The big news of the day might be Windows 11’s general availability coming on October 5, but the Microsoft Edge team has some news of its own. They just announced the rollout of the first Microsoft Edge Dev version 95 build, and the news of Edge version 94 heading to beta. This week’s release comes in at version 95.0.997.1, and we have a look at what you need to know.
We’ll cover Edge Dev version 95 first, and look at the new features. There are only two this week. Microsoft has added the ability to use the keyboard keys to ink on PDFs and web captures. They also enabled by default the ability to sync payment cards by uploading payment card data filled in web pages to a Microsoft account.
Each Edge release comes with a new set of fixes, and there’s a lot to note with version 95.0.997.1. Microsoft fixed an issue where interacting with autofill popups sometimes crashes the browser. They also fixed some issues on mobile, tab crashes, and a crash when editing saved passwords in settings. You can peek below for the other changed behaviors. Note that there is a lot for WebView 2 and mobile this week.
- Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank.
- Fixed an issue where some Settings can’t be searched for.
- Fixed an issue where profiles get signed out or duplicated after updating the browser.
- Fixed an issue where a custom scale when printing isn’t retained between prints.
- Fixed an issue where the option to change a password in Password Settings doesn’t do anything.
- Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail to be applied.
- Fixed an issue where Rebates sometimes fail with an error.
- Fixed an issue where Coupons sometimes aren’t found when they should be.
- Fixed an issue where the Web Widget doesn’t display properly.
- Fixed an issue where the Web Widget is missing some UI.
- Fixed an issue where MHT files sometimes don’t render properly.
- Fixed an issue where the preference for desktop vs. mobile sites is sometimes reset after installing an update.
- Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes fails for work and school accounts.
- Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites takes an inordinate amount of time.
- Fixed an issue where a white flash sometimes appears when loading dark content (Issue 1621).
- Fixed an issue where more DLLs than necessary are sometimes added to projects (Issue 709).
- Fixed an issue where the wrong certificate is sometimes selected from the ClientCertificateRequested event (Issue 1666).
- Fixed an issue where a WebView object is sometimes not defined properly (Issue 1144).
- Fixed an issue where minimizing a WebView2 application sets focus incorrectly (Issue 238).
- Fixed an issue with error handling.
Known issues in this release are once again the same as in the past. Ad blocking extensions might experience playback errors on Youtube, tabs might crash with the STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error, Kaspersky Internet Suite might impact Gmail loading, favorites might be duplicated, and you’ll see wobbling with scrolling.
All that said, Microsoft now says Edge 94 should be heading to the beta channel soon. That also means Edge version 93 will head to the stable channel. It’s going to be a busy week if you’re a Edge Insider, so get ready to download updates!