Update Microsoft Edge Stable (Chromium) Now Available for Download

SeriousHoax

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The first thing I do when installing a new browser is to go through all settings for just this reason.
You can also keep a backup of your profile in case you reinstall the browser or Windows. Then, all your settings would remain intact except the default search engine if you use anything but Bing.
C:\Users\*UserName*\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default
 

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plat1098

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Same thing, reported here. Since I box Edge and block network access, it only shows up when I disable forced programs.

As always recommended, don't save your passwords in a browser.
Wow, that's ominous. Good advice but personally, I do store non-banking/non-financial passwords in the browser. If a hacker wants the password to my Imgur account, well, enjoy. :D

For shopping sites, passwords are written on a piece of paper. Sort of clunky but at the moment: workable and worth the very slight inconvenience. Just not into yet another third party prog. that increases my surface area.
 

plat1098

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Sorry, I missed your earlier report....."block network access"?
Yes. All I know is that: if Edge is boxed, that nag for that Start app doesn't appear. As soon as Edge opens unboxed, that nag appears. I know in Plus you can actually block ALL network access, correct? This is Classic though.

Those red notifications appear whether Edge is boxed or not. Just got three more. That "Content off" setting is enabled so I don't understand why this is continuing. It really is annoying. I'm using Firefox now, almost exclusively. Hope it get sorted.
 

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Microsoft Edge 95.0.1020.38 Released (October 28, 2021)
Release notes:
Fixed various bugs & performance issues.

Version 95.0.1020.38: Oct 28

October 28, 2021

Microsoft is aware of the recent exploit existing in the wild. We are actively working on releasing a security patch as reported by the Chromium team.

 

mkoundo

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Version 95.0.1020.40: Oct 29

Important

This update contains a fix for CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003 which have been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. For more information, see the Security Update Guide

 

Kees1958

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I have not used build-in Edge Application Guard for some time, so I don't know whether it is me remembering it wrong or something has changed.

In the past when I launched WDAG from an inprivate session WDGA edge opened a normal window, bit now it opens an inprivate virtualised session.

Also I noticed that the WDAG container proxy now runs in AppContainer, while I remember they used to run with untrusted Integrity Rights.

Anyone more info on this?

(disclaimer I have not used WDAG Edge for a long time, so could be implemented a long time ago, or my memory cheating on me).

This system is to old to run Windows11, so I am maximizing all build-in features to stay safe until W10 EOL

EDIT: I started to play with Group Policy (thx @oldschool), I also noticed that I now can use GPU hardware acceleration, while in the past WDAG would hang when I enabled it. From the info from the WDAG link, it seems that MS has improved it.
 
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oldschool

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I have not used build-in Edge Application Guard for some time, so I don't know whether it is me remembering it wrong or something has changed.

In the past when I launched WDAG from an inprivate session WDGA edge opened a normal window, bit now it opens an inprivate virtualised session.

Also I noticed that the WDAG container proxy now runs in AppContainer, while I remember they used to run with untrusted Integrity Rights.

Anyone more info on this?

(disclaimer I have not used WDAG Edge for a long time, so could be implemented a long time ago, or my memory cheating on me).

This system is to old to run Windows11, so I am maximizing all build-in features to stay safe until W10 EOL
I haven't read this but it's the most recent link I could find: Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Defender Application Guard
 
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oldschool

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OK, M$ appears to have fixed the annoying "new tab page notifications settings fly-out crashing" issue which I reported a few times and today I got no notifications without needing adjustment. Score one for Edge users everywhere, or at least here! :D (y)(y)
 

Kees1958

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I always used one profile, until I read (when I recal correctly) a post from Security Nightmares who used three profiles. I am using two profiles at the moment, using the same extensions (Blank New Tab and UBlock Origin). The profiles have got the name of uBO mode, so it is obvious which mode I am using in easy and hard mode :)

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Easy mode is used for browsing my bookmarked websites, hard mode for random surfing. That explains why I don't show favorites bar in hard mode. As an old time IE user (protected by GesWall on XP and DefenseWall on Vista), I have the favorites star visible in both profiles. This sort of is the best from both worlds, easy mode for set and forget browsing bookmarked websites and hardmode for safer random surfing. The visual feedback (blue - red ) is so obvious that I know which mode I am using.
 
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oldschool

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As an old time IE user (protected by GesWall on XP and DefenseWall on Vista), I have the favorites star visible in both profiles.
The favorites button is the one feature that I really like, similar to FF's sidebar.

Brave should add this but their devs are too busy with Brave Ads/Crypto payments issues to add simple, user-friendly browser options - long requested BTW.
Thanks, is the bing search then also gone?
Bing search remains available in the context menu. M$ never forgets, and never lets you forget! :D
 

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