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  1. ResizeObserver

    A implementation of the ResizeObserver API would be nice.

    Explainer: https://github.com/WICG/ResizeObserver/blob/master/explainer.md
    Spec: https://wicg.github.io/ResizeObserver/

    Thanks!

    194 votes
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    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Fixed header on tables with scrolling tbody

    Please support existing Chrome functionality that supports scrolling tbody and fixed header in responsive tables! Many posts on Stack Overflow trying to achieve this cross-browser capability, already available in Chrome.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. RTC Data Channels

    Data channels allow a web application to send and receive generic application data peer-to-peer.

    This feature request is specifically about the *data channel* component of the WebRTC specification. This is separate from Object RTC and WebRTC 1.0 feature requests because the Platform Status site breaks out data channels separately.

    RTC Data Channels:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/rtcdatachannels/?q=data%20channels
    Uservoice: (this ticket)

    Object RTC:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcobjectrtcapi/?q=Object%20RTC
    UserVoice: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6263666-webrtc-object-rtc-api

    WebRTC 1.0:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcwebrtcv10api/?q=WebRTC
    UserVoice: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6508336-webrtc-webrtc-v1-0-api

    3,742 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Support the `inert` attribute

    Trapping focus in modal dialogs or preventing focus in background layers in modern web applications is extremely difficult and error-prone. Developers either have to walk the DOM and disable every focusable control with tabindex="-1" and `aria-hidden="true"` on a parent element, or do some tricky JavaScript to maintain focus inside of an element. Many developers get this wrong or they don't do it at all, creating horribly inaccessible experiences for keyboard and screen reader users.

    The inert attribute currently being explored in the WICG solves this problem by providing a mechanism to disable entire subtrees in HTML. By setting `inert` on…

    460 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Microsoft edge for Mac.

    Hei :)

    Skulle gjerne sett til at Microsoft Edge ble gjort tilgjengelig for Mac. Det har seg slik at Edge er den som blir mest anbefalt, som nettleser til eksamen, og ville derfor vært en stor fordel dersom den ble tilgjengelig :)

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    1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Firefox instead of Chromium

    Use the Firefox engine instead of the Chromium engine for use in Edge. Firefox is more secure, more private, and uses less resources.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. lazyLoad

    Currently, LazyLoad ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/dn369270(v=vs.94) ) is implemented in IE and Edge, see support: https://caniuse.com/#feat=lazyload

    However there is interest in standardization to enable developers lazy-loading images/iframes and other embedded content (and the proposed lazyLoad's attribute values differ from that of current Edge/IE implementation):
    https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/2806

    33 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Spread operator for object literals

    This feature is currently Stage 3 and is implemented by Firefox stable, Chrome stable, Safari Preview, and Node stable.

    This is really useful for shallow cloning objects:

    let objClone = { ...obj };

    References:

    http://kangax.github.io/compat-table/esnext/

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Spread_operator#Spread_in_object_literals

    490 votes
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    3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. include browser version in user agent string

    Microsoft Edge on windows does not include the version of the browser but only the version of layout engine:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.17763

    The version should be 44.17763.1.0, since 18.17763 is the version of layout engine

    I suggest something like:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/44.17763.1.0 (EdgeHTML 18.17763)

    9 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. search through open tabs with a hot key

    search through open tabs with a hotkey, this way
    users with lots of tabs open can find their way back to the tab instead of opening a new one / move tab to active window.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Downloads API support for extensions

    Missing Downloads API support is not good. I wanted to port my extension but it relies on basic downloads API missing in Edge.

    7,096 votes
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    755 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Tab container

    Pretty much something like Firefox Container tabs feature.

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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Reading view

    Having Reading View available in the new Microsoft Edge on Chromium would be a really nice enhancement

    3 votes
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  14. Bring back Emulation

    Bring back emulation

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  15. 39 votes
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    1 comment  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Emulation: Support emulation of popular iOS and Android devices

    Our customers have an environment where most laptops run Windows 10 but most company phones are iPhones. Those who sport tablets have iPads and occasionally Android tablets. When developing for this device environment we have to consider emulation and only use real devices when testing. We are trying hard to adopt Edge as a development browser but with the current developer tools emulation only having Windows Phone devices out of the box our guys have to resort to custom configurations. Considering the market share of Windows Phone devices versus the market share of Android and iOS devices it doesn't make…

    2 votes
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  17. chromecast support

    Please add support to Chromecast to cast tabs and videos from the internet.

    140 votes
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    1 comment  ·  WebDriver  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. audio worklet

    Hello,
    We saw that within your developer documentation site that AudioWorklet is being considered for development.
    Do you have a timeframe of when this will be developed and released as this is important feature for us.

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/15812544/

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  19. 3 votes
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  20. Support BigInt

    Please support BigInt, a stage-3 proposal. https://tc39.github.io/proposal-bigint/

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