Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 89.0.731.0

It’s still December, with the last update of the year for Edge on the Dev channel. We are still in Edge 89, version 89.0.731.0 is now available. A new version with some new features that we will show you below.

Greetings, initiates! The last major update to our channels is happening right now, and you can expect to see 89.0.731.0 in our Dev channel soon. To see what’s new this week, head over to our Insider forums and read Josh’s update summary here:

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

Microsoft Edge Dev is updated to version 89.0.731.0

Adding Features to Edge

Added an indicator to indicate when a tab has been muted because the audio of the underlying system has been muted. Added an option to Settings to disable downloading Edge updates over limited connections. Note that this is currently only available in Windows 10. Added a setting to disable the F12 entry point in Developer Tools.
Including support for forcing pop-ups to new tabs in place in kiosk mode. Support for Chromium management policies to enable Basic authentication over HTTP.

Performance improvement

Fixed an issue that prevented Edge from opening. Fixed an issue that prevented Edge from properly shutting down or installing updates if certain extensions were installed. Fixed an issue that caused the search from new tab page to sometimes crash the browser. Fixed a crash when downloading files. Fixed a crash on Mac when checking for updates. Addressed an issue on Mac where closing a context menu would sometimes crash the browser. Fixed a bug that caused content to play Dolby Vision multimedia on Netflix crashed with error D7361-1253. Fixed an issue that caused an error when opening a page in Immersive Reader. An error was detected which prevented the pinning wizard from opening.

Behavior improvements

Added a delay to the timid UI between when the mouse leaves it and when it disappears. Fixed a bug that prevented items from being added to collections when using the immersive player. Found and fixed a bug that caused the problem. closing a tab will create a space between the rest of the tabs and the New Tab button. Fixed an issue on Mac where Edge would sometimes take control of the screen when an update notification was displayed. Fixed a bug that caused the option to always translate a page not always working. Fixed an issue where selecting a password from the AutoComplete drop-down menu would sometimes put the wrong password in the field when multiple passwords were available. A bug has been detected. The coupon message appears in the address bar, but no comparison was shown in the drop-down menu. Fixed bug which pro said text notes in PDF files sometimes cannot be moved to another position. We found and fixed a bug that sometimes caused the settings profile picture to break. We have discovered and fixed an issue that occurred when opening the Favorites or History Menu when your buttons are hidden in the toolbar, the buttons remain in the toolbar. Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Edge’s update status in settings from showing on Linux. The management policy allowing pop-ups while the page is downloading is deprecated. Business rules for submitting information to the site to improve services and enable metric reporting have been discontinued, as they have been replaced by the diagnostic data policies and to enable telemetry , as well as to apply the inherited default referral policy.

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 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. Kaspersky Internet Suite users who have the associated extension installed can sometimes view the 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 is to install Edge’s stable channel and then sign in with an account that’s already signed in to Edge. Some users see swaying 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 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. Disable edge flag: // flags / # edge-experimental-scrolling.

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