21 August 2019
Update: August 30, 2019
Microsoft has announced that it's experiencing some trouble rolling out this week's update. "We're experiencing some trouble rolling out this week's update. Since it's already Thursday, it's very likely we aren't going to have an update this week."
Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser takes a step ahead in the journey of its official release by gaining a new Dev build. The latest Edge Dev build 78.0.256.2 brings a bunch of features that were previously made available to very unstable Canary build.
The most notable one is the Collections that lets you create a collection of similar things for quick access. So, you can make the collection of images, text, lines altogether about a specific topic. You also get the opportunity to export your Collections to the Word for any specific task.
Another key feature to notice is the abusive ad blocking which means browser could block ads that deem as harmful, for instance, those irritating pop-ups that further pop-up a dozen of new pop-ups altogether to flood your screen.
There’s also a new button on the address bar to access favorites. Apart from a series of new features, the latest Dev build of Edge also fixes several issues. These include fixing the issue where the browser is unable to load any webpages, fixing an issue where Edge will crash on startup when used in certain languages.
There’s a long list of behavioral changes as well which bring improvements to the function of the browser. For instance, one change improves the contrast between active and inactive tabs and windows for better visibility.
Microsoft has also removed some of the functionality as well. The reason behind this removal is unknown but it appears the changes made earlier are unable to proceed with the new builds. The Global Media Control button flag has been disabled, some non-functional context menus have also been removed from Reading View. It has also temporarily disabled zoom functionality from the menu in the same Reading View.
Those in the Dev channel can get the update manually as well by going to Settings within Edge and choosing the ‘About Microsoft Edge’ tab. Those in the Edge beta channel will have to wait as Microsoft usually seeds the update to them every six weeks and the last beta arrived last week. So, you can estimate its arrival.
You can head over to the source link provided below to see the complete list of fixes and behavioral changes that Microsoft has made to Edge via new Dev build.