May 16 2019 01:57 PM
May 16 2019 01:57 PM
Hello insiders, today we released build 126.96.36.199 to the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. Some of the fixes and improvements in this build are in the change summary below
New features and improvements:
Thanks again to everyone for being an insider, and keep the great feedback and bug reports coming.
May 16 2019 02:31 PM
Awesome! Doing great with the browser so far. Two questions, what is the status on if you guys are going to implement set aside tabs? Also, are you guys going to change the inprivate icon to the blue one like I asked if you would here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Inprivate-mode-seriously-needs-to-have-brought-ba... because it looks better with it than the current one. Others are agreeing that it makes it better and different from chrome if you changed it. Please and thank you, keep up the good work.
May 16 2019 03:05 PM - edited May 16 2019 03:07 PM
Nice update. Let's, also, keep up to date with what all is, still, missing... be sure to add whatever I have not mentioned. Just dealing with basic 'Must haves".
> Add notes
> Pin to task bar (Can drop the silly Pin to desktop, geeesh)
> Favorites - Sort by name
> Use panels or fly-outs, as Edge now, NOT, pages for Settings & more.
> Fix the bad behavior with Multiple Desktop use!
> Make New tab be the Specified page ALL THE TIME!
> Replace the confirm dialogue box (from Edge) when closing multiple tab Edge C windows!
As I said, please, add anything I've forgotten to include.
May 16 2019 03:19 PM
Hi @Elliot Kirk
Spellchecker : Just been using it a few minutes so far, and it seems great. I've noticed that usually when I'm typing, a three-word predictive text box appears above. This is really cool as it saves a lot of key strokes, but every now and then it stops appearing - is this a bug, or is there method involved there? It doesn't seem to depend on where I'm typing, so am I accidentally hitting some key that's turning it off? Spellcheck keeps working though . I would mention, that Spellcheck is not auto-correting everything though, but it picks up most tings . I've tested it with a couple of delibrate erras while writing this.
I'm interested to know if the predicitve text is learning from my writing as I go along? If it is, then that's even cooler.
PDF: Docs seem to scroll a little more smoothly , although still far from fluid (definitely less jarring now though) . I'm looking forward to the return of the pdf editing functions. For me, the perfect PDF editor is Xodo - it's got everything and it's super easy to use. Would also love to see the right-click contect menu in a PDF enabling me to search on highlighted words or phrases.
Save As works fine.
Cast to device : Was broken for me and after the update tonight it's instantly picked up my Samsung TV, but haven't had a chnace to test yet.
Good job - exciting times!
May 16 2019 03:48 PM
"I'm interested to know if the predictive text is learning from my writing as I go along? If it is, then that's even cooler."
Yes, much the same as dictation & Cortana become (more) familiar with you & your voice over time.
May 16 2019 07:05 PM - edited May 16 2019 07:10 PM
Hi @Elliot Kirk,
I cannot find the flag "Save Page as MHTML" in latest dev build 188.8.131.52.
I could enable it in the previous build but this option is not available now
when saving web pages in this dev build. Where can I enable it again?
I think this is useful so I want to keep it in Edge.
I updated to 184.108.40.206 today but still cannot save web pages as MHTML format.
I hope that Edge will bring back this flag or directly as a option of saving web pages just like Internet Explorer.
May 16 2019 07:51 PM
Can you guys look into the bug when you press the close tab button right in the middle, it flickers the tab hover cards if you have them enabled? Sometimes it will flicker and you cannot press the close tab button because it's in the way. The only way right now around it is to either press the close button on the very top or to press CTRL + W.
Highlighted in red is where if you put your cursor the flicker happens. If you press above it's fine but on or under is where it happens.
May 16 2019 08:50 PM
May 16 2019 10:34 PM
@Elliot Kirk Unfortunately the issue with constant high CPU/GPU load that has been present in Canary for the last few days is now in Dev. Are you aware of this and looking into it? It is impossible to use either version on a laptop now.
May 17 2019 01:06 AM
May 17 2019 02:34 AM
@Elliot Kirk Thank you for the update I am finding the Browser to be working well. Just a couple of things I would l like to mention.
The new tab doesn't open the specified page.
When typing in the address bar you don't suggestions like you do in chrome (apart from things you have already typed)
May 17 2019 06:03 AM
Yes I love the current fly-out that Edge uses now. It is one of the main reasons I started to use Edge over the other browsers. One click of the button and I'm able to see all of my favorites pop out on the side of the screen. I really don't like the Menu --> hover over favorites --> slide over to select a favorite approach that all the other browsers have. Edge makes it so much quicker and easier.
May 17 2019 06:05 AM - edited May 17 2019 07:19 AM
@Elliot Kirk Feature requests:
1) Floating menu (browser top bars) like the ribbon interface in O365.
2) Pin tab to start menu, with option to pin as an app (no browser chrome)
1) Floating menus
If the search and favorites bar are unpinned, they hide away from existence, giving more screen space to the user. By moving the mouse up to the top of the browser, they slide down from the top.
This will be great to give O365 web apps a more desktop-like feel, on a psychological level, and as a matter of screen real estate.
Bonus points to have a global default, but also an option to set it per tab.
UI proposal: Right-clicking on a tab would have the option to "hide menus in this Tab" - it would implicitly create a Favorite, to remember the setting. The setting would be per-domain.
2) Pin to start menu
This enables users to conveniently create shortcuts to frequently used sites, and in the case of sites that work as an app, to pin them as apps, where the browser menu would not show by default.
May 17 2019 07:21 AM
The last couple of releases wouldn't allow touch or pen to open the settings. Only a mouse would work. I sent this information via Feedback and received a response that it was being looked into. It hasn't been fixed on this release nor is it listed as a bug. I am using a 2017 Surface Pro. Am I the only only experiencing this?
May 17 2019 08:59 AM