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Microsoft releases Edge Dev build 92.0.878.0 [Update]

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Update: Microsoft today released a new Edge Dev build, which comes less than a week after the first version 92 build made it to the Dev channel. Today's update bumps the version to 92.0.878.0 and is a minor one. Considering that it has been just a few days since the previous update was released, the firm says that not much has changed with this build. There isn't even an accompanying blog post this week.

As usual, the update should be installed automatically in the background. Those interested can head into the About Microsoft Edge setting to force check for an update and initiate the download.

Original article follows below:

Hot on the heels of releasing Edge 91 to the Beta channel, Microsoft has released the first Edge 92 build to Dev channel users - which comes later in the week than it usually does. The version number has been bumped up to 92.0.873.1. Considering that this is the first version 92 build, there isn’t much in the way of features. However, there are a bunch of bug fixes and general improvements.

The two features listed in today’s release relate to new management policies from Chromium. However, the company also highlighted the recently announced improvements being made to how Edge processes are classified in the Windows Task Manager - a feature that debuted with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21364.

Here are the two new management policy additions being made to the latest Edge Dev build:

  • Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if Shared Array Buffer Unrestricted Access is Allowed.
  • Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if Headless Mode is Enabled.

As is always the case, the release comes with a bunch of improvements to the reliability of the browser to address random crashes and the like. Here is the complete list:

  • Fixed an issue where certain websites randomly crash.
  • Fixed a crash when playing certain videos.
  • Fixed a crash when sending feedback.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a management popup like History multiple times via the keyboard shortcut sometimes opens the popup multiple times or crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes is broken and can’t navigate anywhere if multiple separate user accounts are logged into the device simultaneously.
  • Fixed an issue where using Web Capture or Smart Copy sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where using controls like dropdown menus on webpages sometimes crashes them.

There are also a bunch of fixes to address changed behavior in the browser. These aim to fix issues such as inconsistent password sync, faulty favicon previews, a bunch of Kids mode issues, and more. Here is a complete list of those fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the setting and the management policy to disable the password reveal button in password fields on webpages doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where the management policy to Go To Intranet Site For Single Word Entry In Address Bar doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where changes to saved passwords sometimes don’t sync.
  • Fixed an issue where notes or comments in Collections don’t sync alongside the rest of the content.
  • Fixed an issue where opening favorites from the Favorites management page sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where the prompt to restore tabs after opening the browser unexpectedly appears.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting all text in a PDF sometimes doesn’t actually select all text.
  • Fixed an issue where the Vertical Tabs pane sometimes doesn’t collapse.
  • Fixed an issue where importing data from another browser sometimes misses some things.
  • Fixed an issue where favicons in the Windows taskbar preview thumbnails that appear when you hover over a window icon on the taskbar sometimes aren’t correct.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on Taskbar shortcuts of pinned websites or websites installed as apps sometimes opens a window with a separate Taskbar icon instead of attaching the window to the existing one.
  • Fixed an issue where Math Helper sometimes fails to load.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is sometimes blank or black.
  • Fixed an issue where Sleeping Tabs that aren’t supposed to be discarded sometimes are anyway.
  • Fixed an issue where the back/forward navigation buttons sometimes don’t work in Kids mode.
  • Fixed an issue with exiting Kids Mode when the prompt to ask before closing the browser if multiple tabs are open is enabled in Settings.

Lastly, there are a bunch of known issues that users must be aware of when using the browser. While some are related to the browser itself, problems such as sites like Gmail failing to load for users running Kaspersky software stem from the software being out of date, requiring an update to the software. Here are all the known issues:

  • 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 usual, the Dev channel update should automatically install in the background. However, users can head to Settings and pull the update by navigating to the 'About Microsoft Edge' page.

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