By Delia / Last update February 11, 2022

The Chromium-based Edge browser has reached a major milestone - Version 100 has been released via the Dev channel. Although this update is minor, it does bring significant changes for Linux users. In terms of new features, Linux users can finally log in with their Microsoft work or school accounts by default. Also new is a tweak to the Performance Center, so you can see how much resource savings the Sleep tab offers. Finally, Rewards Center is now enabled by default.

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How to get this update:

You can click here to download it, or check out the detailed changelog.

Here are the general updates:

  • Fixed a crash when searching for words in PDF.
  • Fixed a crash when logging into the browser.
  • Fixed a crash when using the guest mode window.
  • Fixed a crash when sending feedback.
  • Fixed a crash in Rewards Center.
  • Fixed a crash when using Read Aloud on Mac.
  • Fixed hang when viewing tooltips or other popups hovering over IE mode tabs.
  • Changed JavaScript sharing API to call new shared popups when available.
  • Changed startup acceleration to enable it even when conflicting extensions exist.
  • Fixed an issue where "Find on Page" would sometimes get stuck and not advance to the next match when iterating over all matches.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on a misspelled word would sometimes not bring up a spell check suggestion card to fix it.
  • Fixed an issue where the setting to open system preferences for subtitles did not work.
  • Fixed an issue with the WebView2 application where the IsMuted property could not be set if the media was not playing.

Known issues:

  • Users of certain ad blocking extensions may experience playback errors on YouTube. As a workaround, the extension can be temporarily disabled which should allow playback to continue.
  • Some users are still experiencing an issue where all tags and extensions immediately crash with a STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH error. A common cause of this error is outdated antivirus software; updating the software may resolve the issue.
  • Users of Kaspersky Internet Suite with the relevant extensions installed sometimes see web pages such as Gmail fail to load. This failure is due to Kaspersky's main software being out of date, so it is resolved by ensuring that the latest version is installed.
  • Some users have seen "wiggling" behavior when using trackpad gestures or touchscreen scrolling, where scrolling in one dimension also causes pages to subtly scroll back and forth in another dimension.

Microsoft has come quite a long way since Microsoft Edge was first introduced, and Dev Dev Channel testing has been key to the browser's success. While you will often find features first in the Microsoft Edge Canary branch, the Dev Channel is where Microsoft first talks about new features and where it gathers the most feedback and community interaction. We congratulate Microsoft Edge on this huge milestone and look forward to many more new Edge builds to come.