Last build for Edge Dev version 89 arrives, will be ready for Beta next week — here’s what you need to know

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

The last build for Microsoft Edge version 89 has just landed in the Dev channel and will soon be ready for shipping to Beta next week. As expected, there’s not anything major this week in this release, but just the usual bug fixes and reliability improvements. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

First off there are the new features, Microsoft just added an option to add the current page to a Collection when right-clicking on the Collection in the list of Collections. They’ve also improved the performance of Read Aloud in PDFs.

Now for the reliability improvements and the changed behaviors. Unlike last week, there’s not much to note this week. There are fixes for crashes on Mac, right-clicking, Immersive Reader, and more. Have a look below for the full list.

  • Fixed a crash when closing Edge.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when closing the notification that Edge is updating.
  • Fixed a crash when navigating back and forth in an IE mode tab.
  • Fixed a crash for vertical tabs users when closing the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when right-clicking.
  • Fixed a crash when autofilling payment information into a webpage.
  • Fixed an issue where unsaved annotations on a PDF aren’t recovered when Edge’s session is restored after a crash or unexpected close.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where form autofill sometimes fills in fields it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue where Immersive Reader sometimes doesn’t read all the content that it should.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling the vertical tabs pane using a touchscreen sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where certain settings look like they can be edited while they’re turned off, but the edits aren’t remembered.
  • Fixed an issue where downloading a file in a website installed as an app gives no indication that the download has started or finished.
  • Fixed an issue where certain websites, when installed as apps, show their window color and certain UI in the website’s custom color when they shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shopping icon advertises that it has coupons available, but when the flyout is opened, it says there are none.

Of course, there are still some known issues you’ll need to take note of, too. There’s a new one this week, where copying the URL of certain websites like Youtube is crashing the browser for some Canary and Dev users. Microsoft says it is working on a fix to make sure this gets fixed. The other known issues with Microsoft Editor, ad blocking extensions, and all tabs and extensions immediately crashing with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. still persist, too.

Microsoft notes that a couple of small updates could come later this week to Edge Dev before it’s shipped to Beta next week. If you missed it, there’s other news to note, too. Microsoft finally finished rolling out History Sync, introduced Password Monitor, support for browser profiles in websites installed as PWAs, and more. These all came with Edge 88 in the Stable branch, which we talked about on our latest Podcast episode.