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Microsoft Edge Dev gains new PWA option for pinning websites

Microsoft Edge Update Dev New
Microsoft Edge Update Dev New (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Dev just received an update that brings it to version 103.0.1253.0.
  • It is the first release of Edge Dev to be based on Chromium version 103.
  • The update adds a new option for pinning Progressive Web Apps to the taskbar.

Microsoft recently released an update for Edge Dev that adds a small list of new features. The browser now supports natural language for search through its History page and has the ability to pin a Progressive Web App to the taskbar.

The update is relatively minor, especially in comparison to the Edge Canary build that shipped last month. That update introduced a new experimental user interface, including rounded tabs.

Here's what's new in Microsoft Edge Dev Build 103.0.1253.0 (opens in new tab):

  • Added the ability to pin PWA/websites installed as apps to the taskbar from their … menus.
  • Enabled by default the ability to search in the History popup using natural language (for example, "Youtube from last week").
  • Added a management policy to set the Internet Explorer mode Zoom Display type, which controls if the browser's zoom level takes into account the current display scale like IE used to (for example, if display scaling is set to 150%, then IE's default zoom level would show 150%). Note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet.

The update also includes the following fixes and changed behaviors:

  • Fixed a crash on launch.
  • Fixed a crash when visiting certain websites.
  • Fixed a crash when adding items to Collections.
  • Fixed a crash when switching profiles in the Edge Bar.
  • Fixed a crash in WebView2 applications when adding Status Bar text (Issue 2414).

You can grab the latest build of Edge Dev through Microsoft's website or try out other versions of the browser to test out features.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).