Microsoft at present, December 17, announced the release of the newest replace for the Edge Dev channel. Coming in at model 80.0.361.5, this launch is the ultimate for model 80, and can finally develop into the candidate for the following Beta channel replace. Additionally the ultimate Dev channel replace for the yr, the construct introduces native ARM64 assist, Dolby Imaginative and prescient playback in addition to some new reliability enhancements.
We’ll be beginning first with the brand new options and reliability enhancements. Importantly, Microsoft is now bringing native ARM64 assist to the Dev channel at present, with the caveat of sure DRM video on web sites not enjoying correctly. As you could recall, ARM customers solely beforehand had entry to a local model in the Canary channel.
On high that’s new assist for Dolby Imaginative and prescient playback and a brand new skill for customers of Home windows Combined Actuality to view 360° movies on VR headsets. The reliability has additionally been improved for when opening PDFs, and utilizing the Collections characteristic. Take a look under for the total listing of adjustments:
- Fastened a difficulty the place clicking on the Suggestions button crashes the browser
- Fastened a crash when closing the browser.
- Fastened a difficulty the place typing passwords into password fields typically causes a tab crash.
- Fastened a crash when enjoying the Surf recreation.
- Fastened a difficulty the place sure web sites don’t load correctly.
- Fastened a difficulty the place Netflix playback fails for sure movies with error D7381.
Within the changelog of at present’s launch, Microsoft’s Josh Bodner additionally teased some new options coming forward within the new yr as soon as new releases resume. These embrace a brand new “pinning wizard” which can seem within the Activity Bar and recommend so that you can pin probably the most regularly visited web sites. Listed here are another new options coming quickly.
- For customers of excessive distinction themes in Home windows, Edge now helps excessive distinction themes as effectively! It is going to comply with the theme you’ve chosen within the OS Settings and brings us again to parity with the assist supplied in Edge Legacy.
- And for customers of Immersive Reader (previously referred to as Studying View), we’ve drastically expanded the variety of colour themes you’ll be able to select from. Many of those are specifically designed to cut back eye pressure and improve studying comprehension.
Microsoft additionally reminds customers that on this launch, favorites sync can be disabled by default. It is strongly recommended so that you can manually export favorites as a file, and import them manually. The corporate says it’s engaged on on a deduplication mechanism as soon as favorites sync is re-enabled, which ought to forestall new duplicates from coming in. You possibly can test under for some new recognized points and adjusted behaviors, and check out the full list here.
- Navigation in new tabs typically fails, both exhibiting an error that the connection is closed, or crashing the tab. In some circumstances, subsequent navigations within the tab are okay.
- After an preliminary repair for it just lately, some customers are nonetheless experiencing Edge home windows turning into all black. UI popups like menus should not affected, and opening the Browser Activity Supervisor (keyboard shortcut is shift+esc) and killing the GPU course of fixes it.
- Highlighting textual content within the deal with bar then clicking on webpages typically causes black-on-dark textual content when the browser is in Darkish Theme.
- ixed a difficulty the place the search engine can’t be edited as a result of the Save button doesn’t work.
Fastened a difficulty the place the present show language may be faraway from Edge though it shouldn’t be.
- Fastened a difficulty the place Edge installations on Azure Lively Listing domain-joined machines get signed into the mistaken account on first run.
- Fastened a difficulty the place some webpages aren’t in a position to be translated, and as a substitute present an error saying that the supply language and goal language are the identical.
In associated information, the Microsoft Chredge browser will officially be coming out of beta next month on January 15. Microsoft can even be delivery out the browser via Home windows Replace to all customers working the Home windows 10 April 2018 replace or newer.