Latest Edge Dev build adds minor new features, won't be heading to Linux users just yet

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Microsoft today released a new Edge Dev build, bumping the version to 92.0.884.2. While this is the third build to be released from major version 92, it is still light on features, with today’s build adding just two new minor features, along with the usual crop of bug fixes and reliability improvements.

The firm also notes that the Linux users running Dev channel builds will not be receiving an update today due to issues with the build’s development. The company aims to release an update later this week but isn’t promising anything concrete in terms of timelines. Additionally, the Edge team is also highlighting the reverse image search feature being added to the sidebar.

As for the two features being added today, here is the changelog:

  • Added the ability for Guided Switch to remember which profile to use per website.
  • Added options in Print Preview to Fit To Page and to print as Actual Size.

As usual, the build also brings with it a bunch of fixes to improve the reliability of the browser. Here is the complete list:

  • Fixed a crash when performing a web search.
  • Fixed a crash when typing in webpages.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when playing certain DRM-protected videos.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or website installed as an app when no regular browser window is open sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when importing data from another browser.
  • Fixed a crash when typing in the address bar in InPrivate windows.
  • Fixed a crash when adding a page to a new Collection.
  • Fixed an issue where uninstalling or disabling extensions soon after opening the browser may cause a crash.
  • Fixed a crash when using assistive technologies like screen readers.
  • Fixed a crash when viewing certain settings in Guest windows.

And there are a bunch of fixes to address changed behavior. This includes fixes for issues with Settings that can lead to the page going blank. It also addresses GPU memory leaks when playing certain videos. However, there is no mention of the bug that causes the browser to crash when viewing YouTube videos, something that the firm acknowledged last week. Here is the list of fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where certain videos cause the GPU process to leak memory.
  • Fixed an issue where certain popups like permission prompts are blank.
  • Fixed an issue where searching for a Setting causes the Settings page to go blank.
  • Fixed an issue where removing search providers sometimes unexpectedly disables other features.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcuts to open Favorites, History, etc. sometimes don’t work when used from PWAs or websites installed as apps.
  • Fixed an issue where importing data from other browsers sometimes results in duplicates with existing data.
  • Fixed an issue where changing the default search provider in Settings sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Settings pages don’t work properly in Kids Mode.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the setting to “Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile” doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where configuring the Download Restriction management policy in a certain way unexpectedly causes all downloads to be blocked.
  • Fixed an issue where the management policy to Prevent Smart Screen Prompt Override For Files sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where Pin to Taskbar sometimes fails.

Lastly, the firm has listed the known issues that users must be aware of when installing the build. Here is the complete list:

  • Certain extensions such as the Microsoft Editor extension don’t work on Linux. As soon as they’re installed, they crash and are disabled. We’re currently investigating.
  • Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed. See this help article for more details.
  • Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it.
  • 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable. We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator.
  • 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.

As a reminder, Edge Beta is now available for Linux, so those who want to try out the browser have an additional, more stable option to choose from. As usual, today’s Dev channel update should automatically be downloaded and installed by the browser in the background. However, you can head into the About Microsoft Edge settings to force check for updates and pull it manually.

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