Nov 03 2020 10:54 AM
Nov 03 2020 10:54 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 88.0.685.3 to the Dev channel. It’s a relatively quiet week this week, although for heavy tab users, we’ve got some interesting stuff: a discussion about what double-clicking tabs should do https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/discussion-add-ability-to-close-tabs-via-double-c..., and an overview of our upcoming vertical tabs feature https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/vertical-tabs-preview-now-available-in-the-canary-an.... Note that vertical tabs are being rolled out via our experimentation platform, which means it may take longer for some of you to see it than others. As for everything noteworthy and new this week:
Thank you for all your excitement and feedback for vertical tabs, we look forward to even more of it as more of you try them!
Nov 03 2020 11:24 AM - edited Nov 03 2020 11:30 AM
@josh_bodner You note that Edge would sometimes clear cookies on the do not clear on exit list. I have seen this but infrequently. The problem with the current dev and canary builds, and one which has repeatedly appeared in earlier builds, is that cookies are not cleared on exit at all. I have a list of five exceptions but find that on start after all windows closed that I could have dozens of domains with cookies and local storage.
I also have an issue with stable that a domain that sets local storage only but no persistent cookies and is in the exception list will have the local storage cleared on exit. This site does set session cookies.
And while on the subject, why does the exception list on edge://settings/clearBrowsingDataOnClose not sync across installations while the lists on edge://settings/content/cookies do roam?
Nov 03 2020 11:28 AM
Letting folks know that there is a flag in edge://flags for vertical tabs. This flag might not be avail for everyone, but do a search in the flags window for "vert" and if you have it, it will show up.
This is also in Canary as well..
Nov 03 2020 11:33 AM
@Kam How can Edge detect what is or is not personal information?
My own wish for web capture is to not only have the tools available with Win+Shift+S but to support some features of MSPaint which I use including the ability to select an area and cut it, which I usually use to exclude personal information, or to add shapes such as circles, rectangles, and rounded rectangles which I use to highlight areas.
Nov 03 2020 11:47 AM
@Kam That I don't want. There are too many settings. It would be overload to have one for features such as blur vs. cut. I absolutely want web capture, as well as Win+Shift+S to have a more functional mechanism to annotate the capture. The free form pen only in web capture is embarrassingly insufficient. As is the UI with the feedback tool (Alt+Shift+I). The barely more functional Win+Shift+S is too.
Nov 03 2020 02:01 PM
I have history and open tabs sync enabled but when i visit websites, they don't appear in the Windows timeline or task view.
it was mentioned before that history sync will enable visited websites to appear in there but it's not happening.
any info about this?
Nov 03 2020 04:37 PM
@josh_bodner I looked at this more closely. It appears that the hosts on edge://settings/siteData which are inappropriately present on start up after closing all Windows, that each has local storage but zero cookies. This may be file storage or database storage or combinations of storage not cookies. Here is one example.
Nov 03 2020 11:22 PM
With this update, I again got lost all the open tabs on macOS, the "Recently Closed" menu is empty again :(
Nov 04 2020 08:17 AM
@josh_bodner So what's the point of vertical tabs? When I first saw them I was excited because using a web browser on the bottom screen of an Asus Zenbook duo can be a little challenging with the lack of vertical space. I saw that and was like "wow, I can save some vertical real estate with this" except. All it does is take up horizontal space without removing any from the top.
If I can make a request can you make it so the url bar can merge with the windows bar if toggled during vertical tabs mode? It'd be much more useful then.
Nov 04 2020 08:35 AM
To be clear, I have two opposite issues in different channels.
In Edge stable, Version 86.0.622.61 (Official build) (64-bit), sites in the do not clear list have their storage cleared on exit when it shouldn't be. This may be related to the fact that the site in question has cookies but all are session only not persistent.
In Edge canary, Version 88.0.689.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit), sites not in the do not clear list retain their storage across exits. Their persistent cookies are cleared. It looks to be as if the storage only, albeit multiple types of storage, are retained when it should be cleared. Sites in the do not clear list do have their cookies preserved.