Dev channel update to 86.0.622.3 is live


Hello Insiders!  Today we’re releasing build 86.0.622.3 to the Dev channel.  This is the final build for major version 86, give or take a few small patches, so this is what will be moving to Beta soon.  Since we also released major version 85 to Stable recently, we also updated our security baselines.  You can read more here:  We also highlighted some improvements we made in the PDF highlighter tool:  As for all the changes that are important enough to talk about: 


Added features: 


  • Added the ability to delete a downloaded file from the file’s entry’s … menu on the Downloads shelf. 
  • Added an option to show or hide the Favorites bar from the Favorites management page. 
  • Added more alerts when Password Monitor detects a compromised password. 
  • Added a management policy for Internet Explorer Integration Testing Allowed.  Note that this policy only applies if IE mode is also enabled, and that updates to administrative templates and documentation will come at a later date. 
  • Added a management policy to Enable Edge Spotlight Experiences and Recommendations.  Note that updates to administrative templates and documentation will come at a later date. 
  • Enabled support for Default Sensors Setting, Sensors Allowed For Urls, and Sensors Blocked For Urls management policies from Chromium. 
  • Enabled a management policy for Insecure Form Warnings Enabled from Chromium. 


Improved reliability: 


  • Fixed an issue where closing a window when some popups are open sometimes crashes the browser. 
  • Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud. 
  • Fixed an issue where opening the browser by clicking a link from another application sometimes causes the browser to immediately close again. 
  • Fixed an issue where opening Edge by clicking on a link from another application sometimes causes pages not to load and shows error RESULT_CODE_MISSING_DATA. 
  • Fixed an issue where Edge sometimes sees a very fast increase in memory usage. 
  • Fixed an issue where selecting a OneNote notebook to export a Collection to sometimes fails. 
  • Fixed an issue where websites sometimes can’t be installed as apps. 
  • Fixed an issue where users signed into the browser with work or school accounts sometimes fail to log into work or school websites. 
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a file’s entry on the Downloads shelf to open it sometimes fails. 
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to uninstall Edge Insider channels sometimes fails with a message to close any open Edge windows even though none are open. 


Changed behavior: 


  • Improved scrolling behavior in PDFs. 
  • Improved the number of websites that can use the browser profile’s saved credentials to automatically log in while in IE mode.   
  • Fixed an issue where some devices cause webpages to scroll incredibly fast. 
  • Fixed an issue where windows sometimes flicker or rapidly switch between two visual states. 
  • Fixed an issue where Sidebar search is sometimes not available in PDFs. 
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the Passwords management page in Settings sometimes is blank.
  • Fixed an issue where the Password Protection Login URLs and Password Protection Change Password URL management policies don’t work on Mac. 
  • Fixed an issue where some webpages incorrectly detect or display a message that they don’t work in Edge. 
  • Fixed an issue where suggestions that appear for URLs to visit when the typed URL doesn’t exist weren’t working. 
  • Fixed an issue where signing into the browser sometimes results in the profile picture not appearing. 
  • Fixed an issue where copying a page’s address from the address bar sometimes fails or puts the wrong data on the clipboard. 
  • Fixed an issue where the window control buttons sometimes overlap some of the tabs in Shy UI if many tabs are open. 
  • Fixed an issue where tabs can’t be selected in Shy UI. 
  • Fixed an issue where the new tab page is sometimes blocked by Family Safety settings. 
  • Fixed an issue where the address bar popup to allow third-party cookies sometimes doesn’t contain an option to do it right there and only contains a link to Settings. 
  • Fixed an issue where the caret browsing confirmation popup contains two identical checkboxes. 


Known issues: 


  • Mac users running the OS 11 preview (Big Sur) may have issues with all versions of Edge either crashing or not launching to begin with.  We’ve identified the issue and are working to get it resolved before Big Sur is officially released. 
  • Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on Youtube.  As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to proceed.  See for more details. 
  • Some users are still running into an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error.  The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors like Symantec, and in those cases, updating that software will fix it. 
  • Users of the Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the associated extension installed may sometimes see webpages like Gmail fail to load.  This failure is due to the main Kaspersky software being out of date, and is thus fixed by making sure the latest version is installed. 
  • 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. 
  • After an initial fix for it recently, some users are still experiencing Edge windows becoming all black.  Opening the Browser Task Manager (keyboard shortcut is shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it.  Note that this only appears to affect users with certain hardware and is most easily triggered by resizing an Edge window.  For users with discrete GPUs, updating graphics drivers may help. 
  • Some users are seeing “wobbling” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touchscreens, where scrolling in one dimension also causes the page to subtly scroll back and forth in the other.  Note that this only affects certain websites and seems to be worse on certain devices.  This is most likely related to our ongoing work to bring scrolling back to parity with Edge Legacy’s behavior, so if this behavior is undesirable, you can temporarily turn it off by disabling the edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling flag. 
  • There are some issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes don’t get any sound from Edge. In one case, Edge becomes muted in the Windows Volume Mixer and unmuting it fixes it.  In another, restarting the browser fixes it. 


Thanks to everybody who’s been reporting bugs and filing suggestions for what you’d like the browser to look like.  Your feedback has been invaluable! 


49 Replies

@josh_bodner is there a way to track Big Sur crash issue for Canary and Dev? Thank you.

@josh_bodner I don't see any documentation on a changed behavior for the file download save dialog? I'm not getting auto-open options any longer, and the ones I had set are no longer working. Also, I'm seeing "SAVE AS" as one of the primary options, which requires confirming the filename and picking a location, where the SAVE option is hidden behind the context menu. Is this change permanent?

@Vlad_Koon Since the arrow keys are used mostly for accessibility, I'll ask our accessibility folks if this is something they want to look into.  

@kmbhk03 Our goal is to get it fixed before Big Sur is officially released.  I've seen some work on it happening recently, so I think that's a good sign!  

@ankitbko  I haven't seen it. I have  86.0.622.10, with no vertical tabs. Is there a secret to getting them?

@josh_bodner This behavior is completely inconsistent with the behavior of other context menus, both in the operating system itself and in other software. Also, this behavior only occurs on Windows and Linux. Everything works fine on macOS, predictably, because it uses native context menus.

@josh_bodner Love the recent builds. That said, I noticed a strange behaviour when using Alt-Tab with Edge open in recent builds.

With Edge open, the current app sometimes doesn't appear as the 'first' app when invoking the Alt-Tab menu, this behaviour only occurs when Edge is open/running interestingly.

Video of the behaviour (copy included below as well): I am pressing Alt+Tab then letting both keys go after each time. 


Not sure if this is a bug or changed behaviour.

@Vlad_Koon Do you have any specific examples of context menus that behave the way you desire?  As far as I can tell, using the steps you described in the post you previously linked to, all Windows and Windows application context menus behave the same way:  as soon as you move the mouse cursor inside the bounds of the context menu, it takes precedence over whatever the previous selection was.  

@longlam It's a little hard to tell from your video what actions you're taking to result in that behavior, can you describe it a little more?  


1. Open the context menu.
2. Move the mouse cursor away from the context menu, but not outside the Edge window.
3. Select any item of the context menu using the arrows on the keyboard.
4. Move the mouse cursor literally 1-2 pixels.


The selection made with the arrow keys on the keyboard will disappear. If you are left-handed, this is very annoying!
Compare this behavior to the behavior of context menus in Windows and any other software. For example, in Firefox, the selection made using the arrows on the keyboard does not disappear. This stupid and annoying behavior is only present in Chromium.


Now try clicking with the right mouse button in the title bar of the web browser. A native context menu will appear. Select any item in this context menu using the keyboard arrows, and then move the mouse cursor inside the window.  The selection will not disappear!

@josh_bodner Of course! I was:

1. Hold down Alt

2. Press and release Tab  

3. Release Alt

Repeat these 3 steps relatively quickly and the behaviour occurs when Edge is open.


I've reproduced this using the on-screen keyboard so that it's more obvious what I'm pressing:, copy included below as well.

@Vlad_Koon OH, that actually makes a lot more sense.  I was thinking that when you were moving the mouse cursor inside the context menu, that you were complaining about the item under the mouse cursor taking precedence.  I'll see what the engineers think about that.  

@longlam Okay, so I think the best way to describe this issue would be, sometimes you alt+tab to what should be Edge, but instead of switching to Edge, a different window is brought to the front (in this example, the alarms app).  What version of Windows are you seeing this on?  And also, can you see if you can get this to happen in an older version of Edge like Beta?  The reason I ask is because I've seen weird things happen with Windows alt+tab in general where I switch to an application, but a completely different window is brought to the front.  And in that case, the application wasn't Edge.  So, if you can get it to happen with an older version of Edge (or even another app that can have multiple windows, like Word or Excel), that would actually point to an issue with Windows, which is what I'd like to try to rule out.  


Right, that's the perfect description. I'm on Windows version 20H2 build 19042.508. I got it to happen on Beta and Stable as well, only recently though, I think it started happening when the update that shows Edge tabs in the Alt-Tab menu came.


It seems to happen only if Edge is the first or second app interestingly, if it's the 3rd or further and not selected, the issue just never occurs.


So in short, it only happens when Edge is running and is the 'front' app. Occurs on Dev, Beta and Stable, currently on Windows version 20H2 build 19042.508.


Finally! This idiotic, meaningless behavior is only present in Chromium and many web browsers based on it. Windows, macOS and Linux context menus don't have this silly and meaningless behavior. In addition, I first saw such stupid behavior only in Chrome/Chromium. No other software has such a problem with context menus! Apart from annoyance, this behavior no longer evokes any emotion :facepalm:


PLEASE fix this not only for your Edge, but for the entire Chromium. This will be a gift for all left-handers!


And please take a look at this bug that was caused by your team:

@longlam Since I'm not on 20H2 and still see something similar, I'd guess this is an existing Windows issue, but our team might be interested if our work to show Edge tabs in alt+tab is making it worse, so I'll definitely make sure they know.  And the fact that it only happens when you quickly alt+tab (since moving to the 3rd or 4th slot takes time) suggests that this may also be timing-based, like Windows can't figure out fast enough which application it's supposed to bring to the front.  

@Vlad_Koon Sorry, I'm still not sure what the difference is between what you expect to happen and what actually happens.  What is page scrolling and what is normal scrolling?  

@josh_bodner Ah I might have phrased that badly, I meant that when switching between 2 top-most apps, as long as neither of them is Edge, the issue just never happens, even if I'm switching between them rapidly (I bind a touchpad gesture to Alt-Tab, that's how I'm doing it so quickly).


However, when Edge is used (either the 1st or 2nd app), the issue start to occur. Apologies if there were confusions.


Page scrolling – analogue of pressing the Page Up / Page Down keys.

Normal scrolling – smooth scrolling that follows the mouse cursor.