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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      921 votes
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        26 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 13 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          75 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            14 votes
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            • 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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                3 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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?

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                  6 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • Edge extensions do not support cookies

                    Bug: Edge extensions do not support cookies
                    Bug was raised by Haibara Ai via stackoverflow

                    See below:

                    I have a chrome extension where i store a cookie within the document.cookie. This is then refetched every time the user opens the popover.

                    I have used the Microsoft Edge convertor tool, to convert the extension to support the edge browser. This all worked as expected.

                    However a cookie is never persisted, is this a limitation of the edge browser? or am i missing something?

                    I can set, and get the cookie straight after and it is never returned.

                    Copied below is the…

                    11 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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                        0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • REQ: Edge Extension - Microsoft Authenticator

                        Microsoft Authenticator Edge Extension would be useful as we are entering a world of MFA for many services. Something similar to authy in chrome.

                        9 votes
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                        • 332 votes
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                          • EDGE video pop out

                            Hey everyone edge video pop out support pls or add and edge turkish translate update

                            43 votes
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                            • 6 votes
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                              • Edge text dictation via Cortana Extention

                                An extension that lets you dictate web addresses, Search queries and other text input mostly online chat.

                                57 votes
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                                • Someone make an extension to open the source in notepad++

                                  open source with.... (menu content)

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                                  • Content scripts should support browser.runtime.onConnect

                                    browser.runtime.onConnect is supported in browser action and background page but not in content scripts

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Support Cortana in extensions

                                      Add an ability to implement Cortana with extensions in Microsoft Edge, that would be very useful like Cortana integration in UWP apps.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Don't treat ms-browser-extension:// as mixed content

                                        If an extension wants to inject its own UI into an iframe on a https page, it should not be blocked with the error message "SEC7111: HTTPS security is compromised by ms-browser-extension://..."

                                        25 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please include a bookmark API for the Edge Extensions

                                          On the extensions API roadmap, the bookmarks (described as "Used to create, organize, and manipulate bookmarks") are currently listed as "Under consideration." I wanted to have a place to explicitly vote for this, as it would be nice to be able to extend the rather broken current system.

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