Windows 10 build 15060

Release date: 03/16/2017

New Microsoft Edge features

New in Windows 10 build 15042

  • Updated Flash Click-To-Run experience: Added a new dialog in the URL bar to make it clearer when Flash content has been blocked. Just click the puzzle icon to allow Flash once or every time you return to the same site.
    Screen capture showing the updated Flash experience
  • Improved reading experience:
    • Added a new icon to indicate which tabs are open to ebooks or EPUB documents.
      Screen capture showing the new "Book" icon in an e-book tab
    • When reading a book aloud, the reader will now update to match your position in a book when you change pages.
    • Changes to read aloud settings will now persist for subsequently opened books

New in Windows 10 build 15019

  • Microsoft Edge can now read aloud: Just press the “read aloud” button at the top-right corner after opening one of your e-books and listen to Microsoft Edge read you the book with focus on the line and the word being read along. This feature is also extended to all non-store EPUB files opened using Microsoft Edge.
    Screen capture showing the location of the Read Aloud button in Edge
  • Full-color emoji: Microsoft Edge will now display full-color, updated emoji by default on websites that use emoji.
    Screen capture comparing updated color emoji to the older black and white emoji

New in Windows 10 build 15014

  • Support for e-books from the Windows Store: Microsoft Edge now supports e-books from the Windows Store, in addition to unprotected DPUB and PDF files. After purchasing your e-books – you will find those in your Books library, which is a new hub entry in Microsoft Edge right next to your favorites, history, downloads and reading list.

New in Windows 10 build 15007

  • Sharing your tabs (PC-only): We’ve added the ability to share a set of tabs you’ve set aside. Just click the “Tabs you’ve set aside” button, and under the “…” menu select the option to “Share tabs” with many apps installed on your PC.
  • Import data (PC-only): We’re making it even easier to bring your data over from another browser when you switch to Microsoft Edge. The new “Import from another browser” button in Settings allows you to bring your favorites, browsing history, saved passwords, and other data from another browser you have installed, in one simple step.
    Screen capture showing the new "import data" feature
  • Running faster (PC-only): You can now choose to “Run” a download link without first saving it, and we’ve added a “Save As” option to the existing “Save” link.
    Screen capture showing the new "open" dialog option
  • Web Notes improvements (PC-only): We’ve updated Web Notes to now leverage the familiar Windows Ink experience you’ve come to know in Photos and Maps, amongst other places. Tap the pen or highlighter in Web Notes, and you will now see the full set of Windows Ink colors, as well as the new slider released for Windows Ink with Build 14986.
    Screen capture showing the new Ink panel
  • Apps for Websites: Clicking links to websites that support web-to-app linking will now open that page in the respective app, as configured in the Apps for Websites section of the Settings app.

New in Windows 10 build 15002

  • Tab preview bar: It’s easy to lose track of what’s in your tabs, especially when you have many tabs from the same site, with similar titles and icons. Tab preview bar allows you to easily glance at a visual preview of every tab you have open without leaving your page. You can scroll through the list with touch, mouse wheel, or a touchpad. Just click the chevron icon next to your tabs to get started.
    Animation showing the Tab Preview Bar

  • Set tabs aside: We often hear that it’s a headache to keep all your tabs organized, and pick up where you left off. Sometimes you just need to set everything aside and start from a clean slate. We’ve added two new buttons next to your tabs in Microsoft Edge to help you quickly manage all your tabs without losing your flow.
    Image showing the tabs you've set aside

  • Jump List: You can now launch a new window or new InPrivate window for Microsoft Edge straight from its Taskbar icon. Simply right-click or swipe up on the Microsoft Edge icon in the Taskbar, and pick the task you want!
    Image showing the Edge jump list

  • Component UI: This release introduces a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model, including a new visual tree and new input model. These changes will help improve stability and input responsiveness and make the browser UI more resilient to slow or hung web page content. Be on the lookout for any issues with tab launches and activation or input (including keyboard, mouse, or touch) and share feedback in the Feedback Hub if you have problems!

  • Flash Click-to-Run: Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content is now blocked by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you, while preserving the option to run Flash when you choose. You can learn more about this change on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog: Extending User Control of Adobe Flash with Click-to-Run. We will be evolving this experience in upcoming flights to make the option to run Flash content more contextually obvious.

  • Web Payments: Microsoft Edge now has preview support for the new Payment Request API, which allows sites to make checkout easier using the payment and shipping preferences stored in your Microsoft Wallet. This is currently in a preview state for developers and will not process payment information until a future flight. You can learn more about Payment Request on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog.

New in Windows 10 build 14986

New extensions:

New in Windows 10 build 14977

  • EPUB reading is now available on Mobile: The same EPUB reading experience recently introduced on desktop devices is now available for unprotected EPUB documents on Windows 10 Mobile.
    Screen capture showing an EPUB open in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile
  • Fixed an issue where launching Microsoft Edge after closing a tab and exiting the app would sometimes result in Edge opening to a blank page with the previous tab’s web address in the URL bar.

New in Windows 10 build 14971

  • Read EPUB books in Microsoft Edge: You can now read any unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format with Microsoft Edge. When you open an unprotected e-book in Microsoft Edge, you will be taken into a customizable reading experience where you can change the font and text size and choose between 3 themes: light, sepia, and dark. As you read, you can leave bookmarks. To navigate through an e-book, you can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser. And you can also search for words or phrases and use Cortana to define specific words.
    Screen capture showing the EPUB reading experience in Microsoft Edge
  • Fixed an issue where, when closing multiple tabs with middle click, the width of the tabs sometimes changed unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the copy link option when right-clicking a hyperlink wasn’t working.
  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would fail to retain the preferred window size after being closed and reopened.
  • Fixed an issue where pinned tabs were not being restored as expected.

New web platform features

New in Windows 10 build 15048

  • Improved the “Find on page” logic to scroll so results are more centered on the page

New in Windows 10 build 15042

  • Added support for CSS outline-offset
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

New in Windows 10 build 15025

  • Fixed issue 10311428, which caused some users to have difficulty connecting to certain Google properties in Microsoft Edge due to bugs in our implementation of Token Binding.
  • Fixed issue 2795498, which caused radio buttons to appear asymmetrically when filled
  • Fixed an issue which broke extensions in build 15019
  • Bug fixes and performance and reliability improvements

New in Windows 10 build 15019

  • WebRTC 1.0 is now enabled by default
  • Re-deferral (we can pre-parse and defer full-parsing of functions until they’re being executed, saving memory)
  • Chakra JIT is out-of-process by default
  • SharedArrayBuffer behind experimental JS flag
  • WebAssembly browser preview is now available (behind the “Experimental JavaScript Features” flag)

New in Windows 10 build 15007

  • On Windows 10 Mobile devices, the user can now zoom into the page (to at least 500%) regardless of zoom settings defined by meta viewport. This change guarantees that users can always adjust to a comfortable zoom setting. Accordingly, we have disabled automated text scaling in the browser which previously matched the Ease of Access zoom setting.
  • First stage of render refactor to broaden support for independent composition. This resolves certain instances where fixed-position elements would shake during scrolling.
  • Ongoing work to complete support for WebVR APIs
  • Ongoing work to add support for Service Worker (behind a flag)
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

New in Windows 10 build 15002

  • Untrusted Flash content is now blocked by default. Customers will be prompted to allow Flash content to play on page load.
  • Enabled TCP Fast Open by default (previously behind a flag).
  • Added support for Content Security Policy 2.0 (on by default).
  • Added support for WebVR APIs (on by default). Note that this feature requires Windows Holographic hardware which is not yet available.
  • Limited setTimeout() and setInterval() callbacks to once per second for cross-origin iframes when not in view, to improve energy consumption.
  • Disabled requestAnimationFrame() callbacks for cross-origin iframes when not in view, to improve energy consumption.
  • Enabled independent rendering of HTML5 video elements by default (previously behind a flag)
  • Enabled Media over Fetch and XHR over Fetch by default (previously behind a flag)

New in Windows 10 build 14986

New platform features:

Developer tools:

  • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu.
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience
  • Fixed an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps


New in Windows 10 build 15060

  • Fixed issues occurring when exploring pages using the F12 Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge with cross-origin iframes (e.g. the DOM explorer shows only the iframe DOM, the Console frame selector doesn’t list the iframes, etc.).

New in Windows 10 build 15058

  • Fixed an issue where going to fullscreen or maximizing Microsoft Edge when Microsoft Edge’s window was snapped to a size smaller than half the screen would trigger back navigation.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the mouse pointer staying visible when watching a video fullscreen in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where renaming an encrypted PDF would reset the default PDF reader if it was not currently set to Microsoft Edge.

New in Windows 10 build 15048

  • Fixed an issue where copy and pasting URLs to and from the Microsoft Edge address bar would not properly URL-encode spaces
  • Fixed an issue resulting in the LastPass extension for Microsoft Edge sometimes unexpectedly failing to show its autofill buttons on recent builds.
  • Fixed a recent issue resulting in unexpected characters sometimes being pasted when pasting into certain websites using Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where using the mouse wheel to scrolling in Microsoft Edge might not work if the window was made smaller or moved to a different monitor.

New in Windows 10 build 15047

  • Fixed an issue resulting in the play/pause buttons when watching videos in Microsoft Edge taking two taps to work immediately after opening the video full screen.
  • Fixed an issue where dragging the position indicator in the video progress slider in Microsoft Edge would back to 0 upon release.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in certain characters on the Polish keyboard not working in Continuum when typing in the Microsoft Edge address bar.

New in Windows 10 build 15019

  • Improved emoji support by setting Segoe UI Emoji as the fallback font before Segoe UI symbol, so emoji will appear as full-color even when the font is not specified.
  • We now allow setting to a string, for improved interoperability with other browsers

Learn more about this release on the Windows blog

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