Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge build number 102.0.1227.0 for the Dev channel, which brought with it several new features, as well as various fixes and improvements.
Added a policy to control whether the Network Service Sandbox is enabled. Note that disabling network process sandboxing increases the security risk. Documentation and administrative templates will be updated later.
Fixes to improve stability:
Fixed crash on startup.
Fixed crash on startup on Mac when certain pages are being restored.
Fixed a crash when enabling the Rewards feature.
Fixed a crash when interacting with the address bar.
Fixed crash when interacting with popups.
Fixed a crash when using the Read Aloud feature.
Fixed a crash in applications with WebView2 that occurred when changing the position of the window (bug #1531).
Other fixes and changes:
Reduced the number of duplicate autocomplete entries that are stored in “Parameters”.
Increased the number of forms that are correctly auto-filled.
We fixed an issue where autofilling trip data would sometimes enter incorrect dates.
We fixed an issue resulting in the ability to interact with drop-down lists on PDF forms.
We fixed an issue resulting in the setting to control the Picture-in-Picture button being unavailable.
We fixed an issue that caused the Options section to become empty when searching for settings.
We fixed an issue resulting in some pages in Settings, such as the profile settings page, being blank.
We fixed an issue where web pages could be blank.
We fixed an issue that caused the Read Aloud feature to turn off unexpectedly.
We fixed an issue where Read Aloud would sometimes crash and fail to restart.
We fixed an issue where Copy and Paste sometimes didn’t work.
We fixed an issue that caused Copy and Paste to work even though their use is restricted by management policies.
We fixed an issue resulting in some management policies not working, such as setting the home page.
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 The most common cause of this error is outdated security software or antivirus software from vendors such as Symantec, in which cases a software update will fix the error.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 certain 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.