Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'microsoft edge'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Site Related
    • News & Updates
    • Site / Forum Feedback
    • Member Introduction
  • News
    • General News
    • FileSharing News
    • Mobile News
    • Software News
    • Security & Privacy News
    • Technology News
  • Downloads
    • nsane.down
  • General Discussions & Support
    • Filesharing Chat
    • Security & Privacy Center
    • Software Chat
    • Mobile Mania
    • Technology Talk
    • Entertainment Exchange
    • Guides & Tutorials
  • Off-Topic Chat
    • The Chat Bar
    • Jokes & Funny Stuff
    • Polling Station

Categories

  • Drivers
  • Filesharing
    • BitTorrent
    • eDonkey & Direct Connect (DC)
    • NewsReaders (Usenet)
    • Other P2P Clients & Tools
  • Internet
    • Download Managers & FTP Clients
    • Messengers
    • Web Browsers
    • Other Internet Tools
  • Multimedia
    • Codecs & Converters
    • Image Viewers & Editors
    • Media Players
    • Other Multimedia Software
  • Security
    • Anti-Malware
    • Firewalls
    • Other Security Tools
  • System
    • Benchmarking & System Info
    • Customization
    • Defrag Tools
    • Disc & Registry Cleaners
    • Management Suites
    • Other System Tools
  • Other Apps
    • Burning & Imaging
    • Document Viewers & Editors
    • File Managers & Archivers
    • Miscellaneous Applications
  • Linux Distributions

Categories

  • General News
  • File Sharing News
  • Mobile News
  • Software News
  • Security & Privacy News
  • Technology News

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Microsoft Edge can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 Last month, Microsoft finally unveiled the much-anticipated Windows 11 update. The new update comes with an updated UI, performance, and productivity improvements. Microsoft has also released the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 which includes Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 among other things, but the latter can be bypassed for now. At the event, Microsoft noted that the new Microsoft Store will come with an updated UI and will serve as a home to all kinds of apps including PWAs, Win32, Electron and more. It looks like the company has started putting up first-party apps on the new store ahead of the official launch. Earlier today, Windows Insiders started seeing Microsoft Edge web browser on the new Microsoft Store. Insiders can click on install and download Edge just like any other Store app. Once downloaded, the installer will pop-up asking for admin permission to install the Edge web browser. Currently, it is not clear if Microsoft plans to deliver Edge updates via the Microsoft Store, but it will make sense and will streamline the update process of all the first-party Microsoft apps. Moreover, the new store is also hosting a bunch of Edge extensions including LastPass allowing users to download extensions directly from the Microsoft Store. Lastly, Microsoft is also testing a beta version of DevTools for Microsoft Edge. The current one available on the Microsoft Store is similar to the public version but we do expect Microsoft to add new features to the beta app in the future. Microsoft is expected to add more apps as well as the Amazon App Store in the coming months. According to the recent leaks, the Redmond giant is targeting October 2021 as the release date for Windows 11. --- For more information on Windows 11, you can check out our article on minimum system requirements as well as the list of CPUs that support Windows 11. Apart from the general requirements, Microsoft has also listed out specific feature requirements for Windows 11 including webcams, Bluetooth and Precision Touchpad on all upcoming laptops. Last month, Microsoft also updated the PC Health Check app to show why a device is not ineligible to receive the Windows 11 update. However, the company will allow some manufacturers to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement and it is also allowing Windows Insiders with unsupported hardware to test Windows 11 Insider Builds. Several manufacturers have published a list of hardware that will be compatible with Windows 11. If you are still out of the loop, then you can check out hands-on video. If you want to get in-depth information about Windows 11 then you can check out our article covering all the new features and changes. Microsoft Edge can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11
  15. This week's Edge Dev build lets users tweak icons for installed PWAs, brings more fixes Microsoft today released a new Edge build to users running the Dev channel version of the browser, bumping the version to 93.0.957.0. Edge version 93 is now reaching its final few builds as the company prepares to promote this version to the Beta channel early in August. Therefore, the changes on these few final builds will be minor, as is the case with today’s build. Additionally, the company has also posted a blog to detail the steps to be taken by enterprise users to opt into the Extended Stable channel, a version of the stable channel release geared towards business users that will adhere to an 8-week update cadence, which is a departure from the stable channel’s 4-week update schedule. The Extended Stable channel will be available starting with Edge 94, which is slated to be released in September. As for today’s build, the feature list is short, with the only notable change being the addition of the ability to change installed PWA icons. These are accompanied by a bunch of new management policies. Here is the complete changelog: Added the ability to change the icon for PWAs or websites installed as apps when they’re installed. Added management policies (administrative templates and documentation to come): Added a management policy to control if OneAuth Authentication is Enforced. Added a management policy to control Printing a Webpage Layout. Added a management policy to set an Autoplay Allowlist. Added a management policy to give or take away Feature Flag Overrides Control. Added a management policy on Mac to control if MAU is Enabled, which controls if updates occur through Microsoft AutoUpdate. As is always the case, there are a bunch of fixes that help with making the browser more reliable, especially for those that cause crashes. Here is the complete list of reliability improvements: Fixed an issue where the browser doesn’t open. Fixed an issue on Linux where the browser doesn’t open. Fixed a crash when typing into the address bar. Fixed a crash when closing a window. Fixed a crash when spellcheck is enabled. Fixed a crash on startup when certain extensions are installed. Fixed a crash when closing certain popups. Fixed a crash when playing certain videos. Fixed an issue where PWAs can’t be installed or repaired. Fixed a crash on Mac when syncing Collections. Fixed an issue where pressing F6 sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a hang when closing the browser. Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes can’t be uninstalled and gives an error saying to close all windows and try again. These are followed by fixes that address changed behavior. These include fixes to Edge PWAs, PDF reader issues, and much more. Here are all the fixes: Fixed an issue where certain videos don’t have any sound. Fixed an issue where websites pinned to the Taskbar sometimes unexpectedly disappear. Fixed an issue on Linux where the Password Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue where certain AV1 or HEVC videos don’t play. Fixed an issue on Linux where tabs sometimes disappear visually from the tab band. Fixed an issue where the cookie exceptions list in the delete browsing data settings sometimes doesn’t remember changes. Fixed an issue where the PDF viewer sometimes reports being on a different page than it actually is. Fixed an issue where the button to set the Default browser in Settings doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where the management policy to import browsing data sometimes misses data. Fixed an issue where dragging an image into a Collection sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the arrow keys sometimes can’t be used to move the cursor when editing a text note in a Collection. Fixed an issue where empty text notes sometimes crash the Collections pane. Fixed an issue where the Collections pane sometimes doesn’t fully load. Fixed an issue where profiles sometimes say Not Syncing when it’s not expected that there should be any message. Fixed an issue where the site information popup sometimes doesn’t open properly. Fixed an issue where the option to open a downloaded PDF in the system viewer doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where password health and leak alerts sometimes don’t appear in Settings. Fixed an issue where pages sometimes don’t get translated when it’s expected that they should be. Fixed an issue where context menu options on certain popups don’t work. Fixed an issue where deleting a profile sometimes unexpectedly opens a Kids Mode window. Fixed an issue where autofill popups sometimes don’t appear if the text in the textbox has a misspelling that triggers the spellcheck popup. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where files with certain names sometimes fail to download. Fixed an issue in WebView2 where microphones sometimes can’t be used because permission requests are never shown. Fixed an issue where PDFs that should have Information Protection applied to them don’t. Fixed an issue where browser windows sometimes open unexpectedly if extensions are installed. Lastly, there are the known issues that Dev channel users need to be aware of. Interestingly, some issues have been on the list for a while now, spanning multiple versions, such as the Microsoft Editor bug. There is no word on what is causing the issue or when a proper fix is expected to be made. With that said, here are all the known issues listed for this build: 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. 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 usual, these updates are automatically installed in the background. However, since they are generally released in a staggered fashion, not all users will see the update show up right away, even when trying to force-check for it via the About Microsoft Edge page. For those running stable builds, version 92 is expected to be released to all users sometime this week. This will be followed by version 93 moving to the Beta channel. It is currently not known as to when the stable version of the browser based on the unified codebase will make it to mobile users. This week's Edge Dev build lets users tweak icons for installed PWAs, brings more fixes
  16. Latest Edge Dev build adds a flag to enable the Windows 11 design, brings more features After a bit of a hiatus, Microsoft is back to releasing Edge Dev builds this week. Today, build 93.0.946.1 is heading out to users, bringing a few new features, including the ability to upload payment card information to a Microsoft Account and sync it across devices. The new share menu with the ‘email to myself’ option that was added earlier this month also gets a mention in the release notes. Edge Canary UI on Windows 11 with visual refresh flag enabled Additionally, the firm is also adding to Edge Dev the flag to enable a refreshed UI for Windows 11. The flag that was spotted last week can be enabled on both Windows 10 and Windows 11. It enables rounded corners across the UI elements in the browser, though, the Mica element can only be viewed in Windows 11. For PWAs and websites that are installed as apps for the first time, there is a new dialog that prompts users to pin the app to the Start menu or taskbar. When using vertical tabs, the title bar is now hidden by default. In addition to these, the firm notes the completion of the rollout of features like Quiet Notifications, adding Web Capture to Collections, and more. There are a bunch of new policy additions from Chrome, as well. Here is the complete list of features that are added with this build: Added the ability to upload payment card info from a webpage to your Microsoft Account in order to sync it across devices. Note that this is currently only available in the United States. Added the ability to share websites directly to email or social media sites via the Share tool. Added a dialog after installing a PWA or website as an app that gives easy access to the capability to pin the app to the taskbar, Start menu, or desktop. Added a flag to enable visual changes for Windows 11. Enabled by default the setting to hide the title bar when Vertical Tabs are enabled. Finished feature rollouts: Quiet Notifications Device authentication before autofilling a password Adding Web Captures to Collections Added management policies (note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet): MSA Web Site SSO Using This Profile is Allowed, which controls if MSA credentials on the device can be used for SSO, regardless of the browser profile’s sign-in state Show PDF Default Recommendations is Enabled Implicit Sign In is Enabled Configure View In File Explorer capabilities for Sharepoint Enabled management policies from Chromium: Relaunch the Window interval Remote Debugging is Allowed Default Javascript Jit Setting JavaScript Jit Allowed For Sites JavaScript Jit Blocked For Sites Enabled mainstream support for keyboard accessible tooltips in web content. Added support for Open XR Extended Features. As is always the case, the release also brings a bunch of fixes that improve the reliability of the browser. Here is the complete list: Fixed a crash when opening a new tab. Fixed a crash when switching tabs. Fixed a crash when interacting with tabs. Fixed a crash on Mac when closing a window. Fixed a crash when switching to a different profile. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash on launch on Mac. Fixed a crash when using Web Capture. Fixed a crash when using spellchecking to replace a misspelled word. Fixed a crash when closing certain popups. Fixed a crash when interacting with extensions. Fixed a crash on Mac when updating the browser. Fixed a crash on Windows 11. Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes crashes after re-opening a PWA or installed app. Fixed a crash when clicking the Efficiency Mode button. Fixed a crash on Mac when entering fullscreen from within a PWA or website installed as an app. The release also includes a ton of improvements that address changed behavior, including a bunch of Settings issues. Here is the complete list: Improved the number of sites that are shown as eligible for Immersive Reader. Added more sites to the Kids mode allow list. Fixed an issue where Netflix playback sometimes fails with error D7355. Fixed an issue where dropdown menus in webpages sometimes are missing items or don’t open. Fixed an issue on Mac and Linux where searching on the Settings page causes it to go blank. Fixed an issue where the Appearance Settings page is sometimes blank. Fixed an issue where the Site Permissions Settings page is blank. Fixed an issue where payment card nicknames don’t sync. Fixed an issue where clicking a link on a work account to change the account’s picture doesn’t load a page where the picture can be changed. Fixed an issue where certain Dev Tools panes like 3D View are blank. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps created from IE mode sites don’t launch. Fixed an issue where exporting a Collection to OneNote from an InPrivate window doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where downloading a currently-open Office file causes the tab to become blank. Fixed an issue where Favorites to non-webpages sometimes don’t open. Fixed an issue where Web Capture area selection stops unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where text notes in Collections sometimes aren’t saved properly. Fixed an issue where the button to send feedback doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where popups are sometimes rendered offscreen. Fixed an issue where generated passwords sometimes aren’t saved for later use with autofill. Fixed an issue where Favorites can be added via an IE mode tab even though this ability is disabled in regular tabs via a management policy. Fixed an issue where certain payment card details aren’t imported correctly from other browsers. Fixed an issue where favicons are sometimes blank or black squares. Fixed an issue on HoloLens where the on-screen keyboard doesn’t appear when it should. Fixed an issue where a banner to set the default browser sometimes appears even though the browser is already set as the default. Fixed an issue where certain fonts in Immersive Reader don’t work. Fixed an issue where favicons don’t appear in History for synced tabs. Fixed an issue where prices aren’t correct when adding items from shopping sites into a Collection. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes are slow to open. Fixed an issue on Mac where Shy UI sometimes doesn’t work or is partially obscured. Fixed an issue where the Efficiency Mode popup can’t be unpinned once it’s pinned. Fixed an issue where downloads are unexpectedly blocked by SmartScreen when they shouldn’t be. Fixed an issue where the management policy to control if Legacy Same Site Cookie Behavior is Enabled doesn’t work. Note that this policy will be removed in a future release. Changed the management policy to control if Autoplay is Allowed. The Autoplay setting is now set to Limit instead of Block if the policy is set to False in order to improve website compatibility. Obsoleted TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in the SSL Version Min management policy. Lastly, there is a list of known issues that users must be aware of, including some that have found their place on the list for months now. Here are all the issues that the firm has listed: 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. 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 is always the case, the update will slowly make it out to devices, meaning not all systems will receive the update right away, even if users force check for it by heading into the About Microsoft Edge settings page. However, the release should automatically be downloaded in the background eventually. Latest Edge Dev build adds a flag to enable the Windows 11 design, brings more features
  17. Check out all the upcoming features coming to Microsoft Edge On its 'What's Next' section on the Edge Insider website, Microsoft has published today all the upcoming and currently rolling out features that the browser will receive. There are plenty of changes in store starting from changes in PDF handling to Tab Groups, as well as certain policy changes and much more. Since the feature roadmap has been updated just today, none of the changes are currently in the stable channel yet.With that said, here are all the upcoming features in Edge: Free form text boxes added to PDF documents Starting with version 94, we are support for adding free form text boxes to PDF documents that you can use to fill in forms and add visible notes. Free form highlighting on PDFs Starting in Microsoft Edge version 94, the PDF viewing and markup experience will be improved with the addition of freeform highlighters. This will allow you to highlight sections on PDFs that you may not have access to comment on as well as scanned documents. Launch PWA instead of browser with URL links Starting in Microsoft Edge version 97, you can opt into launching the browser in a PWA rather than the full native browser. Notification from web apps show as coming from the PWA Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 94, notifications from progressive web applications PWAs will no longer show as coming from Microsoft Edge, but rather will display the name of the web app instead Improved handoff between IE mode and the modern browser Starting with Microsoft Edge version 95, the transition between the modern browser experience and the IE mode experience will improve. Referrer headers, post data, forms data and request methods will now be forwarded properly across the two experiences. 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. Default for autoplay will be set to Limited To help you maintain your focus online, we have changed the default for autoplaying media to Limit from Allow, beginning with Microsoft Edge version 92. Family Safety: Improved protection on sites such as youtube.com Families using Microsoft Family Safety will soon see improvements to Content filters. Parents will also have more peace of mind knowing filtering settings for Allowed sites and Blocked sites will be improved for sites such as youtube.com to prevent children from navigating to videos that aren’t allowed. Family Safety: Allow many EDU sites with a single click. Families using Microsoft Family Safety will soon see improvements to Content filters. When using “Only use allowed websites” mode, parents will see an option to add a list of educational sites to the allow list with one click. 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. Automatic translation for unknown languages. Starting in Microsoft Edge version 94, when you navigate to a page that displays in a language that is not one that you have set up as known, Microsoft Edge will automatically translate the content of the page to your primary language. We will then give you the option to return to the original page or disable further automatic translations. Price history in shopping experience Price History helps you decide whether now is the best time to purchase a product. You can now see price changes on products of your interest on Amazon.com and 9 other retailers, allowing you to have a quick, stress free shopping experience. Citation support added to Collections Starting with Microsoft Edge version 95, we have improved the Collections experience, especially for students and researchers. Collections will start supporting citations and reading lists. New policy to support more flexibility in Microsoft Edge startup Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 94, enterprise administrators will have more flexibility in the options they choose in their startup policy. This will include the ability to specify the start page, add/remove additional pages, and Continue where you left off", while ensuring that the set of pages specified by policy are also opened. Initial Preferences in Microsoft Edge Deploying Microsoft Edge to your enterprise will become easier starting in version 93, with the addition of Initial Preferences. These changes will be gradually rolling out in due course alongside features that were added previously to the roadmap. You can view the official Edge Insider feature roadmap here. Check out all the upcoming features coming to Microsoft Edge
  18. Edge Canary has a new Windows 11 “visual update” flag Microsoft has added a new flag to Edge Canary aimed at adapting the design of the browser UI either to Windows 10 or Windows 11, depending on what you are running. The “Enable Windows 11 Visual Updates” flag claims to enable “in-progress visuals appropriate for your currently installed version of Windows.” When enabled, the flag appears to deliver the same change on both Windows 10 and Windows 11, mainly a change to the font style and size. An example of the change, which is present in most browser menus, can be seen above. There does not appear to be any other changes, though of course, this may change over time. Source: Leo Varela Edge Canary has a new Windows 11 “visual update” flag
  19. Edge Beta 92 now available for Android Some weeks after releasing the Edge Canary and Edge Dev builds, Microsoft has now released an update to the Beta channel for their new Edge browser to the Google Play Store. The Edge Beta channel browser is now built on Chromium 92, and should be a more stable version of the browser than the Canary and Dev versions, being updated only every 4 weeks. Microsoft hopes to keep the mobile browsers in lockstep with the desktop counterpart and keep all their versions, including Windows, Mac, and Android in sync with a common code base. The current version of the browser is 92.0.902.12, and the new Edge Beta browser can be found in the Google Play Store here. Microsoft Edge Beta Developer: Microsoft Corporation Price: Free via Alumia Edge Beta 92 now available for Android
  20. Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds get a new Share menu with an 'Email to myself' feature Microsoft today announced that it is rolling out a new share menu for users running Canary and Dev builds of Microsoft Edge on the desktop, bringing a design that is akin to what is present on mobile apps. The new Share menu replaces the default. Windows and macOS share option, providing users with quick share targets in the way of app icons and a nifty way to add one’s email address to share webpages with themselves. The native share menu, however, can be accessed by clicking on the “share options” icon. Currently, the new menu supports a small list of apps that include Outlook, Gmail, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp – which is more than the existing options in the stable version. The firm says that it will be adding support for more apps in the coming weeks. Tapping on any of the app options opens those services in a new tab with the requisite information. There is also the option to copy a link to the webpage, similar to the option present in the native flyout on Windows. The other interesting and useful option being added especially for those who like to email themselves webpage links is the ‘Email to myself’ feature. Users can save their own email addresses and quickly share links to those addresses right from the browser. Clicking on the saved IDs automatically populates an email with the webpage title in the subject line and the URL in the body. This feature might prove useful for those who do not enable tab or history syncing on their mobile devices or use a different browser on their phones. Since the feature is just beginning to roll out to Dev and Canary channel builds, not all users will receive it right away. The Redmond firm says that it will be adding a separate flag to Edge Canary in the next few days to force-enable the feature. Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds get a new Share menu with an 'Email to myself' feature
  21. This week's Edge Dev build enables Tab Groups by default, adds Collections integration It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new Edge build for users in the Dev channel. Today, Edge Dev build 93.0.933.1 is rolling out to users, bringing with it a few new features and the usual set of bug fixes. In addition to this build for desktop users, the firm is officially announcing that all Insider versions of Edge are now available for Android users, with the latest entrant being the Beta version, which has been out for a few weeks. The release of Canary, Dev, and Beta channels for Android comes as part of the effort to unify the browser’s codebase across platforms. The company recently also opened up TestFlight sign-ups for iOS users. With the release of the latest Insider builds for Android, the browser version across devices will now be identical. However, there is no word on when the stable version based on the unified codebase will be released to all users. As for today’s build, the changes are minor as the teams head into the holiday weekend in the U.S. The most noteworthy change is that the Tag Groups feature is now being enabled by default, letting users select multiple tabs and group them without having to enable the feature via the hidden flags. Automatic tab grouping, however, still needs to be manually enabled. Additionally, users will be able to send entire groups to a Collection. Here is the complete list of fixes in today’s build: Enabled Tab Groups by default. Added the ability to add a Tab Group to a Collection and open the contents of a Collection in a Tab Group. Added a management policy to control which Internet Explorer Integration Cloud Site List to use. Note that updates to administrative templates and documentation may not have occurred yet. Enabled by default access to hand tracking data in Web XR scenarios. As usual, the release brings with it a bunch of fixes. Here’s are the fixes that improve the reliability of the browser: Fixed a crash when closing a tab. Fixed a crash when opening tabs. Fixed a crash when closing IE mode tabs. Fixed a crash on startup. Fixed a crash on Mac when using context menus in Collections. Fixed a crash when interacting with autofill popups. Fixed a crash when using the Find on Page bar. Fixed a crash when sending feedback. Fixed a crash when closing the Web Widget. Fixed a crash on Windows 7 when using PWAs. And here are the fixes that address changed behavior: Fixed an issue where the new tab page sometimes doesn’t load. Fixed an issue on Mac and Linux where Settings goes blank when searching for something. Fixed an issue where the Cookies and Site Data page in Settings is blank. Fixed an issue where passwords aren’t sorted properly in Settings. Fixed an issue where USB device permissions aren’t shown in the Site Information flyout. Fixed an issue where Collections don’t sync and are stuck in a “Syncing…” state. Fixed an issue where the Site Information dialog is too big. Fixed an issue where the Shopping flyout sometimes gets stuck and can’t be closed. Fixed an issue where the X to exit a fullscreen video sometimes doesn’t appear when it should. Fixed an issue where InPrivate is sometimes available when it shouldn’t be when using Family Safety. Fixed an issue where the button to exit Kids Mode doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where Price Comparison is triggered for trivial savings amounts. Fixed an issue where none of the UI is clickable in PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed an issue where the browser fails to close when clicking the Close button in the prompt to close all tabs when you close the browser if IE mode tabs are open. Fixed an issue where modal dialogs sometimes don’t display correctly when using IE mode tabs. Fixed an issue where devices running Windows 10 Pro for Workstations sometimes don’t get management policies applied correctly to them. Fixed an issue where improperly set management policies sometimes cause downloads to fail. There are a bunch of known issues that users running the Dev channel builds must be aware of. Here is the complete list: 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. 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. Lastly, the Redmond firm notes that there will not be a Dev channel build next week, likely due to the holidays. As is the case always, today’s build should be automatically downloaded and installed in the background. Alternatively, users can head into the About Microsoft Edge settings to force the browser to check for an update. This week's Edge Dev build enables Tab Groups by default, adds Collections integration
  22. Tab Groups now enabled by default in Edge Dev builds After years of development, Microsoft is finally preparing to bring Tab Groups to Edge users. The feature has been available behind flags on Edge for a while, but the company is finally enabling the feature by default in Edge Canary and Edge Dev, suggesting it should reach the stable builds in a few weeks. Tab Groups is likely the best browser UI innovation in the last few years, allowing you to group related sites together under a single labelled tab, which can then be collapsed to save space in your browser tab row. On Edge, the feature is supported for both vertical and horizontal tabs. Try it out now in the Dev and Canary builds by right-clicking on a tab and selecting Add to Group. via Techdows Tab Groups now enabled by default in Edge Dev builds
  23. The Microsoft Edge browser is getting a new Share sheet Microsoft is testing a new Share sheet in the latest Edge Canary builds. The new Share Sheet replaces the native Windows 10 share sheet, though this is still accessible via a link. The new sheet behaves like other Edge menu pop-ups and includes specific links to social networks, and also allows you to email links to yourself. When you want to invoke the native Windows 10 Share sheet, you can click on the Windows Share Options button. The new sheet does not appear to be available to everyone yet, but will presumable come to dev builds in a few weeks if it passes its tests. Source: Leo Varela The Microsoft Edge browser is getting a new Share sheet
  24. Latest Edge Dev build adds dark mode for form controls, new Kids Mode themes, and more Microsoft has released this week’s Edge Dev build, bumping the version to 93.0.926.0. The release comes a day later than the usual Tuesday timeline and brings with it a few new features, including the “much requested” dark mode support for HTML form controls. The firm detailed the feature in a separate blog post last week and said that that it worked with Google to improve support for automatic theme switching for forms. Developers can choose to restrict dark mode to certain form controls alone – such as just the dropdown box –, as well. The feature will also make it to Chrome on Android starting with version 91, and eventually to Edge on Android as well. There is also a new Efficiency Mode feature that is rolling out to users, which the firm is currently tight-lipped about. While the first-load screen after the update will mention the feature, the company says that it will provide more details “soon”. Other newly added features include a keyboard shortcut for switching between vertical and horizontal tabs, new Kids Mode themes, and more. Here is the complete list of features added with this build: Enabled by default the ability to import passwords from a CSV file. Enabled by default the ability to change the font in Immersive Reader. Enabled Kids Mode by default. Added more themes in Kids Mode. Added a keyboard shortcut for toggling between vertical and horizontal tabs layouts. Added a message on the update Settings page to warn when the browser can’t be restarted to install an update because another user on the device has it open. Added a confirmation the first time F12 is pressed that allows users to disable it as an entry point for the Dev Tools. Note that it can be re-enabled or disabled at any time in Settings. Enabled support for management policies from Chromium to control if Insecure Private Network Requests are Allowed, Chromium to control the list of what Insecure Private Network Requests are Allowed For which Urls, and to control if Triple DES is Enabled, which allows/disallows the use of 3DES cipher suites in TLS. As usual, the build comes with a bunch of bug fixes and reliability improvements. These include reliability improvements that fix random crashes and installation issues. Here’s the list of fixes that have been made to address reliability issues: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash on shutdown. Fixed an issue where certain webpages crash with a STATUS_BREAKPOINT error. Fixed a hang when opening new tabs or windows. Fixed a crash when sending feedback. Fixed a crash when navigating using certain protocols in IE mode tabs. Fixed an issue where one installation of the browser can sometimes cause another on the same machine to be unable to update. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is sometimes blank or doesn’t load. There are also fixes to problems that cause unexpected behavior, such as visual glitches in PWAs, Web Capture tool anomalies. Here is the complete list of what’s improved: Increased the number of PDFs that can be open at once. Fixed an issue where middle-clicking on a folder inside a folder on the favorites bar doesn’t open all of the favorites in that sub-folder in new tabs. Fixed an issue where shortcuts to PWAs are sometimes broken after the browser is updated. Fixed an issue where a sign-in prompt repeatedly appears when opening certain PDFs, and then keeps reappearing, even after the PDF is closed. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch preferences sometimes can’t be edited or deleted. Fixed an issue where dragged vertical tabs don’t follow the mouse cursor properly. Fixed an issue where extensions that were hidden unexpectedly become visible. Fixed an issue where the --start-minimized command line flag doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where Office file downloads sometimes fail. Fixed an issue where Office documents can’t be opened in Kids mode. Fixed an issue where printing multiple pages per sheet sometimes rotates the page unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where the Web Capture toolbar sometimes stays onscreen unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where the browser profile picture sometimes isn’t shown in places it should be. Fixed a visual glitch with extensions in PWAs. Fixed an issue where app info for PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes is incorrect or gone. Fixed an issue where prices aren’t visible on Collections items that come from shopping sites. Fixed an issue where multiple files can’t be downloaded from a single website while in IE mode. Deprecated the management policy to control if Legacy Same Site Cookie Behavior is Enabled. Obsoleted the management policy to control how the New Tab Page Set the Feed Type. Lastly, as with every release, the firm has detailed the known issues that users should be aware of. Some of these issues, such as the one with Microsoft Editor, have been present for a while. There are a couple of bugs that are caused by specific security software. Here are all the known issues in this build: 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. 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. Today’s update has just begun rolling out to users, so it could be a while till the release propagates to all systems. When it is available, it should be automatically downloaded and installed by the browser. Alternatively, you can force check for updates through the About Microsoft Edge settings page. Latest Edge Dev build adds dark mode for form controls, new Kids Mode themes, and more
  25. Microsoft Outlook extension is now available in preview for Edge Outlook is available on multiple platforms already including the web, iOS, and Android. But today, without much fanfare, Microsoft seems to have made its new Outlook extension for Edge available for the public, albeit with a "preview" tag. The name of the extension is "Microsoft Outlook" but the "preview" iconography can be seen its store listing. The extension, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store here, essentially allows you to use Outlook directly in any tab of the browser without opening a new window. After you download it, an icon for Outlook will be visible on the address bar, and when you sign in, you'll be able to get a view of your emails, calendar, contacts, and tasks, among other things. The features mentioned in the store listing are as follows: Access work or personal accounts Read, send, and manage email and get new email notifications Create events, view upcoming ones, and join online meetings Create, track, and manage tasks Manage contacts It is important to note that the extension can only be downloaded on Microsoft Edge and is not compatible with other browsers like Google Chrome. The store listing indicates that the extension was last updated on June 14, 2021, so it's currently unclear whether it has just been made available to the public or if it's only been discovered now. Given the lack of an official announcement from Microsoft as well as the fact that it doesn't pop up in search results, any possibility is equally likely. Although some users have reported they have already started seeing ads for the extension in their Outlook clients. We'll let you know when Microsoft officially announces the extension but in the meantime, you can take it for a spin on Edge here. Microsoft Outlook extension is now available in preview for Edge
×
×
  • Create New...