📢 What's new coming with Microsoft Edge v89?

Microsoft Edge 89 to release in March 2021 to the stable release channel. Microsoft to release the following improvements in Microsoft Edge 89. - Story by Kunal Chowdhury on


Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft in 2015 for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Since then, it has been rolled out for Android and iOS in 2017, macOS in 2019, and preview for Linux in 2020. The legacy Microsoft Edge is over, and the latest version is powered by the popular Chromium engine.

 

Microsoft Edge 89 is currently being previewed in Edge Insiders Dev Channel and is going to roll out to the stable channel in the first week of March 2021. According to the Edge roadmap, the next version to bring the following improvements.

 

What's new coming with Microsoft Edge v89?

 

Improvements to text selection experience within PDF documents

Users will begin to get a smoother and more consistent text selection experience across PDF documents opened in Microsoft Edge starting with version 89.

 

Date of Birth field now supported in autofill

Today Microsoft Edge helps you save time and effort while filling out forms and creating accounts online by auto-filling your data like addresses, names, phone numbers, etc. Beginning with version 89, we are adding support for another field that you can have saved and auto-filled - date of birth. You can view, edit and delete this information anytime in your profile settings.

 

Policies to control whether to allow extensions from other stores and block external extensions

With Microsoft Edge version 89, Enterprise admins will be able to decide whether their users can install extensions from stores other than the Microsoft Edge Addons website. They will also be able to block external extensions from being installed.

 

"Disable developer mode extensions" warning can be permanently dismissed

Beginning with Microsoft Edge v.89, you can turn off the warning "Disable developer mode extensions" by clicking on the "Don't show this again" option.

 

 

New print rasterization mode for non-PostScript printers

Starting with Microsoft Edge v.89 a new policy exists that controls how Microsoft Edge prints to non-PostScript printers on Windows. Sometimes print jobs on non-PostScript printers need to be rasterized to print correctly. The print options are Full and Fast.

 

Additional lockdown capabilities available for kiosk mode

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, we have added additional lockdown capabilities within kiosk mode to enable customers to get the job done in a productive and more secure experience.

 

Additional page scaling options for printing

With Microsoft Edge v.89 users will be able to customize scaling while printing webpages and PDF documents with additional options. The 'Fit to Page' option ensures that the webpage or document is fit into the space available in the selected 'Paper size' for printing. The 'Actual size' option would ensure that there are no changes in the size of the contents being printed irrespective of the 'Paper size' selected.

 

Extend autofill suggestions to include content from the clipboard

Clipboard content is parsed when you click on a profile/address field (phone, email, zip code, city, state, etc.) to show as autofill suggestions.

 

 

Single sign-on (SSO) for all windows accounts for those using the default Microsoft Edge profile

Beginning in Microsoft Edge v.89, we will provide single sign-on (SSO) with all windows accounts in the default Microsoft Edge profile for users that have one profile. If users choose to separate profiles, we will isolate SSO to only the profile's signed in account.

 





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