Microsoft Edge Dev channel picks up loads of fixes, handful of new features

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What you need to know

  • A new Microsoft Edge Dev build is now rolling out.
  • This release brings a small batch of new features, along with lots of bug fixes.
  • This build comes in at version number 84.0.502.0.

A new Microsoft Edge Dev channel release is now available for testers to check out. This build updates the browser to version number 84.0.502.0. New in this release are a handful of small new features, along with a load of bug fixes.

Some of the most notable new features relate to inking and PDFs. You can now exit inking mode with a PDF by hitting the escape key, and there's also an option to use red as a highlighter color. There are also some new Read Aloud voices and other small additions.

Here's a look at everything that's new and fixed in this release:

  • Added a "don't show again" option to the warning that appears when launching Edge with Administrator privileges.
  • Added the ability to exit ink/highlight mode in PDFs by hitting the Esc key on the keyboard.
  • Added security to the saved payment cards section of Settings by requiring extra authorization before editing a saved card.
  • Added the ability for Windows Information Protection for extend to the Share feature.
  • Added a red PDF highlighter color.
  • Added checkboxes to the entries on the Favorites and History management pages.
  • Added new Read Aloud voices.
  • Fixed an issue where all webpages and extensions crash immediately upon load.
  • Fixed an issue where video on certain websites like Netflix sometimes doesn't load properly.
  • Fixed an issue where viewing certain Settings pages crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where right clicking a highlighted portion of a PDF crashes the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when signing into the browser.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac.
  • Fixed an issue where signing out of the browser and then attempting to sign back into the browser using the same email address fails.
  • Fixed an issue where exporting a Collection to Excel or Word fails for certain Collection names.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shy UI was too eager to deploy when the mouse was near the top of the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where tooltips sometimes get stuck onscreen even when the Edge window is no longer in the foreground.
  • Fixed an issue where autofill popups sometimes appear over website-generated popups when typing into text fields on websites.
  • Fixed an issue where the Feedback dialog sometimes closes unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes uninstall themselves.
  • Fixed an issue where subsequent web pages from the same site sometimes can't be installed as apps once one page from a site is.
  • Fixed an issue where the title bar for websites installed as apps is sometimes too short.
  • Fixed an issue with IE mode tabs where browser dialogs to log into websites are sometimes hidden.
  • Fixed an issue where IE mode tabs sometimes aren't zoomed properly.
  • Fixed an issue where videos sometimes appear cut off or too small in their frame.
  • Fixed an issue where searching on the Favorites management page sometimes doesn't initially scroll the page to where the first entry is found.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where the media controls sometimes appear on the Touch Bar on webpages where there is no controllable media playing.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to delete text when editing an item in a Collection sometimes exits editing unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue with the surf game where Time Trial mode sometimes doesn't save high scores.
  • Removed the back button from certain websites installed as apps.

If you're already using the Microsoft Edge Dev channel release, you can grab the update now through the "About Microsoft Edge" portion of the settings menu. The Beta, Dev, and Canary releases are available to download now from the Microsoft Edge Insider site. The release version is available as well through the official 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