08-29-2019 11:14 AM - edited 09-04-2019 11:06 AM
08-29-2019 11:14 AM - edited 09-04-2019 11:06 AM
UPDATE 2: Instead of releasing build 256 since it had problems last week, we decided to release a newer build this week. All the notes for build 256 are still below, but additions from the newer build are also added to the bottom of each list with a NEW tag.
UPDATE: We're experiencing some trouble rolling out this week's update. Since it's already Thursday, it's very likely we aren't going to have an update this week. I'll update this post again when we're able to successfully release the build.
Hello insiders, it’s another big week this week! Today we’re releasing build 78.0.262.0 to the Dev Channel. Additionally, thanks to the release of the Beta Channel recently, we’re rolling out some big features to the Dev Channel for further testing before releasing them to Beta. The most significant of those features is improved sync functionality with Edge mobile. Mobile now supports syncing passwords and form fill data with the desktop version of Edge for both personal accounts as well as work and school accounts.
Some other major new functionality includes:
As always, we appreciate all your feedback and suggestions, and we want to especially thank everybody who tried out the Beta Channel!
08-29-2019 12:32 PM
These are awesome updates. Those of us on Canary were able to dabble with these features (like collections) before they were promoted up too Dev this week. On a side note that where the favorites icon button on the toolbar is, it can be hidden by putting your mouse cursor over it, and right clicking than "hide from toolbar" which will hide it from your address bar, but it won't hide the actual favorites bar or ability from the drop down menu (three dots) to access favorites. To reinstate it back on the address back just click the three dots on the right side of Edge, than Favorites, than "Show favorites button in toolbar." The added button to the address bar is a great feature, but for those that don't need it or want it (such as already having favorites as a toolbar) you can hide the button away so you have both options to keep it or hide it and/or reactive it which is good. :)
08-29-2019 01:12 PM
Oh and how about hiding the "folder" names in the Favorites Bar, like you all did for the other icons on the favorites bar... And how about allowing us to choose the folder color..... Right click/choose a color....
08-29-2019 02:05 PM
08-30-2019 06:51 AM
@josh_bodner, looking forward to this update, when it rolls out. I have the following
08-30-2019 06:56 AM - edited 08-30-2019 06:57 AM
Interesting. Mine says it is still 184.108.40.206, and I wasn't aware of it updating. BUT I now have the favourites button, which I didn't before yesterday in 220.127.116.11, and a working Share button ... which only appears to share using Microsoft Windows 10 Apps, not e.g. the email client I actually use and have set as the default email program. It's as if the update silently happened at least in part but didn't change the version number within the program.
But still no middle-click on a favourite opening it in a background tab but leaving the favourites menu (and sub-menus) open for further clicks on more favourites. (And yes I'm going to mention that in my reaction to every release until that's added to Edge, or - as with Google Chrome - you say you're not going to do it or I conclude you're not ever going to do it and I uninstall Edge.)
08-30-2019 08:51 AM
@josh_bodner, with the Share button will we be able to change the mail program for example as we use Outlook and not the built-in mail app as we are an O365 tenant. Also what about Microsoft Teams as an app to share with?
08-30-2019 08:57 AM - edited 08-30-2019 09:05 AM
XX.X.XXX.1 can usually mean a minor revision fix like a bug or crashing issue. Google does it with their Canary. You'll see something like 78.0.3896.4 and you had 4 updates of 3896 (.4) that day. You may or may not even notice the reason for it. It could be mean anything but I usually found or saw it was logged as having to do with something like a bug or crashing bug or a possibly security weakness. That it called for an update of that version right away instead of the usual next day, week, month, and so on. For example lets say Canary (or Dev) comes out at 9 AM and everyone is complaining it's crashing on launch or this feature is giving them an error and the browser is completely unstable...the developers see it and know it's a must do fix to get the browser working again today or this week...they fix it right away...maybe even twice in one hour, and released the minor updates that is now a "1." or ".2" like 78.0.2XX.2. Instead of 78.0.2XX.0. Google Canary was doing that a few days ago with their Canary that it went up too .3 (I had three updates that date...I've seen go as far as .8) within two hours and the first two updates of that day were causing hanging or crashing of the browser.
Chromium itself (not Chrome) has one build released each day. Like today it's 78.0.3897.0 but it can have up to 40 revisions of that day's build a day by different developers (Chromium doesn't have an auto-updater unless you write a script or batch file and even then it doesn't always work...so it has to be manually downloaded/installed with each new build/revision). However Chromium is the "off the trunk" version that usually will be promoted to Chrome's next day Canary version and can be buggy and unstable as heck (even throughout the day). Example being on that specific day Chromium might be at 78.0.3896.X while Chrome Canary was updated that same morning too 78.0.3897.X. (I'm not sure how Edge is doing it with their Canary such if they're working with the latest day's build of Chromium and promoting it up to their Edge or instead have their own thing going on). Google uses an autobot system that uploaded/updates the Canary browser each day.
08-30-2019 09:22 AM - edited 08-30-2019 09:22 AM
I know. My point was that the version number of Edge Dev on my laptop never changed, including the final .1. I had Edge sitting there on the Settings>About page, refreshing it every now and then looking for the expected weekly update, but it never showed itself doing an update, and at some point the favourites address bar button and the Share menu entry appeared that were supposed to come with the update from 18.104.22.168 to 256.2, even though I never saw an update indicated and the version number remained the same after as it was before. Which is odd.
08-30-2019 12:30 PM
I'm not on Dev, so I'm not sure what build their on right now. Canary is pretty stable enough for me that I use that as my priority browser....if that becomes unstable (which has been almost no existent for me) I jump onto Chromium or lastly Chrome Canary and of course I still have the old Edge. That problem you mention could be a glitch or an error of updating the revised number or they simply corrected the issues at hand but kept it under the same build number. I don't know have Edge is working their uploads and build revisions. Good thing is Dev comes out once a week so whatever didn't show up or work out might (or will) in the next week version and one can always use Canary.
08-30-2019 12:42 PM
It's happened again!
Edge Dev has been running, but underneath several other program windows I was actually using like Thunderbird and Firefox (which I use for normal browsing because Edge Dev doesn't keep the menu open when I middle click on favourites in favourite menus). Just brought Edge Dev to the front of the window stack, and some time since I posted before a 'Global Media Controls' button has appeared on the Address bar to the left of the Favourite button. That was NOT there earlier, but the version number still hasn't changed from what it has been for the last week. So that's at least two different silent updates that have happened today, with no indication of an update and no change in version number.
08-30-2019 01:35 PM
You can try uninstalling and reinstalling to see if everything that appear is still there or install on a second computer and compare. I know MS (like Google) has an auto updater. It's running in the background of your task scheduler and usually does a daily check if not hourly and it silently uploads any new updates. Maybe that can be it. Here is a picture from mine. "GoogleUpdateTaskUser" is Googles. MicrosoftEdgeTaskUpdateTaskUser is there and it describes that it does:
08-31-2019 03:19 PM
09-01-2019 11:43 PM
@josh_bodner Dev channel update to 78.0.256.2 is NOT AVAILABLE:
Have you already forgotten how to do it?
09-03-2019 07:14 AM
@George Smyrlis Take a look at the note at the top of this post - updated information is available about the delayed update.
09-03-2019 08:59 AM
For those that don't have Edge Canary I would again encourage to just download Canary and use that interchangeable with Dev or when Dev doesn't update because of any issues. Canary is mostly always stable considering it's the Alpha of the three Beta's and you get the features before it hits Dev (and possibly some features that might not hit Dev). Once in awhile there might be a glitch or bug. So give it a whirl if you haven't. Especially if you're eager to try out that said new feature and it's not in Dev yet or Dev is unavailable for update or if you want to side by side compare. Even Google has it's moments with update issues. Earlier last week there seemed to have been a problem with their update server via playstore so Google went several days without updating their Chrome Canary and Chrome Dev for Android. People were asking what happened in the reviews. Now it's working fine and on schedule. It happens...it's part of the life in the world of technology....always has been. I think Microsoft is doing the best they can with Edge and keeping the updates a flow, and the browser itself is coming along great even though it's still in beta stages.
09-03-2019 02:03 PM
@DavidGB sorry to confuse you with those features popping up unexpectedly! Both of the features you mentioned were actually under a controlled feature rollout, which means they've already existed in the build for a while, but are turned off by default. Then, we can turn them on progressively and you'll just see them magically turn up the next time you open the browser, or you can turn them on manually by finding the right feature flag and enabling it. In this case, all of the features you mention had their rollout bumped up to 100%, which is both why you finally saw them, as well as why I mentioned them in the release notes, even though some people in both Dev and Canary have been seeing them for a few weeks now as the rollout has been progressing.
09-04-2019 12:42 PM - edited 09-04-2019 12:49 PM
Even with the latest version of the Dev Edge its not possible to view conteent on https://www.tvnow.de
After Ads you get a black screen or an infor about DRM Protection from the site. In normal Edge its working fine. The interesting is until begining of August it was working fine with Edge Dev :§
09-04-2019 01:09 PM
@josh_bodner Big plus for adding a favorite button. But the ideal is a bit lacking. I mean the restoration of what was in the classic Edge, that is: bookmarks from the favourite bar in the form of a folder; removal of "other favourites" from the "favourite bar", which after adding a bookmarks access button takes up no space. Another matter concerning the translation into Polish. In the options of closing tabs under the right mouse button there is one: "Zamknij karty do prawej strony". And it's supposed to sound right: "Zamknij karty PO prawej stronie". And so it is translated into the classic Edge version. The extension section does not contain the phrase, which is illustrated by the screenshot.
09-04-2019 01:20 PM
collections is a really impressive feature. fits my needs for temporary listing way better than favorites.
please keep up the amazing work (what a big changelog!). i'm using the dev channel as my daily driver since you introduced the opportunity to clear data by closing the browser.
now you definetely displaced my fox!
09-04-2019 01:26 PM - edited 09-04-2019 01:27 PM
Just made a click on an episode of "bachlorette" on tvnow.de. no problemes occured.
09-04-2019 02:15 PM
So, finally off 249 and up to 78.0.262.0
And for me a waste of time. Middle-clicking on favorites, either in menus from the favorites bar or the dropdown still cause the menus to close each time, forcing repeated trawls back through the folders to open several favorites. I've been using middle-click on favorites/bookmarks - with the expectation that the favorites menu will stay OPEN while the clicked favorite opens in a background tab - many, many , many times every single day since I first used a tabbed browser (2005-ish? Using Maxthon, maybe?) whether in Maxthon, then Internet Explorer, then Firefox. Until and unless you sort that out, it doesn't matter to me what else you do to Chromium Edge, I'll still never use it other than for a little bit of testing (mostly just straight after an update only to check what happens when I middle click a favorite). Until/unless you do something about this, I remain a Firefox user.
I do. though, note the new 'Share' only offers email sharing by the Windows 10 email client, NOT the configured default email client - which in my case is Thunderbird. Not good. Edge Dev should respect the configured default programs. Don't slide back into the old, failed Microsoft habit of trying to enforce a closed ecosystem - Chromium Edge needs to be as open as possible and cooperate with as many other programs as possible, not just Microsoft ones. Otherwise you have no chance of displacing Google Chrome and growing the Edge user-base to significant numbers.
09-04-2019 04:09 PM
Do we have an ETA on when printing emails from outlook.com will be rectified? Currently, when I print using edge, the email content does not fit onto the page, but it works fine with Chrome.
09-04-2019 07:03 PM
09-04-2019 08:28 PM
09-04-2019 10:42 PM - edited 09-04-2019 10:44 PM
They're different? Really? Of course, I (still) don't have Share, in any Channel, either And just updated all 3. Good thing I'm patient Maybe, I'm waiting for other things, too... gotta love Controlled Roll-outs.
09-04-2019 11:55 PM
@josh_bodner in 78.0.262.0 problem still exists:
Does it possible somehow disable this window? A month ago, this window was not there and everything worked fine. Why do you have to do worse every time?
IE Mode still works in separate IE window. All the problems that are important to me not fixed.
09-05-2019 04:17 AM
09-05-2019 05:11 AM
I have got this version, as i have strange issue with financial charts, it flip over in my screen. once i move to other tab and back, and shows 3 days earlier data,
it go back to normal when i refresh unless i move to another tab
you can notice sign of Sell and buy beside volume are upside down in the photo
it work fine in Beta version and other browser
09-05-2019 07:31 AM
09-05-2019 07:34 AM
@josh_bodner, nice update! Glad to see these changes coming out and that the build finally updated.
09-05-2019 07:35 AM
Whenever I Runas Administrator now, it pops up Edge to attempt to runas on instead of Edge Dev. Runas different user works as expected. I see the note about removing admin rights, but I'm wondering if this was the intended outcome of that change.
09-05-2019 07:49 AM
09-05-2019 08:41 AM
@josh_bodner I'm still very disappointed about the AAD sync :
09-05-2019 08:48 AM - edited 09-05-2019 08:52 AM
Also looking for this function to share to Outlook email client a URL link. This has been requested for a LONG time in Edge even before the shift to Chromium back-end. How the browser cant just send this link to your default email program is beyond me. Work PC's will not use "Mail". They will use Outlook and this has never been available! Insane. I have to copy /paste every time I want to send a web page link to someone via Outlook email manually.
Would love for the share link to create a new email in Outlook, place the title of the Web Page in the Subject line of the email and obviously place the URL in the body of the message. This kind of action must be something used in the workplace constantly. i cant imagine having to go out and get some 3rd party plugin for such a simple task.
some history here going back to Jan 2018!:
09-05-2019 08:50 AM
09-05-2019 09:05 AM
09-05-2019 10:03 AM
@josh_bodner Up to date here on Dev channel, but the Sharing integration with Windows 10 is nowhere to be found?
Is this Canaray only or another controlled release thing? :face_with_rolling_eyes:
09-05-2019 11:31 AM
09-05-2019 06:22 PM