First Edge version 89 build just landed in the Dev channel, here’s everything you need to know

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

Right on the mid-week schedule, a new Edge Dev build has arrived. This week, Edge 89 has finally landed in the Dev channel, bringing the latest build to version 89.0.723.0. Here’s a look at everything you need to know.

As always, we’re starting first with the new features. This week isn’t as major as last week in terms of new stuff, but there are still some things to note nonetheless. First off, Microsoft added the ability to run an on-demand scan for leaked passwords from the Passwords Settings page. In addition, they added a website permission to Cookies and Site Data for pre-loading websites. Have a look below for everything else that’s new.

  • Added an option to have downloaded PDFs open in the default PDF reader instead of Edge.
  • Added keyboard shortcut information to the Share, Copy, and Paste Settings page.
  • Enabled work from Chromium to reduce battery usage by background tabs.
  • Enabled support for management policies from Chromium for Printing Allowed Background Graphics Modes and Printing Background Graphics Default.

Of course, you’ll also find reliability fixes and changed behaviors in this release, too. When it comes to reliability, Microsoft fixes an issue where Edge doesn’t start and instead gives an error that the “side by side configuration is invalid”.  In addition, they fixed a crash on launch for Linux, and a crash on shutdown when the browser is closed quickly after creating a new time. Have a look below for everything else you need to know.

  • Fixed a crash when using vertical tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where re-opening an IE mode tab that was previously closed sometimes crashes the browser
  • Fixed an issue where there’s an invisible or un-selectable tab in the tab strip.
    Fixed an issue where the … menu’s icon direction is vertical instead of horizontal.
    Fixed an issue where middle-clicking on a folder in the Favorites menu doesn’t open all its content in new tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the Favorites menu or History menu button when the menu is open doesn’t close the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where certain website permissions in Settings are blank.
  • Fixed an issue where the button in Settings to manage printers doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill sometimes suggests older or out-of-date passwords for websites.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing a window after taking a Web Capture sometimes results parts of the capture not being able to be annotated.
  • Fixed an issue where webpages in certain languages don’t trigger an offer to translate them to the user’s default language.
  • Fixed an issue where features such as zoom or right-click sometimes don’t work properly in Immersive Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t show any choices in the voice options dropdown.
  • Fixed an issue where videos that are only partially onscreen sometimes are resized instead of clipped.
  • Fixed an issue where pasting text into the title of a Collection instead creates a text note.
  • Fixed an issue where adding Price Comparison info from the Shopping flyout into a Collection sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where Edge updates sometimes take a long time.
  • Fixed an issue where updating Edge sometimes causes apps installed as websites to lose their Taskbar shortcut icons.
  • Fixed an issue where an alert that a saved password has been leaked is shown even though there’s been no leaked password detected.
  • Fixed an issue where work or school management of the Windows Taskbar sometimes results in multiple Edge shortcuts on the Taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue where moving a window to a different monitor sometimes results in IE mode tabs not being the correct size.

Finally, for the known issues. These are still the same as the past few weeks. There’s nothing new to report. Some extensions won’t work on Linux, ad blockers will cause YouTube to crash, tabs and extensions might crash, Kaspersky will cause Gmail to not load, and more. We do hope Microsoft can fix these soon.