Microsoft releases Edge 126.0.2566.1 and introduces new features for Sidebar

You can download the latest version from Edge Insider website

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Microsoft releases Edge 126.0.2566.1 and introduces new features for Sidebar

Microsoft has released Edge126.0.2566.1 to the Dev channel, and you can download it on your computer now from the official Edge Insider website. The update includes new features for the Sidebar and a few enhancements to the browser’s overall functionality.

With the new features introduced to the Sidebar, you may now be able to customize Sidebar while using Gamer mode in the Edge browser.

This could also mean that you will be able to resize the Sidebar, reposition it on the screen, customize its content to suit your preferences, or make the gaming experience better.

Here are the changes mentioned in the changelog on the official blog:

Added Features:

  • Introduced functionality for adjusting the Sidebar in Gamer mode.

Improved Reliability:

  • iOS:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the browser to crash during the use of the ‘Clear Browsing Data’ feature.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the browser to crash or freeze when the back button was clicked in the top left corner before initiating a screenshot on iOS.
  • Android: Fixed an issue when clicking the ‘+’ button at the bottom of the browser New Tab Page (NTP) would cause a crash on android.

Changed Behavior:

  • Resolved an issue where the Narrator would announce extra information upon navigating to the ‘Get Edge Mobile’ button in the Profile pane. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect color display in the search hub.
  • Resolved a problem with the absence of a background color in the translation bar.
  • Resolved a problem where the mouse click functionality for moving the image was malfunctioning.
  • Resolved an issue where the ‘Edit’ and ‘Delete’ buttons on the Profile page were missing labels.
  • Resolved an issue to include the currently open tab groups in the tab group list.
  • Resolved an issue to ensure that the New Tab Page is displayed after the user clicks ‘Finish’ under gamer mode.
  • iOS: Resolved an issue where, after a long press on text within a PDF to activate Copilot on iOS, the page would shift upwards, and the back button would become unresponsive.

If you are already using Microsoft Edge Dev, you can navigate to edge://settings/help to get the latest version, but in case you are new to the program, you need to go to the official Edge Insider website to download.

Also, if you face any issues while using the version, Microsoft encourages you to report them through the in-app feedback by visiting Help and Feedback> Send feedback.

Have you tried and tested the new Edge Dev Build yet? If so, please share your experiences with our readers in the comments below.

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