New Edge Dev build adds voice typing support on Windows 11 and more

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Like clockwork, Microsoft is today releasing Edge Dev build 96.0.1032.0 with a few new features. The most noteworthy is the addition of voice typing in the Windows 11 version. With Windows 11 now rolling out to more users, the new feature is accessible to more users for the company to gather feedback on. Additionally, there are a couple of other new features, including for iPads.

Another nifty addition made in this build is the ability to move a tab to a different profile, even if there are no tabs from the other profile open. This might come in handy when moving tabs between personal and work profiles and the like. The browser is also adding the option to close toast notifications that are served when using collections.

As usual, the features are also accompanied by a bunch of bug fixes and overall improvements. Additionally, there might be a few more Edge Dev builds before major version 96 is promoted to the Beta channel, thanks to the new release cadence.

Here are all the new features added to this build:

  • Added an item to the menu when right-clicking tabs that moves the tab to a different profile, even if no windows for that profile are currently open.
  • Enabled voice typing in web pages on Windows 11.
  • Added a button to the main feedback dialog to easily get to the “Recreate my problem” sub-dialog.
  • Added an X to close certain toast notifications that appear when managing Collections.
  • Added a button to exit Immersive Reader on iPad.
  • Added improved messaging when the Web Widget fails to open because an extension disabled it.

And here are all the improvements made to enhance the reliability of the browser:

  • Fixed a crash when opening a window to a profile when a window for another profile is open.
  • Fixed a crash when viewing Settings in a Guest window.
  • Fixed a crash when using Internet Explorer mode.
  • Mobile:
    • Fixed a crash on Android when using third-party autofill providers.
    • Fixed a crash on Android when downloading something.
    • Fixed a crash on iPad.
    • Fixed some crashes on Android 12.
  • Fixed a crash in WebView2 apps when opening a context menu (Issue 1744).

These are followed by the fixes that are aimed at addressing changed behavior. This includes a fix for addressing issues with importing data from other browsers, input issues, and a bunch of issues plaguing the mobile versions. Here is the complete list:

  • Fixed an issue where enabling spellchecking for multiple languages resulted in only one language getting spellcheck results.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a new window from the Favorites or History management pages fails.
  • Fixed an issue where importing data from other browsers sometimes fails in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue where certain kinds of browser history are able to be deleted even when deleting history is disabled by management policy.
  • Fixed an issue where editing a text note in a Collection sometimes isn’t possible because the pane automatically scrolls to where the note isn’t visible.
  • Fixed an issue where entering Kids mode unnecessarily adds badging to browser shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue where websites that ask for permission to use a 2-Factor Authentication device result in a blank permission dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where setting a website installed as an app to run when the device starts up via the app’s post-install dialog isn’t reflected in the Apps management page.
  • Fixed an issue where there is no indication that a download has started in websites installed as apps.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the button in Settings to restart the browser doesn’t actually restart it.
  • Fixed an issue where input sometimes doesn’t work when mini menus are visible.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Widget doesn’t respond to touchscreen input.
  • Fixed an issue on Xbox where the Setting to open a specific page on browser startup doesn’t work.
  • Mobile:
    • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes fails.
    • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes fails after updating the app.
    • Fixed an issue where company resources are sometimes blocked with a “You can’t get there from here” error even though the device and browser are signed into the company properly.
    • Fixed an issue where setting the default search provider sometimes fails.
    • Fixed an issue where certain websites can’t be logged into in InPrivate.
    • Fixed an issue on Android 12 where autofill data save prompts sometimes don’t appear when they should.
    • Fixed an issue where data is sometimes inadvertently imported from other browsers multiple times in a row, leading to duplicate data.

As is always the case, the build is rolling out in a staggered fashion, meaning that it might be a while till it shows up for all users. When it does make it to users' devices, it will be automatically downloaded in the background. Users can also force-check for an update through the About Microsoft Edge setting.

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