08-07-2019 11:17 AM - last edited on 08-08-2019 11:51 AM by Elliot Kirk
Hello insiders! Today we released build 188.8.131.52 to the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. This will be the last version with the major number 77, which means that this release puts us in sync with what’s in Chrome’s 77 release. As such, there were quite a few fixes and features this week that we believe are significant enough to mention:
Today's update to the .5 release contains a single fix for the Netflix error D1711-1331.
New features and behavior:
Fixes for improved reliability:
Fixes for improved behavior:
As always, thanks for being an insider, and keep sending us all of your valuable feedback and suggestions!
08-09-2019 05:07 AM
@josh_bodner I am using the dev build of Edge. Not sure whats the procedure to access Collections.
08-09-2019 07:29 AM
We are using Microsoft Edge is up to date. Version 184.108.40.206 (Official build) dev (64-bit) on Windows 10
08-09-2019 09:13 AM
Things I would like you to add Chrome Edge. (That where not in MSHTML Edge but are in Internet Explorer)
Option to view web page source code with Notepad. As you can then edit and save the code.
Option to save a web page as a 'Web Archive single file' (*.mht)
Please DO NOT REMOVE the option to load *.mht files.
08-09-2019 11:26 AM
08-09-2019 08:31 PM
@josh_bodnerAny feedback received regarding error code with Netflix (D7353-5101) since this latest update? Content autoplays on main screen but not when selected individually.
08-09-2019 08:41 PM
Anyone know if the syned passwords can be viewed outside the browser somewhere? In chrome you can also see/manage your passwords from passwords.google.com.
08-10-2019 02:37 PM
In any new version of Edge, PLEASE include the ability to right click on anything on the desktop on a website (picture, graph, etc.) to obtain a complete URL. Currently,
the "inspect" selection in the Edge Dev provides a ton of information, but probably not the complete URL. If it does, then it's currently way to complicated to find out where.
For example, in the olde IE right now, it is EASY to determine a complete URL to whatever you clicked on. One just right clicks on something on the desktop, then selects Properties, and you immediately see a full URL path to whatever you right clicked on.
This is one reason why I STILL prefer IE over Edge. Also the bookmark (favorites)
method in IE is still the best there is!
Thanks so much!
08-10-2019 04:16 PM - edited 08-10-2019 04:17 PM
Some thoughts on the New Tab Page ...
I have always wanted, and have in Firefox and Google Chrome, a (built in, not by 3rd party extension) simple New Tab Page with just a search box and some links - links chosen and arranged by me, not what the program chooses as my 'Top sites'. No feeds etc.
I appear to have that here, to an extent, although that is assuming two things I'm not absolutely certain about yet: that the links I wanted and created with the + box, which replaced the ones that appeared by default, will 'stick'; and that the Show Feeds set to On Scroll means the feed won't actually load at all unless I scroll or hit the 'Personalised news & more' button - which I won't, but I'd like the option to not have that button.
Assuming I'm right about those, there are still some features I would really like to see.
1 In Firefox and Google Chrome, there is a three dot menu visible on hovering over the link tile with an edit option for the link, which allows entering a name that is displayed under the icon for the link rather than the www.somewhere.com URL. You really need to add that.
2 At the moment, the choice for the background of the NTP appears to be just blank or a changing image provided by Microsoft. While it doesn't actually matter to me much, I rather think some users would like to be able to pick a particular image for the background.
3 The number of link tiles. Currently in Edge Dev it is one row of 8 - and the positioning of the one row and the search box just looks wrong, unbalanced. Google Chrome has two rows of 5 tiles per row. Firefox has an option of one or two rows, with 8 tiles per row. Personally the best for me is what Firefox used to have: two rows of 6 tiles. I rather suspect that this varies from person to person, but with 8 tiles per row, as in Firefox since ... 58, I think it was, and here in Edge Dev now, for me I can't take them in at a glance and actually have to focus on them individually to find the tile I want and then click, whereas with 6, whether in one row or two, I can somehow take them in just with a glance and just click the one I want without concentrating and focusing them individually. I would suggest and request that in your NTP you provide options for one row or two, AND a user option for how many link-tiles per row. (Although I won't complain if you make it a fixed 6 tiles per row, I'm sure some others will, like the people who pressed for the change to 8 per row in Firefox. I really do think it is quite individual the number different people find most comfortable, so it should be a user choice.)
4 For people like me who want particular links for the 'top sites', there really needs to be an easy way to change the order; e.g. in Firefox and Chrome you can just drag and drop the tiles to swap round the positions. Currently in Edge Dev one has to think ahead and create the links in the desired order, left to right. But if you wanted later to move the last one to the second position, it would mean deleting all but the first link, then re-creating the one that used to be last so it is now second, then re-creating all the others. Major pain.
I'm hoping some or all of these features are already planned and will turn up in due course. But for any not in the current roadmap I would like to make the case for adding them. I especially would like to see some options that would let me have two rows of 6 link-tiles per row (whatever else they do or don't allow).
08-10-2019 09:36 PM
08-10-2019 09:36 PM
I can't seem to be able to set to automatically launch apps from link anymore, and only show me the option to launch the app just for the current time. Is it a bug or is it a change on Edge?
08-11-2019 02:29 AM
08-11-2019 01:44 PM
@Ian BetteridgeAh. I didn't have them in the new build, when I posted, and there was an answer that at this stage the additional syncing options were only being given to some of us, not all, so that there is a control group for comparison purposes via the telemetry they get from us and my update was in that control group. But there was a second update later that day, and after doing that I DID get password and form fill data syncing. However, I only have the one PC, and I then discovered the Android Edge Beta on my phone still only has favourite syncing, so my PC Edge Dev has nothing to sync the passwords and form fill data with! (It doesn't actually matter to me from a practical point of view as I do my normal browsing on both PC laptop and phone with Firefox, where everything syncs between them: I'm just doing odd bits of testing of Edge on both laptop and phone to stay fully aware of the options in case Firefox goes in a direction I'm not happy with - as it appears it may in the future, at least on the phone.) It was just odd that they put the addition of the new syncing with passwords and form fill data in the entry on the https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-gb/whats-new page, so I thought we were all supposed to have it so something was wrong. They didn't list the new sync options in the list of new features in the post at the head of this thread specifically because it hadn't been given to everyone.
08-11-2019 03:35 PM
I'm sure it's been reported already, but where is the best place to report (or check for reports of) little layout issues like the fact that in the right-click menu over a tab, instead of saying 'Reopen closed tab' it says 'R eopen closed tab' (extraneous space after the R)?
08-12-2019 09:54 AM
One other small feature request ...
I dislike and don't use keyboard shortcuts, and for some common functions I like to have a button on the toolbar rather than have to dig into the ellipsis (is that really what we call it?) menu. I would therefore very much like a customisation option that would allow me to put a button on the toolbar that would open the 'Find on page' dialogue. The fact that Firefox has this but Google Chrome doesn't is one of the reasons I use Firefox not Google Chrome.
(In fact, if a 'Find on page' button that could be put on the toolbar was added; there were New Tab Page options that allowed two rows of six links (whatever else they allowed); and middle-clicking on a favourite in a favourite bar drop-down menu opened the link in a new background tab but left the favourite drop-down menu open; just adding those three things would put Edge Dev ahead of Google Chrome for me without any other changes.)