You can now sync data between desktop and mobile Edge


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Microsoft has released another update for the Edge Dev channel, and it includes a lot of changes.

The new Edge Dev build 78.0.256.2 is full of new features. Because of the Edge Beta release last week, Microsoft is testing a lot more features in the Dev channel before releasing them to Beta.

Edge mobile gets new sync options

One of the most important feature is the improved sync functionality with Edge Mobile. After all the Edge channels recently receiving sync across organizational accounts, now its time for mobile to get it.

With the new build, you’ll be able to sync passwords and form fill data between mobile and desktop versions of Edge on personal, work, and school accounts.

Here’s the full list of new features:

  • Collections is now available in the Dev Channel!
  • Added a button on the address bar to access favorites.
  • Added support for Windows 10’s native Share functionality.
  • Enabled the built-in abusive ad blocker that was added to Chromium last year.
  • Added the ability to export Collections to Word.
  • Added a policy to use two separate site lists for IE mode and standalone IE instead of having them share the same list.
  • Enabled caret browsing in IE mode windows.

And here are some stability fixes:

  • Fixed some issues where the browser is unable to load any webpages.
  • Fixed an issue where two-finger scrolling on the trackpad sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser crashes shortly after launching.
  • Fixed an issue where Edge will crash on startup when used in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser will crash on Mac when signed in with a work or school account.
  • Fixed an issue where Netflix videos don’t play due to a “Missing Component” with error code M7354.
  • Fixed an issue where installing extensions from the Microsoft Edge extension store failed with the error “Package is invalid: CRX_REQUIRED_PROOF_MISSING”.
  • Fixed a crash when opening an Application Guard window.
  • Fixed an issue where webpages won’t load in an Application Guard window.
  • Fixed an issue where Tracking Prevention causes some websites to fail to load properly.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to navigate forward/back using the swipe gesture in situations where navigation isn’t possible leads to broken scrolling.
  • Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud bar sometimes disappears unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where two-finger scrolling on the trackpad occasionally stops working.
  • Fixed an issue where the first run experience doesn’t properly import data on older versions of Windows.
  • Improved the success rate of data importing from other browsers.

The new build also comes with lots of behaviour changes and some removed functionality. For the full list of changes, check out the update announcement.

What’s your take on the new Edge mobile improvements?

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