New Edge Insider Dev channel update brings more fixes on Windows and Mac

Microsoft Edge Insiders on the Dev Channel can now download the latest weekly update for the new Chromium-based web browser. The build brings several new UI and UX improvements on Windows and Mac, and the Edge team has started mentioning specific macOS fixes in the weekly changelog.

You can learn all detals about what's new in the full release notes below:

Changes in feature behavior or appearance:

  • Added the number of additional tabs present in the window title.
  • Fixed an issue where the + button to open new tabs is invisible.
  • Fixed an issue where corrupted characters appeared in certain parts of the UI like the address bar dropdown or the … menu.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking quickly on the X on entries on the history page would open them instead of deleting them.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the “Remove All” button to remove all cookies doesn’t do anything.
  • Fixed an issue where the order of user profiles differed between the user flyout and the list in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where signing out of user profiles didn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where favorites sometimes don’t sync to other machines.
  • Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud bar sometimes takes a long time to appear.
  • Fixed an issue where entries on the history or download pages overlap at narrow window widths.

Fixes for better reliability and security:

  • Fixed an issue where switching between user profiles sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where sending feedback from a webpage that had crashed sometimes crashes the whole browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes hangs when it’s closed.
  • Updated to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (

Mac-specific changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes doesn’t launch.
  • Fixed an issue where video controls remained on the Touch Bar after leaving the page with the video.
  • Fixed an issue where refreshing the settings page caused certain UI buttons to appear to be disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where menu text can appear white on white in certain situations.

If the new Edge Insider browser remains a work in progress, the Edge team also announced yesterday that the latest preview version of Visual Studio 2019 enabled debugging JavaScript in the new browser for ASP.NET and ASP.NET core projects.

If you haven't tried Microsoft's new Edge Insider browser yet, you can download it from the dedicated website. You can install the Dev and Canary channels side by side, with the latter receiving new updates almost every day.

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