Here's what's new in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 build 10166

Along with the newly-released Windows 10 PC build 10166 comes a new version of the Microsoft Edge browser with a smattering of changes. Microsoft has posted the changelog for this latest version, which doesn't include any major feature additions, but does bring some bug fixes and improvements. Here's what's new in the late version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 build 10166:

  • localhost loopback is now enabled by default. You can toggle localhost by navigating to about:flags.
  • Improved support for about:flags in locales other than en-US
  • Bug fixes

And if you're upgrading from an earlier version of Windows 10 that still has the Project Spartan branding for the new browser, it's worth mentioning that Microsoft Edge has a new app ID, so you'll want to back up your favorites, cookies, history, and reading list items before upgrading:

To save your favorites, follow these steps before upgrading:

  • Copy your favorites from %localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites
  • Save them to %userprofile%/Favorites.
  • After upgrading to the next build open Microsoft Edge, choose Settings, and you'll see an option to import favorites from another browser. Choose Internet Explorer to import the favorites you saved in your %userprofile% directory into Microsoft Edge.

And there you have it. While there's nothing to get too excited about, it looks like Microsoft is adding some polish to its apps and services ahead of Windows 10's July 29 release date.

Source: Microsoft

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