Latest Microsoft Edge Dev update brings sign-in sync for Linux users, built-in Edge Themes

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

The latest Microsoft Edge Dev release is here, and it is bringing a long-awaited feature for Linux users. In addition, there are also new-built-in Edge themes, too. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about Dev channel update 91.0.831.1.

As always, we’re here with the new features first. It’s now possible to sign with a personal Microsoft Account on Edge Dev on Linux, though it has to be enabled via a flag. Additionally, with the new built-in Edge themes, you can enjoy some new simple color schemes directly from Edge’s appearance settings. The 14 themes change the color of the title bar, the new tab page, dialogues, and other menus. Other new features in this release can be seen below.

  • Added an option to the right-click menu to open the current page in Immersive Reader. Note that this option is only available on pages that are eligible for Immersive Reader to begin with.
  • Added the ability to use the system theme on Linux.
  • Added a management policy to control opening a PDF in Secure Mode. Note that updates to documentation or administrative templates may not have occurred yet.
  • Added a management policy to control if New Tab Page Content is Enabled, specifically content from Microsoft News. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be available yet.

Of course, we can’t forget the bug fixes and the reliability improvements, too. With these, Microsoft has Fixed a crash when using Family Safety. They also fixed an issue where Edge crashes on close, causing the prompt to restore tabs to unexpectedly appear the next time it’s opened. Other fixes and changed behaviors can be seen below. You can check the full list here at Microsoft.

  • Fixed an issue where websites like Youtube sometimes crash soon after loading.
  • Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes fail to open.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Widget sometimes appears frozen or blank.
  • Fixed an issue where some websites don’t load the first time when using Family Safety, forcing the user to manually re-load the page.
  • Fixed an issue where URL suggestions when the typed URL results in a failed navigation but is similar to a known URL are broken.
  • Fixed an issue where the autofill suggestion popup appears more times than expected per page.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill popups appear on fields where they aren’t relevant or expected.
  • Fixed an issue where pinning a website to the Start menu via the edge://apps menu fails.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking a desktop notification from a PWA or website installed as an app doesn’t open the app to that specific content if the app wasn’t open.
  • Fixed an issue where the right-click menu option to add all tabs to a Collection sometimes is disabled unexpectedly in one menu when it works in another.

Known issues are the same as previous releases. We don’t have any new ones to note from Microsoft this week.  What we do have, though, is some more Edge news. Microsoft is joining forces with others in the industry to ensure better browser compatibility. Learn more about that, and other Edge news over at our Microsoft Edge news hub.