Microsoft Edge Dev channel updated with several new features and fixes

What you need to know

  • Another weekly update for the Microsoft Edge Insider dev channel is now available.
  • The update brings the usual smattering of bug fixes, along with several new features.
  • Notable improvements include the option to copy a download link for downloaded items, tweaks to make site icons on the new tab page look better, and much more.

We're nearing the end of another week, and that means a new update for the Microsoft Edge Insider Dev channel is now available. This week's release pushes Edge up to version 76.0.159.0 and includes the usual batch of bug fixes, along with several new features and incremental improvements to the browser's appearance and user experience.

Here's a full look at what's new:

New features and improvements

  • Added a "Copy download link" option to the menu for a downloaded item
  • The context menu for a canceled download no longer shows a list of disabled items, and instead shows only "Copy download link"
  • Added a "Save as" option to the toolbar in the PDF viewer
  • The "Add to dictionary" context menu option for a misspelled word now has an icon
  • For quick links on the new tab page, if there is no site icon available we now show an icon created from the first letter of the site
  • Increased the size of some text on the user profile flyout for readability
  • When a tab is at minimum width and only shows the close button, that close button is now centered in the tab
  • In the Apps submenu, an option now reads "Install this site as an app" instead of showing a really long menu item name that contained the title of the current site
  • When using the keyboard to move through tabs, you can now press enter and not just space to switch tab

Bug fixes

  • The send feedback dialog no longer spellchecks URLs and email addresses
  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft Edge may crash after it was accessed through a remote desktop session
  • Fixed a crash when navigating back to history search results
  • Fixed a crash related to tooltips that would occur in a number of different scenarios
  • Fixed a visual formatting problem with the warning about a dangerous file download
  • Fixed a bug in the DevTools Performance tab where the checkboxes in the event log viewer overlapped with the content of the adjacent pane
  • New tab page settings no longer show up in settings search
  • Fixed a bug with tree views (such as the one seen when adding a new favorites folder) were showing black-on-dark-grey icons in dark theme
  • The icon for the new tab page is no longer black on dark grey in dark mode

Those who already have the Microsoft Edge Dev channel installed can grab the latest update now, if it hasn't already automatically installed. If you have yet to give the new Chromium-based version of Edge a shot, you can download either the Dev or Canary channel, which is updated every day, at Microsoft.

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