Edge Dev 100.0.1181.0 allows setting a primary password for auto-fill

This week's update to Microsoft Edge has brought a few new features and a ton of fixes to the Dev channel. The browser version 100.0.1181.0 is now available for download. It includes such options like a primary password for auto-fill for extra security, new group policies, the ability to remove recent searches on mobile, and more.


The update should reach existing Edge Dev users in coming hours. You can speed up this process by entering  edge://settings/help into the address bar. So the app will check for updates. Also, you can download the latest Dev release manually from this website.

Edge Dev 100.0.1181.0

What's new in Microsoft Edge Dev 100.0.1181.0

New features

  • Enabled by default the ability to create a custom Primary Password for use with autofill. Note that this feature also completed its gradual rollout last week.
  • Management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have occurred yet):
    • Added a policy to Control if the Default State Of the Allow Extension From Other Stores Setting is Enabled.
    • Added a policy to control if the ability to Hide the Restore Dialog is Enabled, which hides the “Restore pages” dialog that appears after the browser crashes or closes unexpectedly.
    • Enabled support for a policy from Chromium to Prompt On Multiple Matching Certificates, which is functionally identical to the existing Edge policy to Force Certificate Prompts On Multiple Matches.
    • Enabled support for policies from Chromium to control input devices like keyboards and game controllers:  Default Web Hid Guard Setting, which controls if websites are allowed to ask for access to devices; Web Hid Ask For Urls, which is the list of sites allowed to ask for access to devices; and Web Hid Blocked For Urls, which is the list of sites not allowed to ask for access to devices.
  • Added the ability to hide trending searches on mobile.
  • Added an API to WebView2 to customize context menus by listening to the Context Menu Requested event and inserting items via the Create Context Menu Item method, as well as obtaining information about the type of item that was right-clicked.  Note that this API was previously in the “Experimental” status.

Important fixes

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the volume icon to mute tabs that are playing media doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tracking Prevention switch on the InPrivate new tab page doesn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where the Find on Page index resets if another tab is switched to and back.
  • Fixed an issue where Find on Page says it returns 0 matches, but it actually does find matches and highlights them on the page.
  • Fixed a crash on launch on Mac.
  • Fixed a crash when downloading certain types of files.
  • Fixed a crash on versions of Windows older than 10 when downloading files.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the browser.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting text while a Text Prediction is showing sometimes crashes the tab.
  • Mobile:
    • Fixed a crash when visiting certain websites.
    • Fixed a crash when changing new tab page settings.
    • Fixed a crash when using Shopping features.
  • Fixed a crash in WebView2 applications when viewing them in fullscreen.

Check out the official announcement for the rest of fixes and remained issues.

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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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