New Microsoft Edge Dev build has Collections and Downloads improvements

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Today, Microsoft is releasing Edge Dev build 90.0.818.0. Interestingly, it actually has a bunch of new features this week, even if they are all pretty minor.

First of all, you can now sort overall Collections, and you can also now drag and drop downloaded files into webpages or folders, right from the Downloads popup. You can manually search your autofill data now as well.

There's also a feature that adds an option to the Disable Developer Mode Extensions popup, which allows you to stop showing it; however, this popup only appears on Beta and Stable anyway. Finally, Microsoft has finished rolling out Startup Boost and the new Downloads menu.

And of course, there are a bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed for improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where Edge may be unusable the first time it is opened after an update, but closing and re-opening it fixes it.
  • Fixed an issue where using an extension that has a popup menu in a PWA or website installed as an app causes the browser to crash.
  • Fixed a hang when uninstalling a PWA or website installed as an app.
  • Fixed a crash when opening the Web Widget.
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with the Web Widget when the browser is using a Guest session sometimes leads to a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where some webpages crash upon loading.
  • Fixed an issue where some videos appear black but audio plays fine.
  • Fixed an issue where images don’t display properly on certain websites.

Here's what got fixed for changed behavior:

  • Improved the Site Information popup.
  • Fixed an issue where the Profiles Settings page sometimes shows a broken image with the message “HIDE_HEADER”.
  • Fixed an issue where focus automatically moves into the Downloads menu when it appears to ask users what to do with a pending download.
  • Fixed an issue where adding notes to a Web Capture causes the captured image to go blank.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the Tab menu has a duplicate option to Select Next Tab.
  • Fixed an issue where tabs forget they’re supposed to be horizontal after exiting fullscreen.
  • Fixed an issue where some webpages appear too wide and can’t be scrolled to see all their content.
  • Fixed an issue on Linux where scrolling the vertical tabs pane switches the active tab instead of scrolling the pane.
  • Fixed an issue where the “See more in sidebar” link in dictionary definitions in PDFs doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where changing the browser’s zoom settings also incorrectly affects the Web Widget.
  • Fixed an issue where installing a PWA or website as an app sometimes results in the app having no favicon even though the website did before it was installed.
  • Deprecated the management policy to control the SSL Version Min.

Finally, here are 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, you can update your browser manually by going to Settings -> About Microsoft Edge. If you don't, it will update automatically in the background at some point.

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