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  1. Support Cortana inside Microsoft Edge extension such as "Turn Off the Lights for Microsoft Edge"

    Support Cortana inside Microsoft Edge extension such as "Turn Off the Lights for Microsoft Edge"

    Microsoft Edge extension only need HTML5 (JavaScript, CSS, HTML). Make the Cortana API available for the Microsoft Edge extension. Use the example code of the “Hosted Web App” => in the Microsoft Edge extension.
    https://gist.github.com/seksenov/17032e9a6eb9c17f88b5

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • At least allow Norton extensions

      Allow Norton extensions

      607 votes
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      • browser.cookies.onChanged event should be implemented

        Many of the enterprise browser extensions will need this event since they would depend on checking if their webpage is logged in already to show a dynamic page in the browser extensions panel and it will also help them to logout the user if cookie is removed.

        10 votes
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        • Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer

          Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer (as in IE 11 / Firefox, etc.)
          For that reason I must switch to Firefox instead of using Edge

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          • Telemtery Page Speed Monitor

            One simple extension I'd like is to have something like app.telemetry Page Speed Monitor that we can have on Firefox or Chrome (showing in the right corner extension's icon how much time it took (in seconds) for the current web page to load)

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            • 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.

              24 votes
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              • 3 votes
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                • 7 votes
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                  • Allow browser.tabs.executeScript when in Reading View

                    This would allow browser extensions to add features to Edge's Reading View.

                    3 votes
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                    • Submit Our Popular Extension

                      We have a popular Chrome/FireFox extension and many unhappy Edge users requesting we make an edge extension.

                      How can we get our extension submitted?

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                      • Microsoft Access Panel extension is still not available for EDGE

                        Microsoft Access Panel extension is still not available for EDGE which stops every single AAD and Office 365 user from using https:\\myapps.microsoft.com for SSO with EDGE to cloud services. It is embarrassing to tell all my organisations O365 users to switch to using Chrome or Firefox (or IE) as Microsoft only has extensions for these and has not bothered to for EDGE.

                        This is despite Microsoft saying "The password-based SSO extension will become available for Edge in Windows 10 when browser extensions become supported for Edge." https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/active-directory-appssoaccess-whatis/#password-based-single-sign-on

                        Aug 02 2016 was some time ago and, I raised this on the…

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                        • Opening a new window should not close an extension's popup window

                          If my extension's main popup window opens another popup window, the main popup window is closed, effectively aborting the execution of my extension.

                          For instance, in case of an oauth authentication workflow a new window must be opened the handle the authentication of a login provider such as facebook. Since this closes the main popup window of my extension, this blocks implementing a smooth authentication process in my extension.

                          Chrome and Opera this works flawlessly, in FireFox they're working on it.

                          3 votes
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                          • Native messaging!

                            Please implement Native messaging mechanism! Internet Banking users are used to sign their contracts via a smart card (which uses WinCrypt API). Nowadays, after deprecation of applets, there is no other way to access Windows API and use a smart card in order to make a trusted digital signature.

                            911 votes
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                              26 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Calling/consuming an App Service from Edge extension

                              An edge extension should be able to communicate to a locally installed UWP app. I know UWP apps can't use loopback tcp communication. So the most viable option is to run AppService from UWP app and let the edge extension consume that service. Currently, Edge extensions can't access Windows.ApplicationModel.AppService namespace.

                              131 votes
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                              • App provided Edge extensions

                                UWP apps should be able to add Edge extensions.

                                A good example for this is a password manager. I have the full implementation inside the app, with encryption and decryption. Since all the information is local to the app, I'm unable to use it inside Edge. My app should be capable of adding an Edge extension capable of accessing this data.

                                Another good example would be your own OneNote app. I have to install the OneNote Store app, and the OneNote Edge extension. The Edge extension could be published by the OneNote app itself.

                                11 votes
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                                • Allow extensions to exist on the Devtools Pane

                                  Extensions such as the AngularJs Batarang need to exist on the Devtools page and not in the main browser. Please add this functionality so that tabs can be added to DevTools.

                                  48 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Will `proxy` API be supported in Microsoft Edge extensions

                                      I currently manage a top Proxy extension in Chrome, and will like to port it to the new Microsoft Edge.

                                      However, the `proxy` API seem to be missing/not implemented. Is this true?

                                      Will this fact change? Any timeline?

                                      275 votes
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                                      • Access localhost via Microsoft Edge extension background page

                                        Recently we migrated a Chrome extension to Microsoft Edge. For Edge hasn't implemented native messaging, so we want to communicate with native app by websocket via Edge extension background page.

                                        After testing, we found that, in the background page websocket can access external host successfully, but localhost, even though access '127.0.0.1' failed. And we try to access localhost in the web page, it did!

                                        Edge browser info: userAgent: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; ServiceUI 8) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36 Edge/14.14393" We have checked "Allow localhost loopback (this might put your device at risk)" from about:flags.

                                        Does Edge…

                                        17 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • active user interface tutorial .pdf/app allowing ability to highlight take notes and save them

                                          Beginners should be allowed to have their own .pdf or app tutorial that they can take notes in and keep. They should have the ability to highlight, create side notes, maybe have a little bit of cloud storage in it or an area where they can store resources and maybe contain downloadable references that aren't two pages long...and maybe ...for more advanced users...or maybe for everyone like receive some sort of points and have it rated on a real system where we can actually get free cool stuff like the prize system at chuck e cheese but for windows products…

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