Apr 14 2020 10:54 AM
Apr 14 2020 10:54 AM
Hello insiders, today we’re releasing build 83.0.478.5 to the Dev channel. This is our Beta release candidate for major version 83, and since it’s also not that much newer than last week’s Dev channel build, it’s a relatively light week this week in terms of changes. Regarding known issues, we’ve made some fixes for high, constant CPU use in random extensions or tabs, but since there could be many possible causes, we’re still very interested in knowing places where people are still seeing it, especially if it can be consistently reproduced. We’ve also got a discussion going for anybody who’s been asking for the ability to keep your data in sync between Edge and Chrome: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/ongoing-sync-between-microsoft-edge-and-chrome-di.... As for what’s new and worth mentioning:
We will most likely be releasing a small revision to this build later this week to make sure we’re perfectly in sync with all the changes from the Chromium project, and then next week, it’s on to version 84! Also, make sure you don’t miss our update to bring Stable to version 81.
Apr 15 2020 02:52 PM
I've been checking every couple of day when I open the browser. Cookies aren't being cleared even though it is selected to clear on close. I noticed this started a little over a week ago when the option was added to save selected cookies. I've reported it through feedback a couple of times. I believe I had 138 cookies when I checked this morning on Dev.
Here is a fresh session from Canary:
I would expect there to be none as it was before that feature was added. Am I missing something?
Apr 15 2020 04:49 PM
@Ed Sparks in general, I try not to mention new features here in the release notes until they're turned on via code, and thus not with a controlled rollout. Or if there is a new feature only available via a controlled rollout, but it's something we want to make people aware of before everybody has it, I usually try to mention that it's under a rollout. Unfortunately, I quite often make mistakes, since I look primarily at code changes.
I think one thing that hasn't been communicated well, though, is just how important controlled rollouts are for assuring we don't regress any of our fundamentals: reliability, performance, etc. Often, when we introduce new code, it can have unforeseen consequences in completely unrelated areas, and having control populations to compare against is crucial for being able to quickly find and root-cause those issues. While it's our goal to only take a couple of weeks for this process, you're right that it often takes us longer before we enable the feature for everybody via code, so we have room for improvement there.
Apr 15 2020 05:01 PM
@Russ_Turrentine hmm, it might be useful to figure out exactly which cookies aren't getting deleted. For example, I turned on the setting to continue browsing where I left off (so no new pages would be loaded when I opened the browser), turned on the setting to delete cookies on exit (with no exceptions), then opened a single tab to edge://settings/siteData, which lists every cookie I have. I then closed and re-opened the browser (which brought it back to that Settings page). I didn't have 0 cookies, but the only ones I did have were for Bing and Office, in order to provide single sign-on. If you have cookies from other specific sites upon re-launch, it might be useful to see if you can reproduce the behavior in both Dev and Canary, just to rule out something funky about one of your installs.
Apr 15 2020 08:53 PM - edited Apr 15 2020 11:02 PM
New issue has started for me either in this build or the last. Randomly pages just won't load. I can try any website, but nothing will load. And previously open links also won't work anymore (ex. watching a youtube video, it won't buffer or load any more). Seems to happen multiple times a day as of today. The only fix is if I fully quit Edge and reopen it, then everything works fine again. But I can go to another browser, like Safari, and go to any site and it loads fine, while Edge is having the issue. Quitting Edge and reopening then gets things working again. Any idea what this could be? Very odd and a new issue for me!
Update to this: I noticed in the bottom left corner when this happens it shows processing request when it's attempting to load infinitely. Also if I open a page in incognito mode, it works fine. But to get the original browser working again I have to quit and re-open.
Apr 16 2020 02:37 AM
@josh_bodner Thanks for looking into this - it must have been something weird with the machine I was using.
Today I've tested again (after updating to the latest Windows Insider build) and also on a different machine and both worked fine and as expected (new tab page instead of reopening the old tabs).
Just a glitch in the Matrix it seems...! :)
Apr 16 2020 06:58 AM - edited Apr 16 2020 07:16 AM
@josh_bodner At first, I would have agreed that it could be machine or install specific, but it happens on three different machines using both Canary and Dev. I have only Favorites (which I don't use), Settings, and Collections turned on to sync. I have Passwords, Payment Info, and Addresses and More all turned off. In Clear Browsing Data on Close, everything is selected except the last two, Site Permissions and Hosted App Data. When I opened the browser, I went to the page you listed, and there were 38 cookies still present. I came to the discussion forum to respond and did not have to sign in. I'll close the browser again and come back to see if there is any difference.
I work in Insurance which has to abide by all requirements for the banking industry as well as a few other things. When I close the browser, I basically don't want anything saved. I don't even like that you'll be automatically signed into Office 365 if you're using the same profile on the browser. I want it to ask each and every time to login.
OK, I closed the browser and restarted the computer. I came back to the site and didn't have to login. I went back to the Settings page listed and there were all the same cookies as before including a couple new ones. I checked the options to delete browsing data on close, and it's all still selected as it should be. I'm not sure what else to check at this point.
Apr 16 2020 08:58 PM
So it seems my problem might be different. The issue no longer persists when I cleared by cookies from the last 24 hours.
Apr 17 2020 08:20 AM
Apr 17 2020 10:21 AM
Any ideas on what it could be for me? Actually was surprised it didn't work - and I cleared for all time not just 24 hours. A bit odd on what's going on. Unfortunately it's happening multiple times a day for me at random times so it's getting a little frustrating.