Windows 10 build 14342

Release date: 05/10/2016

New Microsoft Edge features

New in Windows 10 build 14342

  • Swipe navigation: Edge now supports a swipe gesture to navigate back and forward between pages. You can swipe from anywhere on the page to trigger a navigation on PCs, tablets, or phones which support touch input.
  • New extensions: This build supports new extensions, including AdBlock, Adblock Plus, Pinterest, and Save to Pocket. You can install these extensions from the Windows Store.
  • Extensions in the Windows Store: Extensions are now available to install via the Windows Store. To install extensions, click the “…” menu, click “Extensions,” and select “Get extensions from the Store.” Sideloading extensions is still supported for developer scenarios, but must be manually enabled via about:flags.

New in Windows 10 build 14332

  • Fixed a bug which made it look like you couldn’t drag and drop to reorder your favorites on the Favorites Bar
  • Fixed a bug where some downloads would get stuck at 99% and never complete

New in Windows 10 build 14328

  • Developer items in the context menu are now hidden by default for non-developers. “View source” and “Inspect element” now show after opening F12 Developer Tools for the first time.
  • Fixed a variety of issues to improve the Edge keyboard contrast and the Narrator experience for the Edge App browser.
  • Fixed an issue where Internet Explorer and Edge incorrectly showed a warning upon downloading some validly signed files.
  • Fixed issues impacting Favorites Tree view performance and accessibility.

New in Windows 10 build 14322

  • Better tab behavior on Mobile: Microsoft Edge keeps your tabs under control when you use it with apps on your phone. If you tap on a link in an app that opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge, pressing the back button when you’re done will close that tab, then take you back to the app. Your tabs list stays lean and relevant, by smartly closing tabs you’re done with.
  • Better copy/paste on Mobile: We’ve made a couple of improvements to copy and paste on the phone. When you are typing into an edit box on a web page, you will now be able to use the paste button above the keyboard. Also, if you select text on a web page the copy button will appear immediately near the selection.

New in Windows 10 build 14316

  • Drag and drop folders: Users can now upload folders to sites like OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive by dragging and dropping into Microsoft Edge.
  • Better favorites importing: You can now import favorites from Firefox, in addition to Chrome and Internet Explorer. When you import favorites from any browser, they will now land in a separate clearly labeled folder, instead of mixed in with your existing favorites.
  • Favorites tree view: Organizing your favorites is now easier using the new “tree” display in the Hub. You can expand and collapse folders to see the contents of as many or few as you like, and easily move favorites between folders with drag and drop.
  • Sort favorites by name: Introduced the ability to sort favorites by name in the favorites pane, making it easier to manage favorites in the way you want.
  • Download reminders: Edge now gives you a reminder of in-progress downloads whenever you close Edge. This gives you the opportunity to complete downloads prior to closing Edge.
  • Default save location: You can now set where downloaded files are saved by default. Just open “Settings”, choose “Advanced settings", and find the new option under “Downloads.”

New in Windows 10 build 14295

  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would refresh the tab if you pressed caps lock in a password field.

New in Windows 10 build 14291

New Desktop features:

  • Extensions: Extensions are now available to preview in Microsoft Edge. Check out our blog post announcing extensions to learn more or download sample extensions at our new extensions page.
    Screen capture showing extensions menu
  • Pinned tabs: Pin tabs to keep your most-used sites and web apps available. To pin a tab, right-click on the tab you want to pin and choose "Pin tab". To unpin a tab, right-click on the pinned tab you want to unpin and choose "Unpin tab". Pinned tabs always appear at the start of the tab row, and only showing the site’s icon. Pinned tabs don’t show a close button, so you won’t accidentally close them. Pinned tabs that are in your Microsoft Edge window when you close the app will come back the next time you open Microsoft Edge.
    Screen capture showing Pinned Tabs in Microsoft Edge
  • Paste and go: Copy any link into your clipboard, right-click in the address bar, and choose “Paste and go” from the context menu. Edge pastes the URL into the address bar and navigates to the site. If you copy something other than a link to your clipboard, you will instead see a “paste and search” option.
    Screen capture showing Paste and Go in Microsoft Edge

New Mobile features:

  • Fixed an issue where links from other apps like Cortana or Mail sometimes wouldn’t load the page in Edge.
  • Increased the size of the close button for tabs in the Tab Center to make it easier to close tabs, especially on devices with a larger screen size.

New web platform features

New in Windows 10 build 14342

  • Web Notifications API is now enabled by default (previously behind a flag)
  • Beacon interface is now enabled by default (previously behind a flag)
  • Fetch API is now enabled by default (previously behind a flag)
  • Performance improvements: We’ve improved performance for several common JavaScript APIs, most notably:
    • frame.contentDocument
    • iframe.contentWindow
    • scriptElement.src
    • requestAnimationFrame and overhead of callbacks

New in Windows 10 build 14327

  • Beacon interface: Enables web applications to asynchronously transfer data from the user agent to a web server, with the user agent taking the responsibility to eventually send the data.
  • Accessibility improvements: This release contains architectural improvements that allowed us to enable HTML and Core Accessibility API mappings and support Accessible Name and Description computation and API mappings for semantic HTML5 elements and ARIA document structure and landmark roles. To learn more, see our recent blog post, Building a more accessible web platform. We have more accessibility features built on the new architecture coming soon!

New in Windows 10 build 14316

New in the F12 Developer Tools:

  • Accessibility tree view
  • DOM API profiling
  • Extension debugging

New JavaScript features:

  • Default parameters
  • Async\await
  • Object.values and Object.entries

Experimental JavaScript features (enable via about:flags):

  • ES6 Regex symbols

New Web Platform features:

  • Opus audio format
  • Time element
  • Data element
  • Output element
  • Input type = color
  • Canvas Path2D objects
  • Web Speech API (Synthesis)
  • Experimental support for Fetch API (enable in about:flags)
  • Experimental support for Web Notifications API (enable in about:flags)
  • WOFF 2 fonts
  • Enabled ClearType text rendering with color antialiasing

New in Windows 10 build 14291

  • Preview support for the VP9 video format on some devices. This feature is automatically enabled or disabled depending on the device’s support for hardware acceleration. You can change this setting in about:flags.


New in Windows 10 build 14342

Instead of extracting and loading extensions from a local folder, all available extensions can now be downloaded directly from the Windows Store. This change means that your currently installed extensions will be removed, and you’ll have to reinstall the ones you want from the Store. After this, your extensions will be automatically re-downloaded and installed in future updates.

Known issues in build

  • If you turn off all extensions without uninstalling them, you may not be able to close the browser or get context menus to work. To avoid this issue, uninstall any extensions you no longer want to use instead of turning them off. If you do hit this issue, to get out of this state you will need to turn on one or more extensions or uninstall all extensions, kill any Microsoft Edge processes running in Task Manager, and restart Microsoft Edge.
  • Users of devices containing Sandy Bridge GPU Chipsets graphics hardware may experience rendering issues and instability with Microsoft Edge. To determine whether you have an affected driver, open Device Manager and expand the Display adapters category to see if Intel® HD Graphics 3000 or Intel® HD Graphics 2000 is listed. This problem can be mitigated by temporarily using software rendering instead of GPU rendering. To make this change, navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options, go to the Advanced tab in the Internet Properties dialog box, and under the Accelerated graphics category, set the Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering option.

Learn more about this release on the Windows blog

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