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  1. Allow cookies for whitelisted pages only

    Due to privacy violations, I decided to block permamently browser cookies and allow only certain websites (eg my bank or auction site) to access cookies. There was a "Cookie Monster" plugin in Firefox.

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    • Remove Share/ Add Notes or a turn off option

      Not everybody wants a share and add notes button. I personally have no use for them and it simply clutters my browser. I would like to see a turn off option for these add ons. I don't like them and don't want them. Having the option to remove pointless and annoying add ons that YOU have decided I want or need should be an option. Whatever happened to freedom of choice. I should have that option to choose whether I want these add ons or not. And I don't PLEASE rectify this as I know many are unhappy these add…

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      • 3 votes
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        • Terrible extensions guide

          I'd like to know how to write extensions for Edge without having to write them for Chrome first and then port them over.

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          • Give extensions access to Windows.Services.Store for in-app purchasing

            It would be useful to give Edge extensions access to Windows.Services.Store so that they can easily integrate in-app purchasing and trial-restricted features via the Microsoft Store.

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            • Please support imageData for pageAction.setIcon

              I've been attempting to port a simple Chrome extension which builds its icon dynamically to reflect the state of the current page (which would otherwise require 40 distinct icons), and this is currently blocking me. Can't imagine I'm the only one by a long chalk.

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              • Implement externally_connectable from webpages to extensions

                Chrome enables webpages to send messages to cooperating extensions who allow this via the externally_connectable manifest property.

                This is better than hacks using content scripts because content scripts give the extension full access to the webpage. Chrome can present a much more palatable permission prompt as a result ("Communicate with cooperating websites" rather than "Read and change all your data")

                Firefox is tracking this feature here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1319168

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                • Proxy API support for extensions

                  Proxy extensions such as SwitchyOmega needs Proxy API.
                  It's not convenient to use IE proxy settings for more than one proxy server.
                  We need proxy API. Chrome and Firefox have already support it many years ago.

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                  • 3 votes
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                    • 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.

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                        1 comment  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • tab styling

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

                              3 votes
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                              • reading list

                                Add an API for accessing the Reading List for Extensions.

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                                • 12 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

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • Telemtery Page Speed Monitor

                                        One simple extension I'd like is to have something like app.telemetry Page Speed Monitor that we can have on Firefox or Chrome (showing in the right corner extension's icon how much time it took (in seconds) for the current web page to load)

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