Jun 10 2020 11:01 AM
Jun 10 2020 11:01 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 85.0.538.0 to the Dev channel. There’s not much to share this week, so here’s everything that’s notable:
As always, your feedback is what makes this all possible!
Jun 10 2020 12:54 PM - edited Jun 10 2020 12:54 PM
1 Make ability to turn off Microsoft scrolling personality permanent with switch in settings. Anything even vaguely resembling old Edge scrolling is an absolute no for me.
2 Sync history with Android Edge.
3 Ability to choose sites to pin to NTP in Android Edge.
4 Ability to force web site contents into a dark mode in Android Edge, either built in like Google Android Chrome or using Dark Reader extension like Firefox Android, Fennec or Fenix.
Without all 4 I won't use Edge on W10 laptop or phone, and will get tired of hoping and checking.
Jun 10 2020 04:23 PM
What happened to the 'Enable Native Notifications' flag? I don't like the notifications being built into windows, and in previous releases, and in Chrome too, even now, I can disable the flag to bring back the overlay notifications, which also happen to be much faster. I noticed this like a week ago, is this something you guys can do?
Jun 11 2020 02:52 AM - edited Jun 11 2020 02:53 AM
I am finding that open hyperlinks from external applications (Outlook, Sticky Notes, etc) lead Edge v85 to open with a new tab page instead of the requested URL.
Jun 11 2020 10:59 AM
@Derek Gabriel Oh, I forgot to mention, OS is Windows 8.1 On Windows 10 it was fine since very first versions. Can you check it on 8.1? I had to switch to beta channel for now. I'm using InPrivate like tens times per day and pressing Ctrl-Shift-N for that is too much extra acrobatics for me
Jun 15 2020 02:26 AM - edited Jun 15 2020 02:37 AM
>Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app sometimes fails.
Great ! I ran into this issue last build, uninstalling an app crashed Edge in the process. But now that app is stuck in a "semi-uninstalled" state (Edge reports it's not installed, control panel reports it is).
Any idea on what should I do to get out of this state ? Just delete the app's entry from control panel and be done with it, or are there more elements I should make sure to clean up ?
So far simply deleting the control panel entry did not have any bad repercussions, but the usual prompt "This app appears to be already uninstalled - do you want to remove the entry ?" did not appear so I had to remove it from the registry (For anyone in the same situation, the keys are in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ , CTRL+F for your app name )
Jun 18 2020 06:06 AM
@AmineI I'd only worry about it if it impacts your ability to re-install that same app. Otherwise, it shouldn't do any harm to leave it.
@josh_bodner I initially couldn't reinstall the app, which is why I was troubleshooting in that direction, but it turned out to be another issue so it's fine now, thanks ! (It was related to the "tabbed apps" flag, and was fixed with this week's build :) .)
Jun 18 2020 02:00 PM - edited Jun 29 2020 08:51 AM
@josh_bodner starting with Dev 85.0.538.0 (and even in current Dev 85.0.545.0 as well as Canary 85.0.551.0) the Policies like HomepageLocation, DefaultSearchProvider etc... which need a MDM-Enrolled or AD-Joined Device don't work any more!
They are now ignored and edge://policy shows "Error This policy is blocked - its value will be ignored."
In older Releases like Dev 85.0.531.1 or Beta 84.0.522.20 as well as currend Stable these Policies still work.
Jun 18 2020 10:24 PM
There is nothing wrong how they are set. I am "the company IT". Stopped working starting with Dev 85.0.538.0 and I cannot find any hint in your Changelog that this is an intentional Change. As there is no hint in the Changelog that the functionality changed it has to be a bug. Stable and Beta 84.0.522.20 are still working fine with these policies (on the same machines).
edge://policy shows "Error: This policy is blocked - its value will be ignored."
Jun 29 2020 09:08 AM