This week’s update for Microsoft Edge Dev Channel has been announced by Microsoft but isn’t rolled out due to some issues, you’re most likely to get it by next week. FYI, the latest Microsoft Edge Dev 78.0 256.2 has added Chrome’s abusive ad blocker and turned it on by default and the recently introduced experimental collections feature is now available behind a flag in Dev with “Send to Word” export option.
Yesterday, we’ve covered Windows 10 Share and favorites buttons available in Dev and Canary builds of Edge, that’s been confirmed by the company today with Dev version release announcement. Chromium Edge is another browser to receive Windows 10 Share integration after Firefox and Classic Edge.
Favorites button that lets you quickly access bookmarks is now available on the toolbar, you’ll find the button useful if the Favorites bar is hidden.
As you know Google Chrome automatically blocks ads on sites that display abusive or misleading ads (Vivaldi offers this protection also), Micrsoft has activated the ad blocker (that was inherited from Chromium) in new Edge browser.
“Enabled the built-in abusive ad blocker that was added to Chromium last year (for more information see, https://blog.chromium.org/2018/11/further-protections-from-harmful-ad.html) ” .
You can notice the “Block on sites that show intrusive or misleading ads (recommended)” switched on here: Setting > Site Permissions > ads.
Opinion: We’ve surprised they’re using Google’s abusive ad blocking in new Edge.
Edge now allows to export a Collection to Microsoft Word. If you click on Share button for a collection, you’ll now notice “Send to Word” listed along with Send to Excel. If you send a page to Word, the collection will cite the sources.
Note: Collections feature can be turned on in edge://flags page.
As we mentioned above, the update is not available right now, but some of the changes and improvements are already available in currnet Dev and Canar builds, you can take a look at complete chagelog for this version here.