What's new in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 build 15007

This is the latest release, which is available for Windows Insider Preview (Fast) Desktop, Mobile

New Microsoft Edge features

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 in Windows 10 build 14965

  • Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where the progress bar on a download might get stuck after cancelling other downloads.
  • Fixed a migration issue on phones which could result in Microsoft Edge to fail to launch for some Insiders after updating to a new build.

New in Windows 10 build 14955

  • Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge that prevented dragging content out of the browser to other windows
  • Fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Edge to crash when using the Share button to share web pages and PDFs to Mail
  • Additional bug fixes and reliability improvements

New in Windows 10 build 14951

  • Bug fixes and reliability improvements

New in Windows 10 build 14946

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Microsoft Edge to crash on launch or new tab creation for some customers
  • Fixed an issue causing touch scrolling to be too sensitive in Microsoft Edge and other UWP applications.
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements

New in Windows 10 build 14926

  • Snooze tabs: We have added an experimental “Snooze” action on a tab in Microsoft Edge which provides you with a way to set a Cortana reminder on the website you are viewing. People often keep tabs open in their browser indefinitely as a “to do” list, and do not close those tabs until the action associated with that website is complete. This feature lets you put a site into a Cortana reminder that will show up as a notification and in Action Center, allowing you to quickly open that site in Microsoft Edge when you’re ready to get back to it.

New in Windows 10 build 14905

  • Added support for the CTRL + O keyboard shortcut to set focus to the address bar.
  • Fixed an issue causing a large blank space to appear between the address bar and web content after the address bar moves back to the top when opening a new tab.

New in Windows 10 build 14393

This is the stable channel release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Read about what’s new in Microsoft Edge on the Windows Experience Blog or get tips on new features at Microsoft Edge Tips.

New web platform features

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 14959

  • Bug fixes and reliability improvements

New in Windows 10 build 14942

  • Enabled H.264/AVC support by default for RTC scenarios
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience in F12 Developer Tools
  • Various webpage performance improvements
  • Refactoring network logic in terms of Fetch algorithms in preparation for Service Worker Fetch interception (behind a flag)
  • Ongoing work to add support for CSS Custom Properties
  • Ongoing work to add support for CSP 2.0
  • Ongoing work to add support for WebRTC 1.0 (behind a flag)
  • Ongoing work to add support for Service Worker (behind a flag)

New in Windows 10 build 14926

  • Improved performance on websites with changes to large numbers of HTML Elements containing text by improving spellchecker efficiency. This results in substantially improved performance on websites like TweetDeck.
  • Addressed the largest cause of reliability issues in Insider builds of Microsoft Edge, which should improve reliability on major sites such as Facebook and Outlook.

New in Windows 10 build 14915

  • Partial implementation of Webkit-Text-Stroke
  • Partial implementation of CSS outline-offset
  • Partial support for WebRTC 1.0 (off by default; enable via about:flags)

New in Windows 10 build 14901

This release adds about:flags settings for several features that are currently in development, including support for WebRTC 1.0 and Service Worker features. Note that these features are not functional in this release.

New in Windows 10 build 14393

This is the stable channel release of EdgeHTML 14 with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Read about what’s new in the web platform on the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog or compare against build 10586 to see the full change list.

Known issues in build

  • On this release, the Spectrum.exe service may produce nonstop exceptions, causing PCs to lose audio, disk I/O usage to become very high, and apps including Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when doing certain actions (for example, opening Settings). As a workaround to get out of this state, you can delete C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Spectrum\PersistedSpatialAnchors and reboot. For more details, see this forum post.

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