Latest Microsoft Edge Dev build brings “lots of goodies”

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

Another Tuesday means another new Microsoft Edge Dev release. This week coming at build 88.0.705.9, Microsoft says there are “lots of goodies” to enjoy with this release. The list includes the ability for Edge to generate new passwords, Picture in Picture support on Mac OS, and more. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

We’ll start first with the new features. There are a lot to note this week. First off, the history menu has been improved so that you’ll be able to have an icon next to the address bar, to show all the tabs available in recently closed windows, and to be pinnable as a side pane like the recently improved Favorites menu. In addition, Edge can now coy and edit passwords stored in the browser. Have a look below for everything else new.

  • Added the ability for Edge to generate new passwords.
  • Added Picture in Picture support on Mac OS. Support on other devices coming later.
  • Finished rolling out the search Sidebar.
    Enabled the creation of text notes in PDFs on non-Windows platforms.
  • Added a new management policy to Allow Vertical Tabs. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be available yet.
  • Improved the layout of the Cookies and Site Permissions Settings.
  • Added a management policy on Mac OS to Override the Update Policy normally used on that OS. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be available yet.
  • Enabled support for the management policies to Allow Legacy TLS Protocols in Web RTC, set a Printer Type Deny List, and change Intranet Redirect Behavior from Chromium.

In addition to the above, there are a couple of reliability and changed behavior fixes this week, too. Microsoft fixed a crash on launch on Mac, and a fix for a crash when navigating to websites while certain extensions are installed. See below for everything else you need to know.

  • Changed favorite folder flyouts from the Favorites Bar to no longer dismiss when opening a favorite in a new tab.
  • Fixed an issue where streaming music from Spotify when it’s installed as an app/PWA sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where extension icons can’t be moved between the address bar and the … menu because the context menu option to do so is grayed out.
  • Fixed an issue where the search box on the new tab page sometimes doesn’t work after entering full screen mode.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill suggestions aren’t appearing on webpages where they should be.
  • Fixed an issue where annotations on a Web Capture sometimes get unintentionally erased.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Collections features aren’t accessible if the pane is zoomed beyond a certain level.
  • Fixed an issue where Text Notes in a read-only PDF aren’t accessible.
  • Obsoleted the management policies for Default Plugin Settings, Plugins Allowed For Urls, Plugins Blocked For Urls, and Run All Flash In Allow Mode due to the impending retirement of Flash.
  • Fixed a crash when using Pinterest suggestions in Collections.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the … menu inside a collection sometimes crashes the Collections pane.
  • Fixed an issue where websites sometimes fail to sign in with an ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED error after rebooting the device.

Do note that there are some new known issues this week. A new tab button might be placed incorrectly when closing a tab. Also, extensions might not work on Linux. Everything else is the same as the past two weeks. There are still problems with ad-blocking extensions, issues where all tabs might crash if antivirus software like Symantec are installed. Do note that there are also still problems with Kaspersky Internet Suite, duplicated favorites, Edge windows becoming black, wobbling when scrolling, and multiple audio outputs, too.

It’s been a busy past couple of weeks for Edge news. Edge Canary recently got the ability to rename browser windows, as well as a flag to move tabs between profiles. We invite you to check out our Edge Insider news hub for these stores, and more.