Latest Edge Dev update makes accessing tabs from other devices easier

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Microsoft has released another weekly Edge update in the Dev channel. Version 102.0.1235.1 is now available for all users with an improved Tab Actions menu and a traditional list of bug fixes. Despite previous claims that today's release would be the last update for version 102, Microsoft says users in the Dev channel can expect a new build later.

What is new in Edge 102.0.1235.1

Feature-wise, Edge 102.0.1235.1 does not offer much. The only visible change is a slightly improved Tab Actions menu that now lets you access tabs from other devices. With the latest update, the Tab Actions menu offers the following options: enable or disable vertical tabs, tab search, recently closed pages, add tabs to a new collection, and now tabs from other devices. If you use Edge Stable, you can access tabs from other devices in the History flyout.

The Tabs Actions menu with the option to open tabs from other devices

Also, Microsoft added support for a management policy from mainstream Chromium to control if the JavaScript engine behavior to set timeout without 1 ms clamp is enabled.

Here is the rest of the changelog with all bug fixes and minor improvements:

Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where all tabs crash with an error code: FACILITY_VISUALCPP/ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND.
  • Fixed a crash on mobile when sending feedback.
  • Fixed an issue where WebView2 apps crash when setting User Data Folder Access options (Issue 2363).
  • Fixed a crash on Xbox when using Tab Search.

Changed behavior:

  • Improved how many types of tabs can be put to sleep.
  • Reduced the number of tabs that are discarded due to memory pressure in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where Tab Search doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where printing and print preview sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where certain search engines can’t be removed from Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where certain languages aren’t available in Spell Check.
  • Fixed an issue where IE mode sometimes can’t be enabled or configured.
  • Fixed an issue in Application Guard windows where downloads are sometimes blocked when they shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue where work/school results don’t appear in the search engine when searching from the address bar.

Mobile:

  • Fixed an issue where Top Sites can’t be edited because the edit button is too hard to hit.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t highlight words that it should, or says words that it shouldn’t.
  • Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud controls sometimes don’t appear in the notification shade.

Finally, Edge Dev users should beware of the following known bugs:

  • 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 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.

You can download Edge Dev from the official website. The channel is available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

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