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  1. Microsoft Edge is getting an even more private browsing mode CET support is coming to version 94 of Edge Microsoft is making private browsing mode even safer in Edge by adding Intel's Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (CET) to its browser. This security feature, which is supported on Intel 11th Gen or AMD Zen 3 CPUs, is already enabled in Windows 10 as the software giant had adopted CET through an implementation known as Hardware-enforced Stack Protection in its operating system. Google recently added Hardware-enf
  2. Microsoft Edge gets a silly update that procrastinators and time-wasters will love Microsoft Edge browser game receives host of upgrades (Image credit: Microsoft) It’s a little-known fact that Microsoft Edge has an in-built tool designed specifically for the hardcore procrastinators and time-wasters among us, called Surf. The browser game, which challenges players to surf as great a distance as possible without colliding with obstacles or falling prey to a sea monster, has received a host of
  3. Microsoft updates Edge Immersive Reader with new fonts, more Microsoft released a new Edge Dev build yesterday, but they left out one of the new features from the official changelog. Microsoft has delivered some improvements to the Edge Immersive Reader feature, which strips a page of distracting elements such as unnecessary graphics and ads and improves the reading experience. Microsoft has added additional fonts to the feature, and users can now select between Calibri, Sitka, and Comic Sans which should further improve the experience for those
  4. Microsoft Edge 93 out for Dev channel users, brings macOS-specific additions and more As promised last week, Microsoft is releasing the first Edge 93 build to users in the Dev channel, bumping up the build to 93.0.910.5. This comes a day after version 92 was promoted to the Beta channel. Since this is the first version 93 build for this channel, the changes are minor, the firm says. In addition to the features, the company is also highlighting its recent announcements, such as support for automatic HTTPS, new font rendering improvement experiments that debu
  5. Edge is getting its own ad tracking opt-in prompt on Windows 10 In April and May iPhone users had to deal with a wave of apps asking permission to track them on the platform, after Apple made changes to their policies forbidding apps from tracking users without their consent. It seems Edge users will soon have to deal with the same, as Microsoft begs users to allow them to use your browser data to show you targetted ads on Windows. Techdows reports that in the latest Edge Dev builds Microsoft is now showin
  6. Microsoft Edge 92 rolls out to the Beta channel with vertical tabs improvements and more Microsoft has begun rolling out Edge version 92 to users in the Beta channel, sticking to the timeline mentioned in the release schedule. As is the case generally, there is no official changelog yet as the firm usually posts it later in the day. However, the version has been in testing in the Canary and Dev channels for a while now, so there is a fair bit of information on what is new. When the changelog does get posted, it can be found here. With version 92 being pro
  7. Microsoft is testing Edge auto-fill for custom fields The auto-completion of passwords and payment details has to a large degree enabled the e-commerce revolution, and today we can report that Microsoft is looking to expand that capability to more areas. In the latest Edge Canary builds, Microsoft is offering users to save and edit details for custom fields such as passport or account numbers, so you would only ever have to enter them once. Users would be able to specify if the number is sensitive (e.g.
  8. EdgeDeflector release fixes weather not opening in the News and Interest widget You may have heard about EdgeDeflector from an article we did in which we feature it as a way to change the behavior of the new News and Interests widget that ignores your default browser when links are opened from it. This little tool changes how Windows 10 stubbornly defaults to the Edge browser to open links from Help dialogs, Cortana and News and Interests, and instead forces it to respect what you chose in the Default apps > Web browser settings of Windows.
  9. Microsoft announces improved font rendering in Microsoft Edge on Windows Microsoft today announced improved font rendering in Microsoft Edge on Windows. The Edge team has improved the contrast enhancement and gamma correction to match the quality and clarity of other native Windows applications which utilize DirectWrite. Also, Edge’s font rendering will now respect user ClearType Tuner settings when applying text contrast enhancement and gamma correction. Here’s how you can enable this improved font rendering: Enable e
  10. The final Edge 92 build for the Dev channel is now out with a few new features After a bit of a hiatus, Microsoft has returned to a Tuesday schedule for Edge Dev builds as it today released version 92.0.902.2. The firm adds that this will be the last major build for version 92 as it prepares to promote the version to the Beta channel. However, there could be a few minor updates between now and when the first version 93 build makes it to the Dev channel. As for this week’s update, the firm is detailing the ability for users to add a Web Capture image to Col
  11. Microsoft fixes Microsoft Edge 91 nag screens and startup page bug Microsoft has pushed out a fix for the Microsoft Edge 91 startup bugs and nag screens plaguing users since the new version of the browser was released. Last week, Microsoft Edge 91 was released, and users immediately began reporting that the browser was not opening to their configured startup page, and a 'Use recommended browser settings' nag screen being shown too often. Microsoft Edge nag screen Soon after we reported on these bugs, Microsoft pushed out wha
  12. Microsoft Edge 91 brings new bugs and annoying popup messages Microsoft released Microsoft Edge 91 yesterday, and since then, users have been reporting constant nag screens, bugs, and problems using the new version of the web browser. Microsoft Edge 91 is a milestone release for the browser with numerous new features introduced, such as Price History, Cash Back & Rebates, Kids Mode, a new Pride theme, and personalized news. New features in Microsoft Edge 91 Microsoft Edge 91 release marred with bugs However, after upgrading to Microsoft Edge 91, use
  13. Microsoft says Edge 91 will be the best-performing browser on Windows 10 Microsoft's Build event for 2021 is about to kick off, and with it comes a torrent of announcements for developers and businesses. But there's also some news for Edge users, which are getting an update to version 91 later this week. Microsoft has said that, after the update, Edge will be the most performant browser on Windows 10, thanks to improvements made to two features: startup boost and sleeping tabs. First off, startup boost will help Edge launch even faster by running some core Edge processe
  14. Microsoft Math Solver will be available as a preview feature in Microsoft Edge 91 Back in March, Microsoft started testing Math Solver feature in Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft today announced that Math Solver will be available as a preview feature starting with Microsoft Edge 91 stable. Microsoft Math Solver allows anyone to snap a picture of a math problem and get an instant solution with step-by-step instructions to help them learn how to reach the solution on their own. Math Solver also offers many options to continue learning with additional materials such as qu
  15. You'll soon be able to hide the Edge title bar when using vertical tabs Microsoft's Edge browser is getting a very welcome improvement to vertical tabs - a feature that finally made it to the stable channel a couple of months ago after first being announced in March of 2020. Soon, you'll be able to hide the title bar of the browser when using vertical tabs, at least if a new flag spotted by Reddit user Leopeva64-2 is anything to go by. The flag is available in the latest version of Edge Canary, which is 92.0.891.0. Once you enable the flag, if you're using
  16. 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 gigab
  17. Edge for Linux is now available in the Beta channel A Linux version of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has long been in the works, with the Redmond company first teasing it at Build 2019 and officially announcing it later that year. However, it wasn't until October of last year that the Dev channel of the Edge Insider program debuted on Linux. Over six months later, it's now time for the Beta channel to make its way to Linux users, Microsoft announced today. Since its Linux debut back in October, Edge has gained some new capabilities, including the
  18. Microsoft Edge to add automatic HTTPS option for all domains Microsoft Edge will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection when visiting websites using the HTTP protocol, starting with version 92, coming in late July. By default, this new option will allow Edge users to switch from HTTP to HTTPS on websites that are likely to support the more secure protocol. However, users will also be able to configure the browser to upgrade all connections to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) as the default internet communication protocol fo
  19. Final Edge Dev build based on Chromium 91 includes new printing options and more Though it came a little later than it usually does, Microsoft has released its weekly build of the Edge browser to Insiders running the Dev channel version of the browser. This week's update brings the version number to 91.0.864.1, and as promised last week, it's likely the last build based on Chromium 91 in the Dev channel. Edge 91 should move to the Beta channel soon, while the Dev channel will move on to version 92. There are no mind-blowing new features in this rel
  20. Microsoft Edge is getting a performance mode on Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is an incredible desktop browser, packing basically all important features available on the market today. Microsoft is now working on a new feature called “performance mode”, designed specifically for performance, especially when you’re gaming or using other apps. In 2020, Microsoft introduced Sleeping Tabs to reduce the amount of RAM and CPU (processing) power used by the browser. This feature alone isn’t enough to improve the overall system performance as there are factors affecting
  21. Microsoft Edge 90 is out with Kids Mode and more Right on schedule, Microsoft is releasing Edge 90 today. The big hero feature of this version is Kids Mode, something that was first introduced in the lower channels back in February. The idea, as you can probably guess, is to provide a safer browsing experience for children. There are two separate settings for Kids Mode based on your child's age, so you can set it for 5-8 or 9-11. All you have to do if click on the profile picker in the top-right and choose "Browse in Kids Mode". In order to get back, you'll
  22. Microsoft Edge for Android released as a preview Microsoft released Microsoft Edge for Android today to the public. Android users who want to try out Edge for Android can download and install the development version from Google Play. Microsoft Edge Canary for Android is compatible with Android 5.0 and newer devices. Microsoft Edge for Android is based on the latest version of Chromium, the current stable version of Microsoft Edge is based on a very old version of Chromium. Microsoft's Store description reveals that it plans to release daily updates
  23. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge zero-day vulnerability shared on Twitter A security researcher has dropped a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability on Twitter that works on the current version of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. A zero-day vulnerability is a security bug that has been publicly disclosed but has not been patched in the released version of the affected software. Today, security researcher Rajvardhan Agarwal released a working proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a remote code execution vulnerability for the V8 JavaScript engine in Chr
  24. RIP: Microsoft Edge Legacy nuked by April Windows Updates Microsoft has confirmed that today's release of mandatory Patch Tuesday updates will automatically remove Edge Legacy and replace it with the new Chromium-based Edge. Chromium-based Edge was released in January 2020 and Microsoft started pre-installing it on all devices that shipped with Windows 10 October 2020 Update. In older versions of Windows 10, users who wished to use it could download it from the Microsoft Edge site or wait for the mandatory Windows Update. With the April edition
  25. First Look at Microsoft Edge's Workspaces feature Microsoft Edge is getting a new feature called Workspaces. Workspaces are designed to improve the manageability of open sites in the browser, by using different workspaces for different tasks. The feature is being tested in Microsoft Edge Canary builds currently, but only available in some installations at the time of writing; there is a way, however, to unlock it in the browser. Users who want to give it a try need to launch Edge with the parameter --enable-features=msWorkspaces. A Workspaces ic
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