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  1. Allow developers to disable script from F12

    Useful for debugging and seeing what a no-JS or slow-JS experience might be like.

    129 votes
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      0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ORTC/WebRTC: add VP8 RTP PictureID

      Hello,
      it seems that ORTC/WebRTC stack does not add VP8 RTP PictureID [1] which is needed by Switching Mixer Media Servers [2] to properly perform its rewriting when RTP flow switchings take place in order to avoid some issues in clients (eg: Chrome) that depend on it.

      Could it be added as feature request?

      Thanks in advance!!

      Refs
      [1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7741#section-4.2
      [2] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7667#section-3.6.2

      27 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • File API support for extensions

        One great addition to Edge extensions would be the ability to write files .

        There are of course security issues related to reading or writing files to the file system, but at some point, Edge will support the Downloads API (6 out of the 20 most popular Firefox extensions rely on this API). This API (chrome.downloads) allows to write a file to the Downloads folder out of an external URL. Why not then allow an extension to generate files limited to that folder ?

        That would allow saving videos (some streaming protocols need processing so the Downloads API is not…

        5,006 votes
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          321 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 202 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 141 votes
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              3 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              6,930 votes
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                746 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement CSS `display: flow-root` (modern clearfix)

                `display: flow-root` is a modern way to force a block to be a formatting context that floated elements are contained in (aka clearfix).

                From the spec [1]:

                > The element generates a block container box, and lays out its contents using flow layout. It always establishes a new block formatting context for its contents.

                Tab Atkins and Elika Etemad (fantasai) from CSSWG consider the feature stable enough to be implemented [2].

                [1] https://drafts.csswg.org/css-display-3/#valdef-display-flow-root
                [2] https://discourse.wicg.io/t/1835/6

                1,646 votes
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                  22 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  772 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 30 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WebVR : Add support for Oculus Rift, OpenVR and OSVR

                      WebVR is now supported by the latest version of Edge in the Creator Update and that's amazing. However, it is limited to Mixed Reality Devices and those devices and they are not available. Windows 10 users who already have a VR headset such as a Rift or a Vive, have to use a beta browser to enjoy WebVR.

                      Please considere to update Edge with at least a support for the Oculus Rift and the Vive. And only if you want to be a super hero, add OSVR support too.

                      206 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Suport "appearance: none" for <input>

                        Would be nice if Edge supports appearance (or -webkit-appearance) set as 'none' for <input> elements, like radio or checkbox.

                        29 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display: contents

                          Display: contents is incredibly useful when working with grid and flexbox. It is already implemented in Firefox and works really well.
                          It allows ancestors that are not direct children to become flex-items or grid-items.

                          https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2016/01/29/vanishing-boxes-with-display-contents/

                          https://medium.com/csstuff/whats-so-great-about-display-contents-ce5628ebce86

                          39 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 53 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable whitespace trimming for Get Element Text in Microsoft WebDriver for Edge

                              In Edge WebDriver, the get element text always show extra whitespace characters as prefix and/ or suffix. Probably it returns an element's text as rendered using innerText. This is not in line with other webdrivers like Chrome, Safari and "Microsoft" IE webdriver.
                              Will be good if you can fix it to trim the extra whitespace characters by default. Will be very helpful, Thanks!

                              42 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Transform Google AMP URLs back to original URL when shared

                                When viewing an AMP page, any sharing action results in the original website's URL being shared instead of the Google AMP URL. This makes sense if sharing from a mobile device with the Google AMP url displayed but the person on the receiving end is viewing it on a desktop.

                                Safari is doing this:
                                https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/23/ios11-google-amp-safari-canonical-links/

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support for CSS printing hints

                                  Other browsers support some level of CSS hints for printing to hint to the browser to use landscape over portrait, and what margins to use.

                                  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43755490/how-to-define-the-scale-and-letter-size-on-a-print-preview-in-microsoft-edge-or/45721616#45721616

                                  <style>
                                  @media print{
                                  @page{
                                  margin:1in;/* Default margin (for page content) */
                                  /*margin:0in; Sets margin to zero AND hides all the page #/date/URL fluff */
                                  size:landscape;/* Default to Landscape */
                                  }
                                  }
                                  </style>

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 77 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make EdgeHtml layout engine open source

                                      So we can help you improve like we do with the Chakra Engine

                                      154 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • IndexedDB 2.0

                                        Full IndexedDB version 2.0 support!

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  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.

                                          3 votes
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