New Microsoft Edge Dev channel build ( adds cool new data privacy feature

Brad Stephenson

Man on computer using Windows 10, Edge

Build is now available for Edge Insiders in the Dev channel. This latest test build for Microsoft’s upcoming revamped Edge browser contains a variety of fixes and improvements but the most-notable one is the addition of a new feature that automatically deletes browsing data as soon as the app is closed.

This is a pretty ingenious feature that will definitely appeal to those who are worried about their data security. The feature can be enabled or disabled within the Privacy and services menu.

Here’s the full notes for build

  • Fixed an issue which was preventing Hulu playback for some users. Hulu would not play on a supported monitor if there was a second unsupported monitor attached.
  • The user interface now uses Windows system settings and colors for high contrast.
  • When importing your data from other browsers in profile settings, a new option to import cookies is available.
  • Website permissions like access to location and devices are now migrated from the current version of Microsoft Edge when you install an insider channel.
  • When Microsoft Defender SmartScreen identifies a malicious site, if you open the site information flyout from the left side of the address box you will see new options to “Report as safe” and “Show unsafe content”.
  • SmartScreen protection is now built-in on macOS, and the SmartScreen extension has been disabled.
  • The option to disable SmartScreen is no longer available in guest mode.
  • In response to feedback, we increased the width of pinned tabs to make them easier to see and click.
  • The ability to export passwords to a CSV file has been restored.
  • Updated the error messages seen when the PDF reader is disabled in site permissions. Different errors are now shown for local files versus web files, and the messages offer a quick link to the setting.
  • In the download page, canceled downloads are now shown with gray color and strikethrough title.
  • You can now use spacebar to choose items in menus, in addition to the enter key.
  • When opening a menu with the keyboard, the first item in the menu is now selected by default.

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