Mar 31 2020 10:36 AM
Mar 31 2020 10:36 AM
Hello insiders, we’re hoping to get back on track by releasing build 83.0.467.0 to the Dev channel. For our other channels, we’ve posted an update to our blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/03/20/update-stable-channel-releases/. It outlines our plans for Beta, which will skip version 82 and then see and update straight to version 83 later, as well as Stable, which will soon be updated to version 81 in order to align with Chromium’s release schedule. Additionally, we announced an update to our TLS 1.0/1.1 deprecation plans for Edge Legacy and IE here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/03/31/tls-1-0-tls-1-1-schedule-update-edge-ie11/.
In more fun news, we released a new teaser video here that shows off some upcoming features like Line Focus in the Immersive Reader, Vertical Tabs, and Give with Bing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg5cUyPBHjI. We also wanted to make sure you know that we really do read your feedback: https://twitter.com/MSEdgeDev/status/1244684674166710273. As for the most noteworthy additions over the last few days:
Thanks for hanging with us as we had to deviate from our usual pace over the past couple of weeks!
Mar 31 2020 02:43 PM
Very pleased to see inactive tabs using the Windows accent color again in Dev as well as Canary. You are still referring to disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag as a temporary measure to use: I still believe you should turn it into a setting - something like 'Touch screen scrolling' with an on/off switch. For me, on a non-touch-screen laptop, the scrolling behaviour with that flag disabled is exactly what I expect, no more and no less. Keep it with a setting. Don't try and make a one-size-fits-all scrolling for both touch screen and non touch screen; it will end up falling between two stools, good for neither. I never used Classic Edge for a number of reasons, amongst which the to me horrible scrolling behaviour was one, with all that bouncing off the bottom and the top of a page. Even if you get the 'experimental-scrolling' in new Edge just like old Edge, for me it will still be one reason not to switch to new Edge from my current normal browser (there's no question of me deciding to switch until you have history syncing between laptop and mobile Edge). Scrolling is just not supposed to be like that on a non-touch Windows laptop/desktop. Keep the current experimental-scrolling as an OPTION for touch screen users, and keep the current experimental-scrolling OFF as an option for non-touch-screen users that doesn't need diving into the flags page. Options are good; options are a selling point. Forced no-option funky behaviour is bad.
Apr 01 2020 08:12 AM - edited Apr 01 2020 08:23 AM
@josh_bodner "Fixed an issue where inactive tabs no longer use the Windows accent color if it’s set to appear in title bars." Ha, very interesting. I was wondering if that was a glitch or a design choice. Nice to see it back to normal.
Apr 01 2020 08:22 AM
@josh_bodner Hey, I just want to mention how excited I am about vertical tabs. When the new Edge was first announced, I was afraid it was going to be a Chrome clone, but everything from Collections, to tracker blocking, to menu design, to the upcoming vertical tabs has put those fears to rest. This will help set Edge apart, and it also shows love to desktop users with big widescreen displays (at a time when many developers just care about mobile).
Apr 01 2020 08:31 AM
It's only renderings for videos, but I like the layered look they show. It feels like a modern version of Windows 7 Areo theme.
Apr 01 2020 08:36 AM
I keep hoping there will be an improvement to the active tab when using the dark theme. When Edge has the focus, the active tab is basically the same as the other tab:
When Edge does not have the focus, it's much easier to see the active tab:
...it almost seems backwards.
Apr 01 2020 08:56 AM
@josh_bodner It's me again. The vertical tabs got me thinking, because I was curious how tied the Edge UI is to its Chromium underpinnings. Not being a developer, I really don't know how it all works. But if MS can devise something as dramatic as vertical tabs, they clearly have a great ability to redesign things to their liking, despite using the Chromium base. So (and maybe this isn't the best place to put this, but I hope someone gets the message) this means MS could definitely implement tab switching in recently used order. Chrome users have been begging for this for years. If Edge can do it, it'd be a seemingly small but clear signal that they really care about desktop users. Please! :folded_hands:
Apr 01 2020 11:53 AM
Apr 01 2020 12:18 PM
@Mapantz interesting. So when I have the high CPU usage and I delete that process from task manager I get a balloon pop up saying that dark reader extension has crashed. That's why I thought the update might have broken dark reader extension. Could be a different underlying issue too then
Apr 01 2020 01:00 PM