Dev channel update to 100.0.1185.7 is live


Surprise!  We’ve got an extra release for version 100, so today we’re releasing build 100.0.1185.7 to the Dev channel.  This is also the build we intend to bring to Beta, which means we’ll soon be back to our regularly scheduled programming with version 101 in the Dev channel. 


This week, we’re also incredibly excited to announce a new feedback initiative we’re taking.  Much like our GitHub repo for WebView2 feedback, we’re now launching a GitHub repo for F12 Dev Tools feedback!  You can read more about it here:  As for what’s new in today’s Dev build: 


Added features: 


  • Enabled by default support for Clarity Boost in Xbox Cloud Gaming. 
  • Added a prompt to automatically sign into sites (with the same account that’s used for signing into the browser) that are preventing it because they’ve previously been signed out of. 
  • Management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet): 
    • Added a management policy to control if the Edge Asset Delivery Service is Enabled, which is a service that the browser uses to download various configuration files and machine learning models that power certain features. 
    • Added support for the PDF Secure Mode management policy, which controls Digital Signature validation of PDFs. 
  • Developer: 
    • Added an API to WebView2 to update Status Bar text.  Note that this API was previously in “Experimental” status and updates to documentation and SDKs may not have occurred yet.
    • Added support for non-value badges on PWA shortcuts to show when a website wants to set an alert but doesn’t want to specify any text on the badge.   


Improved reliability: 


  • Fixed a crash when using Find on Page. 
  • Fixed a crash when opening certain PDFs. 
  • Fixed a crash when interacting with IE mode tabs. 
  • Fixed a crash when refreshing IE mode tabs. 
  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes can’t navigate to any websites and load endlessly. 
  • Mobile: 
    • Fixed a crash when viewing tabs. 
    • Fixed a crash when using certain Shopping features. 
    • Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud. 


Changed behavior: 


  • Reduced the number of extensions that block Startup Boost.   
  • Fixed an issue where the browser re-opens as soon as it’s closed. 
  • Fixed an issue where Family Safety sometimes doesn’t work, and instead launches a regular window. 
  • Fixed an issue where clicking websites pinned to the taskbar sometimes activates existing tabs of the same site instead of opening a new tab to the site. 
  • Fixed an issue where websites are sometimes attached to the incorrect pinned website icon on the taskbar when there are multiple pages from the same website pinned.  
  • Fixed an issue where certain buttons can’t be hidden from the toolbar. 
  • Fixed an issue where Tab Groups don’t have the correct colors in certain menus. 
  • Management policies: 
    • Fixed an issue where certain versions of Windows report that they don’t support enterprise management when they should. 
    • Fixed an issue where the management policy to control if Kiosk Address Bar Editing is Enabled sometimes doesn’t work. 
    • Removed support for the management policy from Chromium to control if the Lock Icon In the Address Bar is Enabled, which controls which kinds of sites show the lock icon.
  • Mobile: 
    • Fixed an issue where downloaded files sometimes can’t be opened.   
    • Fixed an issue where files sometimes can’t be downloaded and then shared to OneDrive. 
    • Fixed an issue where profiles sometimes can’t be switched after using Guided Switch. 
    • Fixed an issue where cookie consent dialogs from certain websites can’t be dismissed. 


Known issues: 


  • Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube.  As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed.  See this help article for more details. 
  • Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error.  The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. 
  • Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load.  This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. 
  • Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other.  Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices.  This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. 


You should also see that Stable now has version 99, so if yours doesn’t, make sure you go to … > Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge to check for updates! 


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Still unable to use a secure DNS provider, as settings will not stick.
Using the address bar to search Google in a new tab causes the search page to show in light mode. If I manually refresh, the page goes back to dark mode.
Please at least let us know if the vertical tabs Fitts' law issue is WontFix or not

Edge Beta should be released since 8 March. Why is there such a delay for version 100? 
Can you please update the release schedule page Microsoft Edge release schedule | Microsoft Docs

Not sure if this is the place for this kind of feedback, but... the startup screen that usually shows a very nice background photo from Bing now started playing a video (a time lapse scene with stars). Not really appreciated, it is distracting. I did not find a setting to have only a static background.

@josh_bodner - why did we receive Edge Dev 101 on the 15th when this release just came on the 14th?  Will there be any notes or a post with changes, etc?

@erkkiruohtula By "startup screen" do you mean New tab? If so, there is a setting to make it have static background only. Go to Page Settings > Custom > Background and select Image of the day. The ability to show Video along with Image of the day is a new feature and I'm loving it.

Is 101 already being delivered? I got it for some reason.

Thanks, Found it the "Image of the day" (or rather the localized version "Päivän kuva"), oddly, it was already set, and not the one with video. Let's see if video appears again. Today it is static.
The 100 release was technically supposed to go out last week but got delayed, so as usual in weeks with multiple releases, we just did release notes for the first release, even though the second one is more than just a small patch!