05-12-2020 10:51 AM
05-12-2020 10:51 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 84.0.508.0 to the Dev channel. This week, we’ve got some detailed steps on how to nickname payment cards you’ve saved to your Edge profile: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/give-nicknames-to-your-credit-cards-in-microsoft-edg.... As for all of the new features and fixes this week:
As always, we couldn’t do this without you!
05-12-2020 11:10 AM - edited 05-12-2020 11:16 AM
When you will enable Immersive reader for PDF file :expressionless_face: ?
I'm using the Canary build, but still, I don't have this feature enabled yet.
Please, if you still working on it, add it as a flag, so the one who needs it will be able to enable it.
I fell that PDF team are lazy because we didn't see any improvement for PDF engine that worths to be mention except the highlighter and inking tool. The PDF engine is just terrible, It's too slow and even doesn't support bookmarks.
If you can't add old Edge's PDF features, just consider building a separate app for PDFs. because we really need it.
05-12-2020 12:15 PM
The loss of options for images on the New Tab Page I had in Canary before a later update restored them has now happened in Dev.
The loss of the edge://flags/ setting to 'Force Dark Mode for Web Contents' I had in Canary - it's moved to the 'Unavailable' column - has now happened in Dev too. This is a HUGE issue for me.
You are still saying that the ability to disable the 'Microsoft Edge scrolling personality' is temporary. Until I know it is permanent I will never consider making Edge my default browser. I want and will only accept the normal Windows 10 scrolling behaviour I get with that set to disabled so it behaves like all my other programs. If it starts scrolling like Legacy Edge with no choice, I'm off.
Still no ability to sync History with Android Edge. Still no ability to access edge://flags (or any edge:// page) in Android Edge; still no ability to pin the sites I want to the new tab page in Android Edge; still no ability to darken web pages in Android Edge either through the #enable-force-dark flag or through ability to use the Dark Reader extension; still no ability in Android Edge to move control bar to the top.
For me to move to Edge BOTH desktop and phone app have to be acceptable to me - it's both or neither. It continues too be neither, and overall to be going backwards.
You appear to be doing none of the things I want or need, and just doing things that to me make things worse (like removing the enable force dark, and trying to insist on a scrolling behaviour I find repellent). You're rapidly running out of time to convince me to move to Edge.
05-12-2020 01:16 PM
@josh_bodner As to the bug of blacked out Edge windows. It never happens for production or dev on my Surface device. It happens regularly however on my Dell Alpha R1 (ASM100) which is a Nvidia 645M. Happens now in production and in dev very often after a timeout or a switch to another account and back after some time (if i do the switch quickly no issues). All the content in the window appears to still be clickable, as I'm able to close the window clicking where the 'x' should be and reopen everything comes back.
Not the end of the world, but annoying. Anyhow, thought I'd mention in case you needed a specific test case running latest Win 10 and Nvidia drivers.
05-12-2020 02:40 PM
@josh_bodner Hi Josh,
Today when I received the latest update to the development build, when I checked my favorites I quickly saw that they had in fact been duplicated. I'm so glad that the developer's added the 'remove duplicate favorites' feature to take care of this issue, at least to me that feature makes a big difference.
05-12-2020 03:22 PM
Thank you so much for this! you have no idea how many times my history was messed up because of loading with page down and deleting some of them..
Glad you are aware of this issue! :) I love the new edge. already default browser on my laptop.
05-12-2020 03:35 PM
Not sure if anyone else is having this issue in their downloads page, but when I scroll down through my downloads, then click anywhere on the screen, it shoots me back up to the top of the page. Pretty annoying when I want to open multiple files in my downloads.
05-12-2020 05:03 PM
@Michael Jones I suspect you're not actually running the latest Nvidia drivers, which might be why you're still seeing this. I have a laptop with a GT 650M, and even though Geforce Experience says it's up to date when you try to download the latest drivers, the version number is actually really old, like Nvidia just stopped publishing new drivers for those devices a while ago (which is understandable, given that they're close to a decade old at this point...)
05-12-2020 05:37 PM
I think the new edge dev team have already got the expectation for the PDF feature in new edge, and the reason why they didn't improve it, is that there are something deeper about the software's kernel, which may take so much time to refactor/rebuild it and needs more consideration. Let us be patient and give them more time.
Ps: There are some good pdf apps in Windows Store, just give "Xodo" or "Draw PDF" a try.
05-12-2020 06:32 PM
05-12-2020 07:44 PM
Really not happy about the removal of the 'Force Dark Mode for Web Contents' flag without any explanation. My monitor doesn't go very dark, so at night, bright pages like this are borderline painful to look at. I would love to hear why some of the more popular flags are being removed.
05-13-2020 06:32 AM
@josh_bodner The removal of "force dark mode for web content" really bugs me, too - it was the only reason that I chose to try Edge Chromium in the first place. I came to like the overall experience, but with true dark mode missing, I'm forced to look at other browser alternatives... It would be a real shame, because it would have been the one Browser more trustworthy than Chrome itself, with comparable or even better features and speed, that I could use across all my platforms (Windows 10, MacOS Catalina and iOS/iPadOS 13).
05-13-2020 07:34 AM - edited 05-13-2020 08:09 AM
Another +1 for bringing back the Force Dark Mode on Web pages experimental flag. Or at the very least, give us some explanation of why its been removed and if it will ever come back.
I've submitted multiple reports over the last six months about contrast on page elements, such as check boxes, being low to non-existent on some sites (which if course renders them invisible). I haven't noticed any progress on this issue or any aspect of Force Dark Mode which makes me wonder if it's being worked on it at all.
The idea of adding a per-site on/off toggle (temporary) and blacklist (permanent) is discussed in this thread as a workaround for websites with insurmountable issues.
While we're waiting for news on Force Dark Mode on Websites, I recommend trying Dark Reader from the Chrome Store. Warning: there is a page load performance hit, but IMO this is a far better option than switching back to Chrome!