Microsoft rolled out the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 last month. It means that you can now use Chromium Edge via the Dev channel.
The Big M has recently pushed a new Edge Dev channel release for all older versions. This release bumps the existing version of Microsoft Edge to build number 126.96.36.199.
The new Chromium Edge is work in progress. Microsoft is currently working on the development of new features. That is why the preview builds are prone to bugs and issues.
Plenty of issues fixed
The latest release addresses many bugs and problems that were reported in the previous version. Furthermore, it brings some exciting new features and performance improvements.
Speaking of new features, we have a piece of good news for you. You can now enable dark mode in Chromium Edge on Windows 7.
This build resolves some major issues in the browser. Some people experienced problems while using the browser.
According to the reports, the browser crashed when users opened the Extensions page or the PDF files. Microsoft also resolved the issue with Microsoft Edge that prevented Windows from shutting down properly.
Some known issues are still there
Microsoft acknowledged the fact that there are still some known issues in the browser. The Microsoft Edge Dev Channel page confirmed that the built-in spelling checker tool is currently not available in the browser.
This means that the browser does not underline or autocorrects the misspelled words. Meanwhile, you can install one of these grammar checking tools to get the job done.
Secondly, you may experience some sign in and sync limitations. At the moment, data synchronization is currently limited to Microsoft accounts. You can not sync your data to school or work accounts.
Microsoft confirmed the Microsoft Edge team is currently working to resolve these issues as soon as possible. We hope that these issues will be resolved in the upcoming builds.
Apparently many people are already interested in the new Chromium Edge browser. The number of Edge Insiders is increasing with each passing day.
Microsoft releases new improvements and fixes for the Dev Channel every week. If you are a developer, you can test your services and apps by downloading the latest Dev builds.
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