Microsoft Edge v84 rolls out to the Stable channel with improvements for full screen mode, Collections, and more

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Email Twitter: @abacjourn Jul 16th, 2020 inNews

Version 84 of Microsoft Edge has finally arrived in the stable channel. This release is bringing improvements for full-screen mode, the Collections feature, and more. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

We’ll start first with the new stuff. Microsoft says that Edge now provides full-screen mouse support when in full-screen mode, to access the address bar, and other items. In addition, users can now add custom nicknames to saved debit or credit cards. Finally, with Collections, Microsoft has added the ability to leave notes on Collections, and change the background color of notes. You can have a look below for other improvements and new features.

  • Read Aloud for PDF lets users listen to PDF content while carrying out other tasks that may be important for them
  • Now you can save an edit made to a PDF back to the file instead of saving a copy each time you edit the PDF.
  • This version of Microsoft Edge provides improved site list download times for Internet Explorer mode. We’ve reduced download delay for the Internet Explorer mode site list to 0 seconds
  • Microsoft Edge now allows users to sign-into the browser when it’s “run as administrator” on Windows 10.
  • TLS/1.0 and TLS/1.1 are disabled by default.
  • Microsoft Edge now enables Translation in the Immersive Reader. When a user opens the Immersive Reader view, they get the option to translate the page to their desired language.

In addition to the new features, Microsoft has also added support for The Storage Access API. Developers will also see some new DevTools updates, including support for customizing keyboard shortcuts to match VS Code and viewing the DevTools in high contrast. Of course, there are new policies too, for a total of 7. We invite you to read more about those here, as well as the other new things for developers and security updates.

Today is the first major version 84 release in the Stable Channel, but you can expect subsequent updates to follow later on. Version 83 of Microsoft Edge received a total of 8 patches after its initial release to Stable, so you can expect more of the same here, as Microsoft is always working to improve Edge. In fact, security researchers recently found that it beats out Chrome and Firefox when it comes to preventing and catching malware.

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