Microsoft Edge Dev update makes it easier to block ads on Android

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft just shipped an update to Edge Dev that brings the browser to version 110.0.1587.1.
  • The update adds a new option that makes it easier to block ads on the Android version of Edge.
  • A lengthy list of fixes and general improvements also shipped with the update.

Microsoft Edge Dev received an update to version 110.0.1587.1 this week. The update adds a new option to the Android version of Edge that allows you to block an ad with a long press. It's now possible to change the wallpaper of the New Tab Page on Edge for Android as well.

In addition to the mobile improvements, an experimental Permission management API shipped with the update, as well as some enterprise options. Here's everything that's new and improved, as outlined by Microsoft (opens in new tab).

Microsoft Edge 110.0.1587.1: Added Features

  • Android:
    • New Ad blocker feature now allows you to block ads with a long press.
    • Now you can change the wallpaper on the New Tab Page.
  • WebView2:
    • Added experimental Permission management API.
  • Enterprise:
    • New policy (Note: Updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet)
      • Print preview sticky setting policy.
      • Touch Mode policy.
      • Policy for disabling Immersive Reader’s Grammar Tools.

Microsoft Edge 110.0.1587.1: Improved reliability

  • Fixed browser crash related to out of memory condition when visiting certain shopping sites.
  • Fixed browser crash related to invalid access in a vector on webpages. 
  • Fixed browser crash related to McAfee Drive Encryption.
  • Fixed browser crash by disabling WebAuthn autofill functionality due to issue.
  • macOS:
    • Fixed browser crash when activating Fullscreen mode.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed browser crash when using the translator.
    • Fixed browser crash when viewing New Tab Page.
  • Android:
    • Fixed browser crash when downloading a file.
  • Enterprise:
    • Fixed browser crash due to Conditional Access workflow retries too many times when remediation fails on Android.

Microsoft Edge 110.0.1587.1: Changed behavior

  • Fixed URLs not being added to the allow list when the flyout is dismissed on Website Typos protection.
  • Fixed favicon not loading properly when installing a site as an app.
  • Prevented browser window from staying open if it only contains a blank tab opened by ClickOnce interaction.
  • Removed recently closed suggestions from the address bar so they will now persist instead only on the current browser session. 
  • Fixed can’t expand or collapse Tab group while the Tab group menu is showing.
  • ALT + S shortcut no longer triggers the screenshot functionality.
  • Workspace sharing prompt will now close when clicking outside of the UI.
  • Fixed Visual search button appearing outside the image when scrolling.
  • iOS:
    • Fixed can’t swipe up on New Tab Page.
    • Fixed page getting squished when using Split View on iPad.
    • Fixed automatic profile switching issue where it keeps switching back to a Work profile from a personal profile.
    • Fixed the issue when trying to sign in from Add account displaying a circle.
  • Android:
    • Fixed Add current page to Favorites button not showing after editing a favorite. 
  • WebView2:
    • WebResourceResquested API promoted from experimental stage to public.  
    • Fixed DPI mismatch.
    • Disabled native Windows Share option due to not working as expected on HoloLens and in UWP apps.
    • Fixed custom rasterization scale bug. (#2918 (opens in new tab))
  • Enterprise:
    • Removed the ShadowStackCrashRollbackBehavior policy. 
    • Fixed focus fails to work involving showModalDialog and window.open in IE Mode workflows.
    • Fixed an issue where visiting a URL that is on AllowListUrls policy causes to open a New InPrivate tab to a URL that is not on the AllowList on iOS.
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