04-26-2019 08:23 AM - edited 04-29-2019 12:43 PM
04-26-2019 08:23 AM - edited 04-29-2019 12:43 PM
Today we released build 188.8.131.52 to the Dev channel. Updates will happen automatically, but if you want to update immediately just go to the Settings and more menu, and choose Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge. This will start an update check automatically.
This build contains a number of improvements which have appeared in Canary throughout the week. Here is the first of what will be weekly change summaries that we will release when the Dev channel updates:
New features and functionality
Bug fixes and improvements
This list is just a first step toward improving our communication about what is changing in the Insider channels. Since our initial release, one message we’ve heard clearly is that you want better communication about these changes. Your feedback has prompted us to investigate the best way to get that information to you on a regular basis. For now you will continue to see this short change summary. You will also see content on the “welcome” page that appears when the Dev channel is updated that highlights new functionality, Microsoft Edge news, and other topics of interest to the community. Meanwhile, we are working toward giving you a more detailed view into what’s happening. If you have thoughts about what you’d like to see, please discuss in this thread. We want to make sure what we deliver will meet your expectations.
Thanks for being a Microsoft Edge Insider, and see you next week.
04-26-2019 09:36 AM
Enjoying the dev channel so far, thanks for the communication on the updates. As an existing (non-Chromium) edge fan, the things I value in it are the efficient battery use, the speed of launching, and the oh-so-sweet and buttery smooth scrolling. The reading view is also something I enjoy. I know there are extension for smooth scrolling and they seem to work ok so if that's the solution, it's better than none.
Keep it up, I like what I've been using.
04-26-2019 10:27 AM
I get rendering problems in some pages if the screen scale is set above 100%.
For instance this is a page that renders correctly in the old Edge:
And this is how it renders in the new Chromium-based Edge:
04-26-2019 11:12 AM
04-26-2019 01:20 PM
@David RubinoSyncing between devices are great. I'm still using Windows 10 Mobile and using Microsoft Edge as my default browser. I thought microsoft kill this feature on the Windows 10 Mobile's Microsoft Edge, but it still working great. The history and sometimes autofill are syncing between my devices.
04-26-2019 02:04 PM - edited 04-26-2019 02:08 PM
@David Rubino First of all I'm genuinely surprised by the changelogs and the communication, it's easy to know what changed, what to test and what to look forward to
The newly added more natural narrator voices are great, I'll be using Jessa24k daily from now on. The only weird thing I noticed that the narrator takes too long break on higher speed settings after every sentence. Also it would be great if you'd enable the "Read Aloud" even for input boxes, so one could listen to what he/she wrote.
My most wished feature: A similar 0 interface mode similar to the full screen mode (F11) but instead one that doesn't fill your whole screen so basically a windowed mode without UI or borders (Possible shortcut: Ctrl+F11). Attached a not perfect but still great solution example that can be found in Vivaldi Browser.
04-26-2019 02:15 PM
Thanks for the Build annoucement 'letter'. I am accustomed to these with Win10 IBs & it's great to have them for this, as well. Had checked and updated Dev to 139 & Canary to 141. Will have more time with them asap, but, yes, immedialey found a couple of good things from Canary, now, in Dev; :thumbs_up::thumbs_up: to that. Things I & others, were anxious to have in Dev.
BTW, discovered one cannot upgrade both Dev & Canary simultaneously. A wee FYI.
04-26-2019 02:16 PM
04-26-2019 02:22 PM
@xKeiro The Ctrl+F11 feature in Vivaldi is pretty neat. Here is one way of opening the current site in its own window with no tabs or address bar: 3 dots ->Apps->Install [site] - note that this doesn't "install" anything, it just adds a shortcut - I made a suggestion to rename it as it is confusing:
The added advantage is that the shortcut is searchable in the start menu.
04-26-2019 11:39 PM - edited 04-26-2019 11:40 PM
Not sure if this was mentioned before. Muting multiple tabs "Mute Site" disappeared in the previous Dev build.
04-27-2019 01:00 AM
04-27-2019 02:40 PM
@David Rubino The new password manager is a nice improvement over the old Edge. But it would be great if there was a button to automatically create passwords and also if there was an option to autofill a password or fill it by logging into the password manager the way good password manager apps work. I am trying to use this completely but until you add a bit more functionality I will probably keep using a third-party password manager. Keychain on Apple works great with one exception, they do not allow you to choose whether you want passwords to automatically fill and keep you logged in.
04-27-2019 09:36 PM - edited 04-27-2019 10:02 PM
I'm not David (LOL) & cannot tell you when Mouse Gestures will be in the MS Store for Edge C. I wish it was there, too. It's something I used all the time since forever. However, in the meantime, there is one in the Chrome store. I've been using that, for the time being. Just thought I'd let you know about it. Oh & BTW, I had to Add (make, create) one, myself, for Open new tab; it didn't/doesn't have a gesture for that; but, you can design addition ones, yourself, to those it offers out-of-the-box. If you want, you can check into it HERE
04-30-2019 04:28 AM - edited 04-30-2019 04:29 AM
@xKeiro That screenshot looks great. It would actually be nice if we could auto-hide the taskbar at the top, similar to how the ribbon works in Office. Would have thought there'd be an extension for this, but it turns out the API is too limiting.
04-30-2019 06:49 AM
Appreciate your hard work. I really would like it if you would stop us having to login when we check
for passwords for every 5; Chrome doesn't do that and it's aggravating because i like to check on
lots when i'm there. One other thing, i can tell you are trying to clean up this new version, but
sidebars are very useful and i hate using the taskbar for everything.
04-30-2019 08:56 AM
I would love a way to get these emailed directly to me or notify me in browser or Windows when a new one is posted without having to go and search for it!
04-30-2019 11:39 AM
05-01-2019 04:30 PM
@akhator I have submitted feedback as you requested. But you can also read a little more about what other users are saying here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Build-75-0-137-0-says-it-can-t-sync/m-p/481482