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  1. Edge Dev build 92.0.891.1 brings vertical tabs improvements and more Returning to its usual Tuesday schedule, Microsoft today released a new Edge Dev build that brings a few new features. The update bumps the version up to 92.0.891.1 and is the first of the version 92 builds to contain significant feature additions, along with the usual set of bug fixes and other improvements. Headlining the list of new features is a new grey theme for Immersive Reader, which brings a nifty alternative to the current bright and dark preferences. There are also a few new improvements to vertical tabs, with the browser now allowing users to turn on or off the feature in all currently open windows. The company is also bringing the ability for users to hide the title bar when using vertical tabs, something that was spotted earlier today. Here is the complete list of features being added in today’s build: Added a dark gray theme to Immersive Reader. Added a Setting to turn on or off vertical tabs in all currently open windows. Added a setting to hide the title bar when tabs are in vertical mode. Finished rolling out Microsoft Rewards integration in the Account button. Added support for remembering the pin state of the History and Downloads menus (remembering pin state in general is still controlled behind a flag). As usual, the release also contains a bunch of bug fixes to improve the reliability of the browser. Here’s what’s fixed: Fixed an issue on Mac where dragging a tab out of a window sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash on startup on Mac. Fixed an issue on Mac where the browser sometimes doesn’t open if multiple profiles are present. Fixed a crash when using Shopping features. Fixed an issue where some websites fail to install as apps. Fixed a hang when using IE mode tabs. And there is also a list of fixes that are being made to address changed behavior. These include fixes for issues such as the one that prevents the browser from restoring tabs after a forced restart, sidebar search issues, and more. Here is the complete list: Improved the Cookies In Use dialog. Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes aren’t restored after the browser is forcibly closed by a Windows Update-initiated machine restart. Fixed an issue where certain site data is deleted when the browser closes due to the setting to do so being turned on, even though those sites were on the exception list and thus should have been preserved. Fixed an issue where searching for settings sometimes causes the Settings page to go blank. Fixed an issue on Mac where some parts of the fullscreen Shy UI don’t respond to input. Fixed an issue where videos sometimes aren’t scaled or sized properly. Fixed an issue where the search sidebar sometimes can’t be closed. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps that are installed in multiple profiles sometimes have multiple Taskbar shortcuts instead of just one. Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes don’t have icons on their shortcuts when they should. Fixed an issue where changing the copy/paste settings doesn’t affect content already on the clipboard. Fixed an issue where tooltips sometimes are placed incorrectly. Fixed an issue where the profile picture on the profile Settings page sometimes is broken. Fixed an issue where the pages that open when the browser is first opened sometimes change unexpectedly. Fixed an issue where certain navigations are blocked that shouldn’t be when Family Safety is enabled. Fixed an issue in kiosk mode where the browser never resets after an allotted period of time if the current page is in IE mode. Lastly, there are the known issues that the company is keeping a track of. Some of the issues listed – such as the problem with YouTube video playback – are being tracked for a while. Here is the complete list of the 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. 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, the update should be made available automatically to users running Dev channel builds. However, considering that the rollout has just begun, not all devices will receive it right away. You can head into settings and check for updates through the About Microsoft Edge section. Source: Edge Dev build 92.0.891.1 brings vertical tabs improvements and more
  2. Latest Edge Dev build adds minor new features, won't be heading to Linux users just yet Microsoft today released a new Edge Dev build, bumping the version to 92.0.884.2. While this is the third build to be released from major version 92, it is still light on features, with today’s build adding just two new minor features, along with the usual crop of bug fixes and reliability improvements. The firm also notes that the Linux users running Dev channel builds will not be receiving an update today due to issues with the build’s development. The company aims to release an update later this week but isn’t promising anything concrete in terms of timelines. Additionally, the Edge team is also highlighting the reverse image search feature being added to the sidebar. As for the two features being added today, here is the changelog: Added the ability for Guided Switch to remember which profile to use per website. Added options in Print Preview to Fit To Page and to print as Actual Size. As usual, the build also brings with it a bunch of fixes to improve the reliability of the browser. Here is the complete list: Fixed a crash when performing a web search. Fixed a crash when typing in webpages. Fixed a crash when closing the browser. Fixed a crash when playing certain DRM-protected videos. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app when no regular browser window is open sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when importing data from another browser. Fixed a crash when typing in the address bar in InPrivate windows. Fixed a crash when adding a page to a new Collection. Fixed an issue where uninstalling or disabling extensions soon after opening the browser may cause a crash. Fixed a crash when using assistive technologies like screen readers. Fixed a crash when viewing certain settings in Guest windows. And there are a bunch of fixes to address changed behavior. This includes fixes for issues with Settings that can lead to the page going blank. It also addresses GPU memory leaks when playing certain videos. However, there is no mention of the bug that causes the browser to crash when viewing YouTube videos, something that the firm acknowledged last week. Here is the list of fixes: Fixed an issue where certain videos cause the GPU process to leak memory. Fixed an issue where certain popups like permission prompts are blank. Fixed an issue where searching for a Setting causes the Settings page to go blank. Fixed an issue where removing search providers sometimes unexpectedly disables other features. Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcuts to open Favorites, History, etc. sometimes don’t work when used from PWAs or websites installed as apps. Fixed an issue where importing data from other browsers sometimes results in duplicates with existing data. Fixed an issue where changing the default search provider in Settings sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where certain Settings pages don’t work properly in Kids Mode. Fixed an issue on Mac where the setting to “Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile” doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where configuring the Download Restriction management policy in a certain way unexpectedly causes all downloads to be blocked. Fixed an issue where the management policy to Prevent Smart Screen Prompt Override For Files sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where Pin to Taskbar sometimes fails. Lastly, the firm has listed the known issues that users must be aware of when installing the build. 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. As a reminder, Edge Beta is now available for Linux, so those who want to try out the browser have an additional, more stable option to choose from. As usual, today’s Dev channel update should automatically be downloaded and installed by the browser in the background. However, you can head into the About Microsoft Edge settings to force check for updates and pull it manually. Source: Latest Edge Dev build adds minor new features, won't be heading to Linux users just yet
  3. Microsoft releases the first Edge 92 build for the Dev channel Hot on the heels of releasing Edge 91 to the Beta channel, Microsoft has released the first Edge 92 build to Dev channel users - which comes later in the week than it usually does. The version number has been bumped up to 92.0.873.1. Considering that this is the first version 92 build, there isn’t much in the way of features. However, there are a bunch of bug fixes and general improvements. The two features listed in today’s release relate to new management policies from Chromium. However, the company also highlighted the recently announced improvements being made to how Edge processes are classified in the Windows Task Manager - a feature that debuted with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21364. Here are the two new management policy additions being made to the latest Edge Dev build: Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if Shared Array Buffer Unrestricted Access is Allowed. Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if Headless Mode is Enabled. As is always the case, the release comes with a bunch of improvements to the reliability of the browser to address random crashes and the like. Here is the complete list: Fixed an issue where certain websites randomly crash. Fixed a crash when playing certain videos. Fixed a crash when sending feedback. Fixed an issue where opening a management popup like History multiple times via the keyboard shortcut sometimes opens the popup multiple times or crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes is broken and can’t navigate anywhere if multiple separate user accounts are logged into the device simultaneously. Fixed an issue where using Web Capture or Smart Copy sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where using controls like dropdown menus on webpages sometimes crashes them. There are also a bunch of fixes to address changed behavior in the browser. These aim to fix issues such as inconsistent password sync, faulty favicon previews, a bunch of Kids mode issues, and more. Here is a complete list of those fixes: Fixed an issue where the setting and the management policy to disable the password reveal button in password fields on webpages doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where the management policy to Go To Intranet Site For Single Word Entry In Address Bar doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where changes to saved passwords sometimes don’t sync. Fixed an issue where notes or comments in Collections don’t sync alongside the rest of the content. Fixed an issue where opening favorites from the Favorites management page sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the prompt to restore tabs after opening the browser unexpectedly appears. Fixed an issue where selecting all text in a PDF sometimes doesn’t actually select all text. Fixed an issue where the Vertical Tabs pane sometimes doesn’t collapse. Fixed an issue where importing data from another browser sometimes misses some things. Fixed an issue where favicons in the Windows taskbar preview thumbnails that appear when you hover over a window icon on the taskbar sometimes aren’t correct. Fixed an issue where clicking on Taskbar shortcuts of pinned websites or websites installed as apps sometimes opens a window with a separate Taskbar icon instead of attaching the window to the existing one. Fixed an issue where Math Helper sometimes fails to load. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is sometimes blank or black. Fixed an issue where Sleeping Tabs that aren’t supposed to be discarded sometimes are anyway. Fixed an issue where the back/forward navigation buttons sometimes don’t work in Kids mode. Fixed an issue with exiting Kids Mode when the prompt to ask before closing the browser if multiple tabs are open is enabled in Settings. Lastly, there are a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of when using the browser. While some are related to the browser itself, problems such as sites like Gmail failing to load for users running Kaspersky software stem from the software being out of date, requiring an update to the software. Here are all the 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. 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, the Dev channel update should automatically install in the background. However, users can head to Settings and pull the update by navigating to the 'About Microsoft Edge' page. Source: Microsoft releases the first Edge 92 build for the Dev channel
  4. Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel for Android with new features After Canary, the Dev version of Microsoft Edge for Android is now available on the Google Play Store for download. Edge Dev version is on 91 while Canary on 92, and Edge stable, and beta far behind and running on version 46. Microsoft is working to make Edge desktop and mobile versions in-line. The company recently announced Edge will use a common code base for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, and iOS platforms. That’s turning into reality now. When comes to Android, dated Edge contains security vulnerabilities and no way matches the latest Chrome. Users in love with Edge Chromium on Windows and Mac, don’t wait to see Edge using the latest Chromium on Android. Edge users can now rejoice with Canary and Dev versions available. Do note, users can participate in the beta version of Edge from the Play Store. When they sign in to Microsoft Account in Edge, they can sync open tabs, history, and other data across devices. Similar to desktop, Edge on Android is not a Chrome clone. It comes with a new UI, unique features such as Collections, Tracking Prevention, and other features Chrome lacks on Android. Download Microsoft Edge dev 91 for Android Download and install Edge dev on your smartphone. Sign into Edge with Microsoft Account and sync Stuff. You can able to personalize or customize Edge, such as theme, new Tab Page to your liking. To try out new features, visit the edge://flags page. These were inherited from Chrome. You can find Edge dev 91 on Play Store here. What’s your take on Edge for Android? Have you liked the new UI so far? Let us know in the comments below. Source: Microsoft releases Edge Dev channel for Android with new features
  5. This week's Edge Dev build brings the Password Monitor to everyone Microsoft has released its weekly build of the Edge browsers for users running the Dev channel version of the browser. This update brings the browser version to 91.0.852.0, and it includes a handful of significant additions this time around. The new features include the completed rollout of the Password Monitor feature, which should now be available to everyone in the Dev channel. The Rebates feature for shopping online has also completed its rollout and is now enabled by default. Here's everything that's new: Added the ability to open the History, Favorites, Downloads, etc. management pages by middle-clicking or ctrl+clicking their respective buttons on the toolbar or in the browser’s … menu, or by using the new entry in both of their respective context menus. Added a button to the main Feedback dialog to attach files. Note that this functionality was previously present, but hidden behind the “diagnostic data” link. Finished rolling out Password Monitor. Enabled Rebates when shopping by default now that it’s completed its rollout. Enabled support for the management policy from Chromium to control the Import Startup Page Settings, which controls whether or not data import from another browser includes importing startup settings. As with every build that's release to Insiders, there are also a handful of changes to improve the overall experience. One of the lists focuses on improvements to reliability, such as fixing crashes or hangs. Here's what's new: Fixed some crashes when opening the browser. Fixed a crash when closing the browser. Fixed a crash when websites prompt for certain permissions like location. Fixed a crash when performing a web search. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app crashes the browser. Fixed a crash on Mac when viewing edge://settings/help. Fixed a crash when sending Feedback. Fixed a crash when removing a profile. Fixed an issue where certain websites randomly crash. Fixed a crash when typing in certain webpages. Fixed a crash when interacting with the Downloads popup menu in an InPrivate window. Fixed an issue where attempting to open Collections items in an InPrivate window when InPrivate is disabled via management policy causes a crash. Fixed an issue where adding many tabs to a Collection at once sometimes crashes the pane. There are also other fixes focused on the browser's behavior: Fixed an issue where edge://settings/importData is sometimes blank. Fixed an issue on Mac where the Downloads management page doesn’t load. Fixed an issue where certain extensions cause the browser to immediately re-open after it’s closed. Fixed an issue where muting the browser from within the system audio mixer sometimes causes it to stay silent even after unmuting it. Fixed an issue where Family Safety users were sometimes unable to log into websites that they should have been allowed to. Fixed an issue where multiple “browser is not responding” dialogs sometimes persist even after Edge is closed or restarted. Fixed an issue where selecting all passwords when the Password Settings page is filtered selects all available passwords, not just all the filtered ones currently shown. Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes doesn’t automatically re-open after manually restarting to apply an update from edge://settings/help. Fixed an issue where tons of PMA files sometimes are generated and not removed. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t work on PDFs. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud doesn’t work when the browser is displayed in certain languages. Fixed an issue where 360 videos on YouTube sometimes don’t work. Fixed an issue where logging into certain websites fails on older devices. Fixed an issue where dragging tabs between windows that have the tabs in different orientations (horizontal vs. vertical) fails. Fixed an issue where the Vertical Tabs pane can be resized too small to be functional. Fixed an issue where websites pinned to the Taskbar sometimes don’t show the proper window preview or favicon when the mouse hovers over the Taskbar icon when the pinned site is open. Fixed an issue where the context menu option to search for highlighted text sometimes doesn’t display properly. Fixed an issue where dragging and dropping items into a Collection sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the Find On Page popup can sometimes cover up the address bar popup. Fixed an issue where micro-feedback prompts sometimes are available even though the management policy to set if User Feedback is Allowed is set to Disabled. Deprecated the management policy to Run All Flash In Allow Mode now that Flash is removed. Finally, there's a list of known issues, which might make the experience less than ideal. These include some extensions not working on the Linux version of the browser: 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. Microsoft also warns that next week's build is expected to be the last one based on Chromium 91, meaning it'll move up to the Beta channel around that time. Meanwhile, Edge version 90 should be promoted to the stable channel, too. Source: This week's Edge Dev build brings the Password Monitor to everyone
  6. Microsoft Edge Dev build 91.0.845.2 is out with minor improvements Just like clockwork, Microsoft released a new Edge Dev build today, bringing the build number to 91.0.845.2. Unsurprisingly, there's nothing particularly wild that's new. In fact, all of the features seem pretty minor. For example, you can now select and delete multiple passwords at the same time in the password manager, and there's a new message that says that Vertical Tabs can't be collapsed when there are IE Mode tabs open. Here's the full list: Added the ability to select and delete multiple passwords at the same time from edge://settings/passwords. Added the ability to quickly toggle between two tabs on Mac via a keyboard shortcut. Note that this is already available on Windows via Edge’s tab integration into the Alt+Tab switcher. Added a Certificate Management Settings page on Linux. Added a message to explain that Vertical Tabs can’t be collapsed when IE mode tabs are open. And of course, there are a bunch of fixes and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed a crash on Mac. Fixed some crashes when closing the browser. Fixed a crash when navigating to certain websites. Fixed a crash when opening menus from within the Downloads popup menu. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser with a personal Microsoft account (after there’s already one signed in) in order to verify it causes a crash on Linux. Here's what got fixed for changed behavior: Fixed an issue where sync sometimes fails with error code NETWORK_CONNECTION_UNAVAILABLE (ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED). Fixed an issue where logging into certain websites sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where certain videos don’t play. Fixed some issues where Application Guard windows sometimes fail to open. Fixed an issue where extensions installed via management policies sometimes fail to install. Fixed an issue where multiple Edge shortcuts are sometimes present on the Windows Start menu. Fixed an issue where certain popups like the website permission prompt or the downloads menu appear cut off or with unexpected scroll bars to see all content. Fixed an issue where Web Capture area selection doesn’t appear to work on certain websites. Fixed an issue where disabling standalone IE and then navigating to a site that’s set to open in standalone IE sometimes results in an infinite loop of popups stating that “This action is restricted.” Fixed an issue where the button to enter Kids Mode is sometimes missing from the profile flyout. Temporarily disabled Web Capture on Linux. Finally, here are the 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. 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 always, your browser will update in the background at some point. If you want to do it manually, you can go to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge. Source: Microsoft Edge Dev build 91.0.845.2 is out with minor improvements
  7. New Edge Dev build turns on Microsoft account support on Linux by default This week's Edge Dev build is out, Micosoft announced today. It brings the version number to 91.0.838.3, and there's a lot that's new. First of all, you can now sign in with a Microsoft account on Linux, something that was there before but is now turned on by default. That means that you'll finally be able to sync things like your favorites, passwords, and more. If you're using the browser on Linux, this is a big deal. There are some minor new features as well. The PDF mini menu is getting new options; when you highlight a word, you'll see the choice to search for it or to get the definition. You can also now open Favorites and History management pages by accessing them from the top of their context menus. You can now control whether sleeping tabs appear faded, just in case you don't even want to know if a tab isn't doing anything. There's also a new notification for if you try to install a PWA that's already installed from a different profile. And of course, there are a bunch of fixes and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed a crash on startup that occurs if Edge has allowed websites to send desktop notifications. Fixed an issue on Mac where Kids Mode sometimes crashes on launch. Fixed an issue where videos on Netflix sometimes fail to play with error D7353. Fixed an issue where copying text out of Information Protected PDFs causes a crash. Fixed a browser crash when entering Kids mode. Fixed an issue where clicking the … menu in PWAs or websites installed as apps crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when navigating to file: URLs. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget won’t load and just shows that “Something went wrong”. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget sometimes fails to open if Edge isn’t already open. Fixed an issue where the browser uses too much memory the longer it’s open. Here's what's fixed for changed behavior: Fixed an issue where the F12 Dev Tools Console is sometimes completely blank. Fixed an issue where IE mode tabs appear to never wake up from being asleep, even when they’re clicked on. Fixed an issue where the table of contents in some PDFs are blank. Fixed an issue where Settings pages sometimes don’t load or are blank. Fixed an issue where opening certain HTML files in IE mode fails. Fixed an issue where certain interactions with the vertical tabs pane fail when the Find on Page popup is open. Fixed an issue where downloads are sometimes initiated without prompting the user beforehand even though a prompt is expected. Fixed an issue on Mac where scrolling doesn’t behave properly, especially when using the keyboard. Fixed an issue where a notification is shown to restart Edge in order to install an update, even though there’s no update available to install. Fixed an issue where importing data from other browsers sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where portions of the Web Widget sometimes becomes invisible when switching browser profiles or themes. Fixed an issue where certain portions of webpages sometimes don’t render or work properly. Fixed an issue where permission prompts from certain websites appear too small or cut off. Fixed an issue where the Shopping flyout sometimes doesn’t open. Fixed an issue where vertical tabs sometimes forget their collapse state after toggling between vertical and horizontal mode. Finally, here's what's still broken: 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, this update will be installed automatically, but if you just can't wait, you can go to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge to manually grab it. Source: New Edge Dev build turns on Microsoft account support on Linux by default
  8. Edge Dev version 91.0.831.0 is now available with Linux system theme support Microsoft has released its weekly build of Edge to Insiders in the Dev channel, and as usual, it brings a few new features, lots of fixes, and some known issues. This week's build is 91.0.831.0, and the two major new features were announced beforehand - those being support for Microsoft account sign-in on Linux, thus enabling sync services, as well as simple color themes. Microsoft also highlighted yesterday's announcement of a new effort to improve cross-browser compatibility. There are some other new features, though, like a new option to access the Immersive Reader by right-clicking an empty area of a webpage. Of course, the page will need to support the Immersive Reader in the first place. Here's everything that's new: Added an option to the right-click menu to open the current page in Immersive Reader. Note that this option is only available on pages that are eligible for Immersive Reader to begin with. Added the ability to use the system theme on Linux. Added a management policy to control opening a PDF in Secure Mode. Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet. Added a management policy to control if New Tab Page Content is Enabled, specifically content from Microsoft News. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be available yet. If you've been having issues with Edge's stability, this build also includes a handful of reliability fixes, as usual. This includes multiple crashes, such as an unspecific crash on launch. Here's the full list: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when using Family Safety. Fixed a crash when submitting feedback. Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites crashes Edge in Kiosk mode. Fixed an issue where Application Guard windows sometimes unexpectedly close. Fixed an issue where Edge crashes on close, causing the prompt to restore tabs to unexpectedly appear the next time it’s opened. Fixed an issue where websites like Youtube sometimes crash soon after loading. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes fail to open. Fixed an issue where the Web Widget sometimes appears frozen or blank. Fixed an issue where some websites don’t load the first time when using Family Safety, forcing the user to manually re-load the page. Fixed an issue where URL suggestions when the typed URL results in a failed navigation but is similar to a known URL are broken. The second list of fixes is for behavior - not so much problems that cause the browser to not work, but those that make it work differently than intended. Here's what's been fixed: Fixed an issue where the autofill suggestion popup appears more times than expected per page. Fixed an issue where autofill popups appear on fields where they aren’t relevant or expected. Fixed an issue where pinning a website to the Start menu via the edge://apps menu fails. Fixed an issue where clicking a desktop notification from a PWA or website installed as an app doesn’t open the app to that specific content if the app wasn’t open. Fixed an issue where the right-click menu option to add all tabs to a Collection sometimes is disabled unexpectedly in one menu when it works in another. Fixed an issue where images sometimes don’t load when viewing pages in Immersive Reader. Fixed an issue where printing via an extension fails. Fixed an issue where media keys on keyboards sometimes don’t work. Fixed an issue where individual tabs can’t be restored from previous windows in the Recently Closed section of the History popup because the windows don’t expand. Fixed an issue where users with multiple cameras are sometimes unable to switch which camera a website is using because the selection dropdown is disabled. Fixed an issue where tab hover cards sometimes get stuck onscreen, even over other applications. Fixed an issue where Kids Mode sometimes can’t be escaped from since re-opening Edge after exiting Kids Mode results in going right back into Kids Mode. Fixed an issue where the management policy to Redirect Sites From Internet Explorer Prevent BHO Install sometimes doesn’t work after updating Edge. Deprecated the management policy to control whether or not Tab Freezing is Enabled. This policy has been succeeded by management policies for Sleeping Tabs. Finally, this release includes its fair share of known issues, and it's exactly the same as last week's. If you've already been using the browser, there shouldn't be any new problems, but here's what you need to look out for if you're jumping in for the first time: 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, Edge should update itself automatically in the background, but you can always update it manually by going to the "About Microsoft Edge" section in the browser's settings. Source: Edge Dev version 91.0.831.0 is now available with Linux system theme support
  9. Edge Dev gets its first Chromium 91 build with an improved reading mode As it usually does on Tuesdays, Microsoft has released a new build of the Chromium-based Edge browser to users testing it in the Dev channel. Just as it promised last week, this is the first release based on Chromium 91, and it carries build number 91.0.825.0. Builds that jump to a new Chromium version often don't include a ton of new additions, but there are some notable improvements in this release. For instance, Edge's Immersive Reader will now work better on Wikipedia, with support for the built-in table of contents. This is still rolling out, so you may not see it right away, but there are a handful of other additions this week: Finished rolling out on-demand password generation from the context menu. Improved Read Aloud to skip extraneous content on some webpages. Added a management policy to control if New Tab Page Quick Links are Enabled. Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not be available yet. Enabled the Chromium management policy to control Fetch Keepalive Duration On Shutdown. Aside from the additions, there are also some bug fixes and minor improvements, which Microsoft splits into behavior and reliability lists. The fixes for improved reliability include: Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when searching from the context menu. Fixed an issue where the Browser Task Manager sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where Edge doesn’t launch on devices that have certain VMware software installed. For more information, see https://community.carbonblack.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Carbon-Black-Cloud-MS-Edge-Failure-to-launch-aft.... Fixed an issue where pinning the Web Widget sometimes crashes it. As for changes in the browser's behavior, we have a much longer list: Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes launches to a new profile if the shortcut used to launch it doesn’t specify what profile to use, causing users to think their data is gone even though it’s not. Fixed an issue on Linux where push notifications from websites don’t work. Fixed an issue where smooth scrolling doesn’t work on certain devices. Note that this fix reverts back to prior scroll behavior, which will likely regress recently fixed behavior for other users. Work in this area is ongoing to provide a flag to enable on-demand switching between old and new behavior in order to provide all users with a way to ensure correct device-agnostic scrolling behavior. Fixed an issue where certain permission request prompts from websites are blank or missing text. Fixed an issue where the button to switch to an existing tab when an address is typed in the address bar that matches the address of an existing tab sometimes doesn’t appear at certain window sizes. Fixed an issue where duplicate Edge shortcuts sometimes appear on the Start menu. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps that are open in one Edge channel are sometimes unexpectedly closed when another Edge channel installs an update. Fixed an issue where the context menu option to translate a page doesn’t do anything if the page is already translated. Fixed an issue where browser themes sometimes cause the window control buttons to disappear. Fixed an issue where the dialog for manually importing browser data sometimes doesn’t go away. Fixed an issue where IE mode tabs sometimes aren’t scaled or zoomed properly. Fixed an issue where certain websites can’t be selected when using the Pinning Wizard. Fixed an issue where Smart Copy sometimes doesn’t copy all selected content if some of the selected area is scrolled offscreen. Fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs in Kiosk mode sometimes don’t work. Fixed an issue where the window title for the Web Widget Taskbar icon is blank. Fixed an issue where certain buttons in the Web Widget sometimes aren’t visible. As you should expect from any pre-release software, there are some known issues with this build. These include being unable to play videos on some websites when you're using ad-blocking extensions. Here's the full 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. If you're already running Edge Dev, the update should download and install automatically for you. Otherwise, you can download the latest version of the browser from the Microsoft Edge Insider website. Source: Edge Dev gets its first Chromium 91 build with an improved reading mode
  10. Microsoft is pausing Edge Dev and Beta releases for a couple of weeks Typically, Microsoft releases its weekly Edge Dev builds early in the week, and if you're an Edge Insider with a keen eye, you might have noticed that there wasn't one this week. The company clarified some things today, including that it's pausing updates in the Dev and Beta channels for two weeks. The Canary channel will continue to get daily builds. According to the announcement, this change is being made to align with the Chromium Project's release schedule. There's no surprise there, as it's the same reason that Edge 82 was skipped. It stands to reason that if you build a Chromium browser, you're going to stick to the Chromium release schedule. The firm said that it will resume its usual schedule beginning on the week of July 13. Obviously, that means we'll be back to getting our regular weekly Dev builds. It's unclear why the Beta channel is meant to be inactive until then, since it should be inactive anyway. The last Edge Beta update was on June 2, and with its every six weeks cadence, the next update shouldn't be until at least July 14 anyway. Microsoft is pausing Edge Dev and Beta releases for a couple of weeks
  11. This week's Edge Dev build jumps to Chromium 85, focuses on fixes As it does just about every week, Microsoft has released a new build of the new Chromium-based Edge browser to Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel. The major news this week is that this release is based on Chromium 85, being that Edge itself is now at version number 85.0.531.1. As tends to happen whenever the underlying Chromium version is updated, this release is fairly short on other news. There's a single new feature, which is a new setting to enable preloading of certain webpages to make searches and browsing faster. The setting can be found at the bottom of the "Privacy and services" section of the Edge settings. Aside from that, this build is mostly about bug fixes and other improvements, starting with reliability: Fixed an issue on Mac where new installations of Edge sometimes crash on launch. Fixed an issue where closing the browser too soon after importing data from another browser sometimes causes a crash. Fixed an issue where pasting content when Information Protection is enabled sometimes crashes the tab. Fixed an issue where attempting to restart Edge on Mac to apply an update gives an error message instead of updating the browser. There's also a list of fixes for the browser's behavior: Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes appear at their minimum width, even when there’s space for them to be larger. Fixed an issue where scrolling down a page sometimes causes it to jump back up to the top. Fixed an issue where unpinning and re-pinning Edge to the Taskbar sometimes creates a shortcut to the wrong profile. Fixed an issue where the … menu button sometimes disappears at small window sizes. Fixed an issue on Mac where Shy UI sometimes disappears while being interacted with. Fixed an issue where the highlighted word sometimes doesn’t match what’s being dictated when reading PDFs aloud. Fixed an issue where printing a PDF sometimes doesn’t center the content on the printed page, leading to cut-off content. Fixed an issue where the default printer is sometimes forgotten or reset. Fixed an issue where the Immersive Reader toolbar sometimes disappears when the window isn’t wide enough. Fixed an issue where translating content in Immersive Reader sometimes leaves grammar markings from the previous language on the page. Fixed an issue where Youtube videos embedded on webpages aren’t shown in Immersive Reader when they should be. Fixed an issue where clicking the “Complete sign in” button sometimes doesn’t enable sync until the browser is restarted. Fixed an issue where Application Guard windows sometimes don’t get proxy settings applied properly. And, as you'd expect, there are still some issues to be aware of with this release. These include some problems with favorites syncing, particularly if you have multiple Edge channels installed. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. The latest version of Edge Dev should make its way to your machine soon, but if you'd rather not wait, you can always check for updates manually in the settings. If you're on the stable channel of Edge, the latest version available is still Edge 83, which was released around Build and introduced extension syncing among other changes. Edge 85 will need to first make its way to the Beta channel before heading out to general users. This week's Edge Dev build jumps to Chromium 85, focuses on fixes
  12. Edge Dev gets bumped to version 87, brings PDF improvements and download options After releasing the final build of Edge based on Chromium 86 last week to Insiders in the Dev channel, Microsoft is now doing exactly what you'd expect and bumping the browser up to version 87. Build 87.0.634.0 includes a handful of new features, and one of the more notable additions is that of download options being brought back from Edge Legacy. Microsoft actually announced this change in a separate blog post earlier. Aside from that, the new features include a table of contents for PDF files, among other things: Added the ability to Open and Save As for downloaded items on the Downloads shelf before they begin downloading. Added the ability to view a PDF’s table of contents and use it to navigate to locations within it. Added a Website Permission Setting for sites that ask to open an application after clicking on a link. Changed ClickOnce support to be enabled by default. Enabled support for a Printing Paper Size Default management policy from Chromium. Enabled support for management policies for Default File System Read Guard Setting, Default File System Write Guard Setting, File System Read Ask For Urls, File System Read Blocked For Urls, File System Write Ask For Urls, and File System Write Blocked For Urls from Chromium. As usual, this week's build also includes a handful of improvements and fixes, which Microsoft separates into two different categories - reliability and behavior. Starting with the behavior changes, the list is fairly long: Fixed an issue on Mac where links from other applications always open in the last used profile, regardless of which profile is chosen as the default for opening links. Fixed an issue where Microsoft Search for Business doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where text on the address bar dropdown is too small. Fixed an issue where setting the browser to delete cookies when it’s closed but also setting some exceptions sometimes results in those exceptions getting deleted. Fixed an issue where opening Edge from a shortcut pinned to the Taskbar sometimes doesn’t associate the window with that shortcut but instead creates a new entry on the Taskbar. Fixed an issue where disabling the setting to show search results in the address bar from local data like favorites and history sometimes results in the inability to directly navigate to certain URLs like chrome:// URLs, since they have to first redirect to edge:// URLs. Fixed an issue where some website permissions in Settings are missing icons. Fixed an issue where opening a link that initiates a download in a new tab sometimes fails to start the download if the setting is enabled to choose where to save every downloaded file. Fixed an issue where pasting URLs that have been formatted using the Link style via Share, Copy, and Paste Settings sometimes pastes only the title of the underlying page and not the actual URL. Fixed an issue where re-opening a closed tab that had the Immersive Reader activated doesn’t open the page back in reading view. Fixed an issue on Mac where Shy UI sometimes isn’t visible when it should be. Fixed an issue where typing in the address bar sometimes fails to produce any search suggestions. Fixed an issue where selecting all items on an internal page like the History management page sometimes doesn’t bring up the option to delete them. Fixed an issue where a website can appear multiple times in the list of top sites on the new tab page. Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes leaves behind a huge data cache. Changed PWAs and websites installed as apps to no longer re-open after the browser is restarted due to an update, crash, etc. due to user feedback. This area is still being explored and will likely be revisited. Obsoleted the New Tab Page Company Logo management policy. Updates to documentation and administrative templates will come later. Removed the ability to translate the new tab page using the built-in translator. Removed the ability to save passwords in Application Guard windows. The list of reliability fixes is far smaller, and as you'd expect, features a number of fixes to prevent browser crashes that may have happened before. Here's what's changed: Fixed an issue on Mac where users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching. Fixed an issue where opening a local file sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where exporting a Collection in an InPrivate window crashes the browser. Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash related to sync. Fixed an issue where zooming in PDFs crashes the tab on certain devices. Fixed an occasional crash when uninstalling a website installed as an app. Fixed an issue where Edge can’t update. Fixed an issue where deleting a saved password from the Passwords management page causes the page to freeze. Fixed an occasional hang when viewing files protected with Data Loss Prevention. Fixed an issue where trying to sign into the browser with a work or school account fails on certain versions of Windows. Fixed an issue where new Collections sometimes can’t be created. While there's plenty of fixes, this release isn't without its own set of issues, and the list is also significant. Here's what you might run into in this new build: 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. With Edge 87 now being available in the Dev channel, version 86 is heading to the Beta channel, as Microsoft noted in the feedback summary post for this week. It takes about six weeks for Beta versions to be promoted to the Stable channel, so it will be some time before these changes are available for everyone. Edge Dev gets bumped to version 87, brings PDF improvements and download options
  13. Edge Dev 87.0.658.0 out with selective text translation and a few other minor features As is customary every week, Microsoft has released a new Edge Dev build, bumping up the version to 87.0.658.0. Today’s release again brings a small number of feature additions such as the ability to select specific text and translate it on a webpage, set the browser to never translate sites depending on the users’ preference, and a couple of management policies. The Redmond giant has also included links to posts that detail other recent additions to the Dev and Canary channels of the browser, such as the new Web capture tool, PDF improvements, and more. The last few builds have been light on features, bringing nifty features such as dark theme in sidebar search and enhancements to copying URLs from the browser. Here is the list of features added to the browser in this build: Added the ability to translate selected text on a page. Added the ability to never translate a particular site. Added a management policy to Configure Speech Recognition. Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates are still needed. Obsoleted the management policy to Enable Deprecated Web Platform Features. There are the usual set of fixes to improve the reliability of the browser, including fixes for crashes. Here is the complete list: Fixed an issue where opening Edge sometimes causes the device to bluescreen. Fixed an issue where opening the Downloads management page sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when opening a website installed as an app. Fixed a crash when Password Monitor shows an alert. Fixed an issue where using certain accessibility features like Narrator sometimes causes tabs to crash on certain versions of Windows 10. Fixed an issue where dragging items into a Collection sometimes crashes the Collections pane. Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes opens many command prompt windows with ERROR: file_io_win.cc(180). And then there is the list of improvements made to address changed behavior: Temporarily disabled the cards that appear when hovering the mouse over tabs. Fixed an issue where there is sometimes blank space between tabs or between the new tab button and the last tab. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t start reading from the current location in PDFs. Fixed an issue where the profile image on the Taskbar shortcut doesn’t match the image in the browser. Fixed an issue where searching on the History management page sometimes doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where using Guided Switch opens an additional new tab. Fixed an issue where Guided Switch sometimes is triggered for popup windows. Fixed an issue where text selected in PDFs sometimes doesn’t unselect when it should. Fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts registered by extensions sometimes don’t work. Lastly, the list of known issues includes a bunch of items that have persisted across builds, including issues such as duplicated favorites and YouTube playback errors. Here is the complete list of the known issues that users should be aware of: 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. As usual, today’s update should be made available automatically to users running the Dev channel builds. Users can also head to Settings > About Microsoft Edge to check for updates. For those running the stable version of the Edge browser, version 86 should begin rolling out sometime this week. Edge Dev 87.0.658.0 out with selective text translation and a few other minor features
  14. Microsoft details the new Web Capture feature in Edge, now live in Canary and Dev builds Earlier this month, a limited number of users began seeing a new ‘Web Capture’ feature in Edge Canary. As the name suggests, the feature lets users capture a screenshot of a web page on the browser and copy the image to a clipboard or save it. It partially mimics the capability that was present in legacy Edge that let users capture and annotate on the web. Today, Microsoft has officially detailed the feature as it makes its way to the Canary and Dev channel builds. The tool sits in the Settings menu accessed from the ellipsis icon (…) on the top right and can also be pinned to the toolbar. Selecting the icon automatically switches the screen to capture mode, where users can easily drag around to choose exactly what they want to capture. Interestingly, the feature also supports scroll capture. Users can drag the selection tool to the bottom of the webpage, which causes the page to scroll, allowing for capturing more than just the current view of the website. The tool can also be accessed using the Ctrl+Shift+S keyboard shortcut. The Redmond giant says that it is working to add more features such as the ability to ink on the screenshots, highlight sections, capture the entire webpage, and even annotate while scrolling through screenshots. For now, though, the only two options available on the selection tool include the ‘Copy’ and ‘Preview’ commands. The preview screen further provides options to save, share, or copy the image. While the firm did not mention any specific build numbers that are required for enabling the feature, Edge Dev and Canary users should begin seeing it in the current builds. The addition of this tool and the upcoming capabilities will be a welcome addition for those that leveraged this feature in Edge legacy and those that rely on taking quick notes from webpages. Microsoft details the new Web Capture feature in Edge, now live in Canary and Dev builds
  15. New Edge Dev build adds support for Storage Access API, more fixes Just like last week, Microsoft has released this week's build of the Edge browser to the Dev channel on a Wednesday, bringing the version number up to 86.0.601.1. Unlike the past two releases, which included pretty lengthy lists of changes and new features, this one is slightly more mild, with a handful of smaller new features and the usual array of fixes. In terms of what's new, Microsoft has officially enabled support for the Storage Access API, which was previously only available as a controlled rollout to some users. Here's everything that's new: Added support to Kiosk mode for an automatic browser restart when it’s idle. Enabled support for the Storage Access API. Note that this was previously under a controlled rollout. Enabled a feature from Chromium that forces websites to specify the SameSite=None attribute in order to use third-party cookies. By default, cookies without this attribute will be treated as if they’re SameSite=Lax. See https://blog.chromium.org/2020/02/samesite-cookie-changes-in-february.html for more details. Of course, there's the usual two types of fixes, the ones related to reliability and the ones that change Edge's behavior. The reliability list is fairly short this week: Fixed an issue on Mac where browser sign-in or sync sometimes fails. Fixed a crash when submitting feedback. Fixed a crash when printing. Fixed an issue where opening Settings in a Guest window crashes the browser. As for the behavior fixes, there are quite a few, including a fix for the translation prompt not appearing when visiting a webpage in a foreign language. Here's the full list: Fixed an issue where the smooth-scrolling flag went missing. Fixed an issue where certain webpages can’t be translated because the prompt to translate them doesn’t appear. Fixed an issue where tooltips sometimes get stuck onscreen, even when Edge isn’t the active window. Fixed an issue where changing a profile picture for profiles that aren’t signed in doesn’t work. Fixed an issue on Mac where entering fullscreen mode sometimes results in the Shy UI not working. Fixed an issue where data sometimes can’t be imported from Firefox because it’s missing from the list of available browsers. Fixed an issue where scrolling sometimes doesn’t work when viewing PDFs. Fixed an issue where pasting Information Protected content into a PDF sometimes doesn’t work as expected. Deprecated the User Agent Client Hints Enabled management policy. Obsoleted the TLS 1.3 Hardening For Local Anchors Enabled management policy. As usual, this release also comes with a lengthy list of known issues, including a potential crash on startup for those running beta version of macOS 11 Big Sur. Here's the full list: Mac users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching to begin with. We’ve identified the issue and are working to get it resolved before Big Sur is officially released. Users with certain hardware are seeing changes in scrolling behavior that are unintended. For example, pages scroll much faster than they used to. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. If you've been having issues with voice search on Google, Microsoft has a fix in the works and it should be available in September. The latest update should install automatically soon, but you can always head into the browser settings to get it right away. New Edge Dev build adds support for Storage Access API, more fixes
  16. This week's Edge Dev build adds Collections improvements, secure DNS, and more As is customary every week, Microsoft is releasing a new Edge Dev build to users running the Dev version of the Chromium-based browser. Today’s build has a few new features for highlighting text in PDF using a pen tool, Collections improvements, and the ability to record and submit a video when submitting feedback from the browser. The release also brings the recently spotted secure DNS feature that lets users to default to DNS over HTTPS (DoH), making DNS requests secure by encrypting them. The firm released Edge 86 to the Dev branch back in July and added a host of new features. However, the subsequent releases have been light on features. Here is the list of all new features being added with this release: Added the ability to use a pen to highlight PDFs. Added a setting for using a secure DNS. Added the ability to get suggestions for Collections from Pinterest and to export Collections to Pinterest. Added the ability to sort items in a Collection by name. Added a Paste option to a Collection’s … menu. Added support for creating a video reproduction of an issue when submitting feedback. Enabled support for the Default Serial Guard Setting management policy from Chromium. Enabled support for the Serial Ask For Urls management policy from Chromium. Enabled support for the Serial Blocked For Urls management policy from Chromium. As with all releases, there are fixes for reliability and changed behavior. Here are the fixes that will improve the reliability of the browser: Fixed an issue where popups such as the Translation or Sign In popup sometimes crash the browser when they’re closed or dismissed. Fixed an issue where opening certain links from the New Tab Page in a new InPrivate window crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where an Edge hang sometimes causes the entire device to hang. Fixed an issue where Edge Insider channels can’t be uninstalled. Fixed an issue where browsing data is not deleted when windows for a specific profile are closed (instead, it’s only deleted if all windows are closed) if the option to automatically delete it is enabled and there are windows for another profile that remain open. Here are the fixes for changed behavior, including a fix for the issue with Discord: Fixed an issue where certain websites like Discord don’t load. Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes open in regular tabs instead of their own tab-less windows. Fixed an issue where usernames are incorrectly identified as non-username fields or vice versa in autofill suggestion popups. Fixed an issue on Mac where the video Touchbar sometimes appears on pages without videos. Fixed an issue where refreshing a page after it’s been translated prevents it from being translated again. Fixed an issue where there is sometimes no dialog confirming that caret browsing mode is being turned off. Fixed an issue where clicking a link in a PDF that’s supposed to scroll it to a different location in the PDF doesn’t scroll it to the correct location. Fixed an issue where the Autofill popup sometimes doesn’t display completely. Fixed an issue where Guest windows are sometimes incorrectly detected as InPrivate windows. Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes highlighted the wrong words when reading PDFs. Fixed an issue where exiting fullscreen sometimes causes the Tab band to become all black. Fixed an issue where certain context menu icons, such as for “Move tab to another window”, are missing. Lastly, there are a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of: Mac users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching to begin with. We’ve identified the issue and are working to get it resolved before Big Sur is officially released. Users with certain hardware are seeing changes in scrolling behavior that are unintended. For example, pages scroll much faster than they used to. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. The firm recently detailed a new URL pasting feature that directly pastes copied URLs as linked text instead of plain text in text boxes on Windows. The feature is currently available for Canary users and will make it to other branches soon. As usual, today’s Dev channel update will automatically pulled by the browser in the background. Users can also get the update by heading to the ellipsis menu (…) > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge to force the browser to check for updates. This week's Edge Dev build adds Collections improvements, secure DNS, and more
  17. Edge Dev build 86.0.594.1 adds Chrome themes and more Microsoft has released the latest build of the Chromium-based Edge browser to Insiders running the Dev channel version of the browser. There was already a pretty hefty update last week with the release of the first build based on Chromium 86, which included plenty of new features, but this week still includes a few notable changes. In terms of new features, the biggest news might be that Edge now supports themes installed from the Chrome web store. While Edge has always supported Chrome extensions, themes are a little more complicated, but now it's possible to change the look of Edge beyond the Windows theming options. Here's the full list of new features: Added the ability to install themes from the Google web store. Added a flag to that will allow the Backspace key to navigate a webpage back (or forward when combined with Shift). This flag is currently disabled by default and needs to be manually enabled. Added an option in settings to turn off suggestions from history and favorites when searching in the address bar. Added website permissions for virtual and augmented reality. Added a link between the Passwords Settings page and the Password Monitor Settings page. Added a management policy to Save Cookies When Microsoft Edge Closes. Note that this policy is intended to be used in conjunction with policies to clear data when the browser is closed, and administrative templates will be updated later. As usual, in addition to a handful of new features, this week's build also includes smaller improvements to reliability. Here's what's been fixed: Fixed an issue where typing into the address bar sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where closing a tab sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where switching tabs sometimes crashes Edge on Insider versions of Windows. Fixed an issue where visiting certain sites in IE mode tabs sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes crash upon loading. Fixed an issue where logging into a site with a password saved in Edge sometimes crashes the tab. Fixed an issue where using System Restore causes Edge to no longer be able to launch. Fixed an issue where pinning a website to the Taskbar sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where the certificate viewer doesn’t work. There are also some fixes to the browser's behavior, where it might not have done what it was intended to do. These include a fix for fullscreen video and an improved UI for installing progressive web apps: Fixed an issue where fullscreen videos sometimes don’t display properly. Instead of entering fullscreen, they just zoom in and take up most of the browser window. Fixed an issue where the address bar sometimes stays in the “translating” state after translation of the webpage is complete. Fixed an issue where not all passwords are migrated from IE to Edge on versions of Windows older than 10. Fixed an issue where websites pinned to the Taskbar don’t have their badging when they’re supposed to. (The badging is the text/number that sometimes appears on shortcut to tell the number of unread messages, etc.) Fixed an issue where items sometimes aren’t added to Collections correctly. Fixed an issue where ctrl + F sometimes leave highlighting on a page. Improved the UI when installing PWAs. Removed the keyboard shortcut for Save As on PDFs (ctrl + shift + S). Removed the ability to use Collections in Guest windows. Obsoleted the Safe Browsing Allow List Domains management policy since it’s been superseded by the SmartScreen Allow List Domains. Finally, despite all the fixes and improvements, there are still quite a few known issues in this build. Many of them haven't been fixed from the previous release, but there are also some brand new ones: Mac users may see an issue signing into the browser or syncing their data. We’ve identified the cause and are working to get a fix into next week’s Dev build. Users with certain hardware are seeing changes in scrolling behavior that are unintended. For example, pages scroll much faster than they used to. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. While it hasn't been enabled yet, some users have noticed that Canary builds of Edge are allowing vertical tabs to be enabled. Microsoft has addressed this in the feedback roundup post for this week, but the company isn't ready to announce it just yet. The feature only seems to work for some users at random, and it should become more broadly available soon. Edge Dev build 86.0.594.1 adds Chrome themes and more
  18. This week's Edge Dev build improves dark mode support, adds more fixes As usual, Microsoft has released its weekly build of the Chromium-based Edge browser to Insiders running Dev builds. This week's build is 86.0.608.2, up from last week's 86.0.601.1, and just like that release, it's fairly minor in terms of new features. The first couple of releases built on Chromium 86 actually added a lot, but things seem to have slowed down now. Possibly the biggest news today is improved support for dark mode in the default form controls, such as dropdown menus or calendars, in webpages that use them. Of course, if pages use custom form controls, they won't be affected by the change. Here's the full list of additions: Added support for Dark Theme in default webpage form controls like dropdowns, calendars, etc. Added a management policy for Kiosk Delete Downloads On Exit. Note that this policy only applies to when the browser is in Kiosk Mode, and administrative templates will be updated later. Enabled support for the Chromium management policy for a User Data Snapshot Retention Limit. Like every other release, this week's build also has a handful of fixes, with separate lists for reliability and behavior improvements. The reliability improvements mostly involve fixing crashes, as you can see below: Fixed a crash when closing a window. Fixed a crash on browser shutdown. Fixed a crash when opening DirectInvoke programs. Fixed a crash when switching browser profiles. Fixed a crash when using Guided Switch to switch browser profiles. Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or installed website sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when closing the browser on versions of Windows older than Windows 10. Fixed an issue where some websites don’t load properly when Quiet Notifications are enabled. Note that this change restores regular notifications for affected sites. Fixed an issue where videos sometimes stop playing right after they start. Fixed an issue where creating a new Collection sometimes fails. As for the behavior, fixes mostly have to do with the browser not doing what it's meant to do. Here's the full list of fixes: Fixed an issue where profile dialogs like for Guided Switch or Sign In sometimes don’t appear. Changed favorites links on the Favorites management page to open in a new tab instead of the current one. Fixed an issue on Windows Insider builds where Edge tabs don’t appear in the alt+tab list even when the Windows setting is enabled. Fixed an issue where suggestions that appear for URLs to visit when the typed URL doesn’t exist weren’t working. Fixed an issue where some parts of the Website Information popup are missing. Fixed an issue where the fullscreen Shy UI sometimes doesn’t respond to input. Fixed an issue where the Shy UI window control buttons (minimize, close, etc.) don’t respond to touchscreen presses or show hover state when the mouse hovers over them. Fixed an issue where going through the Collections First Run Experience creates an extra Collection. Fixed an issue where saving PDFs that are embedded in webpages sometimes results in the file being saved as an HTML file instead of a PDF. Fixed an issue where MsEdgeDriver fails to launch Edge when running inside a Windows docker container. Despite all the fixes, though, there's still a long list of known issues. One of the new issues is that some websites, such as Discord, might not load at all. Most others have been carried from previous releases: Certain websites like Discord currently aren’t loading. We’re working to get the fix integrated into our Canary branch. Mac users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching to begin with. We’ve identified the issue and are working to get it resolved before Big Sur is officially released. Users with certain hardware are seeing changes in scrolling behavior that are unintended. For example, pages scroll much faster than they used to. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft acknowledged that some users were seeing vertical tabs start to be implemented, even though the company wasn't ready to begin tracking it as a feature request. With this week's release, the feature has now been added to the feature tracker, but it's simply showing up as "Planned" without a release timeframe. This week's Edge Dev build improves dark mode support, adds more fixes
  19. Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev versions now let users send Collections to OneNote Back during this year’s Build conference in May, Microsoft announced a bunch of features that will be making it to the Edge browser. The features included the addition of a sidebar search to the browser to allow for quick context searches and enhancements to the Collections feature in the form of Pinterest integration. For those not in the know, Collections let users copy images, text, and links from the web and store then in groups. Another feature planned for Collections was the ability to send the list of items in a Collection to OneNote. Now, that feature is live for Insiders running the Canary and Dev versions of the browser (spotted by Techdows). It is not clear if the update was a server-side push, but users running the latest insider versions of the browsers should see the addition of the feature. It is currently not available for Edge Beta users. As for the feature itself, it is a minor one that adds a ‘Send to OneNote’ option in the ellipsis (…) menu of a Collection item, along with the current options to send to Word and Excel. Clicking on the option will open a pop up with the available locations (or notebooks) where the list can be exported to. Users can select from the list of sections in their notebook to which they wish to export the list to. It should not be long before the ‘Send to OneNote’ feature integration makes it to Edge Beta, and eventually to the stable version of the browser. Microsoft Edge Canary and Dev versions now let users send Collections to OneNote
  20. Microsoft releases Edge Dev 85.0.564.8 with a bunch of new features Earlier this month, Microsoft said that it was taking a couple of weeks off from updating its Edge browser in the Dev and Beta branches. Today, it has returned with the release of Edge Dev version 85.0.564.8, and it actually has a bunch of new features. While the list of new features is long, it mostly consists of minor improvements. Here's the full list: Added a button to the PDF toolbar for highlighting text. Added the ability to undo certain actions in Collections. Added the ability to reorder the extension icons on the toolbar using a keyboard shortcut (Alt + Shift + arrows). Added an option to the … menu for each item that appears on the Downloads shelf to report it as a safe or unsafe file (which option appears is dependent on SmartScreen’s determination of the file’s safety). Added the ability to import certain settings and cookies from Internet Explorer. Added a management policy to Exempt Domain File Type Pairs From File Type Download Warnings. Note that Administrative Templates will come later. Added a management policy to control New Tab Page Allowed Background Types. Note that Administrative Templates will come later. Added a management policy to control pre-rendering of the new tab page. Note that administrative templates will come later. Enabled support for the Chromium management policy for Intensive Wake Up Throttling. Added support for the Chromium management policy to Auto Launch Protocols From Origins, which allows admins to define a list of protocols that can launch an external application from listed origins without a prompt. Added a feature to Kiosk Mode to close the browser when it’s idle (with the time limit being adjustable). Added an alert to the … menu of installed websites and apps when Edge has an update ready to be installed. Of course, there are a bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed a crash when closing the browser after creating a new profile. Fixed an issue where opening a tab in IE mode sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where moving a tab when it has the search sidebar open sometimes crashes the sidebar. Fixed an issue where attempting to print a PDF sometimes crashes the tab. Clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update sometimes results in those links not loading properly. Fixed an issue where the Kindle reader website doesn’t load. Fixed an issue where attempting to share video, such as in a Microsoft Teams call, sometimes fails, and the recipient only sees a blank screen. Fixed an issue on Mac where the Sidebar Search option appears to be available but doesn’t do anything. Fixed an issue where pasting content into a Collection sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where pasting content into a text note in a Collection sometimes fails. Here are the fixes for changed behavior: Changed the PDF reader to no longer prompt where to save an edited PDF every time it’s saved. Fixed an issue where data imported from other browsers during the first run experience sometimes isn’t deleted properly if the browser is closed before the first run experience is completed. Fixed an issue where the top border of the window can’t be used to resize it. Fixed an issue where the Pull To Refresh flag from upstream Chromium disappeared. Fixed an issue where clicking on the Switch button in the Guided Switch dialog sometimes does nothing. Fixed an issue where pinning an Edge shortcut to a specific profile or website to the Taskbar sometimes results in that shortcut not opening to the correct profile or website. Fixed an issue where pages sometimes try to translate into the same language they’re already in. Fixed an issue where pages are sometimes offered to be translated from random languages into the language they’re already in. Fixed an issue where browser profiles that aren’t signed in with work or school accounts sometimes incorrectly get Information Protection applied to them when another profile in the browser is signed in with a work or school account that has Information Protection applied to it. Fixed an issue where Immersive Reader is no longer available on certain webpages. Fixed an issue where the undo dialog when deleting a saved password from Settings doesn’t appear. Fixed an issue where the PDF toolbar sometimes doesn’t appear when it should. Improved the number of websites where Collections can retrieve an image for a website added to a Collection. Fixed an issue where the feedback dialog sometimes appears too big or cut off. Improved the performance of Edge updates that are manually triggered by viewing edge://settings/help. Improved the performance of clearing browsing data. Removed the Network Prediction setting. Removed the ability to search using the sidebar in PDF files because it is not functional. Finally, here's what's still broken: Attempting to watch video in fullscreen will sometimes not work properly. Instead of showing the video fullscreen, it will blow up or zoom the video to the size of the browser window. This issue affects all Chromium-based browsers. 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. Still missing, of course, is history sync and open tabs sync, things that have been promised since the very beginning. In fact, Microsoft hasn't even talked about those critical features in a while, so it's unclear when they'll arrive. Presumably, they're still coming, since the options are in settings, albeit grayed out. As usual, you can force today's update by going to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge, or you can just wait for it to update in the background. Microsoft releases Edge Dev 85.0.564.8 with a bunch of new features
  21. This week's Edge Dev build fixes enlarged icons in the menu Keeping in line with its usual schedule, Microsoft has released a new build of the Chromium-based Edge browser to Insiders in the Dev channel. Despite saying that last week's build would be the last one based on Chromium 85, today's version is actually 85.0.564.13, and it's a very minor update. In fact, the new release didn't even get its own thread in the Tech Community forums, and the changelog is just a reply in the thread for last week's release. The most major change you'll notice is in the browser's ellipsis menu, where the previous release used very large icons for some of the menu items. The issue that caused that has now been fixed and everything should be back to its normal size. Aside from that, there's only a handful of minor adjustments: Additionally, we improved the relevance of Family Safety reporting data, and we fixed an issue where certain management policies like HomepageLocation or NewTabPageLocation stopped working and returned a message that they were blocked. This is likely a small maintenance release while Microsoft readies the first build based on Chromium 86. That should arrive next week, hopefully with a more significant list of changes. This week's Edge Dev build fixes enlarged icons in the menu
  22. Edge Dev build 85.0.552.1 is live with minor management policy features and fixes It is a new week, which means it is time for a new Edge Dev build. This week, Microsoft is releasing build 85.0.552.1 to the Dev channel with a few new features and a bunch of fixes and known issues. The new features are mainly geared towards adding support for a few new management policies, such as for the new tab page’s search box. As for known issues, the company today posted a blog acknowledging the issue with AdBlock and AdBlock Plus extensions causing issues with playing YouTube videos. The company is looking for more feedback while it works on a fix for the issue. Here is the list of the known issues: Added a New Tab Page Search Box management policy. Administrative Template updates to come later. Added support for the Auto Open Allowed For URLs management policy from upstream Chromium. Added support for the Auto Open File Types management policy from upstream Chromium. As usual, here are the fixes for improved reliability: Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes does not open. Fixed a crash on startup. Fixed a crash when printing. Fixed an issue where opening the Read Aloud voice options list crashes the browser. Fixed an issue on Mac where entering fullscreen mode in an installed app or website crashes the browser. Fixed a crash when importing data from other browsers. Fixed an issue where certain 4K video content, such as that encoded using HEVC, doesn’t play properly. Improved the reliability of importing passwords from other browsers. Fixed an issue where adding items to a Collection sometimes fails, and instead the loading spinner is shown indefinitely. And here is the long list of fixes for changed behavior: Fixed an issue where the flag that controlled the ability to use the Block option in website Autoplay settings disappeared. Fixed an issue where Edge users who are signed into Windows with a work or school account sometimes don’t get automatically signed into the browser with that account, which can lead to sync errors. Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes have consistent GPU use even when idle. Fixed an issue where icons in some menus like the … menu are the wrong size. Fixed an issue where the New Tab page from Edge Legacy sometimes opens after an Edge update instead of the correct page. Fixed an issue where system notifications from websites sometimes stay onscreen indefinitely. Fixed an issue where the Downloads management page shows a message that a file is successfully deleted even when the deletion fails. Fixed an issue where autofill sometimes incorrectly suggests credentials to use in forms on websites that have never been visited before. Fixed an issue where autofill sometimes incorrectly suggests passwords in fields on websites that aren’t asking for a password. Fixed an issue where the Windows Title Bar buttons sometimes appeared in a different color than the rest of the window’s title bar. Fixed an issue on Mac where opening flyouts like the Add a Favorite flyout in fullscreen mode results in the flyout appearing cut off or incomplete. Fixed an issue where Edge is sometimes pinned to the Taskbar more than once on older versions of Windows. Fixed an issue where the Collections pane sometimes stays open when opening an IE mode tab. Fixed an issue where attempting to use the Audit tool in the F12 Dev Tools sometimes fails by hanging on start. Obsoleted the Enable Domain Actions Download management policy. And here are the known issues in this update that users should be aware of: 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 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/known-issue-adblock-causing-errors-on-youtube/m-p/14... for more details. Clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update sometimes results in those links not loading properly. The workaround is just to restart Edge to apply the update, and this should be fixed for users who have taken an update in the past week, but we’re keeping it in the known issues category this week just in case some users didn’t get last week’s update. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. The Redmond giant also announced yesterday that the Edge enterprise sync services are now available for Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly called Microsoft 365 Business) subscribers. As always, the update should automatically be installed for the browser. However, if you haven’t received the update yet, you can head to the ellipsis menu (…) > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge and check for updates to force pull the update. Edge Dev build 85.0.552.1 is live with minor management policy features and fixes
  23. Edge Dev build 85.0.545.0 lets you import data from Edge Legacy Today, Microsoft released this week's Edge build from the Dev branch, bringing the build number to 85.0.545.0. As usual, there's nothing crazy in terms of new features, but there is one. It's just the ability to import data from Edge Legacy on-demand, as you already can from Chrome, Firefox, and so on. The rest of the changelog is all about fixes and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability: Fixed an issue where opening websites from shortcuts that have been pinned to the Taskbar sometimes results in a crashed webpage. Fixed an issue where entering payment card info on webpages sometimes leads to a crash when the offer to save the payment card info to the browser is shown. Fixed an issue where attempting to add items to a Collection sometimes crashes the webpage. Fixed a hang when exporting a Collection to Excel. Fixed an issue where signing into the browser with a personal account sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where attempting to save a webpage into favorites while in Immersive Reader sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where attempting to cast media to certain devices like Xboxes fails. Fixed an issue where DolbyVision content doesn’t play properly. Here's what got fixed for changed behavior: Fixed an issue where the Global Media Controls flag from upstream Chromium was removed. Fixed an issue where a checkbox was removed that allows a payment card stored in MS Pay to be saved to the local browser. Fixed an issue where PDFs with certain non-English letters aren’t read correctly with Read Aloud. Fixed an issue where PDFs with certain non-visible characters aren’t read correctly with Read Aloud. Fixed an issue where Edge’s autofill suggestion popups sometimes cover popups that are created by websites filling in forms. Finally, here are the known issues: Clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update sometimes results in those links not loading properly. The workaround is just to restart Edge to apply the update, and this is expected to be fixed after next week’s update. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. As always, you can manually update your browser by heading to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge, or you can just wait for it to update in the background. Edge Dev build 85.0.545.0 lets you import data from Edge Legacy
  24. Edge Dev build 85.0.538.0 is out with minor improvements Today, Microsoft released Edge Dev version 85.0.538.0. As usual, there isn't a whole lot that's new. Last week's build was the one that made the jump to Chromium 85, and while that's a major version change, there still weren't any breaking features. One thing that's new today is that more languages are available for translating webpages, although Microsoft didn't say what those languages are. Here's the full list of new features: Added more languages that are supported for translating page content. Added support for the TLS Cipher Suite Deny List management policy. Updated Administrative Templates to come later. Added the Win HTTP Proxy Resolver Enabled management policy to control how Microsoft Edge interacts with the Windows proxy resolver. Note that this policy is already deprecated, and Administrative Templates will come later. As always, there are a bunch of fixes. Here are the fixes for improved reliability: Fixed an issue where opening an InPrivate or Guest window sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where opening a PDF sometimes fails. Fixed an issue on Mac where using the Touchbar when video is playing sometimes crashes the webpage. Fixed a crash when using Collections. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app sometimes fails. Fixed an issue where importing passwords from another browser sometimes fails. Here are the fixes for changed behavior: Fixed an issue where the mouse sometimes disappears. Fixed an issue where audio sometimes doesn’t work when using certain Bluetooth speakers. Fixed an issue on Mac where users signed into the browser with work or school accounts sometimes see failures with sync or browser sign-in due to the browser thinking the device isn’t properly enrolled with management software even though it is. Fixed an issue on Mac where the Touchbar sometimes doesn’t show the proper video controls when playing multiple videos in a row. Fixed an issue where downloads sometimes aren’t shown on the Downloads management page when Smartscreen actions are taken on downloaded files. Fixed an issue where the … > Apps menu sometimes doesn’t list all installed or pinned websites. Fixed an issue where the first run experience sometimes shows over and over, never letting the browser be used. Finally, there are some known issues to be aware of: Clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update sometimes results in those links not loading properly. The workaround is just to restart Edge to apply the update, and this is expected to be fixed after next week’s update. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. As always, you can grab this update by going to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge, or the browser will just update in the background at some point. Edge Dev build 85.0.538.0 is out with minor improvements
  25. Microsoft Edge Dev build 84.0.516.1 now live with minor features and many fixes Microsoft’s annual Build conference starts today and with it come a whole host of announcements. In the midst of all the announcements, including for features coming to Microsoft Edge, the company is also delivering its weekly Edge Dev build, with build 84.0.516.1 now rolling out to users in the Dev branch. Today’s build is minor with some UI improvements to the media casting feature while it is disabled and the addition of a Website Permissions Settings page “for when “a website wants to access serial ports’. The blog post also mentions the addition of support for quieter notifications in the settings page, something that has been available since version 83. Here is the list of new features in today’s release: Added UI to help enable media casting if users attempt to use it while it’s disabled. Note that casting is currently only supported via ChromeCast devices. Added support for quieter notifications in edge://settings/content/notifications. Improved the UI when picking a certificate to use for website authentication. Added a Website Permissions Settings page for when a website wants to access serial ports. In addition to the new features, there are the usual fixes. Here is the list of fixes for improved reliability: Fixed a crash when typing in the address bar. Fixed a crash when closing the browser. Fixed an issue where opening an Application Guard window sometimes crashes the browser. Fixed an issue where IE mode doesn’t work or tries to launch IE as its own window instead of inside an Edge tab. Fixed an issue where running Edge’s installer for the same version that’s currently installed while the browser is open corrupts the installation. Fixed an issue where favorites sometimes aren’t synced. Improved the reliability of the account picture appearing properly next to the … menu for work and school accounts, especially after changing it. There are also a host of fixes for changed behavior. Here’s the list: Changed Shy UI to only invoke when the mouse is at the very top of the screen instead of just near it. Fixed an issue where the Immersive Reader toolbar sometimes is blank. Fixed an issue where the deletion of certain browsing data like passwords sometimes isn’t synced to other devices until Edge is restarted. Fixed an issue where the Passwords Settings page is blank on Mac. Changed password autofill behavior to no longer autofill passwords if there are multiple possible passwords. Instead, the correct password must be selected. Fixed an issue where passwords can’t be copied out of Settings once they’ve been shown. Fixed an issue where clicking in the empty space of the Downloads management page scrolls it back to the top. Fixed an issue where clicking in the empty space of the History or Favorites management pages scrolls them back to the top. Fixed an issue where Spellcheck sometimes flags all words as misspelled when they’re written in a language that’s different than the underlying OS language. Improved detection of prices in foreign currencies when adding items to a Collection. Fixed an issue where pasting content from a Collections text note with a colored background doesn’t preserve the background color wherever it’s pasted. Improved error messaging when browser sign-in fails. As with all releases, there are a bunch of known issues that users need to be aware of. Here is the list of all the known issues in today’s release: Tabs sometimes appear squished or too small, even when there are only a few of them. This is most often caused by clicking a link in a different program that opens a new tab in Edge, and can usually be fixed by changing the size of the tab band, for example by resizing the window. 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 seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable. After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window. 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. There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it. As always, today’s update should be made available to users automatically. You can head to the ellipsis menu > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge to check for updates and force start the download. Since the rollout has just begun, it is possible that the update will not show up immediately for all users. Those in the Beta channel may have to wait longer for Edge 84, since the last update that bumped it up to version 83 was released on April 22 and the builds for this channel go out every six weeks. Source: Microsoft Edge Dev build 84.0.516.1 now live with minor features and many fixes (Neowin)
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