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  1. Build an Edge version of System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser Control

    The WebBrowser control is a commonly used control in desktop application development. (e.g. It's a key component of the Dynamics CRM Universal Service Desk application)

    There is no way to use the EdgeHTML as the rendering engine for this control (only IE/Trident is available).

    Although JavaScript heavy applications (such as Dynamics CRM) work in IE, they perform significantly better in Edge.

    Making these performance gains available to users of desktop applications would dramatically improve their user experience.

    117 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...

      51 votes
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      • We need to be able to create UEFI projects

        We need to be able to create UEFI boot projects.

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        • 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…

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            25 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • allowing developing user to combine and sync for proper registration of emails and passwords & passcodes

              guided directions or proper route for users that are not learning at a level than normal users.. use guided tours and multi options for what the user is trying to do... so for each step have the user confirm and test the user with a scenrio for truth in complaince and or agenda for application for skill tutoral advancement of user to system to routine personal and job application of users system.. maybe possible counter measures for user to be profienct enough for basic usage

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              • Support for Web Control in Edge like in internet explorer

                A big list of software uses Internet Explorer web control for importing browser in their applications. It is better to support web browser control in Microsoft Edge. Otherwise such users will shift their applications to other browser controls.

                4 votes
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                • Modern web browser control

                  Currently the web browser control is essentially IE launched inside of a process with tab proc growth set to 0. This is okay, but will quickly become outdated.

                  As modern web standards evolve, web developers want a web control that can keep up with modern promises (pun intended).

                  In other words, If you are going to discontinue feature updates for IE, then you need to give us something we can program against for the modern world.

                  Imagine 5 years from now. How much will the WWW change? ES 7 etc. What would any company's motivation be to continue to use…

                  9 votes
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                  • Support for SOCKS5 proxies

                    Some networking tools provide a local SOCKS5 proxy server to provide VPN-like experience, like SSH dynamic port forwarding. Besides, our competitors, Chrome and Firefox, have been supporting SOCKS5 proxy for a long time. Edge should do so. Thank you

                    30 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

                      123 votes
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                      • Provide easy way to ensure Internet Explorer NEVER goes into compatibility mode for a site irrespective of whether it is an intranet site

                        I would like to prevent Internet Explorer (all currently supported versions) and Edge from ever going into compatibility mode irrespective of whether it is an intranet site or any other crazy rules IE / Edge might use. It just gives us a whole other set of testing to do and introduces bugs.

                        We have tried the X-UA-Compatible meta tag as described in this article to no avail http://tesmond.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/ie9-intranet-compatibility-mode-in.html.

                        We have also tried the following in web.config:
                        <system.webServer>
                        <httpProtocol>
                        <customHeaders>
                        <add name="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=edge" />
                        </customHeaders>
                        </httpProtocol>
                        </system.webServer>

                        And also emitting X-UA-Compatible in the headers i.e. this.Response.AddHeader("X-UA-Compatible", "IE=edge;");

                        See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13284083/ie10-renders-in-ie7-mode-how-to-force-standards-mode for…

                        4 votes
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                        • 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!

                          51 votes
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                          • Webpage ZIP as alternative to PDF

                            If you want to send a document to someone else (probably over email), then your main choices are PDF or a Microsoft Word document.

                            I would like to have a single file document that I can send to someone, and they can just open it in their web browser, like they can do with a PDF.

                            For an example, I have a system that creates reports, these need to be sent to someone for offline viewing / storage. This is currently done as a PDF file, and it does not work well on a small screen (e.g. mobile phone), or…

                            15 votes
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                            • 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

                              617 votes
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                              • Native Smart App Banner

                                Both iOS (https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/AppleApplications/Reference/SafariWebContent/PromotingAppswithAppBanners/PromotingAppswithAppBanners.html) and Android (https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/03/increasing-engagement-with-app-install-banners-in-chrome-for-android) have a native smart app banner in some form. I get a lot of questions of customers if we can implement this on their websites and at this point we need to resort to javascript solutions. These solutions are producing a lot of false positives (my Lumia 950XL is being considered an Android device), need constant maintenance to keep up with new and updated browsers and inject html into my page.

                                It would be really nice if Edge could implement a native app banner. It appears to have been included…

                                17 votes
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                                • Tablet mode split view should use browser width as default and not scale

                                  Currently when edge is open in split view with another app in tablet mode the content is scaled and ignores CSS breakpoints. I know this is by design and you can disable it, but not all websites will.

                                  For compatibility with most sites the default should be changed to not scale and instead use CSS breakpoints to make the website responsive.

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                                  • 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.

                                    216 votes
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                                    • APIs for Cookies, Cache and History deletion/management

                                      Windows application APIs for Cookies, Cache and History deletion/management

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                                      • 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.

                                        28 votes
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                                        • Enterprise mode management to GPO templates

                                          Will there be any improvements in managing Enterprise mode in IE11 and Edge via GPO templates, like the "sites to zones" - managing is done today?

                                          Using xml files and keeping them behind http servers is a joke in a long term. We are really waiting for more dynamic approach of this management. Similar to site to zone options in GPO.

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