Microsoft Edge Dev update improves for developers and admins

by Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
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After they added a whole website for extensions and they had an enterprise sync services update,  the development team behind Microsoft Edge launched the new Microsoft Edge Dev 85.0.552.1.

The new update available only for Insiders comes with a few new features and a lot of reliability fixes.

What’s new with the Microsoft Edge Dev update?

The three new features are addressed mainly to developers and admins.

First improvement is adding a New Tab Page Search Box management policy. Another is to add support for the Auto Open Allowed for URLs management policy for upstream Chromium.

At last, they’ve added support for the Auto Open File Types management policy from upstream Chromium.

Microsoft Edge Dev 85.0.552.1 brings a ton of fixes

And when we say a ton, that’s a lot. We’ve counted 9 reliability fixes and 15 behavioral fixes.

We will list here only the reliability issues here, as they appear on the release notes:

  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes does not open.
  • Fixed a crash on startup.
  • Fixed a crash when printing.
  • Fixed an issue where opening the Read Aloud voice options list crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where entering fullscreen mode in an installed app or website crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when importing data from other browsers.
  • Fixed an issue where certain 4K video content, such as that encoded using HEVC, doesn’t play properly.
  • Improved the reliability of importing passwords from other browsers.
  • Fixed an issue where adding items to a Collection sometimes fails, and instead, the loading spinner is shown indefinitely.

Known issues with the new Microsoft Edge Dev 85.0.552.1

Unfortunately, the new Edge Dev update also comes with 7 know issues.

For instance, if you use some ad-blocking extensions, you may experience playback errors on Youtube.  To fix this, disable the extension.

Also, if you use the extension for the Kaspersky Internet Suite, you may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load. Make sure you install the latest update of the extension to fix this.  

Read about all known issues in the release notes.

What do you think about the latest versions of Edge? What is your experience with Microsoft Edge? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

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