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Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 88.0.673.0

The development channel update to 88.0.673.0 is now available. Today, version 88.0.673.0 was released on the dev channel. As we reported last week, this is the first build of major version 88. It is the first release to reach Linux as well.

Greetings, initiates! The development channel update to 88.0.673.0 is now live. This is a smaller update as we roll out Edge 88 in Dev, so be sure to check out the changes and improvements on our Insider forums here: https://t.co / 4pU2Egsyq4 pic.twitter.com/Vf2BZdgyc6

– Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) October 20, 2020

Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 87.0.664.8

Added features

Added the ability to take a screenshot of a webpage and edit it with Windows Ink. Added more information about errors to tabs when they are locked due to a sandbox conflict. Improved single sign-on support On Mac, a management policy has been added to control Edge Shopping Assistant. Please note that administrative templates and documentation updates have not yet been performed. A management policy is now available to configure how Edge URLs are copied. Please note that the administrative model and documentation updates have not yet taken place. A management policy is available to prevent automatic redirection of incompatible websites from Internet Explorer to Edge. Note that this directive specifically prevents the installation of a component in Internet Explorer that is required for the redirection to occur and that no updates have been made to the Documentation and Administration templates. Added a management policy to control automatic redirection of incompatible websites from Internet Explorer to Edge. Note that this redirection is enabled by default and that updates to the documentation and administrative templates have not yet taken place. Including a management policy to hide the information dialog that first appears when an automatic redirect from an incompatible website in Internet Explorer to Edge. Note that hiding this pop-up also disables automatic import of user data from Internet Explorer to Edge and that updates to the documentation and administrative templates have not yet occurred. The administration policy is deprecated to allow WebDriver to override Incompatible Directives.

Performance improvement

Fixed an issue where the Restore Tabs message would not display when Edge automatically closed due to restarting or shutting down the device. Fixed an issue where attaching a file while posting comments would sometimes crash the browser. Fixed a crash when closing the browser. Removed a crash when installing a website as an app. A crash was detected when opening the browser. A crash occurred while closing the browser. A crash ended while deactivating an extension. Fixed a crash issue when opening a website installed as an app.

Behavior improvements

Fixed an issue where the Restore Tabs message would not display when Edge automatically closed due to restarting or shutting down the device. Fixed an issue where attaching a file when submitting comments would sometimes crash the browser. Fixed a crash when closing the browser. Fixed a crash when installing a website as an app. Unlocking a crash when opening the browser. Crash detected when closing browser. Fixed a crash when disabling an extension. Fixed a crash when opening the browser. open a website installed as an application.

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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