First major Microsoft Edge Dev version 100 build is out: Here’s what you need to know about the milestone build

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Edge Dev

History has been made on the Microsoft Edge team, as the first major version 100 build of the browser is now out in the Dev channel. This is a small release, but it brings a significant change for Linux users. Here’s a look at everything you need to know.

Over on the new features side, Linux users can finally sign in with a work or school account by default. Also new is a tweak for performance hub, so you can see how much savings Sleeping Tabs are providing. Finally, the Rewards Hub has now been enabled by default.

Since this release is small features wise, there’s not much that has changed in terms of bug fixes or reliability and changed behaviors. We included the full changelog for you below.

  • Fixed a crash when searching for words in a PDF.
  • Fixed a crash when signing into the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when using Guest mode windows.
  • Fixed a crash when sending feedback.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rewards Hub crashes.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when using Read Aloud.
  • Fixed a hang when viewing tooltips or other popups that appear when hovering over IE mode tabs.
  • Changed the JavaScript Share API to call the new Share flyout when available.
  • Changed Startup Boost to be enablable even when conflicting extensions are present.
  • Fixed an issue where Find on Page sometimes gets stuck and can’t advance to the next match when iterating through all the matches.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking a misspelled word sometimes doesn’t bring up the spellcheck suggestions card to fix it.
  • Fixed an issue where the setting to Open System Preferences For Captions doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue with WebView2 apps where the IsMuted attribute can’t be set if media isn’t playing

It’s been quite a journey for Microsoft since Microsoft Edge first launched and the Dev Channel has been key to the browser’s success. While you’ll often find features first in the Canary branch of Microsoft Edge, the Dev channel is where Microsoft first talks about new features and also how it gathers the most feedback and community interaction. We congratulate Microsoft on the huge milestone, and look forward to more new Edge builds to come!