Microsoft again brought Tab Previews aka ‘Tab Hover Card Images’ to Edge Canary with lazy loading support, Chrome, and Edge Stable versions now support emulation of dual-screen devices. And Microsoft Edge has Started crashing since yesterday when you start to type in the address bar with Google set as a default Search engine.
A possible bug in Microsoft Edge made the browser crash when users start to type in Omnibox. This only happens when you use Google as the default Search engine in Edge. Microsoft is quick to confirm the issue after user reports on social platforms.
While we noticed issues affected dev and Canary only. Microsoft announced Edge is affected by the issue.
The situation has demanded following workarounds for the Edge browser to work again.
- Disable search suggestions and switch to Bing
- Use InPrivate browsing mode.
However, Microsoft has able to identify the cause and fixed the issue. The company announced a while back on Twitter that users can restore previous search settings as the issue is resolved.
Thanks for everyone’s patience while we investigated! We believe this to be resolved now. We encourage you to revert your browser settings that you may have changed, and let us know if you are still experiencing any crashes typing into the address bar. https://t.co/Icx2qR3UHM
— Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) July 31, 2020
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge stable version devtools now support emulation of dual-screen devices such as Surface Duo and Galaxy Fold. This allows website designers and developers to check how their websites they’re developing look on these devices in Chromium browsers.
To get started.
1.Launch Chrome or Microsoft Edge
2. Open developer tools by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I shortcut. The Shortcut works for Chrome and Edge browsers.
3. Click on three-dot icon >More tools > Settings
4. Select Experiments and scroll down and enable “Emulation: Support dual-screen mode”
5. Close Experiments, click on reload developer tools
6. Visit any website, load developer tools, toggle device toolbar, select “Surface Duo”, and click on Book icon (Toggle dual-screen mode, Ctrl+Shift +M) on the toolbar to see the preview of the website in Surface Duo.
You can also select “Galaxy Fold” and check how websites display on it.
— David Rousset (@davrous) July 30, 2020
Microsoft Edge got the Tab Previews the previous Edge version contains, behind the flag ” Tab Hover card Images”.
This time, the feature is much improved and comes with lazy loading support to disable last recently watched thumbnail when all thumbnails are watched. The feature can be enabled from the edge://flags page in Canary.