Accessing Edge tabs from other devices is easier with Dev Build 102.0.1235.1

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Key notes

  • Microsoft just released another brand new build for all the Dev Channel Insiders.
  • With this new update, the Tab Actions menu offers a lot more options than before.
  • Consult the entire changelog here and see what else has Microsoft added to Edge.
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Were you expecting another weekly Edge update from the Redmond tech giant? If the answer is yes, then this is exactly up your alley.

Last week, we discussed how build 102.0.1227.0 brought a new management policy to control if the Network Service Sandbox is Enabled. 

However, now, Microsoft has released another weekly Edge update for the Dev channel. Version 102.0.1235.1 is now available for all users with an improved Tab Actions menu and a traditional list of bug fixes.

What to expect from Edge Dev build 102.0.1235.1

The 102.0.1235.1 version for Microsoft Edge doesn’t come with an impressive array of new features, but it does bring important changes to the table.

By far, the only visible change is a slightly improved Tab Actions menu that now lets you access tabs from other devices.

Now, the Tab Actions menu offers the ability to enable or disable vertical tabs, tab search, recently closed pages, add tabs to a new collection, and now tabs from other devices.

If you use Edge Stable, you can access tabs from other devices in the History flyout. We know you want to see the entire changelog for the brand new build, so we’re going to provide that for you as well.

Added features: 

  • Added a link to Tabs From Other Devices in the Tab Actions menu. 
  • Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if the javascript engine behavior to Set Timeout Without 1 Ms Clamp is Enabled, which controls if calls to setTimeout() with a 0ms timeout are changed to have a 1ms timeout.  Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet. 

Improved reliability: 

  • Fixed an issue where all tabs crash with an error code:  FACILITY_VISUALCPP/ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND. 
  • Fixed a crash on mobile when sending feedback. 
  • Fixed an issue where WebView2 apps crash when setting User Data Folder Access options (Issue 2363). 
  • Fixed a crash on Xbox when using Tab Search. 

Changed behavior: 

  • Improved how many types of tabs can be put to sleep. 
  • Reduced the number of tabs that are discarded due to memory pressure in certain situations.   
  • Fixed an issue where Tab Search doesn’t work. 
  • Fixed an issue where printing and print preview sometimes doesn’t work. 
  • Fixed an issue where certain search engines can’t be removed from Settings. 
  • Fixed an issue where certain languages aren’t available in Spell Check. 
  • Fixed an issue where IE mode sometimes can’t be enabled or configured. 
  • Fixed an issue in Application Guard windows where downloads are sometimes blocked when they shouldn’t. 
  • Fixed an issue where work/school results don’t appear in the search engine when searching from the address bar. 
  • Mobile: 
    • Fixed an issue where Top Sites can’t be edited because the edit button is too hard to hit. 
    • Fixed an issue where Read Aloud sometimes doesn’t highlight words that it should, or says words that it shouldn’t. 
    • Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud controls sometimes don’t appear in the notification shade. 

Known issues: 

  • Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube.  As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed.  See this help article for more details. 
  • Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error.  The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. 
  • Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load.  This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. 
  • Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other.  Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices.  This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. 

Be sure to download the correct version of the update, depending on the channel you are currently using Microsoft’s Edge browser on.

Have you updated your Edge browser lately? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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