Edge Dev 100.0.1169.1 adds page thumbnails to PDF viewer

Microsoft has released an update to the Dev channel of the Edge browser. Version 100.0.1169.1 ads two long requested features. There are page thumbnails for easier navigation in the built in PDF viewer. Also, the user can now set a custom password as a primary password to unlock a saved password before using in with autofill.

Traditionally, here are a bunch of over improvements and fixes. Here are the key changes.

What's new in Edge Dev 100.0.1169.1

New features

  • Added support for a textprediction attribute on forms in webpages that allows web developers to enable or disable text prediction similar to the way they can control spellcheck and autocomplete.
  • Enabled support for custom text cursors on Windows.
  • Added a Setting on Mac to allow the browser to be automatically updated for all device users.
  • Added the ability on Android to have Read Aloud work when the tab or app is in the background.
  • Enabled a management policy from Chromium to Force the Major Version number To the Minor Position In the User Agent string, which is a temporary policy to freeze the major version number at 99 and place the actual version number in the minor position, for example turning version into
  • Developer (Note that these APIs were previously in the “Experimental” status):
    • Added an API to WebView2 to hide buttons from the PDF toolbar.
    • Added an API to WebView2 to Call Dev Tools Protocol Method For Session, which runs an asynchronous method on a specific WebView session.
    • Added an API to WebView2 to control the Exclusive User Data Folder Access property, which prevents other WebViews and browser processes from accessing the user data folder.
    • Added an API to WebView2 to Allow External Drop, which controls if objects from outside a WebView application are allowed to be dragged and dropped into it.

Important fixes

  • Fixed a crash on the new tab page.
  • Fixed a crash when certain popups appear.
  • Fixed a crash when interacting with the Shopping button.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when interacting with the address bar.
  • Fixed an issue where certain websites crash.
  • Mobile:
    • Fixed a crash on launch on Android.
    • Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud.
    • Fixed a crash when checking for leaked passwords.
    • Fixed a crash when signing into the browser.
    • Fixed a hang when signing into the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where certain sites like Spotify that play protected media don’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where passwords saved in Settings sometimes can’t be removed.
  • Fixed an issue where Spellcheck isn’t available for certain languages that it should be.
  • Fixed an issue where printing sometimes fails.
  • Fixed an issue where a prompt to save info like addresses into Autofill unexpectedly appears after filling unrelated data into forms.
  • Fixed an issue where payment cards don’t sync when they should.
  • Fixed an issue where certain buttons appear that shouldn’t when hovering over tabs.
  • Fixed an issue where certain popups don’t have an X button to close them.

And much more. You will find the full list of changes in the official announcement.

Existing Edge Dev users will get this update automatically. The browser downloads and installs new versions automatically in the background. Also, to speed up this process, you can open the edge://settings/help page, which will make it check for updates right now.

Alternatively, you can download the latest pre-release browser version manually from the following website.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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