Microsoft Edge Dev 76.0.182.6 Comes with New Features and Fixes

Microsoft is releasing a new version of their Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. The update hits the Dev channel with version 76.0.182.6, featuring a number of fixes.

The change log for Microsoft Edge Chromium 76.0.182.6 highlights the following changes.

Appearance & behavior

  • Added the number of additional tabs present in the window title.
  • Fixed an issue where the + button to open new tabs is invisible.
  • Fixed an issue where corrupted characters appeared in certain parts of the UI like the address bar dropdown or the … menu.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking quickly on the X on entries on the history page would open them instead of deleting them.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking the “Remove All” button to remove all cookies doesn’t do anything.
  • Fixed an issue where the order of user profiles differed between the user flyout and the list in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where signing out of user profiles didn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where favorites sometimes don’t sync to other machines.
  • Fixed an issue where the Read Aloud bar sometimes takes a long time to appear.
  • Fixed an issue where entries on the history or download pages overlap at narrow window widths.

Reliability and security fixes

  • Fixed an issue where switching between user profiles sometimes crashes the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where sending feedback from a webpage that had crashed sometimes crashes the whole browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes hangs when it’s closed.
  • Updated to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (32.0.0.207).

Mac-specific changes

  • Fixed an issue where the browser sometimes doesn’t launch.
  • Fixed an issue where video controls remained on the Touch Bar after leaving the page with the video.
  • Fixed an issue where refreshing the settings page caused certain UI buttons to appear to be disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where menu text can appear white on white in certain situations.

The first Edge Dev build was released for Mac on Jun 4, 2019. The release features dark mode on macOS, which is welcomed by dark theme users.  The Mac version of Edge doesn't support the IE Mode feature. Microsoft is also working on features exlcusive to MacOS, including support for the Touch Bar hardware available in modern Apple laptops.


At the moment of this writing, Edge versions are as follows:


The browser installs updates automatically. Also, you can manually check for updates by visiting the menu Help > About Microsoft Edge. Finally, you can grab the Edge installer from the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Preview

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

Source: Microsoft

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