Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge build number 103.0.1253.0 for the Dev channel, which brought with it several new features, as well as various fixes and improvements.
- Added the ability to pin PWAs and websites installed as apps to the taskbar via the “…” menu.
- By default, the ability to search in natural language in the History pop-up window (for example, “YouTube in the last week”) is enabled.
- Added a policy to configure scaling in Internet Explorer mode, which determines whether the browser will take into account the current display scaling, as it was in IE (for example, if the scaling is set to 150% in the system, then IE will also use 150% scaling by default). Documentation and administrative templates will be updated later.
Fixes to improve stability:
- Fixed crash on startup.
- Fixed a crash when visiting certain websites.
- Fixed crash when adding items to collections.
- Fixed a crash when switching profiles in the Edge Bar.
- Fixed a crash in WebView2 applications when adding text to the status bar (bug #2414).
Other fixes and changes:
- Temporarily disabled the search box in the Alerts & Tips pop-up window.
- We fixed an issue where the browser would sometimes not respond to links opened from other apps if the browser itself was not running.
- We fixed an issue where the browser would not be brought to the foreground if it was minimized when clicking on a notification in the Windows Action Center.
- We fixed an issue where opening tabs for the first time would sometimes restore open tabs even when they shouldn’t.
- We fixed an issue resulting in vertical tabs not displaying correctly when using custom skins.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the Find in Page feature UI being red.
- We fixed an issue where navigator.mediaCapabilities would sometimes not report correct decoding information to sites.
- We fixed an issue where application windows or pop-ups opened in IE mode tabs would not automatically resize when needed.
- We fixed an issue in applications with WebView2 that sometimes caused the on-screen keyboard not to appear (error number 460).
- 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 The most common cause of this error is outdated security software or antivirus software from vendors such as Symantec, in which cases a software update will fix the error.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.