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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.

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  • CR58 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because EDGE does not support Downloads API, I have to install Chrome and Firefox, which I wish I didn't have to do.

  • GovZ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When will Microsoft support Downloads API for the EDGE extensions? Do you have plans to support this? And when is the expected date of support? Thanks!

  • Yogesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am developing the edge extension to download the documents. Its supporting in chrome and

    Firefox extension but somehow same is not supporting in EDGE extension.

    Please add the support for download API and let us know your plan.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to use MS Edge but because it does not support Video Download Helper I continue using Firefox and Chrome

  • Tzahi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a security extension which uses this API and I cannot port it to edge. It would also be useful for the new security edge browser in a vm from Microsoft. Please add the API.

  • Eliza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add Downloads API. Without it Edge is not competitive to other browsers.

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am use Video DownloadHelper please add downloads API support

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