Microsoft Edge Dev makes it easier to personalize the Sidebar

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft rolled out an update for its Edge Dev browser recently.
  • The update brings Edge Dev to version 111.0.1619.2.
  • It's now possible to personalize top sites within the Sidebar.

Microsoft Edge Insiders in the Dev Channel have a new update to install. The browser just received a bump to version 111.0.1619.2. There aren't any major changes, but it is now possible to personalize the top sites within the Sidebar. I asked for more customization options when I argued that "Microsoft Edge's Sidebar is the best browser feature you've never heard of."

In addition to a handful of added features, the update includes the normal set of reliability improvements and bug fixes.

Edge Dev 111.0.1619.2: Added features

  • Microsoft Edge will now notify you if an external program illegitimate changes your start page and search engine settings and restore your previous settings.
  • Added Personalize my top sites in customize sidebar option in the Sidebar setting.
  • Added a Search bar in Customize sidebar to add sites.
  • You can now import passwords CSV file.
  • Added an option to hide duplicates in History.
  • iOS:
    • New Ad blocker feature now block ads with a long press.
    • Read aloud now allows you to select and read.
  • Enterprise:
    • New policy: (Note: Updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet)
      • Added policy to clear chosen data from IE and IE mode on browser exit.
      • Added AutofillMembershipsEnabled Policy.

Edge Dev 111.0.1619.2: Improved reliability

  • Fixed browser crash when removing apps from the Sidebar.
  • Fixed browser crash related to memory errors.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Address bar search.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Visual search.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Find on Page.
  • Fixed browser crash related to Image editor in the Sidebar pane.
  • Fixed PDF viewer crash related to highlighter, links, and keyboard focus.
  • Linux:
    • Fixed a browser crash related to user scripts on Ubuntu.
  • macOS:
    • Fixed browser crash related to PWA install/site as app install button.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed browser crash related to the update banner when using accessibility tools.
  • Android:
    • Fixed browser crash when signing out of MSA/AAD account.
  • Enterprise:
    • Fixed browser crash when selecting a file in the Windows File Picker.
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There are several Insider versions of Edge to choose from. Edge Dev sits in the middle between Beta and Canary, so you get new features to test with a bit more stability.

Sean Endicott
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