This week's Edge Dev build enables Tab Groups by default, adds Collections integration

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It’s a new week, which means it’s time for a new Edge build for users in the Dev channel. Today, Edge Dev build 93.0.933.1 is rolling out to users, bringing with it a few new features and the usual set of bug fixes. In addition to this build for desktop users, the firm is officially announcing that all Insider versions of Edge are now available for Android users, with the latest entrant being the Beta version, which has been out for a few weeks. The release of Canary, Dev, and Beta channels for Android comes as part of the effort to unify the browser’s codebase across platforms.

The company recently also opened up TestFlight sign-ups for iOS users. With the release of the latest Insider builds for Android, the browser version across devices will now be identical. However, there is no word on when the stable version based on the unified codebase will be released to all users.

As for today’s build, the changes are minor as the teams head into the holiday weekend in the U.S. The most noteworthy change is that the Tag Groups feature is now being enabled by default, letting users select multiple tabs and group them without having to enable the feature via the hidden flags. Automatic tab grouping, however, still needs to be manually enabled. Additionally, users will be able to send entire groups to a Collection.

Here is the complete list of fixes in today’s build:

  • Enabled Tab Groups by default.
  • Added the ability to add a Tab Group to a Collection and open the contents of a Collection in a Tab Group.
  • Added a management policy to control which Internet Explorer Integration Cloud Site List to use. Note that updates to administrative templates and documentation may not have occurred yet.
  • Enabled by default access to hand tracking data in Web XR scenarios.

As usual, the release brings with it a bunch of fixes. Here’s are the fixes that improve the reliability of the browser:

  • Fixed a crash when closing a tab.
  • Fixed a crash when opening tabs.
  • Fixed a crash when closing IE mode tabs.
  • Fixed a crash on startup.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when using context menus in Collections.
  • Fixed a crash when interacting with autofill popups.
  • Fixed a crash when using the Find on Page bar.
  • Fixed a crash when sending feedback.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the Web Widget.
  • Fixed a crash on Windows 7 when using PWAs.

And here are the fixes that address changed behavior:

  • Fixed an issue where the new tab page sometimes doesn’t load.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac and Linux where Settings goes blank when searching for something.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cookies and Site Data page in Settings is blank.
  • Fixed an issue where passwords aren’t sorted properly in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where USB device permissions aren’t shown in the Site Information flyout.
  • Fixed an issue where Collections don’t sync and are stuck in a “Syncing…” state.
  • Fixed an issue where the Site Information dialog is too big.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shopping flyout sometimes gets stuck and can’t be closed.
  • Fixed an issue where the X to exit a fullscreen video sometimes doesn’t appear when it should.
  • Fixed an issue where InPrivate is sometimes available when it shouldn’t be when using Family Safety.
  • Fixed an issue where the button to exit Kids Mode doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where Price Comparison is triggered for trivial savings amounts.
  • Fixed an issue where none of the UI is clickable in PWAs or websites installed as apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser fails to close when clicking the Close button in the prompt to close all tabs when you close the browser if IE mode tabs are open.
  • Fixed an issue where modal dialogs sometimes don’t display correctly when using IE mode tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where devices running Windows 10 Pro for Workstations sometimes don’t get management policies applied correctly to them.
  • Fixed an issue where improperly set management policies sometimes cause downloads to fail.

There are a bunch of known issues that users running the Dev channel builds must be aware of. Here is the complete 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.

Lastly, the Redmond firm notes that there will not be a Dev channel build next week, likely due to the holidays. As is the case always, today’s build should be automatically downloaded and installed in the background. Alternatively, users can head into the About Microsoft Edge settings to force the browser to check for an update.

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