Mar 31 2021 11:00 AM
Mar 31 2021 11:00 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 91.0.838.3 to the Dev channel. Before we get started, we wanted to make sure you’re aware of an opportunity we mentioned last week. If you’re a Collections user, we’re running a survey to learn more about how you use them, and as an incentive to contribute, you may even win some money! To contribute to our research, take the survey here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWkUzl9D05MxqUS.
We also are aware that people are continuing to see Edge sometimes display its UI in an unexpected language. If that’s the case, we’d love to know more about it, and have started a discussion here so we can learn more: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/discussion-edge-displays-in-an-unexpected-languag.... As for everything that’s new in the product:
A special thanks to all our Linux users for helping us get to the point where we could turn on sign-in and sync!
Mar 31 2021 11:21 AM
Thanks for the update, could you share some info about this and what it's used for:
it's in edge://settings/profiles
controlled feature rollout at the moment. I have my guesses which I hope they are for showing Edge history in Windows 10 Timeline..
Mar 31 2021 12:32 PM
Mar 31 2021 01:07 PM
Nothing to return a usable expansion/overflow area for the toolbar again. The Extensions button may have other uses, but it is not this. One per line, all extensions listed including those already visible on the toolbar, only in alphabetical order, is just useless as a UI with 10 extensions on the toolbar and 17 more, a number of which I need to click on frequently. The Extensions button menu is just too clogged and cumbersome for extension USE. The old More menu toolbar extended area was great 6: extension buttons per line, spacing just as on the toolbar, NOT including those already visible, and able to be reordered,, it made use of many extensions quick and easy, unlike now. Back in the More menu, or a dropdown from a new tool overflow button, on/off options, whatever: I can't use Edge now like this.
It's so depressing, You had actually just fixed every issue I had with desktop Edge, making me able to use it, and the very next update you wrecked it by taking out what was to me a vital feature. I'm thinking you are committed to just this new extensions button now, and not keeping a to me usable toolbar overflow UI, so I'd best just recommit to an alternative browser.
And Android Edge .... you're doing nothing. Still chromium 77, FFS, and no sign of introducing either the built in darken websites from Chrome or the ability to use an extension like Dark Reader - and without that I can't use it at all. So I suppose it doesn't matter if you make desktop Edge unusable for me, as you apparently have no intention of making Android Edge usable - almost nothing's changed for over a year - and I'll only consider changing to a browser that works for me on both laptop and phone.
Mar 31 2021 03:47 PM - edited Mar 31 2021 03:48 PM
Yea, but the new tab page still uses 95+ MB, and it's not as fast as Chrome's or Opera's.
Mar 31 2021 04:26 PM
Mar 31 2021 09:59 PM
Apr 01 2021 12:25 AM
Apr 01 2021 01:07 AM
There's one update missing from the change log - a new flag edge://flags/#edge-history-accelerator-override (Enable history accelerator to open the full page). It's an important one [for power users], because it addresses an issue of the broken Ctrl+H workflow introduced with the new History pane.
On the one hand, I'd like to thank the Dev team for listening to our feedback. On the other hand, I'd like to request a permanent setting for this flag. Because we all know what happens to flags - they disappear and never come back. And so does our UX.
Apr 01 2021 01:28 AM
They haven't improved Edge in regards to touch and tablet so it's wishful thinking that you'll get them to move fast with Android Edge or Extension Button/Hub improvements. MS has never been known for being agile and good with rapid development - that's why they are losing marketshare.
that's not true.
if lack of those things was a factor in market share then Chrome would have 0% market share due to their awful UI in desktop with touch and mouse.
Apr 01 2021 01:32 AM
@HotCakeX If you click into it, we've got a description there, although right now the features it's powering haven't been built yet; we're just testing the data sharing portion to make sure we've got it right first:
Thank you, I was trying it on latest Windows insider builds and was wondering why it didn't work, it's very exciting to try it once it's fully built and complete :)
Apr 01 2021 03:55 AM
Apr 01 2021 06:38 AM - edited Apr 01 2021 09:50 AM
@azrael99 "MS has never been known for being agile and good with rapid development - that's why they are losing marketshare."
The global all-platform (desktop/mobile/tablet) market share has remained more or less static over the last year. Edge has gained market share (0.13% to 3.45%) as Edge Legacy (2.19% to 0.31%) and IE (1.63% to 0.81%) have been deprecated, but the combined Microsoft browser share has not materially changed (3.95% to 4.50%). It is a bit early to gauge market share trends for Edge.
Chromebooks gained significant market share at the expense of Windows PC's during 2020, but that seems to be driven by distance learning demand during the COVID pandemic. Chromebooks have dominated the education market for several years and the pandemic increased demand in that market significantly during the past year.
Apr 01 2021 12:05 PM