Apr 29 2020 10:54 AM
Apr 29 2020 10:54 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 84.0.495.2 to the Dev Channel. While there isn’t too much new to talk about this week, we do want to make users of Collections aware of a potential issue with syncing. After the recent update to bring Collections to the Stable channel in version 81, it’s possible that Collections sync isn’t enabled by default in Beta (since it was just updated from version 81) or Stable. If that’s the case, you’ll need to go to edge://settings/profiles/sync and turn it on yourself.
Additionally, we put together an article highlighting some of Edge’s features that will make working from home easier: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/04/16/get-an-edge-while-working-from-home/. We’ve also started a discussion for people who have seen the mouse cursor disappear when interacting with Edge, as we’re trying to get to the cause of it: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/discussion-mouse-cursor-sometimes-disappears/m-p/.... As for this week’s notable features and fixes:
For those of you running Beta, we updated Beta to version 83 last week, and we couldn’t have done it without all your help!
Apr 29 2020 01:02 PM
Well you keep on saying "...you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag", so I am going to keep on saying that the day that function disappears is the day I give up on Edge (both desktop and mobile as I use browsers as a laptop/mobile pair). Legacy Edge and this Edge 'personality' scrolling is an abomination on my (non-touch) laptop. The scrolling with that flag disabled is perfect and exactly how I expect scrolling to be. You need to stop thinking about removing the flag, and instead have a proper settings option for the user to choose which scrolling behaviour they prefer on whichever platform. And, again, the behaviour of wobbling sideways on vertical scroll, and the contents bouncing past the top bottom -truly horrible behaviour - happen on every website equally, not just on 'certain websites'.
Just stop trying to foist your new bright idea scrolling behaviour on everyone and commit to giving users a choice. You've got a mountain to climb to get a really significant share of the browser market, and offering choice will help a lot more than insisting everyone follow your latest 'cool idea'.
Apr 29 2020 06:54 PM
@Michael Reinders thanks for keeping me honest! The issue with the line appearing between webpages and the address bar wasn't fixed, but also doesn't appear to be occurring anymore. Since we closed the bug on our end, I'll go ahead and remove this from the list.
The audio issue is one that's both dependent on how people have their devices set up, as well as much more complicated to fix, so it will likely remain here for a while, although we have made a few fixes for specific causes as we find them. There's also the fact that both of the main cases mentioned have easy workarounds, assuming people know how to get to the Windows volume mixer. Regardless, we still are actively looking into this issue since we continue to get feedback about it, and even if there is an easy workaround, it's definitely not a good user experience.
Apr 29 2020 08:02 PM - edited Apr 29 2020 08:13 PM
- Some users are seeing favorites get duplicated after we made some previous fixes in that area. The most common way this is triggered is by installing the Stable channel of Edge and then signing into it with an account that has already signed into Edge before. Fixing this should be easier now that the deduplicator tool is available. However, we’ve also seen duplication happen when running the deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so while we wait for some of the fixes we’ve made to come to Stable, make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. We hope that this will be improved now that version 81 is released to Stable.
I'm surprised that this is still a "known issue", and there has been no fix for it yet. This is a high priority bug, and it's not just happening for "some users", with people reportedly ending up with 25k duplicated bookmarks.
Here is how messed up bookmarks are on my devices right now -
People tend to use bookmarks more frequently than the newly introduced "collections", so it's very strange that this issue is being taken so lightly. What's the point of having sync enabled if you can't use it across devices?
Apr 29 2020 08:44 PM
Please go through my Reddit post. I have already used the "Remove Duplicates" feature, but it only takes care of the duplicates on that particular computer you're on. As soon as you log on to Edge on another device (with the same account), all bookmarks get replicated on that device, as well as the first device, and in any other device you log on to.
Even if there is a significant time period between when you first run the removal tool and the next time you log on to another device (2 days, in my case), the replication still occurs, unlike what is mentioned in OP's post.
Apr 30 2020 04:45 AM - edited Apr 30 2020 04:49 AM
It's terrible! Since version 84, I can't download .EXE files!!!! Even if the URL starts with HTTPS... Just try anything on SourceForge... How can I continue working? I loved the Dev branch until now. To be able to download EXE files, I now need to open Firefox... Will I always have to live with a browser to download software and one for normal life?
Please allow downloading EXE files, otherwise I can't continue with Edge!
Apr 30 2020 09:24 AM
@josh_bodner I am facing a problem while importing password. Don't know if this is the right channel or not. I am using Microsoft Edge Chrome-based browser Dev Channel from a couple of months. Now, I want to change to Microsoft Edge Chrome-based browser Beta Version. So, after installing the Beta version, I was trying to get all the passwords from the Dev channel browser to Beta, but I am unable to do so. I exported the passwords as a CSV file, but how to import those CSV in the Beta version of the browser. Can anyone guide me on how to import passwords between different versions of the browser?
Apr 30 2020 12:55 PM
Calm down. You are using a browser that is the step before the beta version. Errors will occur and if that's not a option for you, you should change to the stable channel.
With that being said, I have downloaded an exe file today with no problems. I recommend you use the feedback button to let Microsoft know what file you can't download. Probably be related to the new SmartScreen filter function.
Apr 30 2020 04:16 PM
@ManishGiri we continue to make fixes in that area, but it takes a while for them to get down to Stable. We expect that once the current Beta (version 83) makes it to Stable, it should make a big improvement with regard to both not duplicating as much as well as the changes done by the deduplicator getting synced more quickly.
Apr 30 2020 04:19 PM
@onkurananda you shouldn't need to manually move your passwords over. If you sign into Beta with the same account that you used to sign into Dev, then you can enable syncing and your passwords will be automatically brought over to Beta. And unfortunately, that's the only way to get them over right now, since we haven't yet brought over the ability to manually import passwords from a file.
Apr 30 2020 04:25 PM
@ShortOkapi Guided Switch is our informal name for the dialogs that you'll see if you have multiple profiles added to the browser, they're a mix of both personal accounts and work or school accounts, and you have the setting enabled under edge://settings/profiles/multiProfileSettings to offer to switch to the proper profile for links that are opened from outside programs.
Apr 30 2020 04:55 PM
@josh_bodnerHi, result is the same if I go into Private Mode or if I turn off all extensions. I feel naked without any extension!!! Make a simple test : try to download 7zip :https://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/. I also tried a commercial simulation software (www.flexsim.com), but you need an account.
What happens is this: the download seems to happen, but the browser deletes the file when download is completed. There is no option to keep it. Can that be related to internet settings (from inetcpl.cpl)?
Apr 30 2020 05:00 PM
@andersdkYes I seem to panic a little bit, but... Have you read this : https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-block-some-http-file-downloads-starting-with-chrome-83/
I thought Microsoft would have done something to bypass the mechanism from Chromium. I have been using the Dev version since last October. Never experienced bugs other than the Paste issue in Gmail last week. Chromium announced EXE would be blocked starting with version 84, and they are effectively blocked... Which is why I am a bit worried for the future!
Apr 30 2020 10:05 PM - edited Apr 30 2020 10:21 PM
Downloads fine here.
You should read the article again.
Google is not blocking all EXE file downloads. They are blocking EXE file downloads over unsecure (non https) connections, if you start the download from a secure (https) site. So if your browser shows https in the browser URL, you will be blocked from downloading files from a http source.
There is a long way to blocking ALL EXE files. The blocking has been pushed out some versions, so from 84, you should only see a warning for EXE files, not a total block.
So if you can't download files, report it using feedback (go to the 7-Zip download page, click the feedback-button, and describe what's happening), and I'm sure the Edge team will figure out what's going on.