The most recent replacement to Microsoft Edge is ready to ship some essential safety function updates.
First up, the online browser has had a lift to its internet defence that Microsoft says makes it “extra dependable”. The replacement makes use of a rewritten ‘Microsoft Defender SmartScreen’ library, which was first launched in Edge 103. This function is unique to customers operating Edge on a Home windows machine.
As a part of the advance, the ‘NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled’ coverage is deprecated in Microsoft Edge 106 and can be thought out of date within the subsequent main launch (107).
Microsoft Edge 106
This follows the information that Edge will enter an ultra-high safety mode when customers navigate to much less widespread websites. The settings to allow this are in ‘Settings and extra’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Privateness, search, and companies, the place customers can decide from ‘Primary’, ‘Balanced’, and ‘Strict’.
Microsoft’s builders have additionally been busy updating the work outcomes function within the browser’s tackle bar.
The variety of outcomes that may be displayed has doubled from two to 4, which ought to provide “larger visibility into the work content material accessible to you as you search.” To get work outcomes, you have to allow the ‘AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled’ coverage.
Different updates to the most recent model of Edge 106 embody three new insurance policies, two deprecated insurance policies, and two that are actually out of date (‘OutlookHubMenuEnabled’ and ‘EdgeDiscoverEnabled’).
Microsoft Edge 106 is accessible within the Steady Channel now.
Earlier this 12 months, we reported that Edge is lastly on the up following the retirement of Web Explorer. The browser handed the 10% international desktop market share in April 2022 and peaked at 10.92% in August 2022, nevertheless, it nonetheless trails a great distance behind Google Chrome at greater than 67%.
In contrast to Web Explorer, Microsoft Edge may be put in on macOS and Linux units in addition to the Home windows working system. There are iOS and Android variations of the browser, too.