Edge Dev is out, and it's the last Chromium 77 release

Once again, it's time for a new build of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser on the Dev branch, which is updated weekly. The build number is, and Microsoft noted that this will be the last one that's based on Chromium 77. After that, it's off to Chromium 78.

There are a few minor new features in this build, such as the ability to choose to never translate pages. Here's the full list of new features and behavior:

  • Added the ability to never translate pages that are in a particular language.

  • Added a keyboard shortcut for the … menu on Mac.

  • Added a button to maximize the feedback screenshot editor window.

  • Added the ability to resize the feedback diagnostic data window.

  • Added group policies to allow SmartScreen to be managed by organizations.

Here's what got fixed for reliability:

  • Fixed a crash during the first run experience.
  • Fixed a crash when typing in the address bar.

  • Fixed an issue where the browser crashes on startup.

  • Fixed a crash when using the built-in translator.

  • Fixed an issue where opening the feedback submission form crashes the browser.

  • Fixed an issue where opening the Settings page sometimes crashes the browser.

  • Fixed an issue where sites that use single sign-on sometimes hang the browser.

These are the fixes for improved behavior:

  • Changed where app/website shortcuts are pinned depending on how the app/website is installed.
  • Fixed some issues around the shortcut pinned to the Task Bar not showing the proper icon or launching the proper profile.

  • Fixed an issue where typing in the address bar sometimes causes whatever address is autocompleted to start loading on its own.

  • Fixed an issue where videos on certain sites like Netflix sometimes become hidden.

  • Fixed an issue where print preview sometimes doesn’t render all pages.

  • Fixed an issue where search engines that have been deleted reappear the next time the browser is opened.

  • Fixed an issue where invalid data was being shown in certain form autofill popups (for example, email fields had popups containing generic data that did not contain valid email addresses).

  • Fixed an issue where light or dark theme isn’t properly applied to system pages (Favorites, Settings, etc.) on Mac.

  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the X to close a tab sometimes isn’t visible in dark theme.

  • Fixed an issue where sign-in popups sometimes didn’t show the correct window icon and title.

  • Fixed an issue where the browser sign-in dialog isn’t big enough to fit its contents.

The new build is available wherever Edge Chromium can be found, including macOS and Windows 7 through 10. It's still only available in the weekly Dev channel and the daily Canary channel. It's unclear when Beta will be made available, although when it is, it will be updated every six weeks. If you want to download Edge Dev, you can find it here.

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