Microsoft Edge 97 lands in Dev Channel with PDF and password improvements

The Microsoft Edge Insider Dev channel upgraded to version 97 yesterday, with the first version 97.0.1060.2 bringing new PDF and password management features. Microsoft Edge is the default PDF reader on Windows 10 and Windows 11, and this new version further improves the viewing and markup experience.

Microsoft Edge has also become a great password manager, and this new version allows creating new website accounts or applying coupons and viewing shopping sites with just one click. You can find the full list of new features in Edge Insider Dev build 97.0.1060.2 below:

  • Added ability to draw arbitrary highlight on PDFs.
  • Added option to print odd or even pages.
  • Combined autofill and password generation on account registration web pages so you can create new website accounts with one click.
  • Combined autofill of personal information and payment information on some shopping websites so you can apply coupons and checkout with one click.
  • Enabled one-click password update by default by adding a button to the Disclosed Password Settings page that goes directly to the website’s password update page and then using build password to automatically fill in a new password.
  • Added the Downloads button to open windows with the –app command line flag.
  • Management policies (updates to documentation and administrative models may not have taken place yet):
    • Added policy to control if Internet Explorer mode toolbar button is enabled.
    • Added a policy to control if the ability for Edge to automatically enhance images is enabled.
    • Added a policy to control if accessibility image tags are enabled, which controls whether a service can be used to generate descriptions for images that don’t already have them.
  • Developer:
    • Added an experimental WebView2 API to handle basic website authentication (issue 120).
    • Added an experimental API to WebView2 applications to send and receive web messages on iframes (issue 139).
    • Added an API to WebView2 applications to query the location of the user data folder.

As usual, this new version also brings some bug fixes, and you can learn more on this page. With Edge 97 landing on the Dev Channel this week, Edge 96 has also made its way to the Beta Channel and is expected to hit the Stable Channel at the end of the month. If you’re using Linux, Microsoft Edge is finally out of beta this week, and it supports all major variants of Linux.

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