Dev channel update to 82.0.425.3 is live


Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 82.0.425.3 to the Dev Channel.  As anticipated last week, this is the first build for major version 82.  Because this is the first Dev Channel build in a new version, we don’t have too much new to talk about, although we do have another opportunity for you to talk to us next week.  See for the details! 


Additionally, we made some new blog posts about some of the performance improvements we’ve been working on:, and some of the Mac manageability improvements we’ve been making:  Also, one of our engineers made a detailed post about how the ability to choose a default profile to open links in works:  And as some users have noticed, we’ve begun rolling out Extension sync in Canary, so look for that soon in Dev!  Now, for what’s new: 


Added feature: 


  • Added a management policy to allow the deletion of browsing data from Edge Legacy when it’s replaced by the installation of Edge’s Stable channel. 


Improved reliability: 


  • Fixed an issue where importing favorites from another browser sometimes causes a browser crash. 
  • Fixed an issue where importing settings from other browsers sometimes causes a browser crash. 
  • Fixed an issue where adding an item to a Collection via the context menu sometimes causes a crash. 
  • Fixed a crash when using Collections. 
  • Fixed a browser crash when closing a window for Collections users. 
  • Fixed a crash when closing the browser. 
  • Fixed a crash when closing a window on Mac. 
  • Fixed an issue where printing a PDF sometimes causes a browser crash. 
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to log into a webpage that uses the Windows login dialog sometimes causes a browser crash. 
  • Fixed an issue where deleting form autofill suggestions sometimes crashes the browser. 
  • Fixed an issue where users signed into the browser with a work or school account may see sync stop working. 
  • Fixed an issue where deleted Collections and deleted items in a Collection sometimes reappear when Collections sync is enabled. 
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a Collection sometimes crashes the Collections pane. 
  • Fixed an issue where importing certain data from other browsers like Chrome sometimes fails. 
  • Fixed a memory leak when viewing many Collections. 


Changed behavior: 


  • Fixed an issue where on-premises work or school profiles (profiles with a DOMAIN\NAME format instead of a NAME@COMPANY.COM format) are not removable.  Note that we’ve also got more changes coming to stop creating these types of profiles by default.  See for details. 
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling on a trackpad using the two-finger gesture sometimes causes webpages to jump straight to the top or bottom on certain devices. 
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to install a website as an app or pin it to the taskbar sometimes fails because the UI to finish the action never appears. 
  • Fixed an issue where address bar history is sometimes not properly deleted when the browser is set to delete browsing data on close. 
  • Fixed an issue where enabling Tracking Prevention prevents logging in on certain websites. 
  • Fixed an issue where video that uses Dolby Vision sometimes flashes or stutters. 
  • Fixed an issue where video playing on certain websites like Apple TV sometimes freezes. 
  • Improved performance of playing certain DRM-protected video on ARM64 devices. 
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where extensions that use native messaging don’t work properly. 
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the Touchbar sometimes isn’t responsive when playing fullscreen video. 
  • Fixed an issue where using IE mode tabs in multiple windows sometimes causes dialogs to appear over the wrong window. 
  • Fixed an issue where the update notification on the … menu fails to appear when there’s a pending Edge update.  
  • Fixed an issue where editing a Collection in one window sometimes doesn’t cause the Collection to be updated in other windows that are open. 
  • Fixed an issue where changing a setting doesn’t update the Settings UI, even though the setting is successfully changed. 
  • Changed the microsoft-edge: protocol evaluation to more closely match Edge Legacy’s behavior of not decoding URLs before navigating to them. 


Known issues: 


  • Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some fixes in that area last month. The most common way this is triggered is by installing a new channel of Edge or installing Edge on another device and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. 
  • Users of certain security software packages will see all tabs fail to load with the error STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The only supported way to prevent this behavior is to uninstall that software. We’re currently engaging with the developers of that software to try to find a fix. 
  • After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black. UI popups like menus are not affected and opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process fixes it.  Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware.
  • There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it.  In another, restarting the browser fixes it. 
  • At certain zoom levels, there is a noticeable line between the browser UI and the web contents.


We plan on updating Beta to major version 81 this week thanks to all your testing and feedback.  We couldn’t have done it without you! 


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"We plan on updating Beta to major version 81 this week "
you already did, yesterday :)



Is that build also coming to Microsoft Edge Canary?

Canary almost had had this build for 7 days, oddly, and only yesterday it did receive its next update

now Canary is on Version 82.0.432.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)

nothing new in this version but the previous version brought a bunch of new features with it
you can check out here
Thanks, HotCakeX!
You're welcome!



Do you use Google, Bing, or Microsoft Edge?

For a long time I used Google as my search engine but recently I switched over to Bing and I don't feel any shortage, I like it more.
I have the new Edge canary and stable versions installed but my main browser is Firefox nightly. i will switch to Edge canary as my daily driver once Edge team takes care of sync issues and enable full sync functionalities.
how about you?



I first used Bing on Jan 20, 2020. Since then I decided to make Bing my best friend.


I'm a member of Microsoft Rewards. Are you a member of Microsoft Rewards?

Google is dangerous nowadays
So true, and yes I've been Microsoft reward member for years, lots of good stuff to get for free, I usually spend all my points on Xbox gift cards



I have 5,006-lifetime points and 4 badges. What do you have?

Hah what a coincidence, I have almost the same number of points 5074, I think I have 2 badges

@HotCakeX haha, you can tell I've had these ready for a few days...



HotCakeX, where do you live? Ask josh_bodner[Microsoft] where he lives and tell me that also.

Lol why?



The new edge seems to be improving with each new build, but at least for me I'm still not happy with the video autoplay feature. The site where it fares the worst so far at least for me is here: , yahoo is now a division of verizon, all I can say is some of their web developer's must know something that the developer's of edge must not know because even though I have the video autoplay setting set to 'block' it doesn't seem to matter when it comes to .


Discovered that turning off hardware acceleration in Settings --> System fixes the no video problem with CBS All Access programs. I'm guessing more than a few readers here are Star Trek fans and they may have had problems viewing the new Picard series on CBS All Access. I stumbled on this solution and wondered if this is something fixable in some future version of Edge.



I just wanted to know. Sorry if I disturbed you.

@josh_bodner (Tried to find the post mentioning the remove duplicate favourites tool, couldn't. )

After using the fav clean-up tool on *dev* I see more duplicates on *live* channel. It was suppose to remove them, not add more!? Also: I pressed UNDO on my *dev* device, but it would seem that it still went ahead with the changes. The latter should be fixed, and fast :)


Did anyone else try it and hit "undo" instead of the "OK" button?