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  1. Update http://aka.ms/*.*.vagrant links

    Links like: http://aka.ms/ie11.win7.vagrant and http://aka.ms/msedge.win10.vagrant are outdated. They redirect to 2015 builds, and some (the win10 one) don't work at all.

    There needs to be some automated updating on the msft end of those links to help w/ developing automation scripts.

    In the mean time, the only solution is to do some scraping of https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/

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      0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • multi tabs

      for those who do a lot of searches, everyday we do a lot of searches, access a lot of web pages and jumping between them.
      the problem is : with the huge number of tabs we decide by the end of the day because of the chaos and the waste of the resources to close all of these tabs without reading it..

      i have an idea to solve this problem but i need to contact someone to discuss it

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        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support navigator.keyboard.getLayoutMap() API

        An API that returns a map which translates from `KeyboardEvent.code` values into a strings that can be shown to the user to identify each key.

        This is not possible with existing web platform APIs because the value that should be shown to the user depends on the keyboard layouts that the user has installed and active.

        WICG incubation spec: https://wicg.github.io/keyboard-map/

        Note: there is some overlap between this and a previous feature request https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6508637-uievents-keyboard-query-apis

        The previous request was based on an old proposal that is no longer being pursued in the standards bodies.

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          1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • PLEASE put a "remember this decision" checkbox for Flash Player like Firefox

              I could justify this all I want but in short: websites still use flash and some will never be updated. Some are for education as well. Just give us an option to enable the button/checkbox in the advanced settings.

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                0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement node.isConnected as per the living standard.

                Implement node.isConnected as per the living standard. MDN Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Node/isConnected
                Edge is the only modern browser not to support this property.

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                  0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Blocked URL List

                  Will be fine, if Intune and other MDM have an option to put some websites as blocked to visit for users. Same as Smart Screen does for risky pages.

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                    0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      8 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Microsoft Edge does not support page linking in internal PDF viewer

                      Microsoft Edge does not support page linking in internal PDF viewer.

                      In Chrome and Firefox you can jump straight to a page with a URL Hashtag suffix.

                      For example, to jump straight to page 9 of this Microsoft PDF, adding "#page=9" will take you directly there in Chrome/Firefox.

                      http://abouttmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Dynamics-365-for-Financials-Capabilities-Guide-TMC-2016-11.pdf#page=9

                      However Microsoft Edge does not support this feature.

                      As a **developer**, I have pages coded to link to specific pages in PDFs that are up to 1,300 pages long... this is really frustrating for our end users.

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                        0 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • #rrggbbaa and #rgba color notation support

                        Couldn't find this anywhere here, so I'll post this feature request.

                        I'm asking for support of the following notations:

                        background-color: #12345678;

                        and

                        background-color: #1234;

                        Spec: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-color/#hex-notation

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                          4 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Element.scrollIntoViewIfNeeded()

                          Similar to Element.scrollIntoView() but only scrolls the page if it isn't already visible.

                          Implemented in Blink and Webkit (Chrome/Opera/Safari).

                          Mozilla Firefox bug tracker entry: https://bugzil.la/403510

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                            0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement the display: contents

                            When using layout modes like flexbox and grid, there is a conflict between the desire to keep the DOM tree relatively flat, to avoid complex, unperformant, highly-nested layouts, and grouping elements in a way that makes sense semantically and allows easy manipulation via data-binding frameworks like Angular.

                            This conflict can be solved by supporting the "display: contents" box-generation mode from CSS Display Module Level 3. This allows elements to be configured to generate no box of their own, only those of their children. In this way, complex, nested DOM structures can generate much simpler box trees.

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                              197 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement :focus-within from Selectors 4

                              Tons of UIs include elements that are not visible unless the user interacts with their parent or ancestor. Think popup menus, delete or edit buttons, floating formatting toolbars, copy buttons, editing popups and so on. The list is endless. This is a good way to reduce visual clutter.
                              However, this is often done in an inaccessible way, just by using :hover, because making it accessible requires JS, since :focus does not apply to ancestors. However, 1 in 2 people writing HTML/CSS are not comfortable with JavaScript so keyboard accessibility (and usability, as many of us are keyboard users by choice)…

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                                23 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Edge to be updated on its own

                                Microsoft isn’t updating Edge via the Store as originally promised. Edge updates seem to be held back for major new versions of Windows 10, unlike Windows 10’s other included apps, which are updated more regularly. A good example is the big Nov 2015 Windows update which is the only way to get Edge 25 with EdgeHTML 13 including the drag & drop file fix.

                                As a web developer I can safely assume Firefox and Chrome users are on the latest version (we don't support the versions pre auto-update). I can't for Edge because major Windows updates are non-trivial and not…

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                                  27 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support for the "commands" API

                                  Add support for the "commands" API to listen for the user executing commands registered using the manifest of an extension, like the media keys or key combinations.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support "chrome.identity" API

                                    Chrome, FireFox, and Opera support the chrome.identity API to handle oauth2 authentication flows. At least the methods launchWebAuthFlow and getRedirectURL are needed to support an oauth2 flow forarbitrary oauth providers siuch as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, LInkedin, etc.

                                    This API is really missing from edge.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Full spec support for "accept" in Input Type=File

                                      Provide full support of the accept attribute in a input type="file"

                                      https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#attr-input-accept

                                      http://caniuse.com/#feat=input-file-accept

                                      Allows you to restrict the UX to valid file formats when necessary. Image uploads, PDF's, etc.

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                                        10 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          4 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            9 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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