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Microsoft Edge to get support for Read Aloud in PDFs, full page translation in Immersive Reader, and more...



Microsoft released a new Edge build version 84.0.522.5 to the Dev channel that includes few new features, reliability improvements, and fixes to some existing issues. The new features list includes support for "Read Aloud" in PDFs, full-page translation in Immersive Reader, and more.

 

Here's the complete changelog of this build and how to download the latest offline installer of Microsoft Edge dev build.

 

 

Microsoft Edge to get support for Read Aloud in PDFs, full page translation in Immersive Reader, and more...

 

  • Microsoft Edge dev build version 84.0.522.5 is now available.
  • The latest Microsoft Edge dev build includes support for "Read Aloud" in PDFs, full-page translation in Immersive Reader, and more.
  • This build also includes reliability improvements and bug fixes.

 

Microsoft, in its announcement post, mentioned that the Edge Dev build 84.0.522.5 would be the final release for version 84 but you can expect few small patches before they start releasing version 85 to the Dev branch. It is also a point to note that the software-giant released Edge installer version 81.0.416.77 to the stable release channel last week.

 

What's new and improved in the latest Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5?

Added features:

  • Added support for Read Aloud in PDFs.
  • Added support for full-page translation in Immersive Reader.
  • Added the ability for text saved to a Collection to take you back to the location on the webpage it came from.
  • Added back support for the Chromium "Force Dark Mode for Web Contents" flag.
  • Enabled Shy UI on Mac.
  • Added support for the F6 key to change focus on Mac.

Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where certain types of videos like HEVC don't play properly.
  • Fixed an issue where webpages with videos sometimes hang.

Changed behavior:

  • Fixed an issue where attempting to save an edited PDF brings up the "Save As" dialog every time it's saved instead of silently saving.
  • Fixed an issue where the Find on Page popup sometimes gets stuck and can't be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where history entries in the Jumplist sometimes aren't cleared after closing the browser when history is set to be cleared on close.
  • Fixed an issue where favorites on the Favorites Bar sometimes forget that they're supposed to be icon only.
  • Fixed an issue where extensions that allow keyboard shortcuts to be set aren't able to have those shortcuts be changed on edge://extensions/shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill popups sometimes appear when they shouldn't with incorrect suggestions.
  • Fixed an issue where browser profiles associated with a work or school account are sometimes unintentionally signed out or removed.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where languages on the Language Settings page sometimes can't be selected to "Offer to translate pages in this language".
  • Fixed an issue where starting Read Aloud on certain pages leaves Edge in a state where Read Aloud can't be stopped even though there's nothing to read.

 

How to download the latest Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5?

Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5 (64-bit)
Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5 (32-bit)
Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5 (ARM 64-bit)
Microsoft Edge dev build 84.0.522.5 (macOS 64-bit)

 

 


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