Latest Microsoft Edge Dev release brings updates to password management experience

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The Microsoft Edge team has just announced the release of Dev Channel branch build 91.0.845.2. This is a small build, but it does come with an improvement for the passwords manager, and the usual bug and reliability fixes. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

First things first, we’ll get into the added features. New is the ability to select and delete multiple passwords at the same time from edge://settings/passwords. Also new is the ability to quickly toggle between two tabs on Mac via a keyboard shortcut. Capping out the new features is a Certificate Management Settings page on Linux and also a message to explain that Vertical Tabs can’t be collapsed when IE mode tabs are open.

Now, for the reliability improvements and changed behaviors. This week, Microsoft has fixed crashes when closing the browser, as well as when navigating to certain websites, and when opening menus from the downloads popup menu. Other changed behaviors and fixes can be seen below.

  • Fixed an issue where sync sometimes fails with error code NETWORK_CONNECTION_UNAVAILABLE (ERR_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT_NEEDED).
  • Fixed an issue where logging into certain websites sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where certain videos don’t play.
  • Fixed some issues where Application Guard windows sometimes fail to open.
  • Fixed an issue where extensions installed via management policies sometimes fail to install.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple Edge shortcuts are sometimes present on the Windows Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue where certain popups like the website permission prompt or the downloads menu appear cut off or with unexpected scroll bars to see all content.
  • Fixed an issue where Web Capture area selection doesn’t appear to work on certain websites.
  • Fixed an issue where disabling standalone IE and then navigating to a site that’s set to open in standalone IE sometimes results in an infinite loop of popups stating that “This action is restricted.”
  • Fixed an issue where the button to enter Kids Mode is sometimes missing from the profile flyout.
    Temporarily disabled Web Capture on Linux
  • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser with a personal Microsoft account (after there’s already one signed in) in order to verify it causes a crash on Linux.

Known issues are the same as previous releases, with no new ones to take note of this week. Other than that, there’s nothing else to note, but if you’re on the Canary channel, you can look forward to a new security feature that will result in the browser now requiring authentication before auto-filling passwords. Happy downloading, Edge Insiders, and remember to send your feedback to Microsoft if you come across any bugs.