Oct 20 2021 11:08 AM
Oct 20 2021 11:08 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 96.0.1047.2 to the Dev channel. Normally I’d say that since this is the last week for version 96, this is the build that will be moving to Beta, but that’s not quite the case this week. Instead, our normal second-of-the-week update for the last Dev of a particular version will contain a higher build number than this one, and that build is the one that will be moving to Beta next week, give or take another small patch or two.
For developers, we recently held our first PWA Summit. If you missed it, you can read up on it here to learn about our latest PWA capabilities, improved documentation, and sample applications: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/10/19/pwa-summit-learn-progressive-web-apps-documentation/. Also, for Windows 11 users, we’d love to know what you think about our scrollbar styling work. Fill out the survey here to let us know what you think about all the different options we’re considering: https://forms.office.com/r/g37UCf8W9F.
As for what’s new and exciting in the browser this week:
For Stable users, since Beta is getting 96 soon, you should also look for Stable to get 95!
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@josh_bodner When completing a smart copy, the context menu item displayed to complete reads Copy with the corresponding icon for Copy. I expect it to read Smart copy with the smart copy icon to match the menu to initiate the operation.
Oct 20 2021 03:22 PM
When sending to another device, the device names are qualified with the channel (Thank you!) but when receiving they are not. This is true on both desktop and iOS mobile. I did not check Android mobile.
Oct 20 2021 11:31 PM
@josh_bodner PWAs like Twitter have been crashing like crazy in the last two builds, including this one. Basically just install Twitter and open it. If you just let it sit, it will crash after about two minutes. So basically, PWAs are unusable in this build. How come that is not listed in Known issues? I have of course sent feedback.
Oct 21 2021 11:36 AM
@rshupak I think the triple click issue is just a timing thing that we need to fix. As far as I can tell, if you triple click fast enough so that the third click happens before the fade-in animation for the mini menu is complete, then the whole line/paragraph gets selected no problem. If instead you wait until the menu is visible, the third click just dismisses it, and any subsequent clicks de-select the text. My gut tells me that just increasing the amount of time between when text is selected and when the mini menu appears will help with this.
As far as copying failing, I've also noticed this happening with images, so it seems unrelated to either of the features you mentioned, and may just be a regression in how quickly we're able to shove data onto the clipboard, especially if you're copying a lot of data. The fact that turning off Editor may have helped you with this is likely just because Editor was adding complexity that was reducing the copy time even further, and although we did specifically fix an issue where Editor was causing crashes, those crashes were also unrelated to the copying behavior! Since a lot of the copy code comes from Chromium, it's also possible this is just something we'll get a fix for from them, so if you have a reliable way of trigger the copy fail, I'd be very curious to see if you can still get it to happen in the next build.
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@josh_bodner -- has anyone reported using Edge on Windows 11 GA (22000.282) locking up multiple times a day for around 30 seconds or so? I have this happen many times a day using the Edge browsers and since switching to Google Chrome don't have it. There is a problem in DWM with a memory leak and I wondered if the two were related at all?
Wanted to report this and until the Edge browser stops locking up my laptop I cannot use it.
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