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  1. Auto Update Older IE Versions

    Force older versions of Internet Explorer to automatically update.

    7,081 votes
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      61 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      On December 15th of 2011 Microsoft made a big change that largely goes unnoticed by the vast majority of users; updates to Internet Explorer began to happen automatically.

      Today, Microsoft continues to install the latest updates for Internet Explorer supported by the user’s operating system without getting in the way. With Internet Explorer 10 we also added a UI control to the “About Internet Explorer” window which gave the end-user easier control over this process.

      Understandably there are some situations in which auto-updates are not desired. For instance, enterprise customers may (and do) choose to opt-out of these updates due to a reliance upon older versions of Internet Explorer internally.

      Tasked with supporting legacy applications, while also supporting the advancing web, the Internet Explorer team developed Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This feature is designed to grant the user all of the security and speed of a modern browser,…

    • Make Microsoft Edge available cross-platform (Mac OS X, iOS, Android, etc)

      Nobody develops on windows, so please be installable on OS X and other platforms

      1,778 votes
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        47 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Edge to be updated on its own

        Microsoft isn’t updating Edge via the Store as originally promised. Edge updates seem to be held back for major new versions of Windows 10, unlike Windows 10’s other included apps, which are updated more regularly. A good example is the big Nov 2015 Windows update which is the only way to get Edge 25 with EdgeHTML 13 including the drag & drop file fix.

        As a web developer I can safely assume Firefox and Chrome users are on the latest version (we don't support the versions pre auto-update). I can't for Edge because major Windows updates are non-trivial and not…

        1,718 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • inprivate command line switch

          I want to open edge from a command line in inprivate mode and also want a setting that allows me to make all tabs that open inprivate

          513 votes
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            17 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change development cycle for frequent updates

            IE falling behind before it was released. All major browsers has release cycles less than IE has between announcement and release.
            Also, old version do not get updates.
            Drop version from name and start actively supporting IE.

            365 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • headless browser for testing

              It would be great if IE could be started as a headless browser (like PhantomJS) for running unit tests, taking screenshots, measuring load time, etc without having a browser window pop up. Running automated tests on IE often fails because the browser either fails to start up or shut down properly. With a headless browser multiple browser instances can be run in parallel without taking up screen space.

              242 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Public Key Pinning

                Please add support for the Public-Key-Pins HTTP header so that we can pin public keys.

                221 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose EdgeHTML C++ API

                  Traditionally, MSHTML (a.k.a. Trident) could be used to parse and process HTML, making applications such as pulling, sorting, de-duplicating news feeds possible. It would be great to be able to use the new HTML5-compatible EdgeHTML engine for this purpose.

                  91 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 74 votes
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                    • Allow to open local files from Command Line

                      Allow to open local files from the command line when Edge is not the default browser.

                      start microsoft-edge:file:///c:/test/test.html

                      73 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make EdgeHtml layout engine open source

                        So we can help you improve like we do with the Chakra Engine

                        61 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for Cookie max-age

                          All other browsers allow cookies to be specified with a max-age property that replaces the expires timestamp. This allows servers to have cookies that work regardless of the clock skew on an end users computer.

                          51 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update Vagrant VMs and package ready for WinRM

                            I'd like to spin up VMs on demand with the latest versions of Selenium, but the vagrant VMs offered by Microsoft are out of date (newer versions can be downloaded from the modern.ie site), and don't offer WinRM for configuring without manual intervention. Improve support for vagrant, and us testers can start to do cool things with testing IE and Edge!

                            48 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Push Microsoft Edge Webdriver with windows 10 builds

                              Since Edge driver depends on windows 10 build version, is there any chance for the Edge driver to get shipped with windows 10 builds. something like it gets shipped natively like the native calc.exe in the system32 folder...

                              This would help a lot with automating test infrastructure...

                              48 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatic SSL certificate selection based on URL

                                Google Chrome has a group policy "AutoSelectCertificateForUrls". IE could offer a similar functionality to say "this certificate is for these URLs", that is a list of URLs to be maintained per certificate. Or map URL patterns to certificates based on their attributes, e.g. Issuer or FriendlyName. The IE then automatically selects the right certificate and the user is freed from the decision, which certificate to choose, especially if he has more than one from the same Root CA. The certificate selection dialog is then only needed if the same URL is configured for more than one certificate or no URLs…

                                44 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Increase stability

                                  The IE tabs are crashing and unreliable. I dont want to loose my work so I have to use other browsers.
                                  STR:
                                  1. Open 1-10 tabs
                                  2. Start closing them one by one
                                  at some point some it starts crashing. If not, start again

                                  43 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow accepting a blocked popup without needing a reload or re-post

                                    Currently, when IE 11 blocks a popup and you click on "Allow once" or "Allow always", IE will reload the page that contained the blocked popup. If that was a POSTed page, the browser asks if it may resubmit the posted data. There is currently no other way to allow a blocked popup to be shown.

                                    This is a problem because re-POSTing the page may produce side effects or is even prevented by the underlying web application.

                                    For example, when going through an electronic payment process (e.g., using www.eps.or.at), this often involves vital popups, and pages within the process…

                                    32 votes
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                                    • I would like IE to show unicode characters in the url bar

                                      I would like IE to show unicode characters in the url bar

                                      One feature I like in Chrome is that the url textbox displays Unicode characters. If I search in youtube смешной (funny), Chrome would display
                                      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=смешной

                                      while IE
                                      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%D1%81%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%88%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9

                                      It's easier to paste a new keyword in the url textbox to replace the old one, since youtube as other sites do not keep other settings from one search to the other (sortby, period, etc), so instead of pasting a new keyword in the youtube's page text search box and hit the search button and start all over again…

                                      31 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mark up .md files (Markdown)

                                        https://twitter.com/kuvos/status/637289199859822592

                                        Just like .html, .txt and some media files like .pdf receive special attention, so should .md files.

                                        22 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Component Object Model access to EdgeHTML

                                          COM is a great interface for all kinds of Windows apps to access Microsoft Edge. By providing COM access, Windows-based automation, including .NET (C#/VB/PowerShell etc.) and native C++, with Microsoft Edge is possible. At this time, InternetExplorer.Application object cannot be used to access EdgeHTML, so please expose COM for Windows developers!

                                          21 votes
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