01-06-2021 01:18 PM - edited 01-06-2021 01:23 PM
01-06-2021 01:18 PM - edited 01-06-2021 01:23 PM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 89.0.752.1 to the Dev channel, and it’s a pretty quiet update. The biggest news is for our Mac users: following our news in the last update about native builds for Mac ARM chips for Canary, we’re happy to announce that Dev builds are also now available with native builds for Mac ARM chips. For more details, see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/microsoft-edge-native-app-support-in-canary-amp-dev-....
Additionally, we’ve got news about an upcoming setting: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/turn-off-f12-opening-devtools-with-new-edge-setting/.... As for everything that’s new in the product this week:
Thanks for everything, and happy new year! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/happy-holidays-and-happy-new-year-from-the-micros...
01-06-2021 04:17 PM
01-07-2021 09:42 AM
01-07-2021 10:19 AM
I am sad to see that nothing has been done about having the Open/Save-as on the download shelf meaning that use of extensions that provide alternate download bars or dropdown panels now means the user cannot also specify a save-as location (obviously - by definition the whole point of them is that they suppress the native download shelf, replacing it with their alternate shelf or dropdown panel, so the user never gets the Open/Save-as as that is now on the suppressed shelf). This basically wrecks the usage of the considerable number of such extensions in the Edge and Chrome extensions stores (many of which are also available for Firefox).
Either the Open/save-as needs to return to a separate dialogue, as it was in Edge and as it is in the other browsers and as the extensions expect to be the case, or there needs to be an option to switch the Open/Save-as to a separate dialogue so it is still available when the native download shelf is suppressed.
This is particularly sad to me, as the change in December so that middle-clicking on favourtes in the favourites bar dropdown menus left the menus open put Edge ahead of Google Chrome for me, and at least even with Firefox. Thinking Edge was now usable as my main browser (WHEN you get your fingers out with Android Edge and make THAT usable for me), I went to have one evening session using Edge for my actual browsing rather than just using it for particular tests, but the session came to a screeching halt on the first of the many downloads I was going to do when I found no Save-as presented, and a download going somewhere unasked and not completing until I went to find the save-as in the actual downloads page. I have requirements for what I can see in a download shelf/bar or panel while the download is proceeding which is met for me by a particular extension in both Firefox and Google Chrome, and was met for me in Edge by the same extension, but you have now wrecked this (and the many other alternative extensions I could use) by making it so that I can't set the save-as location at clicking to save time while also having the extension provided download shelf or dropdown panel I require.
You have, with this single change, moved Edge back behind - way behind - Google Chrome, and I will return to browsing with Firefox, and using Google Chrome as my backup for the odd occasion I need a Chromium browser, and as my choice to switch to should the troubles at Mozilla make Firefox no longer viable.
I now install every Canary and Dev Edge update, but run each version only once, solely to look in the settings and Experiments to see if there is anything addressing this issue, and trying one download (I have a 'download test' page along with the settings and experiments pages in my On start-up settings) just in case you've done something that doesn't show in settings or experiments, only long enough to see if I get an Open/Save-as presented to me with my download bar extension of choice active. So far, nothing, just a load of cancelled test downloads. And until there is, I won't actually use (or recommend) Edge. For awhile I'll keep on testing each release .... for awhile, but not forever.
You MUST provide an ability, universally or via an option, to have the Open/Save-as presented to the user when the native download shelf is being switched off by an extension. For me this is an absolute, non-negotiable make or break issue for me using Edge.
01-07-2021 11:53 AM - edited 01-07-2021 11:57 AM
I don't see any mention of spellcheck in your release notes, and I no longer see the options at edge://settings/languages. How do I turn spellcheck on and off for different languages now? I don't see the Check spelling options on the context menu, either. What's going on? Has the functionality moved completely to Microsoft Editor?
[PS Sorry if I flagged the wrong Grisha]