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Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets its first update to version 89



Microsoft releases a new build of Microsoft Edge (Chromium) for the Edge Insiders in the Dev channel. The latest build version 89.0.723.0 is the first Edge 89 build rolling out in this channel. The latest build includes some new features, better reliability improvements, and a list of bug fixes.

 

Though there are no major features introduced in this build, it added the ability to run an on-demand scan for leaked passwords and an option to have downloaded PDFs open in the default PDF reader are some minor key features that you would like in it.

 

Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets its first update to version 89

 

If you are looking for what's new and improved in the latest Edge Insiders dev channel build, here's the full list:

Added features:

  • Added the ability to run an on-demand scan for leaked passwords from the Passwords Settings page.
  • Added a website permission to Cookies and Site Data for pre-loading websites.
  • Added an option to have downloaded PDFs open in the default PDF reader instead of Edge.
  • Added keyboard shortcut information to the Share, Copy, and Paste Settings page.
  • Enabled work from Chromium to reduce battery usage by background tabs.
  • Enabled support for management policies from Chromium for Printing Allowed Background Graphics Modes and Printing Background Graphics Default.

Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where Edge doesn't start and instead gives an error that the "side by side configuration is invalid".
  • Fixed a crash on launch on Linux.
  • Fixed a crash on shutdown when the browser is closed quickly after creating a new tab.
  • Fixed a crash during shutdown.
  • Fixed a crash when using vertical tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where re-opening an IE mode tab that was previously closed sometimes crashes the browser.

Changed behavior:

  • Fixed an issue where there's an invisible or un-selectable tab in the tab strip.
  • Fixed an issue where the ... menu's icon direction is vertical instead of horizontal.
  • Fixed an issue where middle-clicking on a folder in the Favorites menu doesn't open all its content in new tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the Favorites menu or History menu button when the menu is open doesn't close the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where certain website permissions in Settings are blank.
  • Fixed an issue where the button in Settings to manage printers doesn't work.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill sometimes suggests older or out-of-date passwords for websites.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing a window after taking a Web Capture sometimes results parts of the capture not being able to be annotated.
  • Fixed an issue where webpages in certain languages don't trigger an offer to translate them to the user's default language.
  • Fixed an issue where features such as zoom or right-click sometimes don't work properly in Immersive Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn't show any choices in the voice options dropdown.
  • Fixed an issue where videos that are only partially onscreen sometimes are resized instead of clipped.
  • Fixed an issue where pasting text into the title of a Collection instead creates a text note.
  • Fixed an issue where adding Price Comparison info from the Shopping flyout into a Collection sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where Edge updates sometimes take a long time.
  • Fixed an issue where updating Edge sometimes causes apps installed as websites to lose their Taskbar shortcut icons.
  • Fixed an issue where an alert that a saved password has been leaked is shown even though there's been no leaked password detected.
  • Fixed an issue where work or school management of the Windows Taskbar sometimes results in multiple Edge shortcuts on the Taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue where moving a window to a different monitor sometimes results in IE mode tabs not being the correct size.

 


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