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  1. 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.

    6,800 votes
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      738 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      4,910 votes
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        320 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.

        883 votes
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          26 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • At least allow Norton extensions

          Allow Norton extensions

          484 votes
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            167 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 304 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • EDGE EXTENSIONS .NET COMPATIBILITY

              I see that this vote was taken down (which is completely against the spirit of a *community* telling YOU what THEY want).
              https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6545194-better-net-based-extensions

              .NET has been around for over a decade. Organizations and developers alike have invested hundreds of thousands of hours learning .NET and its languages. Code bases and libraries have been built around these languages that eliminate friction and encapsulate solutions to problems encountered over the lifetime of a product and/or framework.

              By forcing developers to use JavaScript, and not utilize .NET languages, the Edge team is essentially forcing their users to break the fundamental principle of DRY: …

              220 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow developers to freely publish extension in Microsoft Store

                For now very limited number of developers allowed to publish own extension in Microsoft Store and make own work available to users. Also there is no any way of how everyone else can be notified that extensions publishing to Microsoft Store is already possible. At least I hope that this issue can serve for this purpose, for everyone who vote for it.

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

                  130 votes
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                    2 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?

                    65 votes
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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

                      60 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 55 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Taking Screenshots: entire page, visible area, selected area

                          Be able to easily take screenshots of the entire page, visible area or selected area.

                          47 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edge text dictation via Cortana Extention

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

                            44 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  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.

                              26 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • EDGE video pop out

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

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shumway support

                                  Add shumway (flash emulator) in IE
                                  https://github.com/mozilla/shumway

                                  22 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • IDE to developp extension directly in IE

                                    IDE to developp extension directly in IE
                                    I hate having to open thousand thing, zips , make a hierachy ....

                                    22 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Browser Settings API

                                      It can be very useful for developers to have a legit and simple settings overrides API. For example, you can see Chrome's API that was defined as the only way for overriding user settings through extensions - https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/settings_override

                                      In Chrome's case it supplied two significant benefits:
                                      1) Extensions developers could legitimately monetize their software without interfering with the users' experience.
                                      2) It reduced the number of proprietary monetization solutions which can decrease the browser's stability.

                                      22 votes
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                                        0 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.

                                        22 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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://..."

                                          20 votes
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