Microsoft Edge Dev Build 103.0.1255.0 Released

Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge build number 103.0.1255.0 for the Dev channel, which brought with it several new features, as well as various fixes and improvements.

Note. Unfortunately, this time Microsoft provided a rather low quality changelog. The description of some of the changes does not give a clear understanding of what actually changed. As a result, we decided to leave these points in English so that you can read them in the original. Hopefully future changelogs for Edge Dev builds will be of better quality.

Main innovations:

  • Added support for launching some universal links that were not previously supported.
  • Added support for searching in presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Added a Mandatory Group Policy for Guided Switch that prevents the user from changing the Automatic Profile Switching setting. If the policy is not configured, then you can manage the function using the “Parameters”.
  • Added a trigger to fill in the full address.
  • A policy has been added to control whether the Guided Switch feature is enabled, which controls the request to switch to another profile when a website is inappropriate for the current profile.
  • WebView2 got a .NET API to support multiple profiles.

Fixes to improve stability:

  • Improved the stability of the image capture from the camera.
  • Improved Behavior so that Once design suggestions appear on the webpage, the entry button/flyout should not disappear if user stays on the page.
  • Improved Reliability by re-enabling and reverting to navigating to the downloads page instead of going to settings.
  • Improved reliability by skipping Mobile variation header hack for requests whose transition type is not new navigation as it doesn’t work for them.
  • Improved stability of validation and registry check.
  • Improved stability of Personal Database Manger.
  • Improved browser performance when working with ultra-high resolution images.

Other fixes and changes:

  • The Visual Search sidebar will now close when you open Collections.
  • Changed Behavior by re-enabling and reverting to navigating to the downloads page instead of going to settings.
  • Changed behavior of how overflow issues are handled in various text fields in one tap dialog.
  • Changed the behavior of the “Options” button in “Reading Mode”.
  • Now vertical tabs will be enabled by default in browser full screen mode.
  • Improved activation of “Efficiency Mode” when a running game application is detected.
  • Fixed a crash on smartphones that occurred when interacting with the address bar.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes caused the browser to run in the background when it shouldn’t.
  • We fixed an issue on smartphones that occurred when interacting with the new tab page.
  • Fixed crash on Xbox.
  • We fixed an issue where the context menu option to move tabs to other windows only offered to create a new window without the ability to move tabs to an existing window.
  • We fixed an issue on smartphones that prevented the image of the day from loading on the New Tab page.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Extensions menu being empty.
  • We fixed an issue on smartphones that sometimes caused the back button to not work.

Known Bugs:

  • 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.

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