Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets loads of fixes in latest update

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What you need to know

  • A new weekly Microsoft Edge Dev channel build is now available.
  • This release includes a load of new fixes and improvements.
  • The sole new feature is the option to resume downloads from the download management page.

It's a new week, which means it's time for another new Microsoft Edge Dev build for testers to check out. This week, Microsoft has only included a single new feature. However, there are a ton of bug fixes and improvements tagging along as well.

The sole feature added in this build is the option to resume downloads from the download management page. You could already do this through the download dialogue that appears at the bottom of the browser, but now you have another place to resume from within the browser. Here's a look at all of the fixes, improvements, and features tagging along in this release.

  • Added the ability to resume a download from the Downloads management page.
  • Fixed an issue where watching protected video on certain devices sometimes causes a bluescreen. Note that this fix temporarily prevents certain video features from working until a more permanent fix can be put into place.
  • Fixed an issue where navigating to certain websites sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where opening the Collections pane sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where adding an item to a Collection sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when exporting a Collection to a Word document.
  • Fixed an issue where certain websites experience hangs when Tracking Prevention is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where inactive tabs no longer use the Windows accent color if it's set to appear in title bars.
  • Removed the ability to install or launch apps or PWAs from the … menu in InPrivate windows.
  • Changed the link that appears on the Favorites Bar if there are no favorites there to go to the Favorites Management page instead of the Import page.
  • Changed the behavior of installing websites as apps to no longer create a desktop shortcut as part of installation.
  • Fixed an issue where certain websites report a problem with cookie settings.
  • Fixed an issue where folders on the Favorites Bar sometimes don't open.
  • Fixed an issue where inking on a local PDF file and clicking the save button unexpectedly shows the Save As dialog.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the video scrubber on the Touchbar was appearing for webpages that don't have any video content.
  • Fixed an issue where videos sometimes aren't added properly to a Collection.
  • Fixed an issue where adding an item from the new tab page to a Collection results in the wrong favicon being shown in the Collection.

This update is rolling out now to testers. For more on this release, including a look at the known issues, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes.

In addition to this release, Microsoft announced that it will skip the Edge 82 release altogether for other channels. Instead, the stable channel will an update to Edge 81 in early April, and then it will go straight to Edge 83 in May.

The Edge Dev, Canary, and Beta channels are available to download and test directly from the Edge Insider site. If you'd rather stick with the stable channel, it's available from the official Microsoft Edge site.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl