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Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 88.0.680.1

One more week, a new version is coming to Microsoft Edge on the Dev channel. Version 88.0.680.1 is now available. We started by talking about a problem, some users see that Edge does not open. One of the causes is when an old Edge process is running in the background and does not stop for the new one. This cause requires a fix in Windows, and from now on, this fix begins to roll out.

Hello Insiders, our Dev Channel is getting an update to 88.0.680.1 today! You should see it roll out shortly, but in the meantime, head over to our Insider Forums to learn more about the changes and improvements introduced this week! https://t.co/u7ArMf0HLT pic.twitter.com/0YXzdktVDE

– Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) October 29, 2020

Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 88.0.680.1

Added features

Microsoft Edge now supports Caret mode for PDF files. Added warning dialog when closing a web capture that has been edited with Windows Ink but not saved. Added improved copy and paste support on Mac A management policy has been added to control fast startup. Please note that documentation and administrative template updates have not yet taken place.

Performance improvement

Fixed a crash on launch. Fixed a crash when viewing PDF files. Fixed a crash when printing a PDF. Removed a crash that sometimes displayed an error with cookie_exporter.exe. Fixed a crash when running the favorite deduplicator. Fixed error issue causing edge: // tracing to load.

Behavior improvements

Fixed an issue that resulted in the Security section missing from settings. An issue was detected and removed that caused the download management page to only display the 30 most recent downloads. Fixed a bug that sometimes caused web captures at the wrong page zoom level. The issue was detected while taking a web capture where pages with fixed headers or footers are not captured correctly. Addresses an issue that caused Password Monitor alerts to appear even when the feature is disabled.
Fixed an issue where websites installed as apps sometimes used icons that were too large in the Start menu. Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Highlighter tool to highlight in a PDF more text than expected. Fixed a bug that prevented the search sidebar from being closed because the close button was missing. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused data to be copied from information protected files when it didn’t. Changed a bug that sometimes caused text notes to be unintentionally created in a collection. Obsolete management directives ProxyMode, ProxyServer, ProxyPacUrl, and ProxyBypassList because they are all replaced by the ProxySettings directive.

Known bugs for this release

Users of some ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, temporarily disabling the extension should allow playback to continue. Some users are still experiencing an issue where all tabs and extensions immediately crash with STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus 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 out of date, 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 subtly scrolls the page back and forth in the other. Note that this only affects certain websites and appears to be worse on some devices. This is likely related to the work in progress to bring the lag back to par 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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