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  1. Bring Back Option to Share - Web Page - Send to Email - Default Mail Client (Outlook)

    In Internet Explorer, we could click File -- > Send --> Link by email. This would send the link of the page to the default mail client (Outlook). Please bring back this feature\option.

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    • InPrivate

      InPrivate Browsing per Tab

      Make InPrivate Browsing per Tab possible and not per Instance of Edge. Sometimes you Need more then one Instance in Private and not only one.

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      • [EPUB Reader] JavaScript in EPUB3 doesn't work

        [EPUB Reader] JavaScript in EPUB3 doesn't work

        Javascript doesn't seem to work in EPUB.
        I use a little script to have radio buttons accessible (source from: https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/WD-wai-aria-practices-1.1-20170628/examples/radio/radio-2/radio-2.html)
        When I open my xhtml file in Edge, everything is OK but in my EPUB, radio buttons don't work.

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        • PLEASE put a "remember this decision" checkbox for Flash Player like Firefox

          I could justify this all I want but in short: websites still use flash and some will never be updated. Some are for education as well. Just give us an option to enable the button/checkbox in the advanced settings.

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          • Element.scrollIntoViewIfNeeded()

            Similar to Element.scrollIntoView() but only scrolls the page if it isn't already visible.

            Implemented in Blink and Webkit (Chrome/Opera/Safari).

            Mozilla Firefox bug tracker entry: https://bugzil.la/403510

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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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              • 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

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                • Auto Update Older IE Versions

                  Force older versions of Internet Explorer to automatically update.

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                    62 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,…

                  • 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.

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                    • PDF Reader Open Last Page

                      Allow PDF reader to resume the last opened page. Provide an option to unable/disable this feature. (i often read book)

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                      • Add "Always Allow" to Adobe Flash popup

                        Now in Edge (Windows 10 1809), enabling Flash for a website doesn't persist after closing the page as it did before the update. The option "Allow Once" is the only option available -- "Always Allow" is not shown -- so every time you open a site you must re-allow Flash

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                        • Cursor on a new tab

                          Cursor on a new tab should be automatically on the address bar, so once the new tab is opened, no need to click on the address bar to enter URL. Rather the user can directly start writing on the URL after opening the tab.

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                          • Please open-source Edge.

                            I would really like Edge to succeed and stay competitive in the browser market. However, at the rate of features being added and bugs being fixed, it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.

                            Please consider open-sourcing Edge to allow the community to help bring it up to speed faster.

                            (As a side note, it seems like the Android version of Edge has better feature support than the desktop version, especially for WebRTC. I don't know what that's about.)

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                            • Group Policy to disable PDF reader

                              Currently Edge takes over the default PDF reader even after Acrobat or another reader is chosen. Please add a GPO to totally disable the PDF reader in Edge.

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                              • Previous domain button

                                No browser to my knowledge support back/forward button for domains. I'm suggesting this be added to Edge. The idea is that after being on some site for a while, visiting many pages on that site, that I want to now go back to the previous site not simply the previous page.

                                This is low hanging fruit and something I've wondered about for many years.

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                                • PDF support for Android

                                  Add support for PDF equivalent to PC

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                                  • Implement Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) as in Safari, or equivalent protection

                                    A user-agent should act to protect its user's best interest. ITP is a sensible compromise between no privacy and ad-blocking since it enables advertising without abandoning data protection. Since there is no existing standard, Edge could experiment with an approach different from ITP, but it's a good starting point (and does not break the Web).

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                                    • side by side browsing like "side view"

                                      side by side browsing like firefox's new "side view" - this feature would make life easier on widescreens and extend continuum/w10 phone usefulness - use a lot of web-based services but hoping between tabs is painful. I am learning to code and firefox side view is a godsend
                                      implement/allow on windows phone mobile (can be landscape only)

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                                      • Add Group Policy setting to disable delete browser history

                                        As an education customer, we do not want students to be able to delete browser history. Chrome and IE both have a Group Policy setting to prevent that. Could a Group Policy setting like IE's "Prevent access to Delete Browsing History" be added for Edge, please?

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                                        • Sub-menus favourites open on mouse-hover

                                          Quite trivial, could you make the bookmark sub-menus appear when mouse hovers over it (rather than having to click).

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