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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.

    7,102 votes
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  2. 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…

    5,110 votes
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  3. Support browser_url_overrides to allow customized net tab page, etc. (since users can't set their own choice of new tab page...)

    Edge currently offers very few options for controlling the new tab experience, and the ones it does have are... not popular, judging by the Windows Insider feedback. Allowing extensions to override things like New Tab page would simultaneously address this concern and allow more Chrome extensions to be ported, making Edge a much nicer browser to use.

    983 votes
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  4. 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.

    916 votes
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  5. At least allow Norton extensions

    Allow Norton extensions

    634 votes
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  6. 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?

    533 votes
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  7. 332 votes
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  8. 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: …

    244 votes
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  9. 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.

    131 votes
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  10. 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

    94 votes
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  11. 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.

    80 votes
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  12. 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.

    78 votes
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  13. Support "chrome.identity" API

    Chrome, FireFox, and Opera support the chrome.identity API to handle oauth2 authentication flows. At least the methods launchWebAuthFlow and getRedirectURL are needed to support an oauth2 flow forarbitrary oauth providers siuch as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, LInkedin, etc.

    This API is really missing from edge.

    63 votes
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  14. Edge text dictation via Cortana Extention

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

    57 votes
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  15. Taking Screenshots: entire page, visible area, selected area

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

    56 votes
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  16. 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.

    47 votes
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  17. 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

    46 votes
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  18. EDGE video pop out

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

    43 votes
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  19. InPrivate

    Allow extensions to be enabled in InPrivate sessions. Use case is to have eg. Ublock running for InPrivate browsing sessions too.

    33 votes
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  20. 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.

    33 votes
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