Latest Microsoft Edge Dev version 87 release brings the usual bug fixes and reliability improvements

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft Edge Dev

On schedule, late this afternoon Microsoft released a new Edge Dev update. Coming in at version 87.0.637.0 this build isn’t that major. It delivers the usual bug fixes as well as the new feature of being able to swipe downward on touchscreens to activate Shy UI. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

With the lone new feature already explained, we will get into the reliability improvements. Here Microsoft fixed a crash due to sync. They also fixed an issue where changing the browser’s theme and then using Shy UI crashes the browser. In addition, there are a few changed behaviors. These can be seen below.

  • Fixed an issue where the Cookies and Site Permissions Settings page is blank.
  • Fixed an issue where the Collections pane is sometimes blank.
  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking on items in the right-click menu doesn’t select them.
  • Fixed an issue where some websites like Kaltura show an error that the browser is blocking 3rd party cookies.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to enter Immersive Reader results in an error on certain pages.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Save As option when downloading a file causes the file location prompt to show the same folder every time it first opens instead of the most recently used folder.
  • Fixed an issue where translating content on a page with multiple languages sometimes gives an error that the language it’s being translated to is the same as the current language, even though there is some text on the page that can be successfully translated.
  • Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app from outside of Edge (for example, from the Control Panel) sometimes doesn’t cause the app to be removed from Edge’s list of Apps.
  • Fixed an issue where Caret Browsing stays enabled after the browser is closed.

To end we will get into the known issues. These are the same as they have been over the past few weeks. The issues include a situation where ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. The problem with tabs crashing, Kaspersky Internet Suite, duplicate favorites, Edge windows becoming black, and wobbling when scrolling all still persistent.

That’s all for this week. Microsoft says the list of the new features was short due to the holiday in the US last week. We look forward to seeing new features again next week.