Here’s what’s new in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 build 10158

Here's what's new in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 build 10158

Earlier today, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 10158 to participants of the Windows Insider program. For those wondering, build 10158 includes an updated version of Project Spartan, now labeled as Microsoft Edge. In this particular build, Edge features support for background audio playback, as well as various refinements throughout the browser. Tabs can be dragged and dropped to a new window, you can import favorites from other browsers, new customizations for the New Tab page, and much more. Check out the official change log for Edge below:

  • The browser is now branded Microsoft Edge.
  • Background audio playback is now supported.
  • Tabs can now be dragged and dropped to a new window.
  • You can now have a Home button via Settings > Advanced Settings and turn on “Show the home button”.
  • We’ve added the ability for you to import favorites/bookmarks from other browsers into Microsoft Edge.
  • There are new options for changing what you see when you first start Microsoft Edge.
  • There are new customizations for the New Tab page. You can choose to either see top sites and suggested content – or just top sites.
  • We’ve added password and form-fill support. Microsoft Edge now lets you manage your passwords for your favorite websites.
  • You can now choose a Light or Dark theme.
  • Web Notes can now be saved to One Note.
  • Reading Lists now appear on the New Tab Page.

Some of these features were already known because we showed them off in unreleased builds of Windows 10 (such as the Light or Dark theme for Edge). However, for those of you upgrading from 10130 to 10158, these features are new.

Microsoft recommends backing up your favorites in Project Spartan prior to upgrading to build 10158. Microsoft Edge has a new app ID that will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in “Project Spartan” from previous builds to be lost after upgrading. Follow these steps to fix the issue:

  • Copy your favorites from%localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites
  • Save them to %userprofile%/Favorites.
  • After upgrading to the next build open Microsoft Edge, choose Settings, and you’ll see an option to import favorites from another browser. Choose Internet Explorer to import the favorites you saved in your %userprofile% directory into Microsoft Edge.
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