Dev channel update to 88.0.680.1 is live


Hello Insiders!  Today we’re releasing build 88.0.680.1 to the Dev channel.  To start with, we want to mention a specific issue that we know some of you have been running into where Edge won’t launch.  One of the causes occurs when an old Edge process is running in the background and won’t close to make way for the new one to start.  This cause requires a fix in Windows, and as of right now, that fix is beginning to roll out, so we hope that many of you who are seeing this issue will see far less of it after this. 


Next, for those of you who mentioned that National Cyber Security Awareness Month would be a perfect time for us to talk about safety and security in Edge, here you go!  We’ve got an overview of the latest updates to all our unique security features:  Along the same enterprise-focused lines, we’ve also got an overview of our recent updates to the enterprise new tab page:  Finally, for everything new that’s worth mentioning in the browser: 


Added features: 


  • Adding support for Caret Mode to PDFs. 
  • Added a warning dialog when closing a Web Capture that’s been inked on but not saved. 
  • Added support for enhanced copy and paste on Mac. 
  • Added a management policy to control Startup Boost.  Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates haven’t happened yet. 


Improved reliability: 


  • Fixed a crash on launch. 
  • Fixed a crash when viewing PDFs. 
  • Fixed a crash when printing a PDF. 
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes shows an error with cookie_exporter.exe. 
  • Fixed a hang when running the favorites deduplicator. 
  • Fixed an issue where edge://tracing fails to load. 


Changed behavior: 


  • Fixed an issue where the Security section in Settings is missing. 
  • Fixed an issue where the Downloads management page only shows the 30 most recent downloads. 
  • Fixed an issue where Web Captures are sometimes taken at the wrong page zoom level. 
  • Fixed an issue when taking a Web Capture where pages with fixed headers or footers aren’t captured properly. 
  • Fixed an issue where Password Monitor alerts are seen even when the feature is turned off. 
  • Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes use icons that are too big on the Start menu.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Highlighter tool on a PDF sometimes results in more text being highlighted than intended. 
  • Fixed an issue where the search Sidebar can’t be closed because the close button is missing. 
  • Fixed an issue where data is sometimes able to be copied from Information Protected files when it shouldn’t be. 
  • Fixed an issue where text notes sometimes get created unintentionally in a Collection. 
  • Deprecated the ProxyMode, ProxyServer, ProxyPacUrl, and ProxyBypassList management policies since they’re all superseded by the ProxySettings policy. 


Known issues: 


  • 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. 


As always, we couldn’t do this without you! 


52 Replies
@josh_bodner I didn't get the update, even via edge://help.
Patience grasshopper, patience. It will come..


Update is live now! 

Thank you, @HotCakeX (Updating Microsoft Edge 62%!)

re: "Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes use icons that are too big on the Start menu."


This required a uninstall/reinstall of all my existing sites-as-apps to fix, is that expected?

and update done test that
@Jamie_Thelin I don't think so.
synchronization doesn't connect on windows 10 2009 with dev :\
sync unavailable it say :\

@Jamie_Thelin At this point I'm not sure, since I know the start menu also likes to cache things that sometimes take hours/days to update.  

@Wittycat Mind filing more feedback?  Specifically, can you make sure Edge is open to the edge://sync-internals page and make sure you send the screenshot in the feedback?  That way we can see what the error is.  


Updated to 88.0.680.1 in Mint 19.1 based on Ubuntu 18 LTS.

Edge would start to open, crashed.

Rebooted, and all was OK.




@josh_bodner So interesting that this is the first time I've seen the issue where Edge wouldn't restart after updating.  LOL  Had to go into task manager and kill all the Edge tasks I could find to get it to restart.  


Also, a quick side note that I am still seeing odd behavior with the paste 'shortener' that I've noted in the past. I haven't been turning in new bugs, since I figure they were just dupes and noise. Pasting to Slack is particularly fraught with error of having the right text but the link actually truncated to just the domain level vs the entire URI as expected.


it's done (same email than before for finding it)

Thanks for fixing the downloads page bug



This version is causing a lot of issues with YouTube video play back. It seems to struggle to cope with some videos and the videos freeze, but sound continues. If I go in to fullscreen mode, the videos suddenly go in to 4 x speed or something similar.


At first, I thought it was a problem with my connection, but I don't get this issue in other browsers.

@josh_bodner  - well still no vertical tabs in this release but I have it in Canary.  Also this release messed up two of my laptops to completely stop synching.  One is still good the other two are borked.  I need to remove DEV and reinstall it now.  Canary works fine for vertical tabs and sync.  Not very impressed.

it's a known bug (i think) i have reported it and submit more data like josh have asked in previous post, reinstallation will NOT resolve sync issue on DEV.



It appears you added the ability to hide/unhide tab groups with one click on the tab group name!  This is awesome... I love love love it!!!

Thank you all!