Nov 09 2021 10:58 AM
Nov 09 2021 10:58 AM
Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 97.0.1069.0 to the Dev channel. It’s hard to believe it, but we’re already halfway through version 97! If you missed Ignite last week, we had lots of big announcements, the biggest of which is the general availability of Stable on Linux! You can ready more about it here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/11/02/edge-ignite-nov-2021/.
We also have a thread here you can ask more Ignite questions on: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/enterprise/have-an-edge-question-that-wasn-t-answered-during-.... We also recently released support for Citations in Collections, and have a more in-depth look at it here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/11/04/preview-citations-feature-edge/.
As for everything else new and noteworthy:
Next week may be the last official week for Dev 97, but we’re also getting into the holidays, which means there will be a delay before 97 moves to Beta. Additionally, we’ll be taking some time off from these announcements during December, so there will be some releases during that time that we won’t be talking about, but they’ll still be happening!
Nov 11 2021 12:28 AM
@josh_bodner Dev crashes consistently when trying to add a language and it also crashes spontaneously and frequently for no obvious reason, sometimes even while idling.
I just installed Canary and this is what it shows in the language setting "out of the box":
Any attempt to add a language crashes Canary as well.
My normal settings I want to have this:
I have also contacted your support on this issue: [Case #:1030897204]
Nov 11 2021 12:34 AM - edited Nov 11 2021 12:38 AM
While I was writing my reply, Edge Dev crashed twice, the second time freezing the whole system with no other way out than a hard power off. This crash left a System error memory dump file of over 10 GB. This also happens quite frequently (approx. once a day). I suspect that Edge is the culprit.
PS: ... and right after posting this reply, Edge crashed again. And again after posting this edit ....
Nov 11 2021 12:52 AM - edited Nov 11 2021 12:54 AM
@josh_bodner When I launch Edge Dev on my second PC and before touching anything, I see these strange settings:
As soon as I start using Edge or when I reload the settings page, this reverts to my ususal settings:
On my second PC too, Edge crashes when attempting to add a language. It also crashes randomly the same as on this PC.
Nov 11 2021 08:18 AM - edited Nov 11 2021 08:20 AM
Count me in. Dev is crashing very frequently, for no apparent reason. The only way I'm able to reproduce crashes consistently is by adding a language. Canary - same problem.
Update: Immediately after posting this comment, Dev crashed.
Nov 11 2021 01:01 PM
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Nov 11 2021 01:17 PM
@ankitbko and anybody else seeing full browser crashes, we do have one known crash with a workaround that may help. The crash is with accessibility code, and one reason for that trigger is if you have the Windows 10 setting to show "Text cursor indicators" enabled. Turning that off may help; see https://textslashplain.com/2021/10/12/accessibility-uia-troubleshooting/ for more details.
Nov 11 2021 02:46 PM - edited Nov 11 2021 02:48 PM
"Text cursor indicators" disabled seems to indeed cure the problem with crashes after adding languages. Let's see if the crash after posting these comments is also cured. Posting now ....
Update: Confirmed - it didn't crash!
Nov 11 2021 03:26 PM
Nov 12 2021 12:03 AM
@josh_bodner Still problems with the Duolingo language learning site (https://www.duolingo.com/learn) in this Edge version. The site is covered with a grey cast, and not responding. My guess is that it tried to show some popup requiring a response, and graying the actual site until I respond (typical behaviour on many sites), but the popup does not show, so I cannot continue. I suggest someone at your end makes a Duolingo account (the basic level is free) and tries it. As before, I'm running on Fedora Linux, XFCE desktop.
Nov 12 2021 07:04 AM
@josh_bodner Everytime I launch/wake up Edge Dev/Canary I see additional, unwanted languages added to the settings page (screenshot). It's always the same three languages English (Australia), English (UK), and English (plain). I have used them in the past but removed them a while ago. Now I'm using only English (US), German, French
Once I reload the page, these unwanted English duplicates disappear and at the same time German disappears and my spellchecking switches become unchecked.
Nov 12 2021 08:30 AM
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