What you need to know
- Microsoft recently released an update to Edge Dev that brings the browser to build 104.0.1287.1.
- The update adds the option to show a notification when a person earns Microsoft Rewards points.
- It also includes a handful of improvements and changed behaviors.
Microsoft Edge Dev build 104.0.1287.1 is now available. The latest version of the browser includes a few new features, including the option to show notifications when a person earns Microsoft Rewards points. It’s a relatively small update, but it also includes the standard set of reliability improvements and changed behaviors.
Here are the added features in the build, as listed in a Microsoft Tech Community post (opens in new tab):
- Added a display notification when Microsoft Rewards points increase.
- Added an option to provide translation information with feedback for Android.
- Added a new policy to manage mini menu settings.
Below are the changed behaviors brought by the update:
- Improved accessibility for screen readers by changing the narrator announcement from “item, selected” to “item, checked/unchecked” after invoking a checkbox menu item.
- Enabled the ability to return to the new tab page news feed after opening an article by pressing the back button.
- Fixed a crash when selecting an option on the permissions notification on mobile.
- Improved discoverability of restored bookmarks, instead of putting them into the Other Favorites they now go into a folder called Restored Favorites
In related browser news, Microsoft retired Internet Explorer earlier this week. The company has tried to shift people toward Edge for years and took a major step in that direction with the retirement of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer helped people connect to the web for over 25 years, but Microsoft has taken a more modern approach to browsing with Edge.