What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge has a new update available for people in the Dev Channel.
- The update adds an allow list for media autoplay settings and lets you un-ignore password health alerts for certain sites.
- The new Share experience is also enabled by default with the update.
Microsoft Edge Dev has a new update available (opens in new tab) that brings it to version 93.0.961.2. The update includes a handful of new features and enables the new Share experience by default. It also combines the Settings pages for Start, Home, and New Tab pages.
Some of the new options for Edge Dev cancel out or let you undo certain features in the browser. For example, you can now create an allow list for media autoplay settings. Microsoft Edge 92 changed autoplay videos to be limited by default. You can also now un-ignore password health alerts for certain websites. Password health first rolled out in May of this year.
Here's what's been added in the latest version of Microsoft Edge Dev:
- Added an allow list to media autoplay settings.
- Added the ability to un-ignore password health alerts for a particular website.
- Combined the Settings pages for Start, Home, and New Tab pages.
- Enabled the new Share experience by default.
The additions in this update provide more choices for people using the Edge browser. While many will prefer to have autoplay videos limited by default, an allow list lets specific sites bypass the option. Being able to un-ignore password health alerts is useful for anyone who accidentally clicked to ignore an alert for a specific site.
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The latest update to Microsoft Edge Dev lets you create an allow list for autoplay videos. It also includes an option to un-ignore password health alerts for specific websites.
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I'm not really fan of this new non-native Share UI on Edge. It has become 2 clicks away for Windows Share and simply redundant. Well except the Edge Share has a social media share shortcut that can be useful, sadly due to lack of support from said social media apps. Even Microsoft still don't have LinkedIn PWA at all and that use native share function either. Microsoft could've at least integrate that social media links on Windows Share instead of this more fragmented experience.
You do have a point about the LinkedIn PWA, and the fact that developers just seem to ignore hooking their apps into the Share function. There's Windows Share UI, Edge Share UI, and the Office Share UI. It's probably fair that they would each have a different implementation. In my experience the Windows Share UI often seems to load much more slowly and less consistently than does the Edge Share UI. Furthermore, there is a "Share with Skype" option in the Windows Explorer contextual (right-click) menu, but Skype is not a share target in the Windows Share UI! There is just a mishmash of ideas that don't show a consistent vision. I am hoping Panos and his team get around to nipping all the unruly replications in Windows in the bud and making it truly feel like one UX.
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