Microsoft Edge 84 has been released

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 17, 2020
Updated • Jul 29, 2022
Internet, Microsoft Edge

Microsoft released a new version of its Chromium-based web browser Microsoft Edge on July 16, 2020. Microsoft Edge 84 Stable is a major new update that introduces new functionality and improvements in the web browser.

The browser is rolled out over time to all devices; administrators may run a manual check for updates with a click on Menu > Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge to download and install the new version directly. Check out our tip on updating Edge manually if the update is not offered at the time.

The new version of the browser patches several security issues, most affecting all Chromium-based web browsers but also one that affects Microsoft Edge specifically.

Microsoft Edge 84

microsoft edge 84

Windows users who run Edge with elevated privileges may notice that signing in to the browser is now supported; this was not the case previously and helps "customers running Microsoft Edge on Windows server or in remote-desktop and sandbox scenarios".

Microsoft Edge 84 disables the protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by default. It is still possible to reactive the protocols but recommended only if sites that need to be accessed rely on these protocols, but only through the use of policies. The policy is described on this Docs page.

Edge users may enable the policy Show Legacy TLS warnings which makes Edge display non-blocking Not Secure warnings in the browser when loading pages that require the deprecated protocols.

microsoft edge-display warning tls 1.0 1.1

Load edge://flags/#show-legacy-tls-warnings and set the policy to Enabled to activate the functionality.

The Collections feature in Edge has improved in the new version as well. It is now possible to add notes to items in a collection. To use the new feature, right-click on an item in a collection and select the "add note" option.

It is furthermore possible to change the background color of notes, and users may notice performance improvements when exporting collections to Excel.

Other changes in Microsoft Edge 84

  • Site list download times for Internet Explorer mode lists improved.
  • Full mouse support when the browser is in full screen mode.
  • Custom nick names may be added to debit or credit cards.
  • Storage Access API is now supported. Allows access to first-party storage in a third-party context if users provide direct intents to allow storage.
  • Native File System API is supported to give sites permissions to edit files or folders.
  • Read aloud for PDF documents.
  • Improved PDF editing that allows you to save edits to the original file instead of a copy.
  • Translations are now enabled in Immersive Reader Mode.
  • Support for customizing shortcuts in the Developer Tools.

Microsoft introduces several new Enterprise policies in Edge 84, and has deprecated three policies:

Added policies

Deprecated policies

Now You: Have you tried the new Edge browser recently?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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