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Microsoft is making it easier to manage your favorites and downloads on Edge

Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature
Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Dev recently received an update that makes it easier to manage your history, favorites, and downloads.
  • The update also completes the rollout of Password Monitor.
  • Edge also receives several bug fixes and general improvements in the update.

Microsoft just rolled out an update for Edge Dev Insiders that adds several new features to the browser. The update brings the browser to version 91.0.852.0 and adds the ability to middle-click or CTRL+click the history, favorites, and download buttons to open up their respective pages. The clicking functionality also works with some other aspects of Edge.

In addition to the new clicking options, the update completes the rollout of Password Monitor, adds a new option for Feedback, and brings several bug fixes and improvements. Here's everything that's new, as found in a Microsoft Tech Community (opens in new tab) post:

  • Added the ability to open the History, Favorites, Downloads, etc. management pages by middle-clicking or ctrl+clicking their respective buttons on the toolbar or in the browser's … menu, or by using the new entry in both of their respective context menus.
  • Added a button to the main Feedback dialog to attach files. Note that this functionality was previously present, but hidden behind the "diagnostic data" link.
  • Finished rolling out Password Monitor.
  • Enabled Rebates when shopping by default now that it's completed its rollout.
  • Enabled support for the management policy from Chromium to control the Import Startup Page Settings, which controls whether or not data import from another browser includes importing startup settings.

In addition to the changes and improvements for Edge, the Edge team shared a way that developers can request to have their extensions featured (opens in new tab) in the Edge Add-ons section.

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