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Microsoft Edge Dev channel adds more dark mode flavor to the mix

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What you need to know

  • A new Microsoft Edge Dev channel build is available now.
  • This build brings a few new features, including more dark mode flair.
  • The update is rolling out now as version 86.0.608.2.

Another new Microsoft Edge Dev channel build is rolling out to Insider testers this week. There are a few new features in this build, including some more dark mode love. There's also the usual smattering of bug fixes and improvements to check out.

The most notable addition is support for dark mode on default webpage form controls. Now, things like dropdowns and calendars can sport dark mode as well. Here's a full look at what's new and fixed in this build:

  • Added support for Dark Theme in default webpage form controls like dropdowns, calendars, etc.
  • Added a management policy for Kiosk Delete Downloads On Exit. Note that this policy only applies to when the browser is in Kiosk Mode, and administrative templates will be updated later.
  • Enabled support for the Chromium management policy for a User Data Snapshot Retention Limit.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a window.
  • Fixed a crash on browser shutdown.
  • Fixed a crash when opening DirectInvoke programs.
  • Fixed a crash when switching browser profiles.
  • Fixed a crash when using Guided Switch to switch browser profiles.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a PWA or installed website sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the browser on versions of Windows older than Windows 10.
  • Fixed an issue where some websites don't load properly when Quiet Notifications are enabled. Note that this change restores regular notifications for affected sites.
  • Fixed an issue where videos sometimes stop playing right after they start.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a new Collection sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where profile dialogs like for Guided Switch or Sign In sometimes don't appear.
  • Changed favorites links on the Favorites management page to open in a new tab instead of the current one.
  • Fixed an issue on Windows Insider builds where Edge tabs don't appear in the alt+tab list even when the Windows setting is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where suggestions that appear for URLs to visit when the typed URL doesn't exist weren't working.
  • Fixed an issue where some parts of the Website Information popup are missing.
  • Fixed an issue where the fullscreen Shy UI sometimes doesn't respond to input.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shy UI window control buttons (minimize, close, etc.) don't respond to touchscreen presses or show hover state when the mouse hovers over them.
  • Fixed an issue where going through the Collections First Run Experience creates an extra Collection.
  • Fixed an issue where saving PDFs that are embedded in webpages sometimes results in the file being saved as an HTML file instead of a PDF.
  • Fixed an issue where MsEdgeDriver fails to launch Edge when running inside a Windows docker container.

For more on this release, check out the full release notes (opens in new tab), which include a look at outstanding known issues, for more.

If you're already testing the Microsoft Edge Dev channel, you can download this update now via the "About Microsoft Edge" section of the settings menu. The Beta, Dev, and Canary channels are also available to download from the Microsoft Edge Insider site. Likewise, the stable channel is available from the official Microsoft Edge (opens in new tab) site.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.