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Edge Dev 94.0.972.0 released, the first Dev build based on Chromium 94

Microsoft today released the first Chromium 94-based build of Edge in the Dev channel. It is notable for having several new policies, a second row of Top Sites on the New Tab Page, and for a few new features for iOS and Mac. Traditionally, there are fixes and general improvements.

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What's new in Edge Dev 94.0.972.0

New features

  • Added a second row of Top Sites on the New Tab Page.
  • Enabled the new Spellcheck experience on Mac.
  • Added management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have happened yet):
    • To control if WAM Auth on versions Below Win 10 RS3 is Enabled.
    • To control the Primary Password Setting, which controls if device authentication is required before autofilling a password in a webpage.
    • To control if the Password Generator is Enabled.
    • To control if Transparent Ad Providers are Enabled, which controls the blocking of certain trackers with Tracking Prevention.
    • To control if the setting to Open Microsoft Links In Edge is Enabled.
  • Improved the sign-in dialog when signing into the browser.
  • Added support for full-page screenshots and InPrivate authentication via Face ID on iOS.

Important Fixes

  • Fixed a crash on launch.
  • Fixed an issue where PWAs or websites installed as apps sometimes crash after an OS upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac where a webpage crash can sometimes also cause a browser crash.
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with PDFs sometimes causes the browser to freeze or crash.
  • Fixed a crash when playing videos.

The list of known issues and other fixes can be found in the official announcement.

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You can download the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Dev from the official Edge Insider website. If you have installed Edge Dev on your computer, you will receive the update automatically in a few hours. If you want to speed up the process, then open Settings (Alt + F) > Help > About Microsoft Edge in the menu to make it check for updates and get the most recent build.

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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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