Mar 11 2020 10:36 AM
Mar 11 2020 10:36 AM
Hello Insiders, today we’re releasing build 82.0.446.0 to the Dev Channel. For this week’s most noteworthy new additions:
As always, we appreciate all your suggestions and your help finding bugs!
Mar 11 2020 11:32 AM
For me the biggest hole at the moment is the lack of History (and currently open tabs) syncing - especially syncing with the Android version. In fact I'm rather astonished that you released a first stable release still without that very fundamental feature. Yet you put all the effort onto collections syncing when the Android version doesn't even do collections. (It's all very ironic at the moment: desktop Edge does collections but Android Edge doesn't, while Android Firefox Preview does collections while desktop Firefox doesn't. Maybe you and Mozilla should look at syncing desktop Edge with Android Firefox and each give up the other platform. )
The biggest irritation, that makes Edge feel really sloppy (both Dev and Canary) is that if I have a page open that is full width displayed (no horizontal scroll bar) but long, if I quickly scroll vertically - repeated two fingers flips up or down on my laptop touchpad - the page contents WOBBLE from side to side within the tab frame. It does it a bit when scrolling fast down and a LOT when scrolling fast up. Makes it feel like some shoddily made real world object with poor part size tolerances that wobbles and clatters when it should be solid.
There is zero chance of me using it until:
1 History (and open tabs) syncing between desktop and Android Edge.
2 You get rid of the scroll wobble on fast vertical scrolling, which just feels very disconcerting and like desktop Edge has been coded by amateurs.
3 Android Edge gains either (a) the ability to use the Dark Reader extension, or (b) the built in Settings>Themes>Dark>Darken website function that can be enabled (via chrome:flags) in Android Google Chrome. (built in version preferable, but extension OK if it doesn't bog down performance). I've gotten too sensitive to all the acres of white background websites to use a browser that doesn't have an option to 'dark mode' the actual page contents (Android Chrome has the built in option, while Android Firefox can use the Dark Reader extension); and the importance of having desktop and phone browsers sync means the Android browser needs to be acceptable to consider using the desktop browser (and vice versa).
There are other things, but at the moment those are the top ones for me.
Actually, for me you are in a race with Mozilla at the moment. I'm waiting for the ability to darken websites (as described above), built in or able to use the Dark Reader extension, in both Android Edge and Firefox Preview Nightly (currently I use the extension in current Android Firefox, but that makes it clunky and current Android Firefox is due to be supplanted by Preview soon, or the built in function in Android Google Chrome). Whichever of you. Microsoft or Mozilla. does it first will likely get me using your desktop and Android browser for the foreseeable future.
Mar 11 2020 12:12 PM
@DavidGB I agree that these two are the things that needing adding/fixing before I would use the browser full time. History sync is important for obvious reasons and why does it try to scroll sideways like that when there is nothing to scroll to? It would be great if there was option to turn that off.
Mar 11 2020 12:29 PM
I'm still waiting for the option to refresh all open tabs and not just the active one.
You can do it already
Mar 11 2020 12:32 PM
Mar 11 2020 12:51 PM
One click with the option on Egde UWP.
Just one click.
That is problematic and counterproductive.
sometimes I only want to refresh my tabs from only one website, not all open tabs. with that option I can't choose which tabs I want to refresh, I'm forced to refresh all tabs together. but with the new Edge, I can choose which group of tabs I want to refresh. this is a lot better and more proper.
and 1 or 2 clicks don't matter that much, specially for the benefits it has.
Mar 11 2020 12:55 PM
by the way, if you want 1 click refresh, this extension does exactly that, it's awesome
Mar 11 2020 02:38 PM - edited Mar 11 2020 02:41 PM
Added a capability to Guided Switch to ask to switch to a work or school profile when work or school content is being opened in a personal profile.
I'm don't think this is working correctly. I was using my personal profile and tried accessing work content/sites and was not asked to switch profiles. However, when I went to login to this forum while still using my personal profile the new guided switch appeared to switch me to my work profile....even though my personal profile was the correct one for this site.
How is it decided what is work content and what is personal content? To access the work sites I was first redirected to our SSO service which I assumed would have been the trigger to switch profiles.
Mar 11 2020 05:28 PM
"...repeated two fingers flips up or down on my laptop touchpad - the page contents WOBBLE from side to side within the tab frame."
I misread that and used two fingers on my laptop touchscreen. It wobbled (like a jitter) significantly when I held the two fingers steady or moved slightly. I didn't notice any wobble with the touchpad.
Mar 11 2020 07:33 PM
@josh_bodner I have faced the issue when using Collections feature.
I have more than 10 collections in the list. I try to add the current website to collection that have position 11(in the collections list) but I can't do that because Edge just list out first 10 item in collections list from 1 => 10, I can't do same with another collection that have position greater than 10. Please verify this.
Mar 11 2020 07:55 PM
[...]"Fixed an issue where clicking the “Add all tabs to a new collection” context menu option crashes the browser. "
I am quite unsure about this since I can't find that feature and I've never heard of it, even though I'm eagerly waiting for it. Are you referring to "Add all tabs to favorites" ? Otherwise, could you please point me to the context menu you're thinking about ?
Mar 12 2020 01:16 AM
@josh_bodner This build seems to have broken the title bar double-click action of Restore/Maximize. I use that a lot.
Yeah, that was an issue that existed in Canary channel for 1-2 days, it got fixed, but now the problem has come to Dev channel, so you most likely have to wait for the next week's update to receive the fixes.