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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.

    7,096 votes
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  2. Extension for mobile

    Extension for the mobile app (android/ios) of Edge! This would push Edge on top of the rest for many users.

    5 votes
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  3. Ask Hola extension maker which makes this extension for google chrome, firefox, etc., also make the extension available for microsoft edge

    Hola extension is the best vpn service provider I have used so far. Please make this extension available for microsoft edge as well.

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    912 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. "extension permission to use this extension type"

    Hello,
    The process of getting permission to use the appx extension type (which seems to be required in order to publish an edge extension) is blocked by Microsoft. It is unclear why I don't get permission and I didn't receive any response on my questions for about three weeks now. My customers are waiting however and I did pay Microsoft so I do expect support to get the extension published.
    My extensions store ID is 9P16GP71KWZT.
    The chrome version of the extension is available in the chrome store.

    1 vote
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  7. 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

    15 votes
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  8. At least allow Norton extensions

    Allow Norton extensions

    634 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Add support for the "commands" API

    Add support for the "commands" API to listen for the user executing commands registered using the manifest of an extension, like the media keys or key combinations.

    27 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer

    Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer (as in IE 11 / Firefox, etc.)
    For that reason I must switch to Firefox instead of using Edge

    12 votes
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  15. REQ: Edge Extension - Microsoft Authenticator

    Microsoft Authenticator Edge Extension would be useful as we are entering a world of MFA for many services. Something similar to authy in chrome.

    9 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. pdf

    stop hijacking PDFs with your terrible Edge app. I don't use Edge as my browser, but when I select open with Adobe, and set the default app to Adobe, Edge overrides it every time. Terrible. Adobe reader is great and Edge is very weak. please please stop it. it is the biggest flaw with Windows 10 (even worse than the games and bloatware)

    8 votes
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  19. options_ui

    Please add support for the options_ui manifest key and the relevant apis.

    6 votes
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  20. Unable to upload .appxupload pakage

    I am not able to upload my edge extension package.
    Every time I am getting error -

    Package acceptance validation error: com.microsoft.edge.extension is a reserved extension type. Your app does not have permission to use this extension type. To request permission, please use our extension submission form.

    It has been passed 2 months that i had reserved my app name.
    Not able to understand as what is happening.

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