08-21-2019 11:15 AM - edited 08-21-2019 12:19 PM
08-21-2019 11:15 AM - edited 08-21-2019 12:19 PM
Hello insiders, we have a lot to share today! In addition to releasing build 22.214.171.124 to the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel, we’re also very excited to announce that as of yesterday, we’re making the Beta channel available to download from https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com! The Beta Channel will see major updates every 6 weeks with periodic minor updates for bug fixes and security. We intend for it to be our most stable insider channel, so it will have a lower version than the Dev and Canary channels and lack some of the features that those channels have. To learn more, you can read our blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2019/08/20/introducing-microsoft-edge-beta-be-one-of-the-first-to-try....
To mark the occasion, we’re also proud to announce the availability of some long-awaited features. First, Tracking Prevention is fully available in the Canary and Dev Channels! For those who need a refresher, you can read our initial blog post announcing the feature here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/06/27/tracking-prevention-microsoft-edge-preview.
Next, form fill and password syncing is fully available in the Canary and Dev Channels! Those of you who are already signed into the browser with your Microsoft account should see the switches for both Passwords as well as Addresses, phone numbers, and more enabled on edge://settings/syncSetup. And if you’ve got Microsoft Edge installed on your mobile device, form and password syncing will be coming there as well.
EDIT: As of today, sign in and syncing is available for work and school accounts in all three channels! Like syncing for personal accounts, there are certain types of items like history that aren't available to sync just yet but will be coming in the future. To learn more, you can read our blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/08/21/sign-in-sync-work-school-accounts-aad-websso.
Finally, we’re beginning to roll out Collections! For right now, Collections is only available in the Canary Channel. You can read our blog post here for information about how to try it out: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/08/20/collections-now-available-microsoft-edge-preview.
Some other new features this week:
As always, we appreciate all the feedback you give us, and we hope you try out the Beta Channel and tell us what you think!
08-21-2019 12:13 PM
The long awaited feature we want is the favorites button.
The button you still failed to put back there it belongs
I thought that I today finally should be able to switch to Edge Chromium as my default browser but since it still is broken - Edge classic will be my browser
08-21-2019 12:44 PM - edited 08-21-2019 12:47 PM
Since Google Chrome extensions work with Edge Insider it opens up many doors to add what your looking for. You could try this extension for example.
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08-21-2019 03:19 PM
No. None of those will do. They do not provide the right icon (exactly the same one as in Edge classic)
Neither should you have to be dependent on a third party to provide basic standard Edge functionality.
MS do have the code written and done. It's in Canary and has been since 242.
They issue is that they still refuse to push it further. Based on the amount of feedback given on how important this is It should simply have been put it in dev a few weeks ago and it should also have been in the beta released today.
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08-21-2019 08:11 PM
Hit this issue right out of the gate. Not very obvious what is needed. I have to stumble across edge://sync-internals/ to find the message "Microsoft Information Protection service is disabled" which led me to:
Can someone confirm minimum requirements to get sync working with work accounts?
08-21-2019 10:09 PM
I, too, find the following items sorely missing:
Favorites: a button like in the original Edge and also the handling of the Favorites plane. By this I mean the ability to keep a subfolder open and not having to click on it every time you want to choose the next bookmark in this subfolder.
New Tab Page:
Ability to choose a blank page. No pictures, no feeds, no search bars, no nothing. Just a white (in light mode) or black/dark grey (in dark mode) panel.
Otherwise: keep up the good work!
08-21-2019 11:46 PM
@josh_bodner Please make an even more robust way to manage Bookmark, like the one in Firefox. That will make this browser almost perfect in my eyes. Having almost a thousand of bookmark, it's quite a chore whenever I try to tidying it up.
Everything else is sailing smoothly. The new Edge is my new go to Browser for work PC now, it's smooth and seamless. Keep it up.
08-22-2019 12:03 AM
08-22-2019 12:53 AM
@josh_bodner Location Tracking broke in this version, yesterday everything worked.
I cannot use Open Setting because I have a corporate version and this settings are controlled by domain policy.
In Google Chrome Location Tracking work fine.
Can you do anything at all normally or not?
How can I return Location Tracking? Why are there no problems in Google Chrome?
08-22-2019 01:04 AM
@josh_bodner I love the new "Global Media Controls" icon.
However - it's a little weird because the icon isn't there when the browser is opened (which is fine), it then shows-up when media is played (also fine) but then when the tab playing the media is closed - the icon stays. I'm feeling that the icon should vanish when the tab playing the media is closed. Other than that, keep up the great work!
08-22-2019 01:15 AM
@josh_bodner I was having a rather unimportant issue with windows today but chose to do a "System Restore" anyway.
The Restore Point was an (automatic) "install" restore point from the upgrade to 249.1 and the only "affected program" listed was a regression from Dev 249.1 back to 244.0
After the "System Restore" Edge Dev was rendered totally useless. Wouldn't execute at all. I reversed the "System Restore" and everything was fine again. Short version: there may be an issue with Edge Dev working after "System Restore" but I obviously haven't (and won't) be doing any further testing on my system!
08-22-2019 02:48 AM
Try running it in Windows 8 compatibility mode (right-click shortcut > compatibility > run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows 8).
I have the same problem and this workaround fixes it for me. The problem is that I have to set that flag every time I close the browser and want to run it again.
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08-22-2019 04:32 AM
I updated to latest version over night, and now it will load no pages... I keep getting 'This page is having a problem'... I've installed the Beta, but it a 6 month cycle...
Anything I can do to fix Dev Edge correctly?
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08-22-2019 06:55 AM
@Coddy @josh_bodner well did an uninstall and searched for the directories noted. I did not find any of them so installed browser again - still same problem no pages load. Extensions are gone but cannot access Extensions, Settings, etc. So there is some environmental issue.
I just had the latest Cumulative Update for the Release Preview ring for Win10 push out so will reboot and try things again to see with the steps noted.
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08-22-2019 12:34 PM
same issue here on my work computer. browser just went stone cold dead..no buttons working, all the extensions crashing. Still working fine on my laptop,tho
08-22-2019 01:52 PM
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