Microsoft Edge Insider Dev Channel gets weekly update and posts first changelog

The Dev Channel for Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge Insider browser has just received a new update today. Contrary to the Canary channel which receives daily updates, the Dev channel gets new bits once a week, and the changes are usually quite significant as the updates includes everything that shipped on the Canary channel throughout the week.

This is the first time that Microsoft has published detailed release notes on the new Edge Insider blog, and the Edge team is committed to be transparent with Edge Insiders going forward. Once you update to the latest version of the Dev Channel, the web browser should also display a “welcome” page highlighting what’s changed in the latest version.

Here are all the new features and quality fixes in the Edge Insider build 75.0.139.1 for the Dev channel:

New features and functionality

  • Microsoft Edge Insider Channels will now install to Windows 10 32-bit devices. Just visit www.microsoftedgeinsider.com from your device and follow the usual installation steps.
  • More natural sounding voices are now available for the Read Aloud feature, and exposed via the JavaScript Speech Synthesis API

Bug fixes and improvements

  • The animated spinner that displays on the About page when checking for updates is no longer scaled improperly
  • After importing favorites from Internet Explorer, the favorites bar folder will be properly named “Favorites bar” instead of “Links”
  • A confirmation prompt will now appear when deleting multiple history items
  • The “Show in folder” option will now work when a download is in the middle of virus scanning
  • Fixed a crash on pressing CTRL+SHIFT+M in inPrivate mode
  • Fixed a poorly rendered animation when viewing “See all cookies and site data” under site permissions
  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft Account credentials were not inherited from Windows 10 until after the first launch

The Edge Insider browser should install updates automatically, but you can double check by going to the Settings and more > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge. As a reminder, you can install the Canary channel and the Dev channel side by side, and the two versions of the Edge insider browser won’t replace the existing Edge UWP browser on your Windows 10 PC.

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