Dev channel update to 95.0.1020.0


Hello Insiders!  Today we’re releasing build 95.0.1020.0 to the Dev channel, and since this is the fourth build from version 95, that means we’re done with 95!  Yes indeed, this is what will be moving to Beta, give or take a few small patches. 


We also announced last week that your Microsoft account can now be completely passwordless, thanks in part to Edge and Authenticator working together to manage your passwords.  Read more here:


And if you’re a big PDF user, we’re happy to announce that we’ve implemented view restoring for PDFs:


As for everything else that’s new in the browser this week: 


Added features: 


  • Features enabled by default: 
  • Management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet): 
    • Added a policy to control if Intranet File Links are Enabled, which controls if file: URLs located on intranet pages will open File Explorer. 
    • Enabled support for the policy from Chromium to control if Cross Origin Web Assembly Module Sharing is Enabled. 
    • Enabled support for the policy from Chromium to control if the Display Capture Permissions Policy is Enabled. 
  • Improved support for opening local files in the browser on iOS. 


Improved reliability: 


  • Fixed a crash when using Password Generator. 
  • Fixed a crash when using the Web Widget. 
  • Fixed a crash when navigating in an IE mode tab. 
  • Fixed a crash when using Tab Groups. 
  • Fixed a crash when interacting with info bars. 
  • Fixed a crash when closing an autofill popup. 
  • Mobile: 
    • Fixed a crash on startup. 
    • Fixed a crash when the device orientation changes. 
    • Fixed a crash when signing into the browser. 
    • Fixed a crash on older versions of iOS. 
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where checking for updates in Settings sometimes crashes Settings. 
  • Fixed an issue where certain applications installed on the device cause all tabs to crash as soon as they’re opened. 
  • Fixed a hang when opening Internet Explorer. 
  • Fixed a hang when closing the browser. 


Changed behavior: 


  • Fixed an issue on certain flavors of Linux where the browser won’t open. 
  • Fixed another issue where users are signed out of the browser after updating the browser. 
  • Fixed an issue where video volume sometimes gets reset to max. 
  • Fixed an issue where Favorites sometimes can’t be clicked. 
  • Fixed an issue where importing certain data from other browsers fails. 
  • Fixed an issue where Travel Search Assistance doesn’t appear when it should. 
  • Fixed an issue where Travel recommendations don’t appear in places they should. 
  • Fixed an issue where the Define card sometimes doesn’t disappear when it should. 
  • Fixed an issue where certain banner UI can’t be interacted with or closed. 
  • Fixed an issue where the link to try the HTTP version of a webpage on the error page that appears when the HTTPS version of the page isn’t available doesn’t actually try navigating to the HTTP version of the website. 
  • Fixed an issue where PDF titles as shown in the browser tab are garbled. 
  • Fixed an issue where pinned websites sometimes become unpinned after updating the browser. 
  • Fixed an issue on older versions of Windows where browser installation fails. 
  • Fixed an issue where free text annotation on PDFs doesn’t work at the edges of the page. 
  • Fixed an issue where download notifications sometimes aren’t shown in popup windows. 
  • Fixed an issue where Jumplist actions are missing from PWAs or websites installed as apps on Windows 11. 
  • Mobile: 
    • Fixed an issue where InPrivate sometimes can’t be used. 
    • Fixed an issue where the sign in screen gets stuck when signing into the browser. 
    • Fixed an issue on Android where menus sometimes don’t work when another app is split-screen with the browser. 
    • Fixed an issue where passwords can’t be edited or deleted because nothing on the Passwords Settings page works. 
    • Fixed an issue where Rewards don’t work. 
    • Fixed an issue where the button to enter Immersive Reader sometimes isn’t visible when it should be. 
  • Developer: 
    • Fixed an issue in WebView2 applications where certain resources are omitted when published the application (Issue 730, Issue 1061). 
    • Fixed an issue when building WebView2 apps that contain XAML Islands (Issue 1716). 
  • Obsoleted the management policy to control if Internet Explorer Integration Testing is Allowed. 


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 this help article 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 still seeing favorites get duplicated.  This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels, but we’re still rolling that out in Stable.  We’ve also seen duplication happen when running the manual deduplicator on multiple machines before either machine has a chance to fully sync its changes, so make sure to leave plenty of time in between runs of the deduplicator. 
  • 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. 


Since Beta is soon moving to version 95, that also means 94 is moving soon to Stable, so be on the lookout for that too! 


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Quote - "* Some users are still seeing favorites get duplicated. This issue should be reduced now that automatic deduplication has been introduced into Insider channels (...) manual deduplicator (...)"


I hope such option has a switch. I'm not fond of automatic solutions. Why?


1) I asked you once to mark one of double tabs in groups, like in Opera, Vivaldi etc. To know. 


2) I cannot save one Tab group in Favorites, I can save all Tab groups only. To have a sound copy of any of the groups is to save all groups/tabs not bothering that part of them is already presented in Favorites. Do not auto/manual run deduplication and quickly export Favorites to disk. Every Tab groups can be named with date as sort of session manager.


BTW. Take on drawing boards the horrible Web capture editor at last!

I am using the Linux DEV version and while the password screen works, leaked passwords are not marked as leaked. In the windows version I see the leaked password symbol, but not when running the Linux version. Is this working on Linux?
After more than a month, the Instagram live streams are working again!
When I use the new version to browse, all videos on the website cannot be played, and the display "playback is terminated because the video file is damaged or the video uses a function not supported by your browser". As a result, no video can be played.
Is there any time line for Hardware Acceleration support for Linux?
It's available in Chromium/Chrome and yet not available in Edge (not sure why)

@josh_bodner this update broke Edge on Linux Plasma KDE 5 on Ubuntu 21.04 :-/. Here is what its saying, not sure about this.


sam@CaptainCrunch:~$ microsoft-edge-dev
[8679:8711:0922/] Failed to decrypt token for service AccountId-9bf004c60ef5125a
[0922/014347.693702:ERROR:elf_dynamic_array_reader.h(61)] tag not found
[0922/014347.693839:ERROR:elf_dynamic_array_reader.h(61)] tag not found
[0922/014347.694018:ERROR:elf_dynamic_array_reader.h(61)] tag not found
[0922/] duplicate key guid, discarding value 448f1f76b1cd4bc7822ab5a5448da509
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
sam@CaptainCrunch:~$ [8783:8783:0100/] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
At this point I am missing smooth scrolling experience. Hope you roll that out sooner.

@MikeKG does running a manual scan mark them?  It's possible Linux just hasn't run the scan yet.  

@SGray1217 this should have been fixed with the update to 1020, so if it's not, then it must be a different issue.  Can you confirm you're on 1020?  

@Nitin_Gurram it should be available, what are you seeing?  And also, what kind of system are you running on?  

@jichuan I can reproduce the same thing on my device.  We've got a known issue right now where videos encoded in a certain way fail to play, and it looks like this video is encoded that way, so I'll ask what the status of the fix is.  

Josh I have to plead ignorance, how do I trigger a manual scan?
Crash occurs frequently when opening a new tab or switching user profiles in this version.

In this version tabs hang and never load any pages. Randomly pages hangs and freezes until I crash Edge.

@MikeKG in edge://settings/passwords/passwordMonitor, there's a Scan Now button.  I don't blame you for not finding it though, that arrow in edge://settings/passwords to get to the passwordMonitor settings page isn't easy to see!  

@mrfry700 and any others seeing crashes, we're tracking a few different crashes that made their way into this build, and already have fixes for some of them in Canary.  

@josh_bodner Okay then that could be an issue, when I enter edge://settings/passwords/passwordMonitor it loads with a blank right panel. Screenshot from 2021-09-23 20-24-27.png

@josh_bodner Another note - I updated another of my systems (stable Gentoo) and I get the same behavior. I am not sure if this is related, but on both systems I see this in the logs when I try to load the page: 


microsoft-edge-dev.desktop[5976]: [5969:5969:0924/062336.254750:ERROR:CONSOLE(5)] "Uncaught SyntaxError: Cannot use import statement outside a module", source: edge://resources/js/icon.js (5)

Same for me. Also crashes when opening sites pinned as apps.