Latest Microsoft Edge Dev feature brings Password Monitor feature to Macs

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Email Twitter: @abacjourn Jan 12th, 2021 inNews

Right on the mid-week schedule, Microsoft has released a new Edge Dev build. This week’s build is quite small in scope, but it does bring some well-deserved tweaks and bug fixes. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about Microsoft Edge Dev version 89.0.760.0.

We’ll start first with new features. Microsoft has added Password Monitor support on Mac, and also added Edge Update policies to edge://policy. In addition, also new is support for the Browing Data Lifetime management policy from Chromium. Finally, they also added a management policy to Define Preferred Languages.

Now, for the reliability and changed behaviors. Note that there’s only a few this week. These include a fix for crash on launch, a fix for an issue on Mac where going to check Edge’s version might cause a crash, and a hang issue when using Edge in a virtual desktop. See below for the other changes.

  • Fixed an issue where re-installing Edge sometimes fails with an error that it’s still running.
  • Changed the list of Downloads to show printed files that have been saved as a PDF.
    Changed extensions to be pinned to the toolbar by default when they’re installed.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling or playing videos sometimes results in screen tearing or stuttering.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging and dropping tabs is broken when using vertical tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where Spellcheck settings are missing from the Language Settings page.
  • Fixed an issue where Share doesn’t work when using Immersive Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where certain interactions with downloads that have been blocked by SmartScreen fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Guided Switch sometimes leaves an empty window open when moving a tab from one profile to another.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where Edge doesn’t re-open after an update.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where certain keyboard shortcuts don’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where Top Sites on the new tab page sometimes show the wrong site icon.
  • Fixed an issue where searching from the new tab page in an InPrivate window doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut to open the search sidebar sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where Family Safety users sometimes can’t log into websites.
  • Fixed an issue where rotating PDFs that have been inked on sometimes results in the ink moving incorrectly.
  • Fixed an error when exporting a Collection to OneNote.
  • Fixed an issue with dragging and dropping items into Collections.
  • Fixed an issue where the management policy to Block Third Party Cookies disabled users from changing the setting when set as a recommended policy.
  • Removed the ability to clear Hosted App Data when closing the browser since it wasn’t functional.

Note that the known issues still haven’t changed from the past releases. The issues are all still the same. As a reminder, some of the known issues include ad-blocking extensions not working on Linux, playback errors on YouTube, issues with Kaspersky Internet Suite, and more. Microsoft did fix the issue from last week where tab drag and drop was broken for vertical tabs.

We’d like to remind you that outside of Edge Dev, there were some changes to note if you’re using the other channels of Microsoft’s web browser. Edge Canary was updated to make downloads accessible right from the toolbar.

Don’t miss out, and check our dedicated Edge news hub for more information and other stories!

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