Microsoft Edge Dev update brings ability to hide title bar with vertical tabs, dark gray theme in Immersive Reader

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

The Edge team has announced the release of a new Microsoft Edge Dev Channel update, and it’s quite a big one. After two small releases, Edge Dev version 92.0.891.1 is now bringing the ability to hide the title bar with vertical tabs, a new dark gray theme in Immersive Reader, and more. We’ve got you covered, and here’s a look at what you need to know.

First off, the new features. Now, in the Immersive Reader in this build, you should see a new dark gray theme option, which is easier on the eyes. In addition, Microsoft added a setting to turn on or off vertical tabs in all currently open windows. Other new features are below. Note that Microsoft calls all of these “exciting changes.”

  • Added a setting to hide the title bar when tabs are in vertical mode.
  • Finished rolling out Microsoft Rewards integration in the Account button.
  • Added support for remembering the pin state of the History and Downloads menus (remembering pin state in general is still controlled behind a flag).

As always, there’s a lot of reliability fixes and changed behaviors. Microsoft fixed a crash when using Shopping features.  They also fixed an issue where some websites fail to install as apps. In addition, another fix corrects a hang when using IE mode tabs. Several other fixes cover crashes on Mac with tabs, startup, and using multiple profiles. See below for the changed behaviors.

  • Improved the Cookies In Use dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where tabs sometimes aren’t restored after the browser is forcibly closed by a Windows Update-initiated machine restart.
  • Fixed an issue where certain site data is deleted when the browser closes due to the setting to do so being turned on, even though those sites were on the exception list and thus should have been preserved.
  • Fixed an issue where searching for settings sometimes causes the Settings page to go blank.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where some parts of the fullscreen Shy UI don’t respond to input.
  • Fixed an issue where videos sometimes aren’t scaled or sized properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the search sidebar sometimes can’t be closed.
  • Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps that are installed in multiple profiles sometimes have multiple Taskbar shortcuts instead of just one.
  • Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes don’t have icons on their shortcuts when they should.
  • Fixed an issue where changing the copy/paste settings doesn’t affect content already on the clipboard.
  • Fixed an issue where tooltips sometimes are placed incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the profile picture on the profile Settings page sometimes is broken.
  • Fixed an issue where the pages that open when the browser is first opened sometimes change unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where certain navigations are blocked that shouldn’t be when Family Safety is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue in kiosk mode where the browser never resets after an allotted period of time if the current page is in IE mode.

Like we say every week, Microsoft still has not fixed the known issues which have persisted over the past few weeks. You’ll still run into issues with extensions on Linux, ad-blocking extensions, tabs crashing, duplicate favorites, or wobbling when scrolling. We do hope the company can continue to look into these problems.

Happy downloading, Edge Insiders. Remember to submit your feedback to Microsoft on any issues you encounter. This helps make Edge great again for everyone!