New Features of Microsoft Edge 80.0.319.0 Canary

Traditionally, Microsoft shares change logs for Dev releases of the Edge Chromium browser. Canary builds have never had a list of changes. This has changed with Edge 80.0.319.0. The company now considers providing change logs for Canary builds, too.


Microsoft today released a new Canary build of Microsoft Edge, which is build 80.0.319.0. Surprisingly, the company has shared the change log. The Edge team has published it is a cryptic puzzle, which was quickly solved on their Insider forums.

Besides general improvements, Edge now allows importing your browsing history from Firefox, and also warns about unsafe files you are trying to download.

What's new in Microsoft Edge Canary Build 80.0.319.0

Added features:

  • Created an easier way to add a favorite.
  • Opening collections items can now be done via the keyboard.
  • Downloads now warn you of dangerous items.
  • Extensions now show the publisher's information.
  • New options for organizing installed apps.
  • Additional zoom options are now available.
  • Microphone or camera use is now shown in the address bar.
  • Extensions that modify the browser's appearance can now be installed from the chrome web store.
  • Opening apps can now be done via the keyboard.
  • Firefox history can now be imported.

Improved reliability:

  • Favorites opened via touchscreen no longer crash the browser.
  • Intranet sites no longer hang when loading.
  • Reopening windows no longer fails.
  • Several application guard crashes have been fixed.
  • Tracking prevention exceptions can now be added without the settings page occasionally crashing.
  • Windows can no longer be created off-screen.
  • Improved the password import success rate.
  • New tabs opened quickly now always succeed.
  • Downloads no longer fail if you quickly close the tab.
  • Opening in-private windows no longer fails.
  • Windows closed quickly now stay closed.
  • Saving pdf documents no longer crashes the tab.

Changed behavior:

  • Temporarily removed the new pdf toolbar.
  • Organizing extensions can now be done by individual sources like the web store or unpacked files.
  • Standard form controls are now accessible.
  • History items are spaced better.
  • Intranet searches now appear in the address bar.
  • Performing searches from the address bar now saves that data to the cloud so it can sync to other devices.
  • Wording on error pages has been improved.
  • Intranet search performance has been improved.
  • Tabs created offscreen can now be switched to.
  • History items cleared with the clear browsing data dialog are now properly deleted from the current session.
  • Images on certain webpages are no longer squished.
  • Edge now checks for updates more frequently.

As you may already know, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users.

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

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.

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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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