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Dev channel update to 79.0.308.1 is live

Added features:

  • Added initial annotation features to PDFs.
  • Added support for using a pen/stylus to move and resize windows.
  • Improved the browser sign-in experience and added new profile icons.
  • Added an error dialog for when the browser is in a state where it can’t be signed into (for example, when running as an Administrator).
  • Added a link to the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard from within Settings.
  • Added text indicating if a window is InPrivate or Guest to the tooltip that appears when hovering over the Taskbar icon.
  • Added the ability to edit the names of items in Collections.
  • Added more links to documentation from within the F12 Dev Tools.
  • Added more icons to certain places in the browser such as context menus.

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From: Microsoft Edge preview builds: The next step in our OSS journey | Windows Experience Blog   For more in depth information see What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider Channels - Micr

You can still run the Dev or Canary build along side the regular installation of Edge for PDF files. I really do like that I don't need another program for PDFs.

Some of the more noteworthy fixes in the new build as shared at Dev channel update to 76.0.172.0 is live Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes crashes on launch. Fixed a crash when viewing settings

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Dev channel update to 80.0.320.3 is live

The new logo is included as part of the update. In addition to known issues and improvements, note some of the new features:

Added features:
  • Added the ability for websites installed as apps to be restored when a browser session is restored after update, crash, etc.
  • Added support for an upstream Chromium policy that allows a user to remember a decision to open a link using another application (for example, to join a meeting in Microsoft Teams).
  • Added support for periods in single-word intranet URLs.
  • Added the ability to delete Collections items using the Delete keyboard key.
  • Added a dialog for when browser sign-in is disabled by policy.
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UPDATE 2: 320.4 has been released with the fix for the Task Bar icons issue. The Netflix issue is expected to be fixed in another update tomorrow.

UPDATE: We're expecting to release a small update in the next day or two to fix an issue where users with multiple browser profiles still see the old Edge icon on the Task Bar, and an issue where Netflix doesn't work.

 

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Dev channel update to 80.0.334.2 is live

Because there were sync issues in the previous build, sync has been disabled in this build. 

In addition to fixes and behavior changes, the update includes the following added features:
  • Added a right-click option to sort individual favorites folders by name from the Favorites management page.
  • Added a new setting to always use Strict Tracking Prevention inside InPrivate windows.

 

Edit Note:  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, there is no regular Dev channel update planned for next week.

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Dev channel update to 80.0.355.1 is live

In addition to fixes and behavior changes, the update includes the following added features:

  •   Added an option to Reading View to increase text spacing.
  •   Added a prompt to verify work or school accounts that are automatically added to Edge but aren’t enabled for sync so that users are aware sync isn’t enabled.

Also, Collections are now enabled by default for all Canary and Dev channel users, as well as Collections sync.  Details are documented in Get started with Collections in Microsoft Edge.

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Dev channel update to 80.0.361.5 is live

This is the last Dev channel update for this year and is also the final build for major version 80, which will become the next Beta update.  Among other changes and fixes, the update includes the following added features:

Added features:
  •   Added support for Dolby Vision playback.
  •   Enabled users of Windows Mixed Reality to view 360° videos on VR headsets.
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Dev channel update to 81.0.381.0 is live

The first DEV update of the new year includes numerous fixes and changes in behavior.  Also included are the following added features:
  • Added a feature to suggest URLs to visit that are similar to typed URLs that result in a failed navigation due to the fact that no webpage at the typed URL exists.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut for starting Read Aloud (ctrl + shift + U).
  • Added the ability to paste multiple items into a Collection at the same time.
  • Added a dialog to tell users when a new data type is available to sync.
  • Added support for Guided Switch to suggest going back to a personal profile when visiting links to certain non-work or school resources in a work or school profile.
  • Added support for the Chromium management policy to disable web payment APIs in webpages.
  • Added a management policy for disabling Microsoft Search for Business.
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Dev channel update to 81.0.389.2 is live

Yes, even with the release of the stable version of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge today, the other versions will continue to be updated at the same pace:  Beta ~6 weeks, Dev weekly and Canary daily. 

This update is smaller than usual due to the focus on the release of the stable version.  However, in addition to fixes and improvements, it includes the following added features:
  • Added the ability to hide the Collections button from the address bar.
  • Added a “coming soon” message to all users who still have favorites sync disabled.
  • Added a dialog to inform users when another program on the device installs an extension in Edge.
  • Enabled integration of the Windows built-in spellchecker.
  • Added a management policy to prevent the first run experience from running.
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Dev channel update to 81.0.396.0 is live

Added features:

  • Added a dialog to warn users when they’re visiting a website that uses out-of-date security settings.
  • Added a setting to enable or disable automatic profile switching (when work or school links are opened are opened in a personal profile, the browser will offer to automatically move that link into a window for the work or school profile).
  • Added support for extensions inside Application Guard windows.
  • Added a dialog to warn users when they sign into a browser profile with a different account than they previously used to sign into the same profile.


See the link for fixes and known issues.

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Dev channel update to 81.0.403.1 is live

See the post for information about casting, Set Aside Tabs and Warn On Close as well as fixes and improvements.

Added Features:
  • Enabled the 3D viewer tool in the F12 Developer Tools.
  • Enabled localization of the F12 Dev tools so they will match the language the rest of the browser is using.
  • Enabled the link on the … menu to the Extensions management page in Application Guard windows now that extensions have been enabled.
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Dev channel update to 81.0.410.1 is live

In addition to fixes and improvements, see the new features.

Added Features:
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to enter Immersive Reader mode.
  • Enabled support for cards saved in MSPay to be used in webpages.
  • Enabled Dolby Vision support for capable devices.
  • Added support on Mac for reading PDFs protected with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).
  • Added a limit to the amount of text that can be added to an item in a Collection. Note that we are still measuring this limit and may adjust it in the future.
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Dev channel update to 81.0.416.3 is live

Build 81.0.416.3 is expected to be the last build for major version 81, which means it will soon be released to the Beta channel. 

The build has a long list of added features:
  • Added blue color to the account button in InPrivate windows as suggested by user feedback.
  • Added a tool on the Favorites management page to remove duplicate favorites.
  • Enabled Collections sync for all channels that currently have Collections available.
  • Added the ability to highlight text in PDFs.
  • Added support for web-optimized PDFs that download one page at a time as they’re viewed.
  • Added a feature to Immersive Reader to focus on only one or a few lines at a time.
  • Added a dialog to inform users when an extension is disabled because it has the ability to change settings (new tab page, search provider, etc.)
  • Added a message when a user tries to use IE mode and Internet Explorer isn’t installed.
  • Added support for syncing the “Sign in automatically” setting under edge://settings/passwords.
  • Added an option in edge://settings/profiles/multiProfileSettings to choose a default profile to use when opening links in external applications.
  • Added a management policy controlling the ability to import Top Sites from another browser.
  • Added a management policy controlling the ability to import Extensions from another browser.
  • Added a management policy controlling the ability to import Cookies from another browser.
  • Added a page to Settings to help users download Edge mobile.
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Dev channel update to 82.0.425.3 is live.

This is the first Dev channel build for major version 82.  See the link for links to blog posts about some of the improvements being worked on.  In addition to changes and fixes, the build includes one new added feature:
  • Added a management policy to allow the deletion of browsing data from Edge Legacy when it’s replaced by the installation of Edge’s Stable channel.
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Dev channel update to 82.0.432.3 is live

Along with fixes and improvements, the edge://surf game is now available for everyone to play just by going to edge://surf.

Added features:
  • Added the ability to put the Share button next to the address bar.
  • Added a management policy to disable the Share button.
  • Added the ability to hide the Home button by right-clicking it.
  • Added support for Windows Information Protection.
  • Added a management policy to control the automatic creation of on-premises work or school profiles (profiles with a DOMAIN\NAME format instead of a NAME@COMPANY.COM format).
  • Added extra security to the Payment info Settings page by requiring the OS-level password in order to edit or delete cards.
  • Added support for syncing the “Allow extensions from other stores” setting to other devices.
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Dev channel update to 82.0.439.1 is live

 

Added features:

  • Added the ability to customize the size and color of ink when annotating PDFs. 
  • Added a service to suggest an address to try when a navigation to a website fails due to a typo in the address. 
  • Added support for syncing Tracking Prevention exception settings. 
  • Added a button in Settings to make Edge the Default Browser. 
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Dev channel update to 82.0.446.0 is live

Added features:

  • Added a capability to Guided Switch to ask to switch to a work or school profile when work or school content is being opened in a personal profile.
  • Added better drag and drop support for Collections.
  • Added support for more websites to properly add price and rating information to a product that’s been added to a Collection.
  • Added support for the Native Window Occlusion management policy from upstream Chromium.
  • Added the option to the Manage Search Engines management policy to allow search provider discovery.
  • Added improved messaging to accounts that aren’t able to sync to explain why they can’t.
  • Enabled the new Fluent designs for webpage controls like the calendar picker or dropdown on Mac.
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Dev channel update to 82.0.453.2 is live

Added features:
  • Added a “Recently Closed” section to the History page.
  • Added the ability to use network provider location as a fallback for when a website requests location but the underlying OS has disabled access to its location API.
  • Added support for the Roaming Profile Location upstream Chromium management policy.
  • Added a page to Settings to manage Family Safety settings.
  • Added a management policy to hide the Family Safety Settings page.
  • Improved SmartScreen’s blocking of unsafe websites.
  • Improved SmartScreen’s blocking capabilities when pages have content from multiple sources.
  • Improved SmartScreen’s blocking capabilities for websites that redirect upon loading.
  • Improved messaging when syncing of certain data types is temporarily disabled.
  • Improved messaging on the Downloads management page for insecure downloads that have been blocked.
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Dev channel update to 83.0.461.1 is live

Added features:
  • Added the ability to sync Extensions.
  • Added a page to Settings to manage Family Safety settings.
  • Added the ability to add all tabs to a Collection.
  • Added the ability to drag multiple items from a webpage into a Collection at once on certain websites.
  • Added support for adverb highlighting in Immersive Reader.
  • Added support for the Scroll To Text Fragment management policy from upstream Chromium.
  • Added a management policy to configure the deletion of cached files and images when the browser closes.
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Dev channel update to 83.0.474.0 is live

Added features:
  • Added the ability to show which folder a favorite is in when you search for a favorite on the Favorites management page and then right click a result.
  • Added the ability to create a list of sites that are exempt from the deletion of cookies when the browser is configured to delete browsing data upon closing.
  • Added an option to use quieter website notifications that don’t show unprompted popups.
  • Added a search box to the Mac Touchbar when there is only one tab open.
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Dev channel update to 83.0.478.5 is live

This is the Beta release candidate for major version 83.

Added features:
  • Added the ability to select text and read aloud just the selection.
  • Added the ability to add nicknames to payment cards that are stored for easy differentiation.
  • Added support for websites to ask for permission to edit files on your device (not supported by all devices).
  • Added support for importing data from Firefox using the Auto Import At First Run management policy.
  • Added support for the DNS Over HTTPS Mode management policy from upstream Chromium.
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Dev channel update to 84.0.488.1 is live

Added features:
  • Added a dropdown UI when browsing in fullscreen mode to be able to access tabs and the address bar without exiting fullscreen (unofficially referred to as Shy UI).
  • Added a management policy to prevent the creation of a desktop shortcut when Edge is installed.
  • Added messaging to inform users when the internal PDF reader is disabled via the “Always Open PDF Externally” management policy.
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Dev Channel update to 84.0.495.2 is live

Added features:
  • Added the ability for Guided Switch to offer to switch to personal profiles instead of just work or school profiles.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut (Alt+Shift+R on Windows) to show the options bar in Immersive Reader.
  • Added support for SmartScreen to block potentially unwanted apps that are downloaded as ClickOnce or DirectInvoke applications.
  • Added the ability for developers to debug Edge instances that are running in headless mode.
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Dev channel update to 84.0.502.0 is live.

If you have multiple profiles, see this article:  Using multiple profiles at work and at home is now easier with Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Blog.

Added features:
  • Added a “don’t show again” option to the warning that appears when launching Edge with Administrator privileges.
  • Added the ability to exit ink/highlight mode in PDFs by hitting the Esc key on the keyboard.
  • Added security to the saved payment cards section of Settings by requiring extra authorization before editing a saved card.
  • Added the ability for Windows Information Protection for extend to the Share feature.
  • Added a red PDF highlighter color.
  • Added checkboxes to the entries on the Favorites and History management pages.
  • Added new Read Aloud voices.
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