Here's what's new in Edge Dev version

Yesterday, Microsoft added a new Edge Dev update to its 'What's New' page, showing that it's now based on Chromium 77. It seems like it was published in error though, because the link from there to the changelog didn't work, and the build wasn't released, until today.

This build actually adds some new features, since it's a major update. The version number is, and it contains the following new features:

  • Added a page in Settings to choose your desired New Tab Page layout.

  • Added an option in the Help and Feedback menu to report an unsafe website.

  • Multiple tabs can now be selected using the keyboard’s ctrl and space keys.

  • Added dark theme to the Send Feedback dialog.

  • Added a separator between the active tab and the rest of the tabs when the color of the tab band makes it difficult to tell the difference between the active tab and the rest of the tabs.

  • Updated the color of windows when they’re inactive.

There is also a variety of fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where opening Settings as a guest crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where opening DevTools in InPrivate sometimes crashes the browser.

  • Fixed an issue where the loading spinner and the tab icon existed at the same time.

  • Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud.

  • Fixed an issue where certain webpages with videos would crash.

  • Fixed an issue where favorites sometimes get deleted if the first run experience is interrupted.

  • Fixed some strings that weren’t translated.

  • Fixed an issue where installed websites can’t be uninstalled from Windows Settings.

  • Fixed an issue where DevTools extensions weren’t appearing in the list of DevTools extensions.

  • Fixed an issue where sync sometimes wouldn’t work when using a VPN.

  • Fixed an issue where files shown on the downloads page used a generic icon instead of the file’s own icon.

These fixes are exclusive to Macs:

  • Fixed an issue where clicking the Restart App button when installing an update doesn’t open the browser again.

  • Fixed an issue where context menus sometimes aren’t shown.

  • Fixed an issue where the text for the keyboard shortcut to open Downloads is different depending on where it is seen.

  • Fixed an issue where the prompt to enter keychain credentials is unexpectedly seen after installing a new build.

If you're running Edge Dev, you'll get this update automatically. If you want it right now, you can go to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge to update your browser.

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