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Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 88.0.692.0

We continue the month of November with a new version of Microsoft Edge on the Dev channel. Version 88.0.92.0 is now available. A new version with some new features that we will show you below.

Hi, insiders! Today’s Dev Channel update to 88.0.692.0 is now live, and with it comes the ability to pin websites to the Windows Start menu (a legacy MS Edge favorite). Read about this change and more in Josh’s update summary here: https://t.co/u7ArMf0HLT pic.twitter.com/ZHS3VDHhiq

– Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) November 10, 2020

Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 88.0.692.0

Added features

Added the ability to pin a website to the Start menu. Support enabled for Guided Switching on Mac. Added the ability for kiosk mode to open all pop-ups in new tabs instead of windows.

Performance improvement

Fixed a crash on launch when Edge is configured to restore the previous session. Fixed an issue where uninstalling a website installed as an app would sometimes crash the browser. Fixed a crash when opening certain PDF files. Fixed crash issue when syncing collections Removed a crash while browsing.

Behavior improvements

Fixed a bug that sometimes caused web pages to constantly flicker or flicker. Fixed an issue that prevented the button from closing an InPrivate window. Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in Work or School users not seeing customization or changes outside of the default that they expected to see on the new tab page. Fixed an issue that prevented the Force Sync administration policy from working when using local profiles. Issue detected and resolved which caused an error to appear on the new tab page stating that “Something is wrong” when certain business rules are applied. Localized and fixed a bug that sometimes prevented pages from having images correctly added to their posts in a collection.

Known bugs for this release

Some extensions, such as the Microsoft Editor extension, do not work on Linux. As soon as they are installed, they are locked and deactivated. We are investigating. 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 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 The most common cause of this error is outdated security or antivirus software from vendors such as Symantec, and in these cases updating this software will resolve the issue.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 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 still see windows go 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 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 some 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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