Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge build number 100.0.1156.1 for the Dev channel, which brought with it several new features, as well as various fixes and improvements. This is the first build with major 100 for the Dev channel.
Added information to the “Performance” section about how much savings the “Sleeping Tabs” feature provides.
Rewards Hub is enabled by default.
Fixes to improve stability:
Fixed a crash when searching for words in PDF files.
Fixed crash when authorizing in the browser.
Fixed a crash when using guest mode windows.
Fixed crash when submitting reviews.
Fixed a crash that caused the Rewards Hub to crash.
Fixed a crash on Mac that occurred when using Read Aloud.
Fixed a hang that occurred when displaying tooltips or other pop-ups that appear when hovering over tabs in IE mode.
Other fixes and changes:
Changed how Boost Startup works so that it can be enabled even if there are conflicting extensions.
We fixed an issue where the Search in Page feature would sometimes freeze and fail to navigate to the next match if the Enable Related Matches option was enabled.
We fixed an issue where clicking on a misspelled word would sometimes not display the spell checker popup with suggestions for correcting the error.
We fixed an issue resulting in the “Open system settings for subtitles” option not working.
We fixed an issue with WebView2 that failed to set the IsMuted attribute if no media is playing (bug #2120).
Users of some ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, it is recommended to disable the corresponding extension. More detailed information here.
Some users are still experiencing an error where all tabs and extensions stop working with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. The most common cause of this error is outdated security software or antivirus software from vendors such as Symantec, in which cases a software update will fix the error.
Users of Kaspersky Internet Suite who have the appropriate extension installed may sometimes find that some web pages, such as Gmail, do not load. This failure occurs due to the use of outdated core Kaspersky software, therefore it is solved by installing the current version.
Some users may experience web page ‘wobble’ when scrolling with touchscreen or trackpad gestures, where scrolling in one dimension also causes a subtle scrolling in the other dimension. The issue is reported to only occur on certain web pages and appears to be more severe on some devices. This is most likely because the team is working on creating edge-legacy-compliant scrolling. If you are annoyed by the scrolling issue, then you can temporarily disable the experimental flag: edge://flags/#edge-experimental-scrolling.
If you are already using Edge Dev on your computer, you will receive the update automatically as soon as possible. If you want to speed up the process, then open the browser, go to “Settings” in the section “About Microsoft Edge”, after which the browser update will begin.
You can download Microsoft Edge Dev based on Chromium from the official website Edge Insider.