What you need to know
- A new Microsoft Edge Dev channel build is now available for testing.
- This update brings options for quieter website notifications, improvements to whitelist websites from having their cookies deleted, and more.
- This is expected to be one of the last major builds for version 83, and it's available to download now as 83.0.474.0.
Microsoft pushed out its latest weekly build for the Microsoft Edge Dev channel today. This latest release comes in at version 83.0.474.0 and brings the usual batch of bug fixes and improvements. There are also a handful of new features coming along in this build, including whitelist improvements, an option for quieter website notifications, and more.
Here's a rundown of all of what's new from Microsoft's release notes (opens in new tab).
- Added the ability to show which folder a favorite is in when you search for a favorite on the Favorites management page and then right click a result.
- Added the ability to create a list of sites that are exempt from the deletion of cookies when the browser is configured to delete browsing data upon closing.
- Added an option to use quieter website notifications that don't show unprompted popups.
- Added a search box to the Mac Touchbar when there is only one tab open.
- Fixed an issue where typing in the address bar sometimes crashes the browser.
- Fixed a crash when closing the browser.
- Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes crashes when showing the Guided Switch popup.
- Fixed an issue where exporting a Collection to Word sometimes crashes the browser.
- Fixed an issue where exporting a Collection to Excel sometimes crashes the browser.
- Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes crashes on launch when Application Guard is enabled.
- Fixed an issue where navigating in an Application Guard window sometimes crashes the browser.
- Fixed an issue where the Downloads management page sometimes crashes.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to use the F12 Dev Tools in a language that's different than the browser's language sometimes causes the Tools to fail to launch.
- Fixed an issue where websites sometimes hang when trying to load if Information Protection is enabled.
- Fixed an issue where feedback screenshots are all black if the media autoplay blocking setting is set to Block.
- Fixed an issue where menus like the … menu are sometimes displayed incorrectly near screen edges.
- Fixed an issue where typing in the address bar while the left mouse button is pressed results in characters not being properly typed.
- Fixed an issue where a tab that's restored after restarting the browser will navigate to the same page when the back button is clicked if the page that was restored was blocked by SmartScreen before the browser restart.
- Fixed some issues around interacting with windows for websites that are pinned to the Taskbar.
- Fixed an issue where websites that should be viewed in IE mode are sometimes opened in regular tabs instead.
- Fixed an issue where Guest mode is still available when the Force Sign In management policy is enabled.
- Fixed an issue where an image sometimes won't be added correctly to an item in a Collection and instead it will just show a loading spinner.
- Improved messaging when using the Command+Q keyboard shortcut on Mac.
Microsoft says this will be "one of the last builds for major version 83" before it shifts its focus to version 84. For more on this release, you can view Microsoft's full release notes for a look at the known issues.
If you want to try out one of the Microsoft Edge Insider builds, the Canary, Dev, and Beta channels are all available to download from the Edge Insider site. Alternatively, you can grab the release version (opens in new tab) from the official Microsoft Edge site.
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