On schedule, Microsoft has released a new Edge Dev channel build. This is the last major build for version 94, and it comes with the usual bug fixes, and a couple of added features. Here’s a look at everything you need to know about Edge Dev version 94.0.992.1 before it heads to the Beta channel soon.
First up, there’s the added features. Microsoft added support for the Downloads popup in PWAs and websites installed as apps. They also added a setting to control if Microsoft Rewards points are shown on the browser’s profile UI. Other than that, there are a bunch of technical under the hood changes. You can check these out below.
- Added the ability to open local HTML files on iOS.
- Added an API to WebView2 for launching the Browser Task Manager.
- Added an API to WebView2 to listen for browser exits.
- Added a management policy to control if the setting for Web RTC to Respect the OS Routing Table is Enabled. Note that updates to administrative templates or documentation may not be live yet.
- Re-added URL suggestions to error pages that result from mis-typed web addresses.
When it comes to the improved reliability, there’s a couple of things you need to know about. Microsoft fixed issues where antivirus might stop Edge from opening, a crash where popups might open or close, and crashes on iPhones. We included the full changelog for you below and will save you a click this week.
- Fixed a crash when interacting with tabs.
- Fixed a crash when navigating to a website.
- Fixed a crash on launch.
- Fixed an issue where Guided Switch crashes the browser.
- Fixed a crash when saving autofill data from a popup that offered to save it.
- Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes shows a profile error upon startup and duplicate profiles in the profile picker.
- Fixed an issue on Windows 11 where windows are sometimes blank or white.
- Fixed an issue where searching Settings causes it to go blank.
- Fixed an issue where searching in Settings sometimes doesn’t return any results when it should.
- Fixed an issue where Collections sometimes can’t be opened because the entry is grayed out.
- Fixed an issue where the current page sometimes can’t be added to a Collection.
- Fixed an issue where the page size is blank in Print Preview.
- Fixed an issue where the tab audio indicator sometimes doesn’t appear when it should.
- Fixed an issue where tooltips like the URL preview sometimes appear in incorrect places.
- Fixed an issue where Efficiency Mode doesn’t work.
- Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes gets unexpectedly disabled.
- Fixed an issue where spellcheck sometimes can’t be enabled.
- Fixed an issue where passwords imported from other browsers sometimes don’t sync.
- Fixed an issue on mobile where signing back in to verify a browser account when prompted to sometimes results in an error message that it doesn’t meet the criteria to access the resource.
- Fixed an issue on mobile where certain websites can’t be logged into.
- Fixed an issue on mobile where certain sites can’t be viewed in desktop mode.
- Fixed an issue on mobile where navigations are sometimes inordinately slow.
- Fixed an issue where the mouse sometimes becomes invisible in IE mode tabs.
- Fixed an issue where WebView2 applications sometimes show an ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED error after updating.
- Fixed an issue in WebView2 where SetVirtualHostNameToFolderMapping doesn’t apply to child windows opened from the WebView2 application.
- Fixed an issue in WebView2 where a “not working” dialog sometimes appears.
We’ll end by mentioning the known issues. Once again, these haven’t changed over previous versions of Edge. You’ll still have issues with ad blocking extensions, tabs sometimes crashing with a error, favorites being duplicated, and wobbling when scrolling. And let us not forget the issue wth Kaspersky where the extension might mess with Google websites like Gmail.
Give or take a few smaller updates, you can now expect this same build to head to the Edge Beta channel soon. Then, to the stable channel. As always, we wish you well in your downloading, and remind you to submit feedback to Microsoft to keep the browser great for everyone!