Microsoft Edge 117 launches with Favorites Recovery and feature removals

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Microsoft
ORG

has released

Microsoft Edge 117
ORG

to the Stable channel

today
DATE

. The new version of

Microsoft Edge
ORG

is a security update, but

Microsoft
ORG

has not yet revealed any information on the patched security issues. The recently detected critical security issue in

WebP
ORG

has already been patched in a point update for Edge 116.

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Edge 117 is also special, as it is one of the few versions of the web browser that

Microsoft
ORG

has removed features from. New features are integrated as well, however.


Microsoft Edge
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should receive the update automatically, but users may select

Menu > Help & Feedback >
ORG

About

Microsoft Edge
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to display the current version and install the update automatically.

The latest version is 117.0.2045.31, which

Edge
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‘s "about" page should display after installation of the update.

Edge 117: removed features


Microsoft
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announced the removal of several features from

Microsoft Edge
ORG


last month
DATE

. You can check out the article for all the details on the removal, and potential alternatives. In Short,

Microsoft
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has removed the "More Tools" utilities Math Solver, Picture Dictionary, Citations,

Grammar Tools
ORG

, and

Kids Mode from
ORG

Edge 117.

The company explains that it has done so to "improve end user experience and simplify the More tools menu".


Microsoft
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has also removed Web Select from Edge 117. The reasoning is the same, to improve end user experience. Web Select highlighted the closest edge of a web cell or table, which helped with capturing.

Edge 117: new features and changes


Microsoft
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ships

Edge 117
PRODUCT

with a number of new features. Notable is the addition of the awkwardly named "

Microsoft Edge Sync Favorites Recovery
WORK_OF_ART

" feature.


Edge
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users who use synchronization in the browser may use it to restore any favorites that have been deleted or were lost in

the last 14 days
DATE

. The linked help page is not yet available, but

Edge
ORG

users may access the feature from the

Edge
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favorites hub or by loading

edge://favorites
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directly in the browser.


Edge
ORG

users who don’t want to use

Sync
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may export Favorites regularly from the Favorites interface to save a local copy.


Edge
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‘s autofill capabilities are improved in the new browser version.

Microsoft
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explains that the extension helps users "fill form fields faster on the web". Basically, what it does is suggest matches for input in form fields.

A user typing the beginning of an address might see it auto-completed by

Edge
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, provided that it is known to the browser. Edge users may manage autofill under edge://settings/personalinfo in the browser.

The web browser is configured to save and fill basic info, and fill out info on sign-up forms by default. Edge users may configure or disable the functionality in the browser’s Settings.


Microsoft Edge for Business
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is available on unmanaged BYOPC (bring your own PC) using

Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management
ORG

. It requires

Windows 11
PRODUCT

version

22H2
PERSON

or later and

Microsoft Intune 2309
ORG

or higher. Additional information is available on the release notes page.

Administrators may use several new policies:

AllowSystemNotifications – Allows system notifications

BeforeunloadEventCancelByPreventDefaultEnabled – Control the behavior for the cancel dialog produced by the beforeunload event

EdgeWalletEtreeEnabled – Edge Wallet E-Tree Enabled

GamerModeEnabled – Enable Gamer Mode

SearchbarAllowed – Enable the

Search
ORG

bar


SearchbarIsEnabledOnStartup
PERSON

– Allow the

Search
ORG

bar at

Windows
PRODUCT

startup

ShowHistoryThumbnails – Show thumbnail images for browsing history

UploadFromPhoneEnabled – Enable upload files from phone in

Microsoft Edge
ORG

desktop

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Microsoft Edge

Summary Article Name
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Microsoft Edge 117 launches with

Favorites Recovery
ORG

and feature removals

Description Microsoft
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has released

Microsoft Edge 117
ORG

, a new browser version.

Edge 117
ORG

removes features, but also adds new features. Author

Martin Brinkmann
PERSON

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