oldschool

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A very minor update just hit the web:

Microsoft Edge Dev Version 80.0.361.9 (Official build) dev (64-bit)

"... Finally, a quick mention that this is our last update of the year as the team takes a break for the holiday season. There will be no Dev channel updates or top feedback updates on December 24 and December 31. We will be back with another update on or around January 7, and of course we’re all looking forward to general availability on January 15. We want to send a big thank you for helping us build the new Microsoft Edge in 2019. Happy holidays and see you next year! "

(@oldschool 's note: Feedback details link in earlier post above)
 
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plat1098

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Report it to MS. They are still listening to feedback.
Yes, this actually turned out to be a worthwhile thing. Probably, no, likely, others have experienced issues like this, with other websites. Hope they fix that and some image rendering issues.

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I'm finding it irritating that .dev remains active in the System tray if you exited the browser. If you exit Edge in the tray, you can regain some RAM--here, about 3-5%. If you uninstall .dev, you will probably get a message to close all instances, and you have to close Edge in the Systray. Further, .dev doesn't open any faster on here if it's not running in the background. It's also disabled at Startup in Task Manager even though it claims no impact. Might submit some feedback there also.

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Local Host

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Yes, this actually turned out to be a worthwhile thing. Probably, no, likely, others have experienced issues like this, with other websites. Hope they fix that and some image rendering issues.


I'm finding it irritating that .dev remains active in the System tray if you exited the browser. If you exit Edge in the tray, you can regain some RAM--here, about 3-5%. If you uninstall .dev, you will probably get a message to close all instances, and you have to close Edge in the Systray. Further, .dev doesn't open any faster on here if it's not running in the background. It's also disabled at Startup in Task Manager even though it claims no impact. Might submit some feedback there also.

This can be easily disabled in the settings, and at least Edge makes it clear it's running in the background with tray icon, Chrome itself and other Chrome forks don't do that (despire running in background by default).
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 81.0.389.2 to the Dev Channel. It’s a smaller update this week since we’re focusing on our other channels, including our very first Stable channel update: Upgrading to the new Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Blog! As part of that, we also announced a fun opportunity coming up later today to talk directly to some members of our development team. For details, see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/updated-a-chance-to-talk-directly-with-microsoft-....
 

oldschool

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Dev channel update to 81.0.396.0 is live

josh_bodner
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6 hours ago

Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 81.0.396.0 to the Dev Channel. It’s another small update this week as all the excitement from our Stable launch last week winds down (see this post thanking you for all your help in getting us there: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/a-huge-thank-you-to-this-insiders-group/m-p/11114...). For those of you on ARM devices, we also released native ARM64 builds to the Beta channel last week. Now, all of the most noteworthy changes:

Added features:

  • Added a dialog to warn users when they’re visiting a website that uses out-of-date security settings.
  • Added a setting to enable or disable automatic profile switching (when work or school links are opened are opened in a personal profile, the browser will offer to automatically move that link into a window for the work or school profile).
  • Added support for extensions inside Application Guard windows.
  • Added a dialog to warn users when they sign into a browser profile with a different account than they previously used to sign into the same profile.

Improved reliability:

  • Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where downloading certain items in IE mode causes a browser crash.
  • Fixed an issue where the new tab page sometimes doesn’t load properly.
  • Fixed a browser crash.

Changed behavior:

  • Improved the download status indicator on the Task Bar to only be visible on the icon of a window the download was started from instead of being visible on the icon of every window.
  • Reduced the height of the title bar for websites installed as apps.
  • Fixed an issue where some users can’t sign into the browser or sync using a work or school account.
  • Fixed an issue where the profile button has an incorrectly colored background.
  • Fixed an issue where the context menu item to open a link in a particular profile doesn’t appear if only a single profile is currently in use.
  • Fixed an issue where the address bar and dropdown appear white when the browser is in dark theme.
  • Fixed an issue where the profile picture on the profile Settings page sometimes doesn’t load properly.
  • Fixed an issue where dangerous websites blocked by SmartScreen aren’t blocked consistently.
  • Fixed an issue where the options to choose which data types to import during the first run experience don’t work and all data types are subsequently imported.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking a favorite on the Favorites management page in order to navigate to that site briefly brings up the editing textbox before the navigation starts.
  • Fixed an issue where clearing browsing history while the History page is visible doesn’t update the History page until it’s refreshed.
  • Fixed an issue where the translate icon sometimes doesn’t appear on Mac when it should.
  • Fixed an issue where certain settings aren’t updated in Application Guard windows when the setting is changed in a regular window.
  • Fixed an issue where right clicking on context menu items in a Collection doesn’t dismiss the context menu.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a note in a Collection to edit the text places the cursor at the beginning of the note instead of the location where it was clicked.
  • Fixed an issue where adding items to a Collection from certain websites results in some information being missing from the entry.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs that are supposed to be blocked from printing via management policy sometimes aren’t.
  • Removed support for the NewTabPageCompanyLogo management policy since it isn’t functional.

Known issues:

  • Users of certain security software packages will see all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The only way to prevent this behavior is to uninstall that software.
  • After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. UI popups like menus are not affected and opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process fixes it. Note that some of these fixes don’t yet exist in the Stable channel, and the issue only appears to affect users with certain hardware.
  • Some users are still not seeing Collections being enabled by default on Canary and Dev. For users who want to try Collections, enabling the flag at edge://flags/#edge-collections should still work to turn on the feature.
  • There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it.
  • At certain zoom levels, there is a noticeable line between the browser UI and the web contents.

A special thanks to all our Insiders who checked out our Stable channel over this past week. We hope you continue being Insiders so we can keep seeing you here!
 
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ForgottenSeer 823865

Uh - oh! This is not going to help M$'s effort to expand the Edge user base:

"Known issues:

- Users of certain security software packages will see all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The only way to prevent this behavior is to uninstall that software. "
I guess, the security softwares concerned may be those with Web Filter injecting code in the browser.
 

Raiden

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I guess, the security softwares concerned may be those with Web Filter injecting code in the browser.
More than likely.

Truth is this isn't MS fault, but there will be those that blame them for it. It would be interesting to know if it's the https scanning part, some sort of anti exploit, or just hooking into the browser at all? This is why I use WD and don't have to worry about these things. It has been said numerous times that the major browser companies aren't fond of AV companies and this is yet another example.
 
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oldschool

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Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 81.0.403.1 to the Dev Channel. One thing that we didn’t get a chance to mention last week was that we had to temporarily disable casting. It’s still functional, but you have to enable the edge://flags/#load-media-router-component-extension flag. We plan to enable it by default once again in a future update.



We also started a discussion here around two features that many of you have expressed that you miss from Edge Legacy: Set Aside Tabs and Warn On Close. Users of lots of tabs in particular will want to check out https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/discussion-set-aside-tabs-and-warn-on-close/m-p/1....



Finally, we made a new blog post about a very cool web developer feature: 3D view. You can learn how to enable it and check it out for yourself here: Debug z-index stacking content with 3D View in the Microsoft Edge DevTools - Microsoft Edge Blog. As for our most noteworthy changes this week:

Added features:

Enabled the 3D viewer tool in the F12 Developer Tools.
  • Enabled localization of the F12 Dev tools so they will match the language the rest of the browser is using.
  • Enabled the link on the … menu to the Extensions management page in Application Guard windows now that extensions have been enabled.
Improved reliability:

Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites causes a browser crash.
  • Fixed an issue where websites that use Windows’ credential prompt in order to log in sometimes cause a browser crash.
  • Fixed an issue where using Collections sometimes causes a browser crash when closing a window.
  • Fixed an issue where certain DRM-protected video doesn’t play on Windows Insider builds.
  • Fixed an issue where certain DRM-protected video doesn’t play on certain devices.
Changed behavior:
  • Temporarily hid the Global Media Controls button that was inherited from Chromium.
  • Improved the white flashes that sometimes occur in Dark Theme when loading internal webpages like Favorites, History, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where Spellcheck is sometimes not enabled by default.
  • Fixed an issue where editing favorites on the Favorites management page sometimes causes folders to unexpectedly close or open.
  • Improved Browser Task Manager’s persistence of column widths.
  • Fixed an issue where there were two context menu entries to move a tab to a new window.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to translate a page into the same language it’s already in causes the Translate popup not to show the current language correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Done or Next button sometimes doesn’t appear during the First Run Experience.
  • Fixed an issue where parts of Collections are inappropriately hidden when the browser’s zoom level is set to greater than 100%.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing Shift+Tab when editing text in a Collection unexpectedly exits text editing mode.
  • Fixed an issue where pasting text into a Collection sometimes shows black on dark text when using Dark Theme.
  • Fixed text formatting issues when pasting text into a Collection.
  • Fixed an issue where the option to Read Aloud is shown in places where it can’t be used.
  • Fixed an issue where the list of voices available in Read Aloud sometimes isn’t correct.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t read long phrases properly when using certain voices.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where websites installed as apps still have a too-tall title bar.
Known issues:
  • The dialog to install a website as an app sometimes doesn’t appear.
  • Users of certain security software packages will see all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The only way to prevent this behavior is to uninstall that software.
  • After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. UI popups like menus are not affected and opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process fixes it. Note that some of these fixes don’t yet exist in the Stable channel, and the issue only appears to affect users with certain hardware.
  • Some users are still not seeing Collections being enabled by default on Canary and Dev. For users who want to try Collections, enabling the flag at edge://flags/#edge-collections should still work to turn on the feature.
  • There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it. In another, restarting the browser fixes it.
  • At certain zoom levels, there is a noticeable line between the browser UI and the web contents.


As always, thanks for all your feedback and suggestions, we couldn’t do it without you!
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Another option to give feedback on Microsoft Edge Insider and it's forum:
Quarterly Survey January 2020

Hi All,
It has been a 3 months since we did our last survey. The feedback was great really helpful. We have also made some changes to the forum based on your feedback such as our Top Feedback sections and the discussions that follow. I would like to thank you again for all of the feedback and discussion that you have provided us so far, and ask you to take a couple of minutes and provide some more.
Thank you in advance!
Survey Link
(This survey is anonymous, though you need to click the arrow at the bottom to get the response to report correctly.)
Microsoft Privacy Statement
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Dev channel update to 81.0.410.1 is live:
Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 81.0.410.1 to the Dev Channel. We’ve also got our quarterly survey available to take here: Quarterly Survey January 2020. Please let us know how we could better interact with you on the Tech Community forums!

Next, we’ve got a new how-to over on the Enterprise section: how to disable the First Run Experience: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/enterprise/how-to-hide-the-first-run-experience-in-the-new-mi.... There’s also a new blog post explaining our work to localize the F12 Dev Tools: Bringing the Microsoft Edge DevTools to more languages - Microsoft Edge Blog. Finally, all of the most noteworthy features and fixes for this week:

Added Features:
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to enter Immersive Reader mode.
  • Enabled support for cards saved in MSPay to be used in webpages.
  • Enabled Dolby Vision support for capable devices.
  • Added support on Mac for reading PDFs protected with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).
  • Added a limit to the amount of text that can be added to an item in a Collection. Note that we are still measuring this limit and may adjust it in the future.