Configuring Browser Support

The official Nx plugins rely on browserslist for configuring application browser support. This affects builds, both production and development, and will decide on which transformations will be run on the code when built.

In general, the more modern your applications browser support is, the smaller the filesize as the code can rely on modern API's being present and not have to ship polyfills or shimmed code.

By default, applications generated from official Nx generators ship an aggressively modern browser support config, in the form of a .browserslistrc file in the root of the application with the following contents.

1last 1 Chrome version 2last 1 Firefox version 3last 2 Edge major versions 4last 2 Safari major version 5last 2 iOS major versions 6Firefox ESR 7not IE 9-11 8

This configuration is used for many tools including babel, autoprefixer, postcss, and more to decide which transforms are necessary on the source code when producing built code to run in the browser.

For additional information regarding the format and rule options, please see:

Debugging Browser Support

Sometimes broad configurations like > 0.5%, not IE 11 can lead to surprising results, due to supporting browsers like Opera Mini or Android UC browser.

To see what browsers your configuration is supporting, run npx browserslist in the application's directory to get an output of browsers and versions to support.


npx browserslist

1and_chr 61 2chrome 83 3edge 83 4edge 81 5firefox 78 6firefox 68 7ie 11 8ios_saf 13.4-13.5 9ios_saf 13.3 10ios_saf 13.2 11ios_saf 13.0-13.1 12ios_saf 12.2-12.4 13ios_saf 12.0-12.1 14safari 13.1 15safari 13 16safari 12.1 17safari 12 18

Alternatively, if your support config is short you can just add it as a string param on the CLI:

npx browserslist '> 0.5%, not IE 11'