Microsoft Edge 99 Is Now Available with Custom primary Passwords

Few days earlier, Google Chrome 99 became available for general public with a number of new features. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has now released the Edge browser with same version with a number of improvements.

Thanks to the latest update, users will now be able to create a custom list of websites for each profile in case they are using multiple profiles in the browser. When someone opens a website from a custom list, Edge will automatically open it in the preferred profile.

Additionally, users will now be able to navigate through PDF files with ease as it’s possible to jump between pages by using page thumbnails. Microsoft is currently preparing to release version 100 as the company noted, “Starting with version 100, Microsoft Edge will send a three-digit version number in the User-Agent header, for example “Edg/100”. Starting with Microsoft Edge 97, site owners can test this upcoming agent string by enabling the #force-major-version-to-100 experiment flag in edge://flags to ensure their User-Agent parsing logic is robust and works as expected.”

Furthermore, with the latest update, you’ll have much easier time to manage password within the browser. Users can utilize the PasswordManagerBlocklist policy to identify a list of domains where you don’t want to use the functionalities of passwords. If enabled, this will also block autofill capability of the browser.

Lastly, you can now set custom primary password for enhanced security. Users can now create a custom string as a primary password and when they authenticate the password, they’ll be able to use the autofill feature. This will prevent unauthorized users from using autofill credentials in a website. If you want to update Edge to latest version, you can go to the three-dotted menu and then navigate to Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge to begin the update.

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