Now rolling out is Microsoft Edge Dev version 91.0.852.0. Expected to be the penultimate version 91 build (before a final one next week,) there’s nothing major to play with, but there are some added features, fixes and, reliability improvements we want you to be aware of. Here’s a look at what you need to know.
First off, added features. Microsoft says this release now finishes the rollout of Password Monitor. Microsoft also added the ability to open the History, Favorites, Downloads, etc. management pages by middle-clicking or ctrl+clicking their respective buttons on the toolbar or in the browser’s … menu, or by using the new entry in both of their respective context menus. See below for other added features.
- Enabled Rebates when shopping by default now that it’s completed its rollout.
Enabled support for the management policy from Chromium to control the Import Startup Page Settings, which controls whether or not data import from another browser includes importing startup settings.
- Enabled support for the management policy from Chromium to control the Import Startup Page Settings, which controls whether or not data import from another browser includes importing startup settings.
As for the reliability improvements, changed behaviors, there are some notable ones this week. First off, Microsoft fixed a crash when websites prompt for certain permissions like location. They also fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app crashes the browser. Another fix relates to issues where certain extensions cause the browser to immediately re-open after it’s closed. Other reliability improvements, changed behaviors can be seen below, with the full list here at Microsoft.
- Fixed a crash when interacting with the Downloads popup menu in an InPrivate window.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to open Collections items in an InPrivate window when InPrivate is disabled via management policy causes a crash.
- Fixed an issue where the Find On Page popup can sometimes cover up the address bar popup.
- Fixed an issue where micro-feedback prompts sometimes are available even though the management policy to set if User Feedback is Allowed is set to Disabled.
- Deprecated the management policy to Run All Flash In Allow Mode now that Flash is removed
- Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t work on PDFs.
- Fixed an issue where Read Aloud doesn’t work when the browser is displayed in certain languages.
- Fixed an issue where 360 videos on YouTube sometimes don’t work.
- Fixed an issue where logging into certain websites fails on older devices.
Once again, the known issues are the same as they have been the past few weeks. Nothing new to report on that end. But, what is new, is some notes on extensions. Microsoft is reaching out to developers and notes that if you’re a developer who is planning to ship an extension to the Add-Ons website, you can now have it featured on the main landing page.
Happy downloading and browsing, Edge Insiders! And remember to submit your feedback to Microsoft to help make Edge better for us all.