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Microsoft Edge Dev channel build 88.0.685.3 adds support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux



Microsoft released a new Dev Channel build of its popular Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser to the Edge Insiders. The new Edge build 88.0.685.3 comes with support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux, and support for the management policy to Configure Friendly URL Format.

 

Apart from these two new added features, Microsoft Edge build 88.0.685.3 in the Dev Channel also comes with several bug fixes. You can find the complete changelog of the build below.

 

Microsoft Edge Dev channel build 88.0.685.3 adds support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux

 

What's new and improved in Microsoft Edge Build 88.0.685.3?

Added features:

  • Added support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux.
  • Added Mac support for the management policy to Configure Friendly URL Format.

Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where Edge won't open and gives an error message about a bad image or a missing msedge.dll.
  • Fixed a crash on launch when favorites sync is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where certain browser profile names will cause Edge to crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issue where installing a website as an app and then clicking Edge's three dots (...) menu sometimes causes a crash.
  • Fixed a crash when using Application Guard.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where certain websites like Outlook sometimes fail to load and give an error that “something went wrong”.

Changed behavior:

  • Fixed an issue where the prompt to restore tabs after Edge unexpectedly exits does nothing if history is set to be deleted when the browser is closed. Note that this fix disables the popup entirely.
  • Fixed an issue where the Security section in Settings is missing.
  • Fixed an issue where the setting to clear cookies when closing the browser sometimes ignores exceptions and clears cookies that it's not expected to.
  • Fixed an issue where data that's supposed to be cleared when the browser is closed sometimes isn't.
  • Fixed an issue where some PDFs initially render all black or blank when opened.
  • Fixed an issue where web captures can sometimes be closed unintentionally.
  • Fixed an issue where copying web captures sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where initiating a web capture sometimes removes any text highlighting on a page.
  • Fixed an issue where some parts of a web capture sometimes can't be inked on.
  • Fixed an issue where webpage zoom levels sometimes cause the Favorites menu to be zoomed as well.
  • Fixed an issue where webpages sometimes don't zoom in as much as they should be able to.
  • Fixed an issue where the certificate selection popup sometimes isn't shown in the IE mode tab.

 


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