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  1. There are advantages and disadvantages of using browser-based PDF viewers such as Microsoft Edge. One of the major disadvantages of using Edge as a PDF viewer was that it didn’t allow users to resume reading from where they last closed the PDF. That changes today with Microsoft rolling out “Pick up where you left off on PDF documents” to both Edge Canary and Dev users in a phased manner. As the name suggests, the new feature will allow you to resume reading from where you last closed your PDF document. However, you can’t use the feature in the default setting of the browser. The toggle for the new PDF feature can be found by navigating to Settings> Cookies and site permissions> PDF documents. The last step consists of turning the “PDF view settings” toggle key. Microsoft Edge browser can now conveniently pick up where you left off on PDF documents. Image: Leopeva64-2 The ability to resume reading from where you last closed your PDF was one of the most requested features. For many users, this was the main deal-breaker that prevented them from using browser-based PDF viewers such as Edge. While the new PDF feature is finally available, a regular Edge user cannot use it as it’s currently limited to those using the latest version of the Edge Dev and Canary. Worse, not everyone in the Dev and Canary channel got access to the feature as this was a “controlled rollout.” Another exciting feature that Microsoft recently added to Edge Dev and Canary was a new Picture in Picture(PiP) button. Those using Edge 93 or later can now see a small Picture in Picture button when hovering over a playing video. Clicking on it will allow you to view the video in a PiP window. Image: Leopeva64-2 The new PiP button is available in the default settings of the browser, meaning you don’t need to play with the browser setting to get access to the new button. If you’re one of the lucky users that are currently using the feature., hit the comments section and let us know what you think. via Leopeva64-2 Microsoft Edge now lets you resume reading from where you last closed your PDF
  2. Microsoft today released the first Edge 95 build for the Dev channel, bringing a couple of new features and a bunch of improvements to the browser. The last build for the Dev channel released last week was the final build for version 94, which means that the firm is readying to release that version to the Beta channel sometime this week. The latest build also follows the new 4-week update cadence, meaning that the flights will be propagated to the Beta channel – and eventually the stable channel – sooner than earlier versions did. As for today’s build, there is not much in the way of huge features. The firm is adding the ability to use keyboard keys to ink on PDFs and screenshots captured through the in-build web capture tool. Additionally, the browser will also be able to sync payment cards’ data automatically to a Microsoft account via the browser itself. The firm is also highlighting the recently announced WebView 2 updates. Considering that this is the first Edge 95 build for the Dev channel, it is light on features, but there are a bunch of bug fixes, which is always welcome. As usual, the bug fixes are categorized into reliability improvements and fixes that address changed behavior. This week, the company has listed the improvements for the mobile client within a separate bullet point, giving a consolidated list for mobile alone, for those interested. Here are all the reliability improvements: Fixed an issue where interacting with autofill popups sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when dragging tabs between windows. Fixed a tab crash. Fixed a crash when closing tabs that contain Office documents. Fixed a crash when editing saved passwords in Settings. Fixed a crash on Mac when the management policy to Force Sign In is provisioned. Mobile issues: Fixed a crash when organizing favorites. Fixed a crash when deleting a favorite. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when signing out of the browser. Fixed an issue where the browser fails to open. Fixed a hang when navigating to malicious sites that are blocked by SmartScreen. Fixed an issue where WebView2 apps sometimes crash soon after launching (Issue 1678). And here are the fixes that address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where some Settings can’t be searched for. Fixed an issue where profiles get signed out or duplicated after updating the browser. Fixed an issue where a custom scale when printing isn’t retained between prints. Fixed an issue where the option to change a password in Password Settings doesn’t do anything. Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail to be applied. Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail with an error. Fixed an issue where Coupons sometimes aren’t found when they should be. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget doesn’t display properly. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is missing some UI. Fixed an issue where MHT files sometimes don’t render properly. Mobile issues: Fixed an issue where the preference for desktop vs. mobile sites is sometimes reset after installing an update. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes fails for work and school accounts. Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites takes an inordinate amount of time. WebView2 issues: Fixed an issue where a white flash sometimes appears when loading dark content (Issue 1621). Fixed an issue where more DLLs than necessary are sometimes added to projects (Issue 709). Fixed an issue where the wrong certificate is sometimes selected from the ClientCertificateRequested event (Issue 1666). Fixed an issue where a WebView object is sometimes not defined properly (Issue 1144). Fixed an issue where minimizing a WebView2 application sets focus incorrectly (Issue 238). Fixed an issue with error handling. As usual, the Redmond company has listed the known issues that it is aware of in the browser. This is handy for those who might want to switch to a more stable version if their workflow is broken due to these issues. As with every week, some of these issues have had their place on the list for a long time. Here is the complete list: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. As mentioned earlier, those running Beta builds of the Edge browser should receive version 94 later this week. Edge 93 should also soon make it to the stable channel. As for today’s build, it will begin rolling out gradually, meaning not all users will be able to pull the update via the About Microsoft Edge settings page right away. First Edge 95 build for the Dev channel brings inking improvements and many fixes
  3. We reported last week that Microsoft was working on a new scrollbar for their Edge Canary browser. The new overlay scroll bar is narrower and auto-hiding, giving a very clean look to your browsing session. Earlier you needed a command-line switch to enable it. Now however Microsoft has added a flag, which should make it much easier to enable. To try it out enable the Windows Style overlay scrollbars flag in edge://flags. Microsoft has experimented earlier in the year with a new and improved scroll bar but then did not follow through. Hopefully, this version will actually ship to regular consumers in the end. via Leo Varela New rounded overlay scrollbar flag now available in Edge Canary.
  4. Microsoft is working on a new scroll bar for their Edge browser. Noticed by DesktopModder, the new scroll bar is auto-hiding, giving a very clean look to your browsing session. The scroll bar reappears when you hover over it and has a new, narrower and rounded look. The old, non-hiding version can be seen below: To enable the new scroll bar, you need a command-line switch added to a shortcut to the Edge browser. You need to add –enable-features=OverlayScrollbar,OverlayScrollbarWinStyle,OverlayScrollbarWinStyleAnimation to the target shortcut pathway. Microsoft has experimented earlier in the year with a new and improved scroll bar but then did not follow through. Hopefully, this version will actually ship to regular consumers in the end. via Leo Varela New auto-hiding rounded scroll bar now available in Edge Canary
  5. Microsoft today released the new 94.0.992.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. Microsoft says this is the last version built on Chromium 94, and that this build will soon come to the Beta channel. It will also roll out to Linux later this week. It brings the following new features: Added support for the Downloads popup in PWAs and websites installed as apps. Added a setting to control if Microsoft Rewards points are shown on the browser’s profile UI. Added the ability to open local HTML files on iOS. Added an API to WebView2 for launching the Browser Task Manager. Added an API to WebView2 to listen for browser exits. Added a management policy to control if the setting for Web RTC to Respect the OS Routing Table is Enabled. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be live yet. Re-added URL suggestions to error pages that result from mis-typed web addresses. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where certain antivirus products prevent the browser from opening. Fixed a crash that happens when popups open or close. Fixed a crash when interacting with tabs. Fixed a crash when navigating to a website. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when saving autofill data from a popup that offered to save it. Fixed a crash on certain iPhones. Changed behaviour: Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes shows a profile error upon startup and duplicate profiles in the profile picker. Fixed an issue on Windows 11 where windows are sometimes blank or white. Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where searching in Settings sometimes doesn’t return any results when it should. Fixed an issue where Collections sometimes can’t be opened because the entry is grayed out. Fixed an issue where the current page sometimes can’t be added to a Collection. Fixed an issue where the page size is blank in Print Preview. Fixed an issue where the tab audio indicator sometimes doesn’t appear when it should. Fixed an issue where tooltips like the URL preview sometimes appear in incorrect places. Fixed an issue where Efficiency Mode doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes gets unexpectedly disabled. Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes can’t be enabled. Fixed an issue where passwords imported from other browsers sometimes don’t sync. Fixed an issue on mobile where signing back in to verify a browser account when prompted to sometimes results in an error message that it doesn’t meet the criteria to access the resource. Fixed an issue on mobile where certain websites can’t be logged into. Fixed an issue on mobile where certain sites can’t be viewed in desktop mode. Fixed an issue on mobile where navigations are sometimes inordinately slow. Fixed an issue where the mouse sometimes becomes invisible in IE mode tabs. Fixed an issue where WebView2 applications sometimes show an ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED error after updating. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where SetVirtualHostNameToFolderMapping doesn’t apply to child windows opened from the WebView2 application. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where a “not working” dialog sometimes appears. Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 94.0.992.1 with PWA improvements, more
  6. Microsoft Edge update fixes YouTube crashes, freezes Microsoft has fixed a nasty bug that was causing the Microsoft Edge browser to crash while watching YouTube videos or reading comments. Earlier this month, we reported that Microsoft Edge would become unresponsive when watching a full-screen video, and a circular loading graphic would appear. Eventually, the browser would stop responding and crash. Frozen YouTube video Users who experienced this issue noticed that one of their Microsoft Edge processes would begin to use gigabytes of memory, which eventually led it to crash. At the time, Microsoft acknowledged the issue in numerous Reddit discussions and asked users to try Microsoft Edge Canary to test a fix that they were working on. In BleepingComputer's tests, YouTube no longer froze when using Edge Canary, while other users reported that the bugs continued to happen. A Microsoft Edge engineer posted to a Reddit thread that their fix has helped many people, but not everyone, and that they are still working on a complete fix. "It is indeed video related, I can confirm that much. I can also say that if you are still experiencing this, we're still working on getting it sorted out. The Canary fix I mentioned helped a lot of people, but not everyone, and there's an upstream fix coming in soon. I'm not entirely sure when that will be, but I will follow up with you once I know. :)," said a Microsoft Edge engineer. On Friday, Microsoft released Microsoft Edge 90.0.818.62 to the Stable branch and fixed the YouTube problem. We can now browse YouTube, watch videos, and read comments without the processes getting too large and crashing in our tests. To update and install the latest Microsoft Edge browser, you can click on the Edge menu, select Help and Feedback, and then About Microsoft Edge. At this screen, Microsoft Edge will automatically check for the new update and install it. Source: Microsoft Edge update fixes YouTube crashes, freezes
  7. Today Microsoft announced the preview availability of an enhanced inking experience in the latest Dev Channel builds of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft first introduced these enhancements during Build 2021, showcasing how this new web API, which has been implemented upstream in the Chromium open-source project, greatly reduces the latency between the tip of a physical stylus and ink as it’s drawn on the screen. From their initial experiments on Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds, they have measured up to a 240% improvement in latency, which is highlighted in green in the animation below: The new and improved inking experience on the web is now available by downloading the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds and running the code sample presented on Microsoft’s blog post on the latest Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. Technical Details In Chromium-based browsers today, pen events are first sent to the browser process, which in turn forwards these events to a web application’s JavaScript event loop. The time delay between when the browser process receives these events and when they reach the application can sometimes be significant, depending on the rest of the main thread, resulting in the latency seen when inking. To improve this, behind the scenes of the InkPresenter implementation on Windows 11, Microsoft Edge is using a new Windows API that will work directly with the operating system’s compositor to draw additional ink strokes outside of Microsoft Edge’s application loop. Thanks to this API, instead of waiting to deliver the event to the web application via JavaScript, we can take these points and provide them to the operating system compositor as soon as we receive them. The compositor can then connect the points with ink strokes and draw these strokes in the next frame that is to be presented to the screen, dramatically reducing latency. For operating systems like Windows 10 and Linux that don’t have this API, a polyfill implemented directly in Microsoft Edge will take over and provide predictive rendering for ink strokes beyond the last known trusted PointerEvent. This implementation is intended to work similarly to the Windows 11 API – it leverages the points that the browser knows about, along with some predicted points to draw an extension to the application’s ink stroke at the last moment. While the effect isn’t as powerful as the Windows 11 API, it can still provide a much-improved experience for users! Looking Ahead As mentioned in the introduction, the work to implement this API was done as an upstream contribution to the Chromium project and is turned on by default for any Chromium-based browsers. Going forward, Microsoft will be continuing to tune the prediction values provided by the Edge-implemented polyfill for non-Windows 11 installations. They hope to continue to see improvements in latency as they adjust the values and algorithm that the prediction system is using. To read more about the Ink API and track its progress along the standards track, you can visit the draft specification page on GitHub: Ink API. Developers can read more about implementing it at Microsoft here. Microsoft says Windows 11 Edge Ink API improves ink latency on the web by up to 240%
  8. Just how annoying the changes are depends on your browser, though. Enlarge / This browser popup, which you see in Windows 10 the first time you try to open a link after installing a new browser, isn't present in current beta builds of Windows 11. Andrew Cunninghan A report from The Verge today has drawn attention to the way current Windows 11 betas are handling third-party Web browsers like Chrome and Firefox. These tweaks continue a trend that has intensified over Windows 10's lifecycle—you can use any browser you want on Windows! But are you sure you wouldn't like to try Microsoft Edge instead? Are you sure? Are you really, really sure? There are two functional changes in the current beta of Windows 11 that make switching browsers more annoying. The first is that the OS no longer pops up a window asking you if you'd like to switch browsers the first time you click a link after installing a new browser. The second is that the "default apps" screen has removed the broad app categories currently available in Windows 10. Windows 10 allows you to set the default email app, map app, music player, photo viewer, video player, and web browser from the default apps screen, while Windows 11 makes you choose an app first and assign defaults one file extension at a time. Windows 10's Default Apps settings screen lets you change the default apps for a handful of common tasks, like browsing, checking email, or playing video. Windows 11 currently defaults to a more granular view, which makes you change file extensions one at a time, either by searching for them or selecting an app that will handle them and then setting defaults one extension at a time. Once you've selected a file extension, you get the same list of app options that exists in Windows 10. When you do attempt to change the default app that handles .htm or .html files from Edge to something else, Windows 11 takes it as yet another opportunity to make sure that you're absolutely, positively sure that you actually want to switch away from Edge. "I know you've gone out of your way to switch browsers, but do you REALLY want to do this?" Andrew Cunningham Collectively, these changes represent another escalation in Windows' never-ending quest to remind you that it comes with its own browser, and Microsoft deserves to be criticized for it. I don't need to be told the Good News about Edge every time I install a major update, use Edge to download Chrome, or visit any of Microsoft's websites with a non-Edge browser. But browser-makers can make this process a bit less annoying in practice—for example, when I install Chrome on Windows 11 and click Chrome's "set as default" button, it kicks me to the Windows 11 default apps screen. But when I click Firefox's "set as default" button, it just works, no extra clicking needed. The way Windows 11 handles file-extension-level default apps is actually an improvement over Windows 10's version of the same feature. Windows 10's version of this screen is buried and wastes a lot of space, something that happens a lot inside the Windows 10 Settings app. The way Windows 11 handles lesser-used (or merely browser-adjacent) file extensions is actually a bit less confusing than the way Windows 10 handles them. Changing the default browser setting in Windows 10 and Windows 11 leaves Microsoft Edge in charge of opening a bunch of other file extensions, including .pdf, .svg, and .shtml—you might think that this is new behavior in Windows 11, but Windows 11 just makes it easier to see. Being able to see every file extension that every app on your computer can open and which apps are in charge of opening them is handy, and Windows 11's presentation is a big improvement over Windows 10's semi-buried version of the same view. Reverting the two biggest changes to Windows 11's browser behavior—the missing pop-up and the absent high-level version of the "Default Apps" screen—would be relatively trivial and would mostly solve the practical issues here. In the meantime, some browser-makers do seem to have figured out how to make the default-browser-switching process less painful. Listing image by Microsoft Switching from Microsoft Edge gets more annoying in Windows 11
  9. While Microsoft has been working on Vertical tabs for their Edge browser, they have been slow to implement other tab-related features available in Chromium. One of those is tab search, with work on the feature virtually halting for some months. Today there are some new developments with the feature, with the latest Edge Canary adding a Search Tab entry to the right-click menu for tabs. This activates a tab search menu similar to Chrome’s version. Notably, there is no sign of a tab search button such as on Chrome, and this may end up being a feature only available via the right-click menu or shortcut key. Microsoft has however customised the Tab Search pop-up somewhat. The font has changed, and recently closed tabs are now collapsible. The feature currently requires a command-line switch to activate. It can be viewed by adding the –enable-features=msTabSearch command to the shortcut for Edge Canary browser. via Leo Varela Microsoft is getting ready to add Tab Search to Edge
  10. We reported a week ago that Microsoft was enabling a Super Duper Secure Mode for their Edge browser which disables the Just In Time javascript interpreter in Edge, which the Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research Team feels is responsible for a large number of browser vulnerabilities. Now that feature has a Settings toggle in the Edge Canary browser. The toggle is available at Settings>Privacy, Search and services. The toggle is not available by default however – you still need to enable the mysterious Saya flag. The Super Duper Secure Mode in Edge disables the JIT and enables new security mitigations. These include enabling the new Controlflow Enforcement Technology (CET) in Edge render process and in the future adding support for Web Assembly, Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG), and other new security mitigations. Microsoft hopes Super Duper Secure Mode will be ”something that changes the modern exploit landscape and significantly raises the cost of exploitation for attackers”. Microsoft hopes to bring the technology to their browser on Edge on Android and Mac also. via Leo Varela Microsoft Edge ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ now has a Settings toggle
  11. By default, Edge is set to automatically get updates every four weeks beginning later this year. But companies who see that pace as too quick will have another option. Microsoft has begun prepping enterprises that may want to switch to an optional slower release cadence for the company's Edge browser. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Edge, which relies on the same core Chromium technologies as Google's Chrome, would follow that rival in shortening the interval between releases to four weeks. (Prior to the announcement, Chrome and Edge updated every six to eight weeks.) The first in the four-week cycle will be version 94 of both Chrome and Edge. Google plans to debut Chrome 94 on Sept. 21 with the follow-on v. 95 appearing Oct. 19. Meanwhile, Microsoft will launch Edge 94 on Sept. 23 and Edge 95 on Oct. 21. (Microsoft has gotten into the habit of releasing the same-numbered Edge two days after the comparable Chrome upgrade.) Starting with version 94, Chrome and Edge will also offer what's called an "Extended Stable" release that will use an eight-week interval rather than the default four. Obviously a sop to enterprise IT admins unhappy at the idea of a sped-up update tempo, Extended Stable releases will occur at every even-numbered version. The next Extended Stable releases will then be v. 96, v. 98 and so on for Edge (and Chrome). By default, Edge will update automatically every four weeks. The eight-week interval is thus opt-in, with the opting requiring use of the as-yet-undocumented TargetChannel group policy on the part of admins, or alternately, Intune from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager. (Organizations can also manually update Edge using Windows Server Update Services, or WSUS.) Some details about how Microsoft (or Google, for that matter, since Edge and Chrome are connected at the hip) will keep Extended Stable secure are still cloudy. Microsoft said last month that "important security patches and fixes will be delivered as needed independent of the selected release option," which implied that security updates for Extended Stable will continue in their current no-schedule-here fashion. (Google has never patched Chrome on a set schedule, unlike, say, Microsoft and Internet Explorer or Mozilla and Firefox.) But Google, which as the power behind Chromium should be the outfit in the know, said in March that, "security updates on Extended Stable will be released every two weeks to fix important issues, but those updates won't contain new features or all security fixes that the 4 week option will receive (emphasis added)." Because of the longer interval between releases for Edge's Extended Stable, Microsoft has also altered its support policy for the browser. Prior to Extended Stable — and still applicable to all four-week-cycle copies of Edge — Microsoft provided what it called "Assisted Support" for the current version (call it N) and the two previous versions (N-1 and N-2). Here's an example: The now-current version is v. 92, so Microsoft Assisted Support goes to v. 92, 91 and 90. (Assisted Support is just what it sounds like: when a technical support rep helps a user, whether by phone, chat, email, or other communications method. Security updates for Chromium browsers, Edge and Chrome included, are issued only for the most-current version, never for prior versions.) Extended Stable Edge, on the other hand, will be supported for N and N-1 only. When Edge 96 shows up, it and v. 94 will be eligible for Assisted Support. More information about these support changes for Edge Extended Stable can be found here. Microsoft preps enterprises for 8-week 'Extended Stable' version of Edge (May require free registration to view)
  12. Microsoft has updated the Immersive Reader in the latest Microsoft Edge Canary browser with new options. The Immersive reader now lets you choose from 3 different column widths, allowing you to customise the readers for whichever width is most comfortable for you. Another change new element in the latest Edge Canary is the addition of a Share option in the right-click menu on links, which lets you share a link you are clicking on, rather than the whole page itself. The improvements are available in Edge Canary, build 94.0.981.0. Source: Leo Varela. Microsoft Edge Immersive Reader updated with new options
  13. Microsoft today released the new v94.0.975.1 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with improved Sleeping Tabs, PNG image support and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Added an option in Sleeping Tabs to put tabs to sleep after less than a minute of inactivity. Added how much resource savings Sleeping Tabs provide on the tab preview hover popup. Added support for using PNG images as the custom icons of PWAs. Enabled by default the ability to print to PDF in landscape layout. Enabled by default the improved installation dialog for PWAs/websites as apps. Added management policies: To control if the Password Generator is Enabled To control the Primary Password Setting on Mac To control if Application Guard Passive Mode is Enabled, which ignores the trusted and untrusted site lists To set the list to Add Edge Token To User Agent String For URLs, which is the list of sites that will see the “Edg” token appended to the UA String Added an option to the management policy to control Extension Settings that determines if the extension icon is pinned to the toolbar. Re-enabled Web Capture on Linux. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where clicking a Restart button in Settings crashes the browser. Fixed a crash during shutdown. Fixed a hang on launch. Fixed a crash on Android 12. Fixed an issue where windows become unresponsive after unplugging a monitor. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Fixed an issue on Mac where the Appearance Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue on M1 Macs where the Password Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue where searching in Settings causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where saving a PDF sometimes fails. Fixed an issue on mobile where profiles are removed after installing an update. Fixed an issue where extensions don’t work in PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes close on their own. Fixed an issue where searches initiated from context menus sometimes open blank search pages instead of searching for the expected term. Fixed an issue where sidebar searches sometimes don’t search for the correct text. Fixed an issue where using touch to scroll the vertical tabs pane also changes which tab is active. Fixed an issue where the Efficiency Mode toolbar icon sometimes can’t be hidden. Fixed an issue where non-shopping websites are sometimes added to Collections as if they were shopping websites. Fixed an issue where Collections are unexpectedly disabled. Fixed an issue where the active tab sometimes changes unexpectedly when dragging tab groups. Fixed an issue on Android where signing into Google fails. Fixed an issue in WebView2 apps where controls like dropdowns sometimes don’t work because they appear behind the window instead of on top of it. Fixed an issue where the entire browser sometimes flashes black when watching videos while browsing another page. Replaced the management policy to control if the setting to Open Microsoft Links In Edge is Enabled with the policy to control if Enhanced Link Opening In Edge is Enabled. Obsoleted the management policy to control if User Agent Client Hints are Enabled. Edge Dev Known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 94.0.975.1 with improved Sleeping Tabs and more
  14. We reported a week ago that the ability to open a folder as a tab group has come to Chrome Canary. Today that feature has also arrived on the Edge Canary browser. Edge now also saved closed tab groups in history, even if you restart the browser, meaning you can re-open a tab group later after closing it. Previously tab groups would disappear from your history if you closed the browser. Lastly, Google and Microsoft are also working on the ability to save tab groups, a feature that will hopefully come to Edge soon also. Source: Leo Varela Edge adds the ability to open bookmark folders as tab groups, more
  15. The upcoming Microsoft Edge 93 web browser includes vertical tab mode improvements. Users may flip a switch in Edge to hide the browser's titelbar to gain extra pixels while using vertical tabs. One major differentiating factor between Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome is the former's support for vertical tabs. Introduced in Microsoft Edge in late 2020, vertical tabs move the tab bar from its horizontal position right above the address bar to a sidebar on the left. Microsoft added new features to vertical tabs in recent time, first support for resizing tabs, then support for Tab Groups. Tab Groups, which Microsoft will introduce in Edge 93 as well, group tabs together. While this works fine if tabs are displayed horizontally, it works even better when vertical tabs are displayed. Core reason for that is that vertical tabs displayed more tabs on the screen without scrolling; this in turn makes operations such as drag and drop, or locating tabs or groups easier. Up until now, vertical tabs did not offer that much of a space saving effect as Edge displays a titlebar if vertical tabs are enabled. Work on an option to hide the titlebar began in March in development versions of Edge. Starting in Edge 93 Stable, all users get the option to hide the titlebar if vertical tabs are displayed in Edge. The design, when enabled, mimics that of Edge's default layout, but without the tabs bar included. The window minimize, maximize and close buttons are displayed in the upper right corner in a very thin bar that is right above the address bar of the browser. Tabs are displayed vertically, and there is no title bar to display the title of the active page. You may move the mouse cursor over the sidebar to display all titles. Here is how you enable the feature in Edge 93 and newer: Load edge://settings/appearance in the browser's address bar. Scroll down to the "Customize Toolbar" section. Toggle Hide title bar while in vertical tabs. It is turned on when the dot is on the right side. It is turned off if the dot is on the left side. The feature is enabled on the screenshot above. Closing Words Edge's sidebar tabs feature works really well. I have switched to sidebar tabs in all Edge instances on my devices and have not looked back. Some users criticized the feature up until now because it did not save them any pixels because of the inclusion of the title bar in that mode. The new option adds the missing option to hide the title bar to save some pixels in vertical tabs mode. Microsoft Edge 93: hide the titlebar in vertical tab mode
  16. Microsoft has announced that the Edge Vulnerability Research team is experimenting with a new feature dubbed "Super Duper Secure Mode" and designed to bring security improvements without significant performance losses. When enabled, the new Microsoft Edge Super Duper Secure Mode will remove Just-In-Time Compilation (JIT) from the V8 processing pipeline, reducing the attack surface threat actors can use to hack into Edge users' systems. Security without a major performance hit Based on CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) data collected since 2019, around 45% of vulnerabilities found in the V8 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine were related to the JIT engine, more than half of all 'in the wild' Chrome exploits abusing JIT bugs. "This reduction of attack surface has potential to significantly improve user security; it would remove roughly half of the V8 bugs that must be fixed," explained Johnathan Norman, Microsoft Edge Vulnerability Research Lead. "This reduction in attack surface kills half of the bugs we see in exploits and every remaining bug becomes more difficult to exploit. To put it another way, we lower costs for users but increase costs for attackers." Additionally, while the JIT compiler is designed to increase performance by compiling computer during program execution (at run time), disabling it in Super Duper Secure Mode "does not always have negative impacts." While still in the experimental stage, Super Duper Secure Mode can be enabled by users of Microsoft Edge preview releases (including Beta, Dev, and Canary) by going to edge://flags/#edge-enable-super-duper-secure-mode and toggling on the new feature. Image: BleepingComputer Right now, when enabled, Super Duper Secure Mode disables JIT (TurboFan/Sparkplug) and enables Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET), an Intel hardware-based exploit mitigation designed to provide a more secure browsing experience. In the future, Microsoft also wants to add support for Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG), another security mitigation that would prevent loading malicious code into memory, a technique used by most web browser exploits. "This is of course just an experiment; things are subject to change, and we have quite a few technical challenges to overcome," Norman concluded. "Also, our tongue-in-cheek name will likely need to change to something more professional when we launch as a feature. For now, we are going to continue having fun with it." Microsoft Edge just got a 'Super Duper Secure Mode' upgrade
  17. Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft Edge 93 Beta release. This build version 93.0.961.11 comes with several new improvements like Tab groups, ability to hide title bar in Vertical tabs mode, ability to easily enter Picture in Picture (PiP) mode and more. Find the full change log below. What’s new Microsoft Edge 93 beta: Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge. Deploying Microsoft Edge to your enterprise will become easier starting in version 93, with the addition of Initial Preferences. IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support “nomerge” behavior. Starting in Edge 93, IE mode on Microsoft Edge will support nomerge. For an end-user, when a new browser window is launched from an IE mode application, it will be in a separate session, similar to the nomerge behavior in IE11. You will need to adjust your site list to configure sites that need to prevent session sharing as “nomerge”. Behind the scenes, for each window of Microsoft Edge, the first time an IE mode tab is visited within that window, if it is one of the designated “nomerge” sites, that window is locked into a different “nomerge” IE session from all other Microsoft Edge windows at least until the last IE mode tab is closed in that window. This follows previous behavior where users could launch IE with nomerge and could also launch Microsoft Edge without nomerge via other mechanisms. Tab Groups. The ability to categorize tabs into user-defined groups helps you more effectively find, switch and manage tabs across multiple workstreams. To enable this, we are turning on tab grouping beginning with Microsoft Edge version 93. Hide the title bar while using Vertical Tabs. Get the extra few pixels back by hiding the browser’s title bar, while in Vertical Tabs. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 93, you can go to edge://settings/appearance and under the Customize Toolbar section select the option to hide the title bar while in Vertical Tab mode. Video Picture in Picture (PiP) from hover toolbar. Beginning in Edge version 93, it will become even easier to enter Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. When you hover over a supported video, a toolbar will appear that allows you to view that video in a PiP window. Please note: this is currently available for Microsoft Edge users on macOS. Please check back shortly as we continue our rollout to Windows users. Removal of 3DES in TLS. Starting with Edge v93, support for the TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA cipher suite will be removed. This change is happening in the Chromium project, on which Microsoft Edge is based. For more information, navigate to the Chrome Platform Status entry. Additionally, in Edge v93, the TripleDESEnabled policy will be available to support scenarios that need to preserve compatibility with outdated servers. This compatibility policy will become obsolete and stop working in Edge v95. Ensure that you update affected servers before then. Source: Microsoft Microsoft Edge beta version 93.0.961.11 is now available (change log)
  18. With Edge 93 now headed to the Beta channel, Microsoft today released the first Edge 94 build for the Dev channel. Considering that this is the first of the many builds that will be released to users in the Dev channel, there aren’t many major features. Edge 94 will also be the first version where the firm provides a new Extended Stable release for users that focus on receiving fewer updates, such as business customers. As for today’s build, the company is adding a second row of sites to the Top Sites view on the New Tab page. The small yet useful addition allows users to set up more sites for quick access on the new tab page. The build also bring a new spellcheck experience for Mac users. Apart from these, there are a bunch of policy additions and a few other minor features. Here is the complete list of new features: Added a second row of Top Sites on the New Tab Page. Enabled the new Spellcheck experience on Mac. Added management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have happened yet): To control if WAM Auth on versions Below Win 10 RS3 is Enabled. To control the Primary Password Setting, which controls if device authentication is required before autofilling a password in a webpage. To control if the Password Generator is Enabled. To control if Transparent Ad Providers are Enabled, which controls the blocking of certain trackers with Tracking Prevention. To control if the setting to Open Microsoft Links In Edge is Enabled. Improved the sign-in dialog when signing into the browser. Added support for full-page screenshots and InPrivate authentication via Face ID on iOS. As is always the case with such builds, there are a few bug fixes. The firm categorized them between fixes to improve reliability and changes that address reliability issues. The list is comparatively short this time owing to the release being the first build for a major version. Here are the fixes that are aimed at improving the reliability of the browser: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes crash after an OS upgrade. Fixed an issue on Mac where a webpage crash can sometimes also cause a browser crash. Fixed an issue where interacting with PDFs sometimes causes the browser to freeze or crash. Fixed a crash when playing videos. And here are the fixes that address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where pinned tabs are sometimes duplicated after restoring the previous session. Fixed an issue where the Import Browser Data popup in Settings sometimes doesn’t appear or work. Fixed an issue where themes sometimes become broken or uninstalled after the browser updates. Fixed an issue where printing a PDF multiple times sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where Office files sometimes fail to download with a SERVER_FORBIDDEN error. Fixed an issue where some passwords in Password Settings don’t have an option to change them. Fixed an issue where WebView2 applications fail to open on Windows 11. Fixed an issue where WebView2 applications sometimes fail to authenticate with an ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED error. Fixed an issue with vertical tabs where all tabs sometimes become invisible. Fixed an issue where Favorites in Application Guard windows sometimes are corrupted. Fixed an issue where User Initiated Autofill doesn’t work in multi-line text boxes. Fixed an issue where MHT files sometimes don’t open properly. Fixed an issue where spellcheck suggestions sometimes don’t appear. Fixed an issue on Linux where SmartCopy doesn’t appear to work because the buttons that appear to copy captured content don’t work. And lastly, there is the list of known issues that the firm maintains. You might find some that have been on the list for a number of versions now, with some of them having workaround listed. The list, however, has become shorter, with problems with Microsoft Editor now seemingly fixed. Here is the complete list of known issues: Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. Users can head to the About Microsoft Edge settings page to check for updates and pull the update if it is available. However, since these releases are staggered, not all users will be able to see the update at once, but it will be made available sooner rather than later. Microsoft releases the first Edge 94 build for the Dev channel with a few new features
  19. Microsoft has released Edge version 93 to the Beta channel, bringing a bunch of new features for those running Edge Beta builds. The build number that is being served to users is 93.0.961.11. While the firm began rolling out the version late yesterday, it should now be available to all users. The company has also posted detailed release notes, including details about the new and deprecated policies, along with the list of major features. The features might not be a huge surprise for those following the firm's Edge Insider builds, since these have been in testing for a while in the Dev channel. Additionally, as it stands as of now, the Beta channel is running a build that is newer than the one that was last released to Dev channel users. However, that is to change soon as the firm might release the first Edge Dev 94 build, bumping up the version to a newer one. As for what’s new in Edge 93, the firm is bringing tab groups, a feature that has been in testing for a while, to the Beta channel. This allows users to group similar tabs manually into groups to better manage them and access them easily. What is yet to be added – that is currently hidden behind a flag – is the ability for the browser to automatically create groups based on the number of tabs opened for the same domain. Another addition is the ability to hide the title bar when using vertical tabs, a small yet welcome change that allows users to adopt a cleaner browser UI. With the tabs aligned vertically, the feature integrates the minimize, maximize, and close icons from the title bar into the header of the browser, providing slightly more real-estate for the webpage being viewed. Along with these, macOS users will begin seeing a new toolbar option to easily jump into Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode when they hover over videos. The Redmond firm is working to roll out the feature to users on Windows, but it is not clear when the rollout will commence or if the feature is still in development. There are also a bunch of management and IE mode features being added with Edge 93. The firm is making deploying Edge in enterprise setups easier with the addition of Initial Preferences. The browser will also support the ‘nomerge’ behavior for IE mode to bring it in line with Internet Explorer that let users open ‘nomerge’ sessions. The company also announced that Edge 93 will drop support for 3DES in TLS, which comes courtesy of changes to Chromium, which Edge is based on. You can read more about the changes here. Those that haven’t received the update yet can head to the About Microsoft Edge settings page and check for updates to pull the update. Versions 93 will stay in this channel for a few more weeks as it is expected to be released to the stable channel in the first week of September. Edge 93 rolls out to the Beta channel with tab groups, vertical tabs improvements, more
  20. Edge 92 now available for Android Six weeks after releasing the Edge 92 for the Canary channel Microsoft has now released Edge 92 for their new Edge browser to the Google Play Store. The update brings the unified code base to Android, meaning it will be easier for Microsoft to keep the platform in lockstep with the desktop with regard to features. The update brings the following improvements: Screenshot feature: You can now take and share a screenshot via the Share item in the menu. Send pages to Devices: You can send pages from Edge on Android to other devices. This replaces the Continue on PC feature. Synchronization improvements: Edge for Android now lets you synchronize passwords, open tabs, history, favourites, collections across devices Built-in Ad blocker: Edge now includes Ad-block Plus. This needs to enabled on Settings. Translation: Edge now includes Microsoft Translator. Shopping Coupons: Microsoft’s Coupon feature is now included. Edge for Android can be found in the Google Play Store here. Microsoft Edge: Web Browser Developer: Microsoft Corporation Price: Free via Techdows Edge 92 now available for Android
  21. You can now have 2 rows of shortcuts on the Edge New Tab Page If you are a heavy user of the Edge New Tab Page then we have some good news for you. Microsoft has increased the number of links you can add to the Edge New Tab Page in the custom layout to two rows, meaning you can add even more of your commonly used sites to the list. The feature is now available in the Stable version of Edge, meaning all current releases should support it. If the feature is now available on your version, it may be a good idea to restart your browser so the latest version can be installed. via Leo Varela You can now have 2 rows of shortcuts on the Edge New Tab Page
  22. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 93.0.961.2 with improved media autoplay settings and more Microsoft today released the new v93.0.961.2 build for Edge Dev channel users. This new build comes with improved media autoplay settings, improved Settings menu and several bug fixes. Find the full change log of Edge Dev Channel build below. Added features: Added an allow list to media autoplay settings. Added the ability to un-ignore password health alerts for a particular website. Combined the Settings pages for Start, Home, and New Tab pages. Enabled the new Share experience by default. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where the Web Widget crashes when switching browser profiles. Fixed a crash when navigating to certain pages. Fixed an issue on Mac where the browser crashes after being open for a while. Edge Dev Channel Changed behavior: Fixed an issue on Mac where PDFs sometimes don’t display at the correct size. Thanks for being persistent in reporting this and making sure we knew about it! Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes open to blank windows. Fixed an issue where printing specific pages of a PDF sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where an error message that “Update policies are configured but will be ignored because this device isn’t domain joined.” unexpectedly appears when updating the browser. Fixed an issue where extension icons sometimes aren’t visible. Reduced the number of irrelevant entries saved in autofill. Temporarily disabled the ability to change fonts in Immersive Reader on Linux. Edge Dev Known issues: Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating. Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. This Edge Dev channel update should download and install directly but in case it doesn’t then you can head to the Edge settings and manually update the browser. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel build 93.0.961.2 with improved media autoplay settings and more
  23. Microsoft Edge 92 won't autoplay all media anymore by default Microsoft released a new stable version of its Edge web browser, Microsoft Edge 92, earlier this week. Edge 92 is a big update that introduces lots of new features for home users and Enterprise customers. One of the changes of Edge 92 impacts autoplay content on the web. Microsoft Edge, up until now, allowed all sites to autoplay content by default. Starting in Edge 92, that is no longer the case. Microsoft flipped the media autoplay setting to limited instead. Limited allows some content to be played automatically, but it requires that users have interacted with the site previously. If you are a regular on YouTube, YouTube videos continue to autoplay. If you visit a site for the first time, content won't autoplay as you never interacted with the site before. Configuring Media Autoplay in Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge supports three states for media autoplay: Allow -- All media will play automatically. Refresh the page to see changes to this setting. Limit -- Media will play depending on how you've visited the page and whether you interacted with media in the past. Refresh the page to see changes to this setting. Block -- Media will be blocked when navigating between different sites. Refresh the page to see changes to this setting. Allow was the default in Edge 91 and earlier, Limit is the new default from Edge 92 on. Block is not displayed by default. It is the strictest setting, as it will block all media from playing automatically regardless of whether you have interacted with the site previously. Here is how you add Block as an option: Load edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option in the Microsoft Edge address bar. Set the experimental flag to Enabled. Restart Microsoft Edge. The block option experiment has been available for quite some time. We reviewed it back in mid-2020 already. See How to block autoplaying videos in the new Microsoft Edge web browser. How to control media autoplay in Edge Load edge://settings/content/mediaAutoplay in the browser's address bar. Activate the menu next to "Control if audio and video play automatically on sites". Set it to Allow to allow all autoplay. Set it to Block to block all autoplay. Set it to Limit to allow autoplay on sites you've been to before. Microsoft Edge honors the new autoplay setting right away. Autoplay exceptions for sites If you set the media autoplay setting to limit or block, but have a site that you want media to autoplay on, you may use the built-in allow list to do so. Load the main autoplay preference page again: edge://settings/content/mediaAutoplay Click on the "add" button to add a site to the allow list Type or copy its address without protocol, e.g. [*.]example.com to allow audio and video autoplay on example.com and all of the subdomains of the site. Select "add" to add the site to the list of exclusions. Microsoft Edge 92 won't autoplay all media anymore by default
  24. Edge’s Sleeping Tabs will now tell you how much resources it’s saving Microsoft thinks Sleeping Tabs are great. Sleeping tabs builds upon the core of Chromium’s “freezing” technology. Freezing pauses a tab’s script timers to minimize resource usage. A sleeping tab resumes automatically when clicked, which is different from discarded tabs, which require the page to fully be reloaded. Microsoft says Sleeping Tabs use 26% less memory and 29% less CPU than a normal tab, which also translates into battery life savings. Now Microsoft wants users to be aware of just how great they are, with the latest Edge Canary telling users just how much resources putting their tab to sleep has saved. The percentage resources saved will now be displayed alongside the tab preview image. Microsoft has also made other improvements to Edge Canary related to PWAs. As Microsoft announced earlier, notifications for PWAs will soon be displayed in the context of the PWA rather than from the Edge browser. This is enabled via the Desktop PWAs improvements in notification icon and title flag. The improvements are now available in the latest Edge Canary browser. via Leo Varela Edge’s Sleeping Tabs will now tell you how much resources it’s saving
  25. Microsoft Edge 92 releases today, brings a new Password Health dashboard and more Microsoft will begin rolling out Edge version 92 to the stable channel today with a bunch of improvements. As is customary, the company has posted a blog detailing the new features that have been added to the browser through the course of the development of version 92, some of which have been available for Insiders to test. The first of the announcement caters to users gearing for back-to-school shopping. A new Back to School hub is being added to Bing that aggregates and categorizes product listings based on search results for easier discovery and comparison. Additionally, the hub ties in with other shopping features present in Edge to provide price drop notifications, price history, coupons, product recommendations, and more. Next up is the addition of the Password Health dashboard that lets users manage their passwords and ensure the integrity of their credentials. The tool allows users to check if saved passwords are strong or if they have been reused, allowing them to set up strong passwords. Users are also notified whether their saved passwords have been breached, allowing them to change them immediately. Another new capability being added to the password management feature is the ability to use saved passwords to sign into mobile apps via the mobile version of Edge. This means that the password management tool can be used to sign into apps such as Instagram, enhancing the usability of the feature. Microsoft is also formally introducing a new Outlook extension for Edge, in preview form. The extension lets users quickly view, draft, or search for emails, check To Do lists and calendar invites, and more, right from a flyout in the browser, negating the need to navigate to the dedicated app or the Outlook web app for quick actions. The offering is not tied to a specific version of the browser and can be downloaded from the Add-ons page. Other minor feature additions include the ability to save web captures to an existing or new collection, making it easy to collate screenshots in the browser for use later. The firm is also adding support for reactions to news items on the New Tab page, allowing users to react to and comment on news items. The firm adds that the feature is limited to some markets and is expected to expand to more regions in the coming month. Edge 92 will begin rolling out to users later today and should be automatically downloaded in the background once it is made available. The detailed changelog with information such as security baselines will be made available here once the rollout has commenced. Microsoft Edge 92 releases today, brings a new Password Health dashboard and more FrontPaged: Microsoft Edge 92.0.902.55
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