Edge Dev build 85.0.545.0 lets you import data from Edge Legacy

Today, Microsoft released this week's Edge build from the Dev branch, bringing the build number to 85.0.545.0. As usual, there's nothing crazy in terms of new features, but there is one. It's just the ability to import data from Edge Legacy on-demand, as you already can from Chrome, Firefox, and so on.

The rest of the changelog is all about fixes and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where opening websites from shortcuts that have been pinned to the Taskbar sometimes results in a crashed webpage.
  • Fixed an issue where entering payment card info on webpages sometimes leads to a crash when the offer to save the payment card info to the browser is shown.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to add items to a Collection sometimes crashes the webpage.
  • Fixed a hang when exporting a Collection to Excel.
  • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser with a personal account sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to save a webpage into favorites while in Immersive Reader sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to cast media to certain devices like Xboxes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where DolbyVision content doesn’t play properly.

Here's what got fixed for changed behavior:

  • Fixed an issue where the Global Media Controls flag from upstream Chromium was removed.
  • Fixed an issue where a checkbox was removed that allows a payment card stored in MS Pay to be saved to the local browser.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs with certain non-English letters aren’t read correctly with Read Aloud.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs with certain non-visible characters aren’t read correctly with Read Aloud.
  • Fixed an issue where Edge’s autofill suggestion popups sometimes cover popups that are created by websites filling in forms.

Finally, here are the known issues:

  • Clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update sometimes results in those links not loading properly. The workaround is just to restart Edge to apply the update, and this is expected to be fixed after next week’s update.
  • Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed.
  • Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge 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. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable.
  • After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. 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 and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window.
  • Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices. This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag.
  • 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.

As always, you can manually update your browser by heading to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge, or you can just wait for it to update in the background.

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