This week, Google introduced an 86.0.594.2 version of the update to the Edge Dev channel, adding features that can get themes from the Chrome Web Store. In addition, Edge Dev has introduced reliability fixes and other improvements, and introduced a new tag (flags) for users who prefer to make various browser adjustments. When enabled, the user will be able to perform forward or back actions on the page through the Shift-Backspace key combination.
The tag is disabled by default and can be manually enabled by interested users. Also added to the settings the option to turn off history and favorite recommendations when searching for an address bar, as well as the following improvements:
Added permissions to the VR/AR website;
A jump connection is added between the ‘Password Settings’ and ‘Password Monitor Settings’ pages;
The option to ‘allow Edge browsers to save cookies when closed’ has been added to the Policy Manager. It is important to note that this policy is intended to work with the “Clear browsing data when you close the browser” policy, and the management template will be updated later.
In terms of reliability fixes, Edge Dev 86.0.594.2 fixes issues such as browser crashes when switching tabs in some Windows Insider betas:
Fixes an issue where the browser may crash when you visit some sites in the IE mode tab.
Fixes an issue where the tab may crash accidentally while loading.
Fixes an issue where the address bar sometimes remains ‘translated’ after the page translation is completed.
Fixes an issue where entries sometimes don’t add to your favorites correctly.
Fixes an issue that occasionally highlights on the page when you look up the Ctrl and F.
and improve the UI when installing progressive web apps (PWAs).
Of course, Edge Dev 86.0.594.2 still has some known issues, such as Mac users may not be able to sign in to the browser or sync data. Microsoft has now identified the cause and plans to fix it in the next release.
Other known issues include ad-blocking extensions, Kaspersky Internet Security suites, favorite repeats, darkening windows, and jitter when scrolling.