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  1. File API support for extensions

    One great addition to Edge extensions would be the ability to write files .

    There are of course security issues related to reading or writing files to the file system, but at some point, Edge will support the Downloads API (6 out of the 20 most popular Firefox extensions rely on this API). This API (chrome.downloads) allows to write a file to the Downloads folder out of an external URL. Why not then allow an extension to generate files limited to that folder ?

    That would allow saving videos (some streaming protocols need processing so the Downloads API is not…

    5,035 votes
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      321 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Downloads API support for extensions

      Missing Downloads API support is not good. I wanted to port my extension but it relies on basic downloads API missing in Edge.

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        747 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I am switching back to Chrome or Opera because I cannot find extension such as StayFocusd is for Chrome or Leechblock is for Firefox

        I overall like the improvements that come with Edge over the IE versions. I almost was going to stay with Edge, but didn't find that important extension that I need. Also, the option to disable Edge would be good in case I want to enable it in the future. Right now, I hate the process that I need to go thru to disable it. Way better if I could disable it as with Windows 7 had with IE.

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          1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A way of automatic installation of extensions

          All other major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) provide some way to install an add-on/extension by the application installer. Most antivirus programs and download managers make use of this capability.

          With Edge, the end user, after installing the main application, has to go to the Store and add the corresponding Edge extension manually herself.

          There should be way for the extension publisher to obtain Microsoft-signed extension package from the Developer Dashboard, and include it along with the main application installer, to be added later to users' systems by powershell's Add-AppxPackage, or its equivalent.

          3 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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              0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              76 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We have been trying to submit an extension for more than 2 months and have never received any feedback on our access request to the Store

                We are only receiving the following message: "It looks like we've already received a submission for this Store ID. Please verify that the ID you entered is correct. If so, please bear with us while we work through all the requests we've received."

                Please advise.

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • tab styling

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

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • reading list

                    Add an API for accessing the Reading List for Extensions.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • dashlane support

                        Dashlane claims edge does not support a certain feature to enable them to write a plugin:
                        https://csdashlane.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202699161-Request-Dashlane-on-a-Platform-or-Browser

                        Please do whatever is needed to get dashlane working on edge, it's really in excusable to not have such a popular app supported. I would then use edge immediately, thank you

                        48 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support browser_url_overrides to allow customized net tab page, etc. (since users can't set their own choice of new tab page...)

                          Edge currently offers very few options for controlling the new tab experience, and the ones it does have are... not popular, judging by the Windows Insider feedback. Allowing extensions to override things like New Tab page would simultaneously address this concern and allow more Chrome extensions to be ported, making Edge a much nicer browser to use.

                          19 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

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

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

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

                                9 votes
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                                • 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

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  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.

                                    17 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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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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

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