Fresh Microsoft Edge Dev build brings changes to Kids Mode, font size in Immersive Reader

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

New this week for you Microsoft Edge Dev Insiders is build 93.0.926.0. There could be smaller patches to come later, but this release brings some small improvements to Kids Mode, the Immersive Reader. We have you covered, and here’s a look at everything you need to know.

We start first with the new stuff. In Immersive Reader, Microsoft has added the ability to change the font size. Then, in Kids Mode, the feature should now be on by default, along with some new themes. Also added by default is the ability to import passwords from a .CSV file. You can check below for everything else that is new in this release.

  • Added a keyboard shortcut for toggling between vertical and horizontal tabs layouts.
  • Added a message on the update Settings page to warn when the browser can’t be restarted to install an update because another user on the device has it open.
  • Added a confirmation the first time F12 is pressed that allows users to disable it as an entry point for the Dev Tools.  Note that it can be re-enabled or disabled at any time in Settings.
  • Enabled support for management policies from Chromium to control if Insecure Private Network Requests are Allowed, Chromium to control the list of what Insecure Private Network Requests are Allowed For which Urls, and to control if Triple DES is Enabled, which allows/disallows the use of 3DES cipher suites in TLS.

As for the bug fixes and improved reliability there’s a few this week to take note of. Microsoft fixes hangs and crashes when opening new tabs or windows, a crash when sending feedback, a crash on launch and shutdown. Also fixed is a problem where an issue where one installation of the browser can sometimes cause another on the same machine to be unable to update. See below for some other fixes, and check the full list at Microsoft here.

  • Fixed an issue where printing multiple pages per sheet sometimes rotates the page unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Capture toolbar sometimes stays onscreen unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser profile picture sometimes isn’t shown in places it should be.
  • Fixed a visual glitch with extensions in PWAs.
  • Fixed an issue where app info for PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes is incorrect or gone.
  • Fixed an issue where prices aren’t visible on Collections items that come from shopping sites.

We’ll end with the usual note on known issues. These are the same as it has been in the past. Nothing new to note here. But we do want to mention that you Edge Insiders might be seeing a “Efficiency mode.” in the welcome screen. This hasn’t been rolled out yet, and Microsoft says more will be coming soon. Keep tuned Edge insiders, there looks to be good times ahead!