Microsoft Edge Dev channel updated with more Fluent Design controls, improvements for Collections

New Edge Insider Dev channel update brings more new features and fixes
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Email Twitter: @abacjourn Mar 11th, 2020 inNews

Another week in the month means another update for the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. With today’s release of build 82.0.446.0, Edge Dev is picking up a couple of new features, such as more touches of Fluent Design and improvements for Collections. Of course, there are also the usual reliability and bug issues. Here’s what you need to know.

We’ll start first with the new features. On this front, Microsoft has added new Fluent Designs for webpage controls like the calendar picker or dropdown on Mac. They’ve also improved the Collections feature so that it now has better drag and drop support. The other new things you can look forward to within this release can be seen below.

  • Added a capability to Guided Switch to ask to switch to a work or school profile when work or school content is being opened in a personal profile.
  • Added support for more websites to properly add price and rating information to a product that’s been added to a Collection.
  • Added support for the Native Window Occlusion management policy from upstream Chromium.
  • Added the option to the Manage Search Engines management policy to allow search provider discovery.
  • Added improved messaging to accounts that aren’t able to sync to explain why they can’t.

When it comes to reliability improvements, issues with High CPU usage on Macs, an issue where hitting the ESC Key might cause the browser to crash, and where sync doesn’t work when certain VPN extensions are installed has been fixed. Other reliability improvements cover Edge updates, syncing, and more. These can be seen below, along with some changed behavior. As always, we remind you to check out the full list at Microsoft.

  • Fixed an issue where showing the “Move to another window” menu sometimes causes a browser crash.
  • Fixed an issue where Netflix fails to play with error D7356 on certain devices.
  • Fixed a crash when playing the surf game.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging a tab with a PDF document out of a window and into its own window sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash on launch for 32-bit Edge when Windows Information Protection is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the Taskbar icon for a window that has a dialog open in an IE mode tab doesn’t also bring the dialog to the forefront.
  • Fixed an issue where languages in Settings can’t be selected to “Offer to translate pages in this language”.
  • Fixed an issue where expected popups on certain websites don’t work when Tracking Prevention is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut to reset the zoom level to 100% doesn’t work in Immersive Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking shortcuts on the Taskbar to PWAs sometimes launches a regular Edge window instead of a PWA window.
  • Fixed an issue where very small ink strokes/dots drawn on PDFs can’t be erased.

Finally, there are the known issues. When it comes to this, some users might see their favorites being duplicated or might experience problems where all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. This has persisted over the past few releases, as well as the problem where Edge windows might become all black, or where, multiple audio outputs won’t work. We hope this is all addressed soon, but that’s all we have for now. Let us know in the comments if you’re liking this new build of Edge Dev.

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