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  1. Add browser.omnibox APIs

    browser.omnibox enables WebExtensions to implement customised behavior when the user types into the browser's address bar.

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/omnibox

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      1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 12 votes
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      • add internet downloader manager extension like google does. auto download from a given link

        i really like if idm can be used in edge like it is in chrome. edge is simple and faster in term of loading time for me.

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        • Add support for History API in Extensions

          Our browser extension, that is currently available for Firefox and Chrome, relies on History API. Without this API we cannot port our extension to Edge.
          https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/history

          94 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • reading list

            Add an API for accessing the Reading List for Extensions.

            4 votes
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            • tab styling

              Add an API to modify tabs (i.e. the tabs-header) via an edge extension.

              3 votes
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              • 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.

                24 votes
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                • sendMessage for extensions

                  When there are more than one extension have been loaded, the message will be send to all the extensions and the response will be chaos. Is is very essential to have the function that sending a single message to specific extension rather than to different extensions.
                  Google Chrome can avoid by chrome.runtime.sendMessage

                  29 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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

                    11 votes
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                    • InPrivate

                      Allow extensions to be enabled in InPrivate sessions. Use case is to have eg. Ublock running for InPrivate browsing sessions too.

                      33 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support background persistent when edge is not opend, and support chrome.notification API

                        Support background persistent when edge is not opend, and support chrome.notification API.

                        Now, when MS Edge is closed, background isn't also run.
                        Please, support background persistent.

                        And support chrome.notification API, too.

                        Google Chrome already support those.

                        Chrome supports notification API when browser is not opened.

                        18 votes
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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.

                          49 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support content scripts in file:// URI - local file access

                              Spent several hours trying to work out why the demo app SecureInput is not working with provided html doc from local file system
                              https://github.com/MicrosoftEdge/MicrosoftEdge-Extensions-Demos

                              Finally found hint
                              https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39287398/access-local-web-files-via-microsoft-edge-extension

                              It would be great to support local file access and injection of content scripts to file:// URI as part of specific pattern match or <all_urls>

                              It would also be great to document this limitation while it's not support and if it won't be supported.

                              6 votes
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                              • 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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                                • At least allow Norton extensions

                                  Allow Norton extensions

                                  628 votes
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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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                                    • 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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