Microsoft Edge: Here’s What’s New

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Windows Insider Preview Build 10158 [PC/Tablet]

New

  • The browser is now branded Microsoft Edge
  • Background audio playback is now supported
  • Tabs can now be dragged and dropped to a new window
  • You can now have a Home button via Settings > Advanced Settings and turn on “Show the home button”
  • We’ve added the ability for you to import favorites/bookmarks from other browsers into Microsoft Edge
  • There are new options for changing what you see when you first start Microsoft Edge
  • There are new customizations for the New Tab page. You can choose to either see top sites and suggested content – or just top sites.
  • We’ve added password and form-fill support. Microsoft Edge now lets you manage your passwords for your favorite websites
  • You can now choose a Light or Dark theme
  • Web Notes can now be saved to One Note
  • Reading Lists now appear on the New Tab Page
Known Issues

Microsoft Edge has a new app ID that will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in “Project Spartan” from previous builds to be lost after upgrading. If you want to keep these, make sure you back up your favorites before upgrading to Build 10158. To save your favorites, follow these steps before upgrading to the next build we release (do it now):

  1. Copy your favorites from %localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites
  2. Save them to %userprofile%/Favorites.
  3. After upgrading to the next build open Microsoft Edge, choose Settings, and you’ll see an option to import favorites from another browser. Choose Internet Explorer to import the favorites you saved in your %userprofile% directory into Microsoft Edge.
When using a Windows locale setting other than en-US, users may have difficulty accessing about:flags. To workaround this issue, temporarily change your locale to en-US and set your desired flags. Your flags will be preserved even if you change your locale again afterward.
 
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