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  1. 229 votes
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      working on it  ·  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dynamic CSS transform animations janky on mousemove event

      Currently, Edge will prioritize user events for responsiveness/performance. https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/06/01/input-responsiveness-event-loop-microsoft-edge/#BmaPczGdg4dDGHDA.97

      It would appear that this causing issues when trying to update layout/rendering on a mousemove/pointermove event.

      The result is janky animations. Check out the plunk in Edge and Chrome.

      https://plnkr.co/edit/eCDkPjvEKWTpMirkXgV8?p=preview

      Chrome is very smooth, whereas Edge/IE11/FireFox stutter on the mousemove event.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hide the "Make a Web Note" button. Or just pleas let me hide the useless button on the top right.

        I want to hide the useless buttons for making a web not, hub? and the share button. I will never use these and its an eye sore. I like Edge more than Chrome and I won't switch back to Chrome if these ridiculous buttons were gone.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve "Laginess feel" when using Edge

          When using edge, the overal feel is very laggy, making me switch back to chrome. When I move tabs, scroll, navigate between pages, the experience should feel smooth and not "snappy" as it is now.

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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support for websockets compression using permessage-deflate

            Chrome and Firefox support the standards based websockets compression extension permessage-deflate during protocol upgrade negotiation (see https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-hybi-permessage-compression-17).

            Applications that use websockets with a reasonable payload across a LAN (eg. most JSON payloads) and especially across the internet are noticeable slower in Edge.

            As more modern web apps (SPAs especially) implement websockets, Edge is at a disadvantage compared to competitive Windows browsers.

            Please consider for a future update of Edge.

            41 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • HISTORY deletion options

              history deletion options:
              on visiting next website, previous histories to be deleted automatically.
              or history pages to be deleted with time frame options
              5 min, 10 min, 15 min..of usage of net..

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assigned Key for making screen opaque and visible

                Assigned key or user can make any assigned key out of keyboard keys, pressing which makes system screen opaque, and again pressing which makes system screen visible with icons.

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                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • don't load tabs at startup until clicked

                  It would be nice if, as with other well known browsers, when I start Edge with my previous tabs not loaded until I click on one of them. It would result on a faster startup loading, especially if like me, I end up having 20/30 tabs opened at each session.

                  56 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prevent FOUT and control font loading with CSS font-display

                    https://tabatkins.github.io/specs/css-font-display/#descdef-font-face-font-display

                    font-display gives easy, and precise control over Flash Of Unstyled Text.

                    It's makes it possible to tell the browser how long it should wait for a font before rendering a fallback.

                    Some sites use JavaScript/localStorage hacks to use fallback font on the first uncached load, and then use custom fonts on later visits. This is also possible with font-display without JS/hacks.

                    97 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add support for web assembly as early as possible, keeping pace with mozilla

                      In line with webgl support, be ahead if the curve in supporting the emerging web assembly standard.

                      Be ahead of the curve or at least on par with Mozilla, to be first or joint first in supporting this exciting new capability (even in beta or early release testing)

                      Don't make us wait!!

                      235 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • make it so Edge opens on the screen that you close it on if using more than one monitor.

                        Make it so Edge opens on the screen that you close it on if using more than one monitor. so you can decide which monitor you want to use it on, and not just the main one.

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Limit non selected tab use of resources. I.E. No audio/video processing

                          My browsing generally consists of center mouse button clicking of topics that interest me, after reading a page I will close it and go onto another page.

                          I suggest any back ground page that had objects that are trying to output audio or video be placed into suspend mode.

                          I.E. I know I have too many tabs open when my laptop starts muttering at me or the CPU fan kicks in.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cache images without etags and/or 2 year expiries

                            Images without etags and/or cache expiry dates 2 years in the future are rarely cached. I don't know if it is the lack of etags or the 2 year expiry or both that is causing the behaviour.

                            This means Edge requests the images every time you visit a page with such images making it much slower.

                            Edge does send an if modified since request if you hit refresh and gets 304s back so ironically it canbe faster to refresh a page than click the URL again because a refresh will not reload all the images.

                            I logged this as a…

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 vote
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                                2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve stability when using Skype For Business

                                Fix whatever issues are related to using Edge when also using Skype For Business. I get random screen freezing (monitor freezes, and I have to change display settings-if it's not my primary screen or reboot to get it working again). As well, the new Skype For Business screen sharing has caching issues if you aren't in a conference (just doing peer to peer with VBSS) if I have been using Edge.

                                If I stick to Chrome or IE only, these issues don't occur. I'm not sure if the issue is in Edge or Skype For Business 2016, but if I…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Touchpad pinch zooming should be smoother just like touchscreen zooming

                                  If you zoom in on a webpage using pinch zooming from the touchpad, there is a noticeable frame-by-frame lag, unlike the Mail app, in which pinch zooming is VERY smooth.

                                  Note: I'm talking about the touchpad, not touchscreen.

                                  32 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Improve performance of Math.sqrt()

                                        Compare the test run count for Math.sqrt of IE11 vs Chrome at http://jsperf.com/math-sqrt-vs-newton-raphson-method.
                                        However, IE11 beats both Chrome and FF in Newton Raphson method test (root).

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow common js, css, and font libraries to be *installed*

                                          The web abounds with popular js and css libraries that are constantly downloaded and sometimes cached by the browser. My suggestion is that MS extend the caching concept to make these libraries installable, in a manner similar to a plugin or extension.

                                          Examples include jquery, Bootstrap, Foundation, Skel, and numerous icon fonts like font awesome, glyphicons, and so forth. These could be installed permanently by the user, with an option for automatic updates. For something like jquery, several different versions are probably necessary. Note that if this feature is implemented, there will be incentive for web developers to converge on…

                                          15 votes
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