Latest Edge Dev build (77.0.218.4) brings Dark Mode to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users

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Build 77.0.218.4 is now available to download for Edge Insiders in the Dev Channel. This latest build brings Dark Mode to those running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and also fixes a wide rand of bugs relating to Extensions, PDFs, and other aspects of the new browser.

Here’s the full release notes:

New features and behavior:

  • Added more strings to the translation work
  • Prevent IE-Mode in Application Guard containers
  • Ability to set text size and background theme in Reading View is now under flag.
  • Ability to use dark mode on downlevel Windows versions 7, 8 & 8.1
  • Search box now clears content with Esc or “x” button

Fixes for improved reliability:

  • Fixed a crash on Extensions page.
  • Fixed a crash in API keys
  • Fixed a crash while opening PDFs
  • Fix crash in Sync service
  • Fix crash due to cached call in renderer
  • Fix deadlock in Windows, where Microsoft Edge blocks shutdown.
  • Fix crash in JSON parser

Fixes for improved behavior:

  • Fix preventing URL redirection in Application Guard.
  • Fix to prevent creation of database until needed (performance)
  • Subpage headers display the number of search results.
  • Fix to close Profile UI on sign-in
  • Dev Tools support using OS theme color on Windows 10
  • Fix color contrast for selected favorites
  • Fixed Copy / Paste keyboard shortcuts on macOS
  • Fix for z-order on history page
  • Fixed transparency issue on First Run Experience
  • Strengthened launching logic for PDF to specified file names and paths
  • Fix to show FavIcons in Favorites management page.
  • Fix for account removal in Identity
  • Fix for sign-in where account pop-up was not topmost window.
  • Fix for data imports from Chrome and Edge during First Run experience.

Edge Insiders are a large number of users who have opted in to test Microsoft’s new Edge browser. Those in the Dev Channel typically receive updates with new fixes and changes once a week. These Dev builds are generally considered stable enough for developers to test apps and services on, hence the name.

The previous Dev build added the PDF Read Aloud feature.

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