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Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 87.0.664.8

One more week we talked about Microsoft Edge and this time on their Dev channel. Version 87.0.664.8 is coming and this is the last release of major version 87. So, with the exception of maybe a little patch or two, this is the compilation one coming soon to the beta channel.

Hello, initiates! Our Dev Channel update to 87.0.664.8 went live today. We had several fixes this week, including a few PDF issues. Check out Josh’s Summary of Changes for more details on this and more here: https://t.co/DMIvoOq3Gh pic.twitter.com/b3DCHUDeyj

– Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) October 15, 2020

Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 87.0.664.8

Added features

The Favorites menu has been changed to become a dockable panel. List all favorites in a single vertical list instead of multiple drop down menus Add price comparison feature to collections Add data fetch to PDF files so edits or annotations are not lost just in case Improved support for AV1 encoded videos. Note that the Windows extension still needs to be installed from here. A keyboard shortcut for opening and closing collections has been added. A button has been added to the Profile drop-down menu to enable synchronization if it is not already enabled. Added a setting to control whether or not to show the button to show passwords on web pages, as well as a management policy for Password Reveal Enabled. Integrated management strategy for modifying the kiosk address bar enabled. Please note that documentation and administrative template updates are always required. Added management policy for Web Capture Enabled. Please note that documentation and administrative template updates are always needed – they combine the new News and Office tabs for business and school users. Note that the New Tab page for Office only can still be set for users through Admin policy. Deployed the new pre-rendered tab page in more depth. Deprecated policy for handling the font type of the new page set.

Performance improvement

Fixed an issue that caused the browser to crash when browsing to certain websites. Changed an issue that sometimes caused the browser to crash when reading aloud. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused reading aloud to PDF files to lock the tab. Please note that there is still a known crash with Read Out Loud which can possibly cause the tab to crash if it hangs for too long. Fixed a crash when syncing collections. Fixed an issue where dragging items into a collection, The Collections panel would sometimes crash. The crash has been removed while playing some videos. An error prevented some videos from playing.

Behavior improvements

Fixed an issue that caused Edge update to close instead of rollback (if configured to roll back) Removed an issue that caused users to sign in to Edge after an update Fixed a bug which downloaded PDF files would always open in Edge instead of opening in the default PDF viewer. Changed a bug that sometimes prevented the favorites list from opening. Fixed an issue that prevented some website permissions from opening. could be removed from the settings. Fixed a bug that prevented items from being added to a collection from the immersive player. Fixed an issue that caused a monitor to disconnect while Edge was in full screen, which sometimes prevented Edge from being more visible on other monitors. Fixed an issue that caused Password Monitor to sometimes report different numbers in the alerts pop-up than in settings. Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented websites pinned to the Start menu from showing the website name. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the taskbar shortcut to appear pixelated or rough. Fixed an issue that prevented Amazon Assistant from working when the trace prevention feature was enabled. Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented Open all in collections. Fixed a bug that caused some shapes of web pages to automatically fill out when not expected. Addressed an issue that sometimes caused non-password forms to be detected on web pages as passwords. Locating and resolving an issue that sometimes caused the Web Capture preview to not match the selected area or the selected area was displayed outside the window.

Known bugs for this release

Users of some ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. To work around this problem, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to continue. Some users still come across an issue where all tabs and extensions crash immediately with STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or anti-virus software from vendors such as Symantec, and in these cases updating this software will resolve the issue. Sometimes Kaspersky Internet Suite users who have the associated extension installed may view web pages as Gmail is not loading. This error is caused by the fact that the main Kaspersky software is outdated, so it is corrected by ensuring that the latest version is installed. Some users see bookmarks duplicated after some previous fixes were made in this area. The most common way to trigger this issue is to install Edge’s stable channel and then sign in with an account that has already signed in to Edge. After a recent initial fix, some users continue to see windows turn completely black. User interface pop-ups such as menus are not affected. Also, opening the browser task manager (via shift + esc) and killing the GPU process usually fixes it. Note that this only seems to affect users with certain hardware. Some users experience “jitter” behavior when scrolling using trackpad gestures or touch screens. Here, scrolling in one dimension also results in subtle page scrolling in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and appears to be worse on some devices. This is probably related to the work in progress to bring the lag back to parity with Edge Legacy behavior. So if this behavior is not desirable, we can temporarily disable it. Disabling the edge flag: // flags / # edge-experimental-scrolling There are issues where users with multiple audio output devices sometimes get no sound from Edge. In some cases, mute and re-enable sound to resolve this issue. In another, restarting the browser fixes it.

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