09-24-2019 10:42 AM
09-24-2019 10:42 AM
Hello insiders, today we’re releasing build 79.0.279.0 to the Dev Channel! It’s another small change list this week as we begin our work on major version 79. Some of the most noteworthy changes include:
As always, we appreciate all of your suggestions and feedback!
09-25-2019 12:47 AM
09-25-2019 01:29 AM
Environment friendly feedback - aka recycled since none of it has been done and is blocking for a browser change
1. Google integration - No thanks. I value privacy - not Google profit
2. Fix the favorites icon - it's still the wrong one
3. Add these buttons to the favorites menu
3. prevent mouse button hijacking
4. Fix Epub
09-25-2019 03:01 AM
Re edge chromium, can you look to integrate the Windows 10 back arrow function into the browser, to go back to the list page as per the current windows edge browser function?
09-25-2019 03:37 AM
@josh_bodner v79.0.279 switched my Bing/MSN new tab landing page to the Czech language, which is the locale for my physical location. However, I had it set to UK English and would like to keep it there.
The Bing search box is in Czech, but searching defaults to bing.com in English.
MSN news are in Czech only and cannot be switched back to English or any other locale.
The URL for the new tab landing page appears to still have locale=en-gb in it.
09-25-2019 03:55 AM
09-25-2019 08:17 AM
09-25-2019 08:36 AM
@josh_bodner I think these forums might be a little funky, too. Having this thread + Settings + "Welcome back!" triggered high CPU usage on this latest 79.0.279.0 dev build...completely out of the blue.
Closing the forum tab did nothing for ~30 seconds and then the CPU usage dropped back down to normal.
Screenshots taken ~30 seconds apart, reverse order:
21.8% CPU usage (two tabs)
Forum page definitely...broken
21.6% CPU usage
40.5% CPU usage
40.8% CPU usage
49.8% CPU usage
It'd been at 80% usage before I heard the fans finally whir up. A weird bug.; hopefully a one-off!
09-25-2019 10:10 AM
Still no mention of having (as an option, if necessary) middle-click (touchpad three-fingered tap) on a favorite leaving the favorites menu open. Can't use this (or any other) browser that does not have this, so only open each new Edge Canary and Dev build once simply to test if this has been included.
09-25-2019 10:15 AM
In our Public Sector environment, SSO is working for our onprem sharepoint environment. However, when trying to leverage external pages with other Public Sector Agencies, when it tries to leverage ADFS for authentication it asks for userid/pass instead of passthrough for smartcard authentication, like it does in Edge and IE11.
09-25-2019 10:20 AM
Feature Request: This feature request is highly needed for the Public Sector for Federal Agencies, which is the ability to digitally sign a pdf in Edge with a Smart Card. If the function was added to digitally sign a PDF with a Smart Card, many federal agencies wouldn't have to depend on the 3rd party application Adobe Reader for this one specific function and could fully leverage Edge for PDFs instead. @David Rubino @josh_bodner
09-25-2019 01:12 PM
@josh_bodner Have just tried this Dev version on my Surface Go and it just crashes out. Open Edge Dev, it stays there for about 20 seconds then closes itself every time. Have checked everything else is up-to-date and rebooted, but same result. Perhaps an issue with Windows 10 in S mode which the Surface Go uses?
09-25-2019 04:02 PM
@josh_bodner How long do updates take to propagate? I'm a MacOS user and every time I check for updates after a new build is out, it says that it's up to date. I don't recall Edge Dev ever successfully updating itself on its own. Almost a week after the new build is announced, I end up manually downloading the installer and installing Edge again.
09-26-2019 04:04 PM - edited 09-26-2019 04:05 PM
Same thing here - no option in settings for Media Autoplay
09-27-2019 05:55 AM
279 seems to have broken a couple of websites, namely Twitter and Gitbook. They still work on original Edge and Chrome so it's not a problem with my PC.
however on 279, there is now no content, just the spinny wheel or blank screen.
09-27-2019 03:54 PM
@HTBruceM and everybody else who is asking about it,
The media autoplay setting was recently removed from edge://flags because we are actively working on the feature and are going to add it to Edge's settings. It's addition to settings is currently under a controlled rollout, which means it could be added or removed from a machine at any time. Once the rollout is complete and everybody has access to it, I'll mention it in the release notes.