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  1. Visual Studio + Edge + TypeScript Debugging

    I was so excited to hear that we could finally debug JavaScript from within Visual Studio using Edge. I wrongly assumed this meant TypeScript too, but it does not appear to work.

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    • Support custom user agent string

      Allow changing the user agent string from outside the browser like other browsers have.
      Such as creating profile or options arguments for custom the user agent string.

      46 votes
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      • Microsoft Edge DevTools Protocol:Browser setters and geters for WindowBounds, WindowState and AddressBar visibility.

        Methods should be added to set and get window bounds, state and address bar visibility.

        E.G. in chrome:
        Browser.setWindowState()
        Browser.getWindowState()
        Browser.setWindowBounds()
        Browser.getWindowBounds()
        and the command line argument --app="<address>"

        These allow us to make desktop applications using Edge and I feel this is pretty vital especially as a modern replacement for the IE COM API.

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        • 2 votes
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          • Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + J conflicts with Oracle PeopleSoft shortcut.

            Provide the ability to turn off specific developer shortcuts. Ctrl + Shift + J conflicts with Oracle PeopleSoft shortcut.

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            • 3 votes
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              • view localStorage quota from webpages

                Because there was a bug in Edge, I was not able to save more than 50-100kb of data in the localStorage (on every webpage/domain!).
                It was impossible for me to find out why and finished to reset completely the Edge app. So I lost all my cookies, passwords and so on.

                Never found out why Edge had this problem and I am sure other people are leaving Edge for similar problems. Maybe it would be nice to see why my localStorage was limited to 50kb. Maybe a domain used 100MB and then no other was able to save data anymore…

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                • Allow developers to disable script from F12

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

                  189 votes
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                  • Add console.hex() to be able to log binary data to the console

                    With binary data becoming more and more common in the browser, thanks to ArrayBuffers and TypedArrays and all the specifications that use them, we need to be able to properly log these data types to the console.

                    On the surface this is possible with console.log(), but is that is severely lacking when it comes to binary data. So I would like to propose the ability to log binary data in the classic hex dump format. Having a console.hex() command in the browser would certainly my my life of lot easier and probably a lot of others that work with binary…

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                    • EXPAND or COLLAPSE ALL when viewing "Elements"

                      It would be helpful to allow for Expansion and/or Collapsing of all Elements in the editor script. Various reasons to implement would assist in preserving data as viewed. Example: law enforcement initiatives require memorialization of pages and/or profiles and posts but when a page has been deleted or relocated, the source code in its entirety easily saved as a text file would afford a faster way to recreating than the lengthy process of requesting whether the web host maintained the data.

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                      • Make the element finder work with standard selectors

                        If trying to search for an id by using the selector #myID, nothing will be found, only by entering myID, but this might return text elements, classes, and all sorts of other things that are undesirable. Should also be able to search by classes, xpath etc.

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                        • webpages interact with EDGE highlight feature

                          EDGE has a nice feature where users can highlight text on a webpage, and then send a copy(?) of that webpage to other users, with the annotations on it. Edge also can do this now with PDFs. The next logical step, from my point of view as a developer, is to let webpage javascript get information from these highlights. For instance, lets suppose I use html 'frames tag' to host one webpage in another. My user highlights the page (or HTML) in that frame, and an event fires letting me capture the text that he highlighted. Conversely, if my code…

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                          • responsive

                            responsive mode

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                            • Allow copying computed CSS values

                              Currently, I only have the option to right click and choose Copy from the menu, which copies the whole `property: value` pair. I would like to be able to copy just the value so that I don't have to delete the `property: ` part every time.

                              With screenshots: https://twitter.com/anatudor/status/930696940525899776

                              13 votes
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                              • Element highlighting on SVG elements

                                Support element highlighting on SVG elements. Currently, the blue outline of elements doesn't appear on SVG elements, which makes it difficult to debug display issues of SVGs.

                                2 votes
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                                • ReactJS (and possibly Redux) tooling

                                  I would love to see some tooling surrounding ReactJS development. While I believe that on your competitors (Chrome/Firefox) these were developed by the community (or the vendor themselves...FB). I would love to see a CTA by Microsoft for this to be developed possibly following the example of Taylor Otwell surrounding his CTA to have Vue.js testing abilities added to the library.

                                  Granted if Microsoft were to build the tools that would be amazing, but I don't think (in the day and age where Microsoft is so open source) that Microsoft calling on the community for a specific task should be…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • In debugger, fix inspecting variables in mapped source code

                                    When I'm debugging mapped source files and I hover over variable, I want to see the variable value.

                                    Let's say I have ES2015 or TypeScript souce code, babelified, minimized and browserified. In chrome I can debug the original source code and inspect the variables. I would love to see it in Edge too.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 42 votes
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                                      • Bind Ctrl+P to open a file/command

                                        Change the Ctrl+P to show a GoTo/Command terminal. Pretty much what VSCode does.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • GPS override in F12 should support geo-location of an actual address

                                          The GPS override in F12 requires GPS coordinates which are a nuisance to look up. There should be an edit control that uses the Bing Maps APIs to map any address or valid location name to GPS coordinates that get used. This way someone could enter an address such as "One Microsoft Way, 98052" and have this work.

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