New Microsoft Edge Dev build brings ability to change the icon for PWAs

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

Microsoft has released a new Edge Dev build. Coming in at version 93.0.957.0, this week’s regularly scheduled update for Edge Insiders brings a small improvement for PWAs. The build also comes with the usual bug fixes and other improvements. We have a look at everything you need to know.

First off, there are the added features. Microsoft added the ability to change the icon for PWAs or websites installed as apps. Also new are some management policies for if OneAuth Authentication is enforced, controlling printing a webpage layout, setting an autoplay allowlist, giving or taking away feature flag overrides. On Mac, meanwhile, there’s a management policy to control if MAU is enabled.

When it comes to the improved reliability and the changed behaviors, there’s a bunch you need to know about. We picked through the list and included some of the important ones below. For everything else, check the full changelog as Microsoft.

  • Fixed a crash when typing into the address bar.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a window.
  • Fixed a crash when spellcheck is enabled.
  • Fixed a crash on startup when certain extensions are installed.
  • Fixed a crash when closing certain popups.
  • Fixed a crash when playing certain videos.
  • Fixed an issue where PWAs can’t be installed or repaired.
  • Fixed an issue where password health and leak alerts sometimes don’t appear in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where pages sometimes don’t get translated when it’s expected that they should be.
  • Fixed an issue where context menu options on certain popups don’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a profile sometimes unexpectedly opens a Kids Mode window.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill popups sometimes don’t appear if the text in the textbox has a misspelling that triggers the spellcheck popup.
  • Fixed an issue in WebView2 where files with certain names sometimes fail to download.
  • Fixed an issue in WebView2 where microphones sometimes can’t be used because permission requests are never shown.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs that should have Information Protection applied to them don’t.
  • Fixed an issue where browser windows sometimes open unexpectedly if extensions are installed.

Despite all the changes Microsoft has made, there are still some known issues. These again are the same as previous releases. Extensions on Linux won’t work. adblocking extensions might cause playback errors, users might see all tabs and extensions crash, favorites might be duplicated, and there might be wobbling with scrolling.

Microsoft says that Edge version 92 should be coming to the stable channel soon. So, if you’re not an Edge Insider and just use the regular version of the browser, be sure to be on the lookout for your own fresh update soon! Happy downloading, Edge insiders!