Microsoft Edge 99 Stable is Released with Many New Features

Following the release of Google Chrome 99, Microsoft announced version 99 of its Chromium-based web browser, Microsoft Edge, to its stable channel update users, with several new features and dozens of security updates from the Chromium project.

And before we start with the new features in this version, we remind you that this is the last version before version 100 that may make some sites stop working. If you are a website owner, we invite you to activate the #force-major-version-to-100 flag via the edge page https://flags to ensure that your site will function properly after the release of Microsoft Edge 100 late this month. If you do not have a website, this is probably not important to you, but now you know new information on the subject

Now let's move on to the new features included in Microsoft Edge 99, starting with a new addition to the multi-profile experience in the browser, as users can now create a custom list of sites for automatic profile switching in Microsoft Edge.

In other words, if you use more than one Microsoft Edge profile (a local profile, Microsoft account, work or organization account), you can set a list of websites to open in a particular profile. For example, you can use this feature to make your browser automatically open your organization's website on your work profile. If you still do not understand, watch the video above.

Second, Microsoft Edge 99 comes with thumbnail support for the browser's built-in PDF reader, so you'll now be able to easily navigate through your PDF document using thumbnails that represent pages. These thumbnails will appear in the right pane of the PDF reader.

Next, this version comes with a new security feature for the browser called "Custom primary password", which, as its name indicates, enables you to set a master password that you will have to enter when you want to fill in your password on websites, which is expected to protect your accounts if someone got access to your computer. You can set the browser to ask you for your password once during your browsing session or each time you fill in a password.

Of course, this is not a feature exclusive to Microsoft Edge, as it has been available in Mozilla Firefox for a long time, but it is good to see Microsoft bring it to more users anyway.

Lastly, Edge 99 introduces a new PasswordManagerBlocklist policy that allows system administrators to configure a list of domains for which the password manager user interface (UI) will be disabled for saving and filling.

This means that Save and Fill workflows will be disabled on these domains, which ensures that passwords for those websites can’t be saved or auto-filled into web forms.

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