It's that time of the week again, time for a new build of Microsoft Edge in the Dev branch. This week's build is version 82.0.432.3, and it does include a handful of new features.
For one thing, it includes the Surf game that the company introduced back in November. Back then, Edge Chromium had the same logo as Edge Legacy, and Microsoft had a game where you could #FindWhatsNext, and that ended up being the new icon. Now, you can play the game offline in Dev and Canary channels; it will be available in Beta and Stable when the next updates for those channels roll out. You can access the game by going to edge://surf.
Another big feature, and probably an objectively more important feature, is that you can now put the Share button next to the address bar. Here's the full list of new features:
- Added the ability to put the Share button next to the address bar.
- Added a management policy to disable the Share button.
- Added the ability to hide the Home button by right-clicking it.
- Added support for Windows Information Protection.
- Added a management policy to control the automatic creation of on-premises work or school profiles (profiles with a DOMAIN\NAME format instead of a NAME@COMPANY.COM format).
- Added extra security to the Payment info Settings page by requiring the OS-level password in order to edit or delete cards.
- Added support for syncing the “Allow extensions from other stores” setting to other devices.
Oddly, there's still no support for extension syncing, which has been available in the Canary channel for 12 days. It's also worth noting that a recently published roadmap said the feature was coming this month.
There are also some fixes for improved reliability:
- Fixed an issue where clicking a favorite on the Favorites management page sometimes causes a crash.
- Fixed an issue where filling out forms in webpages in an InPrivate window sometimes crashes the browser.
- Fixed an issue where editing a Collection when Collections sync is enabled sometimes crashes the browser.
- Improved the reliability of Edge installation to reduce “side by side configuration is incorrect” errors after installing an update.
- Fixed an issue where entering Immersive Reader sometimes crashes the tab.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to print a PDF sometimes crashes the tab.
- Fixed an issue where importing extensions from another browser sometimes leads to a browser crash.
- Fixed a crash when closing the browser.
- Fixed an issue where clicking the button to change the style of text in a note in a Collection crashes the Collections pane.
- Fixed an issue where Collections may not sync properly.
And here's the list for changed behavior:
- Stopped automatically creating on-premises work or school profiles (profiles with a DOMAIN\NAME format instead of a NAME@COMPANY.COM format) since sync does not work with these types of profiles. As mentioned last week, see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/enterprise/updates-to-auto-sign-in-with-on-prem-active-direct... for more details.
- Changed the color of text on inactive tabs to be more readable.
- Fixed an issue where enabling Collections sync sometimes changes the title of synced Collections to “Syncing…”.
- Fixed an issue where videos on certain websites like Twitter don’t play properly and instead show an error.
- Fixed an issue where rotating a PDF after drawing on it with ink sometimes corrupts the drawing.
- Fixed an issue where the Share button isn’t disabled on pages that aren’t shareable.
- Fixed an issue where the Collections button isn’t removed from the address bar when Collections are disabled via management policy.
- Fixed an issue where items that are blocked from being downloaded due to security issues have corrupted UI on the Downloads shelf.
- Fixed an issue where pinning a site that’s currently open in an IE mode tab fails.
- Fixed an issue where the “Offer to save passwords” setting doesn’t sync with all Edge channels.
Finally, there are some known issues to be aware of:
- Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some fixes in that area last month. The most common way this is triggered is by installing a new channel of Edge or installing Edge on another device and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available.
- Users of certain security software packages will see all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The only supported way to prevent this behavior is to uninstall that software. We’re currently engaging with the developers of that software to test a potential fix, which we hope to bring to Dev and Canary soon.
- After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. UI popups like menus are not affected and opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware.
- There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it.
- At certain zoom levels, there is a noticeable line between the browser UI and the web contents.
As usual, Edge Dev will update in the background. If you want to get this build now, you can go to About Microsoft Edge in Settings.