Latest Microsoft Edge Dev build brings voice typing support, Microsoft Editor built directly into the browser

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

Microsoft has released Edge Dev channel update 96.0.1032.0. This update is another fairly minor one, however, it does bring some new features. These include voice typing support, and Microsoft Editor built directly into the browser. Here’s what you need to know.

We start first with the new features. You can now use voice typing on web pages on Windows 11 in Edge. In addition, you should see a new item in the right-click many on tabs that can move that tab to a different profile, even if no windows are open. Other added features are below.

  • Added a button to the main feedback dialog to easily get to the “Recreate my problem” sub-dialog.
  • Added an X to close certain toast notifications that appear when managing Collections.
  • Added a button to exit Immersive Reader on iPad.
  • Added improved messaging when the Web Widget fails to open because an extension disabled it.

The reliability improvements and changed behaviors are short this week. We’ve included all of them below. These cover various crashes, as well as issues with importing data and editing text notes.

  • Fixed an issue where enabling spellchecking for multiple languages resulted in only one language getting spellcheck results.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a new window from the Favorites or History management pages fails.
  • Fixed an issue where importing data from other browsers sometimes fails in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue where certain kinds of browser history are able to be deleted even when deleting history is disabled by management policy.
  • Fixed an issue where editing a text note in a Collection sometimes isn’t possible because the pane automatically scrolls to where the note isn’t visible.
  • Fixed an issue where entering Kids mode unnecessarily adds badging to browser shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue where websites that ask for permission to use a 2-Factor Authentication device result in a blank permission dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where setting a website installed as an app to run when the device starts up via the app’s post-install dialog isn’t reflected in the Apps management page.
  • Fixed an issue where there is no indication that a download has started in websites installed as apps.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the button in Settings to restart the browser doesn’t actually restart it.
  • Fixed an issue where input sometimes doesn’t work when mini menus are visible.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Widget doesn’t respond to touchscreen input.
  • Fixed an issue on Xbox where the Setting to open a specific page on browser startup doesn’t work.

Known issues are slim this week, but the same as in the past. These include issues with ad-blocking extensions, tabs crashing with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error, and wobbling with scrolling. Happy downloading, Edge insiders, and remember that Edge is on Xbox now, too!