Microsoft Edge 112 is out with enhanced security mode improvements

Shortly after Chrome 112, the appropriate Edge release hits the stable branch. Like Chrome, Edge 112 doesn't include any drastic changes. Here's what's new in this new version.


What's new in Microsoft Edge 112

The full version number is 112.0.1722.34.

The latest update for Microsoft Edge introduces several improvements and features to enhance security, user experience, and policy configurations. One of the most significant improvements is the enhanced security mode that now supports WebAssembly for ARM64 and is now available on multiple platforms including x64 Windows, x64 macOS, x64 Linux and ARM64 systems. This update is designed to help users browse the web more safely.

In addition, the update also includes added features for web app policy. The WebAppInstallForceList policy allows administrators to configure a list of web apps that install silently, without user interaction, and which users can't uninstall or turn off. This policy now supports custom_name and custom_icon, which permanently overrides the app name and icon of installed apps, providing more control over the web apps used within an organization.

The in-browser JSON viewer is another notable feature of this update. It provides a color-coded tree view with line numbers, and the ability to collapse and expand data when browsing JSON files, both online and locally. This feature is currently being rolled out, so if users don't see it, they can check back later or enable it manually through the edge://flags page. Search for JSON Viewer to manually enable it.

Lastly, the new tab page policy has been updated with the NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites policy. When enabled, it hides the default top sites from the new tab page in Microsoft Edge. Starting on March 20th, this policy will also remove sponsored quick links from the new tab page. These updates are designed to provide users with more control over their browsing experience and enhance security while browsing the web.

Finally, there is a new group policy.

You will find the official change log here.

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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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