Latest Microsoft Edge Dev update improves translation support

Arif Bacchus

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We’re midway through the week now, which means it’s time for a new Edge Dev build. This week’s release, coming in at version 85.0.538.0, introduces some slight improvements for translation in the browser as well as the usual reliability fixes and changed behaviors. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

First, there are the new features. With translation, Microsoft has added more languages when translating page content. There are also some other smaller things for administrators, too. These can be seen below.

  • Added support for the TLS Cipher Suite Deny List management policy. Updated Administrative Templates to come later.
  • Added the Win HTTP Proxy Resolver Enabled management policy to control how Microsoft Edge interacts with the Windows proxy resolver. Note that this policy is already deprecated, and Administrative Templates will come later.

Now for the reliability issues and changed behaviors. Here, Microsoft corrected the issue where opening an inPrivate or Guest window might crash the browser. Microsoft also addressed an issue where opening a PDF sometimes failed. Other reliability and changed behaviors are seen below, and we invite you to check the full list here at Microsoft.

  • Fixed an issue on Mac where using the Touchbar when video is playing sometimes crashes the webpage.
  • Fixed a crash when using Collections.
  • Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where importing passwords from another browser sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where the mouse sometimes disappears.
  • Fixed an issue where audio sometimes doesn’t work when using certain Bluetooth speakers.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where users signed into the browser with work or school accounts sometimes see failures with sync or browser sign-in due to the browser thinking the device isn’t properly enrolled with management software even though it is.

As for the known issues, there’s a new one this week. Microsoft says that clicking links from external applications while Edge is waiting to restart to apply an update might sometimes result in those links not loading properly. The workaround is just to restart Edge to apply the update, and this is expected to be fixed after next week’s update. The other known issues with Kaspersky, duplicated favorites, Edge windows becoming black, wobbling when scrolling, also still persist with this release.

In case you missed it, there was some news outside of the beta insider versions of Microsoft Edge. With the new Microsoft Edge now coming automatically through Windows Update, Microsoft is promoting it through Windows search. The company now suggests launching “Microsoft Edge – new” when looking for Chrome in the Windows 10 search box.