After Google Chrome version 103, it is now time to update your Microsoft Edge browser as well. Microsoft has published an update for Edge which brings it to build 103.0.1264.37. This update fixes a total of 12 security vulnerabilities, out of which 10 are shared between all Chromium-based browsers.
Not only that, but it also brings along some new performance and feature updates that we think our gaming community would appreciate.
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- Complete Release Build: 103.0.1264.37
- Release Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Edge 102
What’s New in Microsoft Edge 103
Several new features have been added to the Edge browser in this release, most of which are focused on the gamers as Microsoft wanted to make Edge the one-stop solution for web gaming.
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Homepage for Gaming
Microsoft has developed a dedicated gaming home page for people who are interested in esports. This page displays a personalized news feed and other information, such as live streams, game highlights, tournaments, and upcoming and newly released games.
If you are signed into Edge using your Xbox account and have an Xbox Game Pass ultimate membership, then you can even start playing your favorite games using Xbox Cloud Gaming right within the Edge browser.
Now you also get quick, one-click access to casual games, such as Solitaire, Jewel, etc. absolutely free!
Microsoft has also launched a dedicated games menu which is integrated right into the sidebar. Here, you can play the legacy and classic games for free.
Clarity boost is a feature in Edge that enhances the graphics quality of even the high-end games using a set of client-side scaling improvements. It makes the graphics more realistic and crispier.
Clarity boost can be enabled or disabled in-game with Xbox Cloud gaming, bringing more life to the game itself. To toggle the feature, open the menu by clicking on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-left corner of the browser.
Microsoft has introduced a new “Efficiency Mode” in the Edge browser. Unlike the Efficiency Mode in the Task Manager, enabling this mode enhances your system’s performance to give you the best experience while gaming.
When the feature is enabled, you will experience much faster and smoother gameplay. When you are done playing, closing the game will automatically restore the default settings.
Furthermore, you can also control when this mode is enabled so that you do not drain your battery if you’re using a laptop.
To enable/disable Efficiency Mode, navigate to the following:
Microsoft Edge Settings >> System and performance
Here, choose the option best suited for your gaming pattern from the drop-down menu in front of “Turn on efficiency mode when.”
Download Microsoft Edge 103
If you already have Microsoft Edge on your PC, you can simply upgrade it to the latest build using the guide given further down below. If not, use the links given in the next section to install it now.
Click on the ellipses in the top-right corner of the browser, expand Help and feedback, and then click About Microsoft Edge.
Edge will now begin to scan for an update, and then download and install it if one is available. Once the download is completed, you will need to Restart the browser.
Once it relaunches, you can return to the About page and check that it has been updated to version 103.0.1264.37.
Download Edge 103 Installers
If you want to use Edge 103 on any operating system other than Windows 11 and 10, like Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android, you will need to download its offline installers.
You can download the latest Microsoft Edge installers (including stable, beta, and dev releases) from this link. You can also download the browser in your preferred language, using the tips given on the above-mentioned page.
Use Portable Edge Chromium Updater
If you are using Edge’s portable version, it will not update on its own. For that, a small tool known as Portable Edge Updater is available on GitHub, which allows you to install or update the existing Microsoft Edge Chromium to the latest build available. You can also use this tool to download the x64 and x86 versions from all channels, including the stable channel and the 3 channels from Edge Insider.
Download the tool by opening the Portable Edge GitHub page and then clicking on the link provided by Portable.Edge.Chromium.Updater….7z.
The tool is then downloaded. Extract it and then run the .exe file. Inside the tool, click on the channel and bit architecture you want to download (the versions are also mentioned). In this case, we will download Edge version 103 from the stable channel.
The browser will then begin to update (or download). Once done, you can check if the Microsoft Edge Chromium portable 100 is now available on your device.
Microsoft Edge Update History
|Edge Version||Release Date||Features & improvements|
|Edge 119||2-Nov-23||Addresses 16 vulnerabilities, improves split-screen restore, ability to manage sidebar app auto-launch, “Always show sidebar” option placed under Copilot settings|
|Edge 118||13-Oct-23||Addresses 15 vulnerabilities, and introduces AI-powered Find on Page.|
|Edge 117||15-Sep-23||Addresses 14 vulnerabilities, includes More Tools deprecations and unload event deprecation, includes support for Microsoft Edge for Business for BYOPC via Intune.|
|Edge 116||21-Aug-23||Addresses 23 vulnerabilities, introduces split screen, ability to drop files across devices, and ability to attach Edge sidebar to desktop.|
|Edge 115||21-Jul-23||Microsoft Edge management service, rounded tabs, mouse gestures, split screen view.|
|Edge 113||5-May-23||Basic Enhanced Security Mode was removed, shifted to EdgeUpdater on macOS, and introduced new policies, addresses 2 security vulnerabilities.|
|Edge 112||6-Apr-23||Introduced Browser Essentials in place of the Performance Hub, improvements to enhanced security mode and some policies.|
|Edge 111||13-Mar-23||Bing copilot in the toolbar, auto-hiding sidebar, hover over the sidebar to expand, and policy to clear IE mode history on browser exit.|
|Edge 110||9-Feb-23||Introduces Immersive Reader policies, Azure Active Directory synchronization, Drop feature to share files, and several security updates.|
|Edge 109||13-Jan-23||14 security updates, 8 new policies, and 2 deprecated policies.|
|Edge 108||5-Dec-22||Important security fixes, a new policy to disable Web Select amongst others.|
|Edge 107||27-Oct-22||Improved sidebar, new policies, and security fixes.|
|Edge 106||3-Oct-22||Improved web defense and increased the maximum number of search results to 4|
|Edge 105||2-Sep-22||Improvements to IE mode and enhanced security|
|Edge 104||5-Aug-22||Support to import data and enhanced security on the web|
|Edge 103||23-Jun-22||Improvements for online and web gaming|
|Edge 102||31-May-22||With reverse image search and security improvements|
|Edge 100||1-Apr-22||Sends 3-digit user agent string, PDF updates, and hardware-enforces stack protection|
|Edge 99||3-Mar-22||Custom primary password and PDF navigation|
|Edge 98||4-Feb-22||Edge Bar, reduced resource consumption|
|Edge 97||6-Jan-22||Auto-citation, endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)|
|Edge 96||10-Dec-21||Super duper secure mode, typosquatting|
|Edge 90||15-Apr-21||SSO, PDF printing|
|Edge 89||4-Mar-21||Vertical Tabs, Sleeping Tabs, Startup Boost|
|Edge 88||21-Jan-21||Password generator, transparent privacy controls|
Even though Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are both Chromium-based, it seems like Edge is taking the lead in terms of performance and optimization. With the new features introduced in Edge 103, we believe that it will eventually become the hub for web gamers unless the competition makes some drastic changes to their web browsers.