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  1. object-fit and object-position for all media elements

    Object-fit and object-position is defined for all visual media, not only for images, but also for video or canvas elements.

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      12 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 135 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mac version of Edge

        Produce a Mac version of Edge so developers on Mac can see how their work effects Edge users. This would also improve the user experience for people running Edge on Windows.

        165 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bring `gap` property to flexbox

          As outlined in the linked issue, having the ability to use grid-gap on flexbox (which is soon to be renamed just "gap" by the CSS Working Group because "grid-gap" doesn't make sense when used on flexbox) solves a major pain point that developers are facing.

          See the issue for more details:
          https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/592

          188 votes
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            1 comment  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fully implement the FormData API

            Currently the FormData API is only partially implemented in Edge. Most of the more useful methods are missing including: has(), get(), set(), delete(), entries(), and many others.

            FormData is already fully implemented on the other major browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) - see: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/catalog/?q=formdata

            40 votes
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              1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 57 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) as in Safari, or equivalent protection

                A user-agent should act to protect its user's best interest. ITP is a sensible compromise between no privacy and ad-blocking since it enables advertising without abandoning data protection. Since there is no existing standard, Edge could experiment with an approach different from ITP, but it's a good starting point (and does not break the Web).

                74 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!

                  123 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • chromecast support

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

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                      2 comments  ·  WebDriver  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Assigned Access

                        Edge is supposed to be UWP!? Then why can't I choose it as the assigned app when setting up an Assigned Access Account in Windows 10 Pro? Edge really needs to support this Windows 10 feature. We are currently forced to download a third party browser app from the store to use a browser in this mode.

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                          0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Group Policy setting to disable delete browser history

                          As an education customer, we do not want students to be able to delete browser history. Chrome and IE both have a Group Policy setting to prevent that. Could a Group Policy setting like IE's "Prevent access to Delete Browsing History" be added for Edge, please?

                          10 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            399 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Asynchronous Clipboard API

                              The clipboard spec now has an asynchronous API [2] which is significantly more ergonomic than past clipboard APIs – it avoids various issues that the old document.execCommand("copy") approach had, and is much easier to use:

                              navigator.clipboard.writeText("hello world").then(...);

                              IE 9/10/11 shipped an unstandardized API for copying text or URLs to the clipboard. Edge shipped an older version of the draft standard clipboard/editing-spec-based-API [1], but it has numerous bugs and inconsistencies [2] that even *make it impossible to tell if the attempted copy action has succeeded*. Existing bugs aren't seeing attention, and it seems likely to me that there are more undiscovered…

                              45 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 53 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support BigInt

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

                                  21 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    425 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hide Internet Explorer icons from the taskbar and the desktop

                                      Hello,

                                      When I do support for customers of my SaaS company, I see that many of them who are not tech-savvy cannot differentiate between one browser or another, let alone between IE and Edge. They do not have a preference for one of the two even though it makes a huge difference for us, web developers, when it comes to web standard or supported technologies.

                                      I understand IE must still be supported for a long time because of technologies that were removed in the first version of Edge, but would it be possible, for the next big update, to "hide"…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Implement CSS 'overscroll-behavior'

                                        Consider implementing the new CSS overscroll-behavior property.

                                        ## Specification
                                        This feature specification is being incubated in WICG:
                                        https://wicg.github.io/overscroll-behavior/

                                        Additional background on this feature may be found here:
                                        https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/769

                                        ## Summary
                                        CSS overscroll-behavior standardizes a supercharged version of "-ms-scroll-chaining". It allows developers to determine the browser's behavior once a scroller has reached its full extent.
                                        The unused delta can be propagated to the parent causing scroll chaining, create a glow/bounce effect without chaining, or just get consumed silently. In particular when used on viewport defining element, it controls if overscroll can be used for navigation actions such as pull-to-refresh or swipe…

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                                          1 comment  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • RegExp Named Capture Groups

                                          The proposal is in Stage 4, so it will be included in next ECMAScript release. Chrome and Safari have implemented this feature for regular expression. Named groups make regex easier to read when there are many groups.

                                          See: https://github.com/tc39/proposal-regexp-named-groups

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