Microsoft Edge 97 lands in the Dev channel with PDF and passwords improvements

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The Microsoft Edge Insider Dev channel has jumped to version 97 yesterday, with the first build 97.0.1060.2 bringing new PDF and password management features. Microsoft Edge is the default PDF reader on Windows 10 and Windows 11, and this new build improves the viewing and markup experience even further.

Microsoft Edge has also become a great password manager, and this new build makes it possible to create new website accounts or apply coupons and check out on shopping sites in a single click. You can find the full list of new features in the Edge Insider Dev build 97.0.1060.2 below:

  • Added the ability to draw arbitrary highlighting on PDFs.
  • Added an option to print even or odd pages.
  • Combined autofill and password generation on account sign-up webpages to be able to create new website accounts in a single click.
  • Combined personal info and payment info autofill on certain shopping websites to be able to apply coupons and checkout in a single click.
  • Enabled by default one-click password updating by adding a button to the leaked passwords Settings page that goes directly to the website’s password update page and then using password generation to automatically fill in a new password.
  • Added the Downloads button to windows opened with the –app command line flag.
  • Management policies (updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet):
    • Added a policy to control if the Internet Explorer Mode Toolbar Button is Enabled.
    • Added a policy to control if the ability for Edge to automatically Enhance Images is Enabled.
    • Added a policy to control if Accessibility Image Labels are Enabled, which controls if a service can be used to generate descriptions for images that don’t already have them.
  • Developer:
    • Added an experimental WebView2 API to handle basic website authentication (Issue 120).
    • Added an experimental API to WebView2 apps to send and receive post web messages to iframes (Issue 139).
    • Added an API to WebView2 apps to query the user data folder location.

As usual, this new build also brings a couple of bug fixes, and you can learn more details on this page. With Edge 97 landing on the Dev channel this week, Edge 96 has also made its way to the Beta channel and should reach the Stable channel at the end of the month. If you’re using Linux, Microsoft Edge finally came out of beta this week and it supports all the major Linux variants.