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Microsoft is working on improving the "Find on Page" feature in its browser. The current stable version has a simple search that allows finding matching characters, words, and phrases only. Future updates will provide more advanced search features, such as finding related words, match cases, whole words, and diacritics.

The updated "Find on Page" feature is currently available for some testers in the Canary channel with the options you can toggle on or off after pressing Ctrl + F or selecting the Find on Page feature from the main menu. As of now, additional options include the following:
  • Include related matches - the browser will highlight words and phrases that might be related or similar to your request.
  • Match case - enables case-sensitive search, for example, finding a specific upper-cased word.
  • Match whole world - this option finds only words and omits parts of words that match your search request.
  • Match diacritics - lets you find only accented characters. This option will pair nicely with the new Quick Accent tool in PowerToys.
 

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Microsoft is currently testing a new Touch mode for the Edge browser with the purpose of making the browser more optimized for touch devices such as Microsoft Surface Pro. While some parts of the Edge interface are already well-optimized for touch devices, this is for the first time we are seeing a dedicated UI designed to work on touch devices. Edge users have been asking for improved touchscreen support since the demise of Edge Legacy.

When you turn on the Touch mode, all browser elements become slightly bigger. As per the feature description, the size of browser elements like buttons and tabs is increased when you turn it on. If you are using Edge on a convertible PC, you can select the "Auto" option from the Touch mode drop-down menu. And doing so will make Edge recognize whether or not you are using Windows with touch and offer you a layout accordingly.

Microsoft is currently testing the feature in the Edge Canary channel. But we have not been able to get access to it just yet, meaning that it could be rolling out to select users for now. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones, you can make Edge more touch-optimized by navigating to Settings> Appearance> Touch.
 

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Microsoft has released a new feature update for its Edge browser in the Dev Channel. Version 109.0.1481.0 is now available for download with a new toggle for Internet Explorer mode, the option to open Sidebar games in a new tab, and several improvements for WebView2 (recently released for WinUI 2). As usual, the update also contains numerous fixes and minor enhancements.

What is new in Edge Dev 109.0.1481.0?​


New Features:
  • Added Open this page in Compatibility view toggle in the Add a page prompt for Internet Explorer mode pages.
  • Added open in new tab button on the Sidebar games.
  • WebView2
    • Added support for File Upload in UWP (#1639)
    • Added IDL validator tool.
 

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Dev Channel update to 109.0.1518.5 is live
Hello Insiders! Today, we are releasing build 109.0.1518.5 to the Dev channel. Lots of fixes in this build. Here are the highlights of this build below.

Also, this is the last week to fill out the Semiannual Edge Insider Survey: November 2022. If you still need to complete the survey, it will only take 2 to 3 minutes.

Added features:
  • Added Ctrl + Z (Undo), Ctrl + Y (Redo), and Ctrl + S (Save and close) to Screenshot editor in the Send feedback tool.
  • Added On-hover tool options for Smart Explore in the Appearance settings.
  • Added a Site permission request prompt in the Sidebar.
  • Added the option to set a Workspace name and color after clicking Move all tabs to a new workspace.
  • Added the option to set a Workspace name and color after creating a Workspace from a tab group.
  • WebView2:
    • Added keyboard shortcuts support to Winforms and WPF framework methods. (#1216 and #1703)
    • Added keyboard/mouse input filtering API. (#112)
    • Added Experimental LocaleRegion API.
    • Added Experimental Tracking Prevention API.
    • Add support for custom context menu in PDF View (#2607)
  • Enterprise:
    • New policies: (Note: Updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet)
      • DefaultAutomaticDownloadsSetting - the default setting for automatic downloads, used by all sites except those specified in the allow/block list.
      • AutomaticDownloadsAllowedForUrls - enable automatic downloads just for the sites in this list.
      • AutomaticDownloadsBlockedForUrls - disable automatic downloads just for the sites in this list.
      • DefaultClipboardSetting - set the default setting for clipboard site permission.
      • ClipboardAllowedForUrls - set a list of URL patterns that specify sites that can use the clipboard site permission.
      • ClipboardBlockedForUrls - set a list of URL patterns that specify sites that can't use the clipboard site permission.
      • DisableSidebarSearch - disable the search in the sidebar.

Improved reliability:
  • Fixed browser crash related to printing.
  • Fixed browser crash issue with 3rd party Windows Shell namespace extension.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Sidebar awareness prompts.
  • Fixed browser crash when clicking on Hide from toolbar context menu.
  • Fixed two browser crashes issue when closing a Workspace.
  • Fixed browser crash when moving a tab to a Workspace after being idle.
  • Fixed browser crash related to hover card views in a Workspace.
  • Disabled the Rename, cut, and copy context menu from the Favorites Bar due to issues causing it to rename the Workspace instead or the browser to crash.
  • Fixed browser crash when signing out of AAD profile after performing a search query in the address bar.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Collections.
  • Android:
    • Fixed a crash issue when signing into the browser.
    • Fixed browser crash when accessing Password setting.
  • WebView2:
    • Fixed a crash related to audio utility process.

Changed behavior:
  • Fixed the extra blank space after clicking on Open in New Tab in the Sidebar's Game pane.
  • Fixed can't open Smart Explore settings from the image hover menu issue.
  • Fixed the missing nickname when adding or updating passwords issue.
  • Fixed can't view local PDF file issue.
  • Fixed invalid link issue while using Secure VPN.
  • Fixed Follow pane not showing the post after clicking on the See post button from the Following notification.
  • Basic writing assistance will now be used instead of Microsoft Editor when using an InPrivate window.
  • Fixed Workspaces missing from the Workspace list after update.
  • Fixed missing pinned tabs in a Workspace.
  • Fixed back action not getting reflected to other collaborators in a Workspace.
  • Removed Import Favorites on the Favorite bar in Workspaces.
  • Fixed Datalist not filling in the input field when selecting an option.
  • Fixed the favicon icon not loading when adding a site on Sidebar.
  • Fixed PWA shortcut opening a regular window instead of the PWA window after an update.
  • Follow Pinterest creators is now enabled by default.
  • Fixed the Website Typo Protection Proceed button not working correctly on certain typos.
  • Fixed an issue where collab overflow view may not be laid out in Workspaces.
  • Fixed Customize sidebar so it still can be open while the Sidebar is hidden.
  • Fixed showing an arrow instead of an X on some sites under Your Top Sites in the address bar drop-down menu.
  • Fixed PWA getting removed from the Start menu and Apps list issue.
  • Fixed an issue where tabs won't load or be all white due to being unable to launch new processes.
  • Fixed the incorrect last name displayed on the Basic info settings page.
  • Fixed Read Aloud never loading on certain PDFs.
  • Fixed high memory usage with long scanned PDFs.
  • macOS:
    • Fixed sign-in issue.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed restore session failed, the webpage is blank, and click refresh cannot load on iOS 14.x.
    • Fixed unable to view saved passwords.
    • Fixed the back button not working in the Passwords settings.
    • Fixed the Top Site icon size and display.
  • Android:
    • Fixed unable to open the favorite folder from favorites search results.
    • Fixed selected Voice item from getting unselected when swiping up or down in the Read Aloud voice option settings.
    • Fixed a stuck display of the first translated language name after tapping Undo and selecting another language in Immersive Reader.
    • Fixed open tabs from other devices not showing up.
    • Fixed the missing lock icon on the address bar.
  • WebView2:
    • Fixed ProcessCmdKey not triggering. (#1215)
    • Fixed WPF popup does not acquire keyboard focus. (#951 and #1134)
    • Fixed ToolStripMenuItem ShortcutKeys do not work inside the browser. (#1254)
    • We disabled Ctrl/Shift + Click, Ctrl/Shift + Enter, or Middle wheel click by link/button to open a new tab/window popup. (#2652)
  • Enterprise:
    • Quick sign-in no longer shows when the BrowserSignIn policy is set to 0.
    • Fixed SpellcheckEnabled policy not working correctly.
    • Fixed first top site not displaying when more than eight top sites are configured via policy on Android.
    • Fixed profile switching issue when visiting office.com.
    • Fixed the AAD sync setting on sign-in on iOS.
    • Fixed managed Top Sites policy not taking effect on Android.

Thanks again for sending us feedback and helping us improve our Insider builds.
 

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Dev Channel update to 110.0.1543.0 is live
Hello Insiders! Today, we are releasing the first 110 build with 110.0.1543.0 to the Dev channel and this is the second to last Dev update for 2022. Big list of fixes and some new features in the highlights below. We also have a What's New DevTool video and an article about sleeping tabs.

Also, this week, we released 109 to Beta and Stable got 108 last week.

We're updating our Manifest V3 timeline, which remains independent from Chromium's. We are doing this to continue listening to extension developers' feedback. To read more, click Manifest V3 and Microsoft Edge Add-ons - Microsoft Edge Blog (windows.com).

Microsoft Edge | What's New in DevTools 108 - YouTube

Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge: Saving extra resources when you need it most - Microsoft Edge Blog ...

Added features:  
  • Added forcing dark mode on Sidebar content that doesn’t support dark mode when dark mode is enabled.
  • Added the ability to create a share and redeem Workspaces share link in the browser.
  • Recently closed will now show who closed Workspace tabs with timestamps.
  • Mobile:
    • Collections will now show new content inspired by your collections and the web. Your existing collections won’t be migrated, but that feature is coming soon, and you can switch back at any time.
  • Enterprise:
    • Adding * support to ExtensionInstallBlocklist policy to block all Sidebar apps.
    • New policies: (Note: Updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet)
      • Policy to control scope search feature.
    • WebView2:
      • Edge Remote Tools WDP plug-in is now able to connect to WebView2 UWP processes.
      • HTTPS is now supported for WDP remote debugging.
Improved reliability:  
  • Fixed browser crash when adding or modifying a favorite.
  • Fixed browser crash when a Family Safety setting is updated in some scenarios.
  • Fixed browser crash when opening an InPrivate window.
  • Fixed opening the Search sidebar causes the browser to crash.
  • Fixed unable to launch the browser due to an AAD sync issue.
  • Fixed browser crash when opening Collections in an InPrivate window.
  • Fixed browser freeze issue when dragging a tab.
  • Fixed browser crash when moving a tab.
  • Fixed browser crash when clicking on a PDF form field.
  • macOS:
    • Fixed a hang issue when using Native/Web Accessibility.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed browser crash when switching accounts.
  • Android:
    • Fixed browser crash when signing out of an AAD account.
    • Fixed the AAD account info issue causing the browser to crash.
    • Fixed browser crash related to Collections.
    • Fixed browser crash when switching accounts.

Changed behavior:
  • Starting with Chromium 110, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be supported (Sunsetting support for Windows 7 / 8/8.1 in early 2023 - Google Chrome Community)
  • Fixed download issue when using Save As.
  • Microsoftsecurityinsights.com is no longer blocked by Website typo protection.
  • Fixed cannot paste in rich text editor boxes on websites like Discord and other sites.
  • Fixed the address bar's follow creator icon to be consistent with the Follow Creator pane.
  • Fixed the media progress bar in Sidebar.
  • Fixed a collection load issue after switching to light or dark mode.
  • Fixed Add tab group to a new collection not working correctly.
  • Fixed Add all tabs to Collections where some tabs didn’t get added.
  • Fixed Default profile for external links to use the correct profile.
  • Fixed Ctrl + Shift + T (Reopen closed tab) shortcut keys on Workspaces not restoring the tab correctly.
  • Fixed the settings page opening in a Workspace window when visiting the edge://settings page in an InPrivate window.
  • Fixed the browser not coming to the foreground when clicking on a Windows Spotlight link.
  • Fixed Tab Group sync not updating issue.
  • Improved dragging tabs to reduce accidental tab group creation.
  • Fixed websites ask for authentication to other users on Workspaces.
  • Fixed Workspace functionality not working.
  • Fixed the missing back button on Outlook Sidebar.
  • Fixed the extra blank space after clicking Open in New Tab on the Games pane in Sidebar.
  • Fixed the update issue where it stuck showing the “To finish update, restart Microsoft Edge” message on the About page.
  • Android:
    • Fixed an issue where if upgrade installation fails, the device will display 2 Microsoft Edge icons.
    • Fixed Newsfeed language stuck on English.
    • Fixed the missing bottom bar and the black screen with Recent in the Tab center.
    • Fixed Read aloud not opening.
    • Fixed website crashing when playing media.
    • Fixed Read aloud issues with Wikipedia pages.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed the newsfeed flash on launch.
    • Fixed nonresponding buttons in a popup menu.
    • Fixed gray/blank page when signing out of an MSA/AAD account and clearing all browsing data.
    • Removed the fix for restore session failed, the webpage is blank, and click refresh cannot load on iOS 14.x. due to issues.
    • Fixed stuck issue after selecting Keep data separate when signing in with another account.
    • Fixed Password monitor last scanned displaying the wrong time.
    • Fixed Password monitor not displaying scanned weak passwords.
  • Enterprise:
    • Removed the DisplayCapturePermissionsPolicyEnabled policy.
    • Fixed “500 Something went wrong” error message on Outlook sidebar.
    • Fixed sign in managed AAD account failed issue on Android.
    • Fixed the slow SSO sign-in and the fix account pop-up message iOS issues.
    • Fixed an iOS issue where the user is seeing the “Downloading is disabled by your organization” message when trying to navigate to a site while using Citrix micro VPN.
    • Fixed Citrix micro VPN won’t disconnect when using the InPrivate tab on iOS.
    • Fixed the InPrivate switch issue and Search request not being blocked if the managed account is required when using the Search in Edge feature from Outlook on Android.
  • WebView2:
    • Fixed workers WRR events when only document filter is removed.
    • Fixed Custom schemes not working for post requests. (#1825)
    • Fixed PostWebMessage lost messages when the page is broken into DevTools debugger.
    • Fixed HTML5 drag and drop issue.
    • Fixed the missing x64 folder when bootstrapper installs x86 WebView2 on a 64-bit version of Windows. (#2794)
    • Removed Experimental Profile deletion interface.
    • Fixed UserMediaRequestType not working issue.
    • Fixed pressing enter on the Search bar not working issue on Xbox.

Thanks again for sending us feedback and helping us improve our Insider builds.
 

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According to a post on the official Tech Community forums, the option to make Edge open favorites in a new tab is rolling out first to Dev and Canary users. It is a part of a controlled feature rollout, which means it might arrive on your device in a couple of days. You can check if your Edge Dev or Canary allows opening favorites in a new tab by navigating to Settings > Appearance.

Microsoft Edge developers are also busy finishing other long-anticipated features for the browser. The software giant says users will soon get the option to close tabs with a double-click and search in Collections.
 

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Top Feedback Summary for November 2022
Hello, Insiders! We appreciate your patience between updates for this summary. To break out of the usual royal tense a little, I suffered a back injury shortly after the last update to this list, which caused severe delays to it being updated. As you can see, we’re here to give you one final update to this list for 2022!

We’re excited to share that Add option to always open favorites in new tab is Addressed as of today in both our Canary and Dev channels! We’re still rolling this out, so if you don’t see it keep an eye out for it. The team is still working on finalizing search in Collections and double-clicking to close tabs. Some of you may already see these features, however we’re not quite ready to close these out on this list. We hope to have more updates on these two soon!

That’s it for this update! We’re taking a short release break for the holidays here in the United States. Major updates to Stable and Beta channels will resume in early January. Do you have a suggestion that you think the team should consider? Head over to the Edge Feedback portal to leave your suggestion and have likeminded people join in on the conversation. Have something you think might be more of a bug? You can send it to us directly through the in-app feedback tool by heading to the menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback and include diagnostics. Detailing exactly what you see will ensure that the team understands the issue at hand, and if you include your email address it offers you the ability to receive email updates whenever we take action on your item.

Until our next update, happy holidays wherever you are and a happy new year, Insiders! Talk to you in the new year!
 

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Edge Dev Channel Version 110.0.1556.0 is now available with several new features for the Edge Sidebar and a traditionally massive list of bugfixes, minor improvements, and other changes.

Updates for the recently introduced Sidebar feature are the highlight of the latest release. You can now resize the Sidebar, enable or disable push notifications, mute and unmute websites, and access search.

Microsoft has also noted that this is the last feature update for the browser in the Dev Channel in 2022. The company will continue pushing weekly updates once the holiday season is over.
 

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Still no ability to add all bookmarks, and no open/close on hover. It's no match for Brave's which does both, although I rarely use Brave, having moved to FF as my primary.
 

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Microsoft Edge developers are back from the holiday season with a new weekly update for users testing the browser in the Dev Channel. As usual, the release brings minor changes, bugfixes, and improvements. Android users also received an improved ad-blocker and the ability to change the wallpaper on the home page.

However, the latest Edge Dev update also proves that using a preview channel as your primary browser is not the best idea. There are multiple reports of the browser crashing on a loop, and Microsoft has already confirmed the issue, promising to release a necessary fix as soon as possible.
 

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The latest weekly Edge Dev update is here with several new features and a long list of fixes. Edge Dev 111.0.1619.2 adds password import from CSV files, better protections from third-party apps hijacking your browser settings, an improved ad-blocking experience on iOS, and more.

You can use quick links to jump to new features, reliability improvements, and other changes.
 

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Dev Channel Version 111.0.1633.0 is now available for download with one new feature on Android and the standard list of various improvements and fixes. If you have Microsoft Edge Dev on your Android smartphone, such as the Surface Duo, you can now long-press the new tab page to enter the wallpaper center. Here is the rest of the changelog.
 

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Microsoft finally has a fix for Edge's oversized menus
Microsoft's feature-packed browser each month gets new capabilities and features with one weird side effect: they no longer fit inside the browser's menu. It has become so big that users have to scroll it. Edge's "plus-sized" menus are a popular complaint from frustrated customers, and Microsoft finally has a solution.

The latest Edge Canary update attempts to shrink its massive menu to more reasonable sizes by moving less popular and unnecessary tools to a submenu. The already existing "More tools" option will soon host more features, such as Read Aloud, Performance, Battery, Share, and more.

Interestingly, the Games section appears too important to move to the submenu, so it sits higher than built-in accessibility and resource-optimizing utilities that now require more clicks to access. However, it is too early to dunk on Microsoft for poor priorities—the updated menu is available only to some Edge Canary users, so future updates may tweak the menu more and reposition various tools and options. If you test pre-release Edge updates, send your feedback to Microsoft to help improve the browser.
 

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Microsoft is working on adding mouse gestures to Edge
It appears that Microsoft has changed its mind regarding implementing mouse gestures in its browser. A recent update to the Edge policies documentation reveals the company's plan to add mouse gestures in Edge 112 and onward. The feature has yet to arrive for testing in the preview channels, but the policy description already provides a brief explanation of what is to come.
Here is how Microsoft describes the feature in the documentation:
This feature provides an easy way for users to complete tasks like scroll forward or backward, open new tab, refresh page, etc. They can finish a task by pressing and holding the mouse right button to draw certain patterns on a webpage, instead of clicking the buttons or using keyboard shortcuts.
 

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Microsoft has announced a new feature for its browser, aiming at giving Edge users a better video viewing experience. Video Super Resolution (VSR) is a built-in upscaler that uses AI technology from Microsoft Research to enhance low-quality videos and deliver a more enjoyable experience with sharper visuals. According to Microsoft, one out of three videos in Edge is played at 480p or lower, so the new tech will come in handy for many users suffering from low network bandwidth or poor video quality.
Microsoft says the new video upscaler is now rolling out to 50% of users in the Canary Channel. However, you can enable Edge's new Video Super Resolution feature by toggling on the edge://flags/#edge-video-super-resolution flag.
 

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Several weeks ago, we reported a new policy for Microsoft Edge describing upcoming mouse gestures, a feature that lets you perform various tasks by making gestures with your mouse. Gestures are a popular capability available in many browsers, and now they are coming to Microsoft Edge. A newly published screenshot reveals what the feature will look like.

The screenshot was published on a Chinese website (via), showing about fourteen different-shaped gestures. Each gesture can be customized to your liking and assigned a specific action. For example, close the current tab by holding the right-click button and making an L-shaped gesture.
"This feature provides an easy way for users to complete tasks like scroll forward or backward, open new tab, refresh page, etc. They can finish a task by pressing and holding the mouse right button to draw certain patterns on a webpage, instead of clicking the buttons or using keyboard shortcuts."

According to the source, mouse gestures are currently available to some Edge testers in the Dev Channel. Therefore, insiders can expect the company to announce the much-anticipated feature soon.
 

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Latest Edge Dev update brings tab group pinning, video ad blocker on Android, and many fixes
Those using preview versions of Microsoft's browser in the Dev Channel will have plenty of things to test this week. The latest version of Microsoft Edge Dev brings several new features to desktops and Android, plus a massive list of various fixes and improvements.

New features in Microsoft Edge Dev 112.0.1722.7 include the ability to pin tab groups, automatic name suggestions for groups (English is the only supported language), and an improved ad blocker on Android, which now works with a long press on videos. The release notes also remind customers about the recently launched video upscaler, which can sharpen blurry low-res videos on devices with hardware that meets specific requirements.
 

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