Latest Microsoft Edge Dev update brings back an address bar feature from Edge legacy

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

Microsoft has released a new Edge Dev version to Edge Insiders, and though it’s a small one, it does bring back a feature from the legacy version of the browser. We have all the details and the highlights for you here today from this version 99.0.1135.5 release.

Starting first with the new features. Microsoft says it has added address bar dropdown content when first clicking on the address bar. Though you might not remember, the company says this is just like what Edge legacy once had. In addition, there’s also a new ability to use Web Capture in PDFs. Other new features are below.

  • Added the ability to change the units that the air temperature is shown in on mobile’s new tab page.
  • Enabled support for Data Loss Prevention on websites by default.
    Un-deprecated the management policy to control if the Win Http Proxy Resolver is Enabled, which will be re-deprecated at a later time.
  • Added a management policy to Allow the Games Menu (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have happened yet).
  • Added an experimental WebView2 API for Clearing Browsing Data (Issue 140).

As usual, there are also a couple of fixes and changed behaviors. These are mainly on mobile. Again, it’s a small release, so not much has changed. We put the entire changelog for you below but the most notable one is a fix for where default search providers could not be removed.

  • [Mobile] Fixed a crash when creating a new tab.
  • [Mobile] Fixed a crash when viewing the new tab page.
  • [Mobile] Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud.
  • [Mobile] Fixed a crash when using InPrivate tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where certain search providers can’t be removed from edge://settings/searchEngines.
  • Fixed an issue where the new tab page is sometimes blank or shows the offline page unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Collections pane sometimes crashes or goes blank.
  • Fixed an issue where the spellcheck setting is sometimes missing from edge://settings/languages.
  • Fixed an issue where the Favorites Bar setting sometimes can’t be turned on.
  • Fixed an issue where Guided Switch kicks in to switch to another profile when it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue with Collections where certain popups sometimes appear repeatedly even after they’ve been dismissed.
  • Fixed an issue on Linux where menus sometimes don’t respond to input.
  • Fixed an issue on mobile where the new tab page is broken or blank.
  • Fixed an issue on iOS where sync doesn’t work.
    Temporarily disabled support for PDF Linearization due to Chromium Issue 1064175.

Happy downloading, Edge Insiders. As a reminder, if you’re on the other channels of the browser, Microsoft Edge version 98 also landed in the Beta channel this week. And, over on Canary, Microsoft is testing a new “follow creator” feature on YouTube, to help you find your favorite content creators.