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  1. chromecast support

    Please add support to Chromecast to cast tabs and videos from the internet.

    131 votes
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      1 comment  ·  WebDriver  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add hand tool for viewing pdfs

      similar to adobe reader I'd like to be able to manoeuvre through the pdf by using the mouse.
      click+drag to move/scroll through the pdf-page

      1 vote
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        1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display colors in the dev tools in HEX format rather than RGB

        Display colors in the dev tools in HEX format rather than RGB, or give me a choice.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Assigned Access

          Edge is supposed to be UWP!? Then why can't I choose it as the assigned app when setting up an Assigned Access Account in Windows 10 Pro? Edge really needs to support this Windows 10 feature. We are currently forced to download a third party browser app from the store to use a browser in this mode.

          130 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Address bar new anti fishing function

            I create script , when the user enters the address he sees sha 256 visual representation, the probability of error is decreased.
            see http://www.forms.ge/anti-fishing-function

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              1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support navigator.keyboard.getLayoutMap() API

              An API that returns a map which translates from `KeyboardEvent.code` values into a strings that can be shown to the user to identify each key.

              This is not possible with existing web platform APIs because the value that should be shown to the user depends on the keyboard layouts that the user has installed and active.

              WICG incubation spec: https://wicg.github.io/keyboard-map/

              Note: there is some overlap between this and a previous feature request https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6508637-uievents-keyboard-query-apis

              The previous request was based on an old proposal that is no longer being pursued in the standards bodies.

              9 votes
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                1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hide Internet Explorer icons from the taskbar and the desktop

                Hello,

                When I do support for customers of my SaaS company, I see that many of them who are not tech-savvy cannot differentiate between one browser or another, let alone between IE and Edge. They do not have a preference for one of the two even though it makes a huge difference for us, web developers, when it comes to web standard or supported technologies.

                I understand IE must still be supported for a long time because of technologies that were removed in the first version of Edge, but would it be possible, for the next big update, to "hide"…

                32 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edge caching could be improved in error cases

                    I'm a developer on Azure CDN. When testing out some scenarios on our side, we noticed a difference in behavior between how Chrome browser and Edge browser work for caching some bad responses. In our CDN, if we detect that the eTag on an 'If-None-Match' request header is for a 'malformed eTag' (one with no quotes), such as If-None-Match: 64988f77337209c5a7157a016c456d02, we return a 400 response.

                    On chrome, the workflow goes like this:
                    Download page, get 200, everything fine.
                    Refresh page, browser sends If-None-Match with bad eTag, we detect this and send 400 to browser. Chrome detects this issue, and next…

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Start implementing WebXR Device API

                      The WebXR Device API is the future of WebVR/WebAR and is a must have for Mixed Reality devices and all other platforms. Google has started implementing this in the canary version. Please don't get behind.

                      Links:
                      - https://immersive-web.github.io/webxr/
                      - https://github.com/immersive-web/webxr

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 70 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CSS Speech module

                          New css 'speak' properties and more: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-speech/

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Asynchronous Clipboard API

                              The clipboard spec now has an asynchronous API [2] which is significantly more ergonomic than past clipboard APIs – it avoids various issues that the old document.execCommand("copy") approach had, and is much easier to use:

                              navigator.clipboard.writeText("hello world").then(...);

                              IE 9/10/11 shipped an unstandardized API for copying text or URLs to the clipboard. Edge shipped an older version of the draft standard clipboard/editing-spec-based-API [1], but it has numerous bugs and inconsistencies [2] that even *make it impossible to tell if the attempted copy action has succeeded*. Existing bugs aren't seeing attention, and it seems likely to me that there are more undiscovered…

                              47 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support the `inert` attribute

                                Trapping focus in modal dialogs or preventing focus in background layers in modern web applications is extremely difficult and error-prone. Developers either have to walk the DOM and disable every focusable control with tabindex="-1" and `aria-hidden="true"` on a parent element, or do some tricky JavaScript to maintain focus inside of an element. Many developers get this wrong or they don't do it at all, creating horribly inaccessible experiences for keyboard and screen reader users.

                                The inert attribute currently being explored in the WICG solves this problem by providing a mechanism to disable entire subtrees in HTML. By setting `inert` on…

                                420 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • It's really hard to improve my site's performance in Edge without flame graphs

                                  The performance tools in Firefox and Chrome both have flame graphs and improving performance there is really easy. Our site is an order of magnitude slower in Edge but we have no idea why because the performance panel just says the time is being taken up by JavaScript without telling us anything else.

                                  I assume this is already on your roadmap because I have no idea how developers at Microsoft are able to improve the performance of their web apps in Edge otherwise. Consider this a strong vote for this feature. When this is implemented, +1000 points for using an…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 1 vote
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                                        1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bind WebRTC to Calling API

                                        Allow WebRTC calls in the browser to be handled like native VoIP calls and be answered from lock screen

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                                          0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • JavaScript stepUp / stepDown for number input

                                          https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_number_stepup.asp
                                          https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_number_stepdown.asp

                                          These are currently not supported by Edge.

                                          They work fine for range or date input, but someone just missed the most natural use of these methods for number input.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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