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Microsoft Edge Dev channel build 87.0.664.8 brings improved favorites menu, price comparison feature and more



Microsoft released a new build of Microsoft Edge browser to the Edge Insiders, who are in the Dev channel. The latest build version 87.0.664.8 includes new features like an improved favorites menu, price comparison feature to collections, data recovery for PDFs, and more.

 

This build also includes several bug fixes and a list of new improvements. To see what's new and improved (complete changelog) in the latest Microsoft Edge Dev Channel build, continue reading further.

 

Microsoft Edge Dev channel build 87.0.664.8 brings improved favorites menu, price comparison feature and more

 

Added features

  • Changed the Favorites menu to now be a pinnable pane that lists all favorites in a single vertical list instead of multiple flyout menus.
  • Added a price comparison feature to Collections.
  • Added data recovery to PDFs so that edits or annotations aren't lost in the event of a crash.
  • Improved support for AV1 encoded videos. Note that the Windows extension is still required to be installed from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/av1-video-extension/9mvzqvxjbq9v.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to open and close Collections.
  • Added a button to the Profile flyout to turn on Sync if it's not already turned on.
  • Added a setting to control whether or not the button to reveal passwords on webpages is shown, as well as a management policy for Password Reveal Enabled. Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates are still needed.
  • Added a management policy for Kiosk Address Bar Editing Enabled. Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates are still needed.
  • Added a management policy for Web Capture Enabled. Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates are still needed.
  • Merged the News and Office new tab pages for work and school users. Note that the Office-only new tab page can still be set for users via management policy.
  • Rolled out the pre-rendered new tab page more broadly.
  • Deprecated the management policy for New Tab Page Set Feed Type.

 

Improved reliability

  • Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud on PDFs sometimes crashes the tab. Note that there is still a known hang with the Read Aloud that may cause the tab to eventually crash if it hangs for too long.
  • Fixed a crash when syncing Collections.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging items into a Collection sometimes crashes the Collections pane.
  • Fixed a crash when playing certain videos.
  • Fixed an issue where certain videos fail to play.

 

Changed behaviors

  • Fixed an issue where updating Edge causes the current session to be closed instead of restored (if it was set to be restored).
  • Fixed an issue where users are signed out of Edge after an update.
  • Fixed an issue where downloaded PDFs always open in Edge instead of opening in the default PDF viewer.
  • Fixed an issue where the Favorites list sometimes won't open.
  • Fixed an issue where some website permissions are unable to be deleted from Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where items can't be added to a Collection from within Immersive Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where disconnecting a monitor while Edge is fullscreen sometimes results in Edge no longer being visible on the remaining monitor(s).
  • Fixed an issue where Password Monitor sometimes reports different numbers in the alert popup than it does in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where websites pinned to the Start menu sometimes don't show the name of the website.
  • Fixed an issue where the Taskbar shortcut sometimes looks pixelated or rough.
  • Fixed an issue where Amazon Assistant doesn't work when Tracking Prevention is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where Open All in Collections sometimes doesn't work.
  • Fixed an issue where certain forms on webpages are auto-filled when they're not expected to be.
  • Fixed an issue where non-password forms on webpages are sometimes detected as passwords.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Capture preview sometimes doesn't match the area selected or shows the area selected to be outside the window.

 


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