Sticking to its weekly schedule, Microsoft is today releasing a new Edge Dev build to Insiders. The firm adds that this will be the last major version 93 build heading to Dev channel users as it prepares to promote it to the beta channel. Considering that there haven’t been many builds between version 93.0.961.2 that is heading out today and the last week’s build, there isn’t much in the way of features. The list of fixes is also smaller than usual.
As for what’s new, the browser now features a combined Settings menu for the Start, Home, and New Tab pages, consolidating them from improve usability. The new Share flyout with the ‘Email to myself’ feature is also being made available to all Dev channel users with this build. The other improvements include the addition of the option to “un-ignore” Password Health dashboard alerts for select websites and a new allow list for media autoplay settings.
As mentioned earlier, there are a few bug fixes and improvements being made to the browser, which for this build are fewer than the usual crop of fixes. As usual, they are categorized into reliability improvements and fixes to address changed behavior.
Here are the reliability improvements listed by the firm for today’s Edge Dev build:
- Fixed an issue where the Web Widget crashes when switching browser profiles.
- Fixed a crash when navigating to certain pages.
- Fixed an issue on Mac where the browser crashes after being open for a while.
And here are all the fixes that have been made to address changed behavior:
- Fixed an issue on Mac where PDFs sometimes don’t display at the correct size. Thanks for being persistent in reporting this and making sure we knew about it!
- Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes open to blank windows.
- Fixed an issue where printing specific pages of a PDF sometimes fails.
- Fixed an issue where an error message that “Update policies are configured but will be ignored because this device isn’t domain joined.” unexpectedly appears when updating the browser.
- Fixed an issue where extension icons sometimes aren’t visible.
- Reduced the number of irrelevant entries saved in autofill.
- Temporarily disabled the ability to change fonts in Immersive Reader on Linux.
And then there is the list of known issues, something that the firm maintains across releases. Some entries have been on the list for a long time. Though there have been workarounds mentioned for them, there seem to be no permanent fixes yet. Here is the entire 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.
The Edge Dev build has just begun rolling out to users, so not all devices will receive it right away. This might be the case even if you head into the About Microsoft Edge settings, since the update propagates slowly to all devices. However, when it is made available, it should automatically be downloaded and installed in the background.
Edge 93 should be promoted to the Beta channel sometime next week. For those running the stable channel builds, Edge 92 has been released with a bunch of shopping features, the Password Health dashboard, font rendering improvements, and much more. You can check out the complete changelog for version 92 here.
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