Microsoft Edge Dev is now optimized for Apple’s M1 Macs

Arif Bacchus

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Late yesterday Microsoft announced the release of the first major Edge Dev build for the year 2021. Coming in at version 89.0.752.1, this release is bringing support for Apple’s M1 Macs, as well as several added features.

We’ll start first with the added features. In addition, to support for Apple M1 silicon, there’s also a new filtering capability in the price comparison feature in Edge. Microsoft even added an option to share, copy, and paste settings to disable enhanced link copying for links on webpages. Other new features are below.

  • Added an icon to the PDF toolbar for Find On Page
  • Added support for verifying digital signatures of PDFs on Mac. Note that this feature is still behind a flag
  • Finished rolling out Sleeping Tabs

As for the reliability and changed behaviors, there’s a bunch this week, as always. Microsoft finally fixed an issue where Edge might crash when an update is ready to install. They also fixed several crashing-related issues relating to reading PDFs and web capture and collections. Have a peek below for everything else you need to know.

  • Temporarily disabled Single Sign-On on Mac in order to fix failures when signing into certain websites.
  • Disabled Share on Windows Server. Note that this is because Share isn’t functional on Windows Server.
  • Fixed an issue where pages viewed in Immersive Reader sometimes appear to be insecure even though they were originally loaded over a secure connection.
  • Fixed an issue where unplugging a monitor that an Edge window is on sometimes doesn’t automatically move the window onto a remaining monitor.
  • Fixed an issue where certain buttons in the Cookies In Use dialog don’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where Sleeping Tabs aren’t put back to sleep when an Edge session is restored.
  • Fixed an issue where some anti-virus programs trigger a warning when viewing Edge Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard shortcut to invoke Web Capture sometimes overrides website keyboard shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue where websites sometimes can’t prompt users to ask for permission, for example permission to show a notification.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling a PDF using touch sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where highlighting words in PDFs sometimes results in more characters being selected than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs sometimes don’t open when Edge is set as the default PDF viewer.
  • Fixed an issue where password-protected PDFs sometimes don’t open.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs sometimes don’t scroll using the middle mouse button.
  • Fixed an issue where printing using the “Save as PDF” option sometimes causes the save dialog to appear twice.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac OS 11 where Shy UI is sometimes partially occluded by a toolbar.
  • Fixed an issue where installing a website as an app sometimes shows a dialog that says “Pin to taskbar” instead of install.

As for the known issues, there’s one new one this week. Microsoft notes that tab drag and drop is broken for vertical tabs. The other problems from prior releases still persist, in relation to ad blocking extensions not working on Linux, playback errors on YouTube, Kaspersky Internet Suite, and more.