buttons will now perform those actions in a new tab
  • Your last Arc window will now be restored to the same size and position it was in before it was closed
  • You can now view the Chromium version in the updater window (Arc menu > Check for Updates)
  • The Chromium version is now included in the build info that’s copied to your clipboard through Arc menu > Help > Copy Build Info
  • We now will open Chromium level settings (such as Privacy and Security or Passwords) in the correct Profile when accessed through Arc Menu > Settings > Profile
  • If you drag a tab out of your Sidebar to create a new Blank Window then Close all Windows from the taskbar we will restore your main Arc window and the Blank Window when you relaunch Arc
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Command Bar (Ctrl + T) to get dismissed when the Sidebar is undocked and in view
  • We fixed an issue from preventing the keyboard shortcuts to Print (Ctrl + P) and View Page Source (Ctrl + U) from working as expected
  • We fixed an issue that would cause Sidebar text to become unreadable when switching from Windows light theme to dark theme or vice versa
  • We fixed an issue where rapidly opening and closing a Pinned Folder would cause a gap in the Sidebar
  • We fixed an issue where right clicks on the Back/Forward buttons and Pinned Tab favicons would trigger left click actions
  • We fixed an issue that prevented extensions from opening new Arc windows
  • We fixed an issue where you could not click the Next button when Importing from Firefox
  • We fixed an issue where Members couldn’t use Arc for Windows if their GPU isn’t supported by Chromium
  • We fixed an issue where a newly created Space would show tabs from a different Space in the Sidebar
  • We fixed an issue where Pinned Extensions would overlap with the window control icons
  • Arc for Windows can now be run from an external drive without causing a crash after login
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when dragging a tab out of the Sidebar to create a new window
  • We fixed a crash caused by overflow text in Arc notifications on Windows. Arc notifications on Widows will now be truncated if overly long
  • We fixed a crash that occurred when using the F shortcut to full screen a video while in Split View
  • Various crash fixes and performance improvements
Source: Arc for Windows - 2023/2024 Release Notes – Arc Help Center
 
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Although I like the main-dev's kitchen, it looks professional, Look at his coffee machine, it is a perculator, real cooks have a coffee machine which grinds beans. Also he has an air fryer or friteuse, so I think I will stick with Brave on Linux :)
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