What you need to know
- Another new Microsoft Edge Dev channel release is now available for Insiders to test.
- This release pushes the build number up to version 18.104.22.168.
- The update includes a handful of bug fixes, along with tweaks to how the browser operates.
Another week means it's time for another Microsoft Edge Dev channel release for testers to check out. The latest release bumps the build number up to 22.214.171.124 and includes a list of 13 fixes and tweaks to how the browser works.
In terms of features, there's nothing major included in this release. However, there are some general tweaks to the interface, user experience, and the addition of built-in SmartScreen protection for Edge on macOS. Here's a look at the full release notes (opens in new tab):
- Fixed an issue which was preventing Hulu playback for some users. Hulu would not play on a supported monitor if there was a second unsupported monitor attached.
- The user interface now uses Windows system settings and colors for high contrast.
- When importing your data from other browsers in profile settings, a new option to import cookies is available.
- Website permissions like access to location and devices are now migrated from the current version of Microsoft Edge when you install an insider channel.
- When Microsoft Defender SmartScreen identifies a malicious site, if you open the site information flyout from the left side of the address box you will see new options to "Report as safe" and "Show unsafe content".
- SmartScreen protection is now built-in on macOS, and the SmartScreen extension has been disabled.
- The option to disable SmartScreen is no longer available in guest mode.
- In response to feedback, we increased the width of pinned tabs to make them easier to see and click.
- The ability to export passwords to a CSV file has been restored.
- Updated the error messages seen when the PDF reader is disabled in site permissions. Different errors are now shown for local files versus web files, and the messages offer a quick link to the setting.
- In the download page, canceled downloads are now shown with gray color and strikethrough title.
- You can now use spacebar to choose items in menus, in addition to the enter key.
- When opening a menu with the keyboard, the first item in the menu is now selected by default.
The latest Dev Channel release is now available as an update for those who already have the Dev channel installed. If you have yet to give the new Chromium-based version of Edge a try, you can download and start testing the browser from the Edge Insider website.
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VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank (opens in new tab) ($13 at Dell)
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Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad (opens in new tab) ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
Where is the ie mode? I don't have that option. I tried on both the dev abd canary builds.
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