Microsoft pushed a new weekly build for the Microsoft Edge in the dev channel. The update pushed the latest Microsoft Edge build to 83.0.478.5, and comes with few minor features, several improvements and fixes.


If you are excited to know what's new coming with Microsoft Edge starting dev build 83.0.478.5, continue reading further.


Microsoft Edge adds ability to import data from Firefox, add nicknames to payment cards, and more


  • A new Microsoft Edge dev build started rolling out.
  • The update adds ability to import data from Firefox, add nicknames to payment cards, and more.
  • The dev-channel update is rolling out as version 83.0.478.5.


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.



Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where random renderer processes sometimes use high, constant amounts of CPU.
  • Fixed an issue where closing a tab sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where closing a tab containing a PDF document sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash on launch on Mac.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to report an unsafe website sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where using Picture-in-Picture mode to view a video sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging an image into a Collection sometimes crashes the Collections pane.


Changed behavior:

  • Changed the Passwords page in Settings to no longer show the number of characters in a password before being given permission to show the password itself.
  • Fixed an issue where trying to copy data out of a form in a PDF sometimes copies text from the main PDF content instead if there’s any text highlighted at the time.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs are not automatically downloaded when the “Always Open PDF Externally” management policy is enabled.
  • Improved detection of sites where payment information is submitted in order to offer better suggestions for when to save payment card info.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to manually import data from Firefox sometimes showed multiple Firefox entries.
  • Fixed an issue where password autosuggest popups sometimes appear above the text box instead of below it.
  • Fixed an issue where management policies that modify the new tab page break the setting to only show the Favorites Bar on the new tab page.
  • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser with a Work or School account sometimes leads to work or school websites being blocked when they shouldn't be.
  • Fixed an issue where links that create IE mode tabs in new windows sometimes fail to create more tabs after the first in the new window.



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