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  1. lazyLoad

    Currently, LazyLoad ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/dn369270(v=vs.94) ) is implemented in IE and Edge, see support: https://caniuse.com/#feat=lazyload

    However there is interest in standardization to enable developers lazy-loading images/iframes and other embedded content (and the proposed lazyLoad's attribute values differ from that of current Edge/IE implementation):
    https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/2806

    34 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

    469 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. RTC Data Channels

    Data channels allow a web application to send and receive generic application data peer-to-peer.

    This feature request is specifically about the *data channel* component of the WebRTC specification. This is separate from Object RTC and WebRTC 1.0 feature requests because the Platform Status site breaks out data channels separately.

    RTC Data Channels:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/rtcdatachannels/?q=data%20channels
    Uservoice: (this ticket)

    Object RTC:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcobjectrtcapi/?q=Object%20RTC
    UserVoice: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6263666-webrtc-object-rtc-api

    WebRTC 1.0:

    Platform status: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webrtcwebrtcv10api/?q=WebRTC
    UserVoice: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6508336-webrtc-webrtc-v1-0-api

    3,752 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. add shortcuts for highlight, pen and eraser when adding notes.

    it should be able to add shortcuts for highlight, pen and eraser when adding notes so it will be a lot easier to use and quicker, because taking notes need to be quick.

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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. External Themes

    i want a external skin or themes from 3rd party (example: chrome) because i want a new design from community

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    0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Vertical bookmarks bar

    My laptop and my desktop both are widescreen. I have more screen real estate at either side of the screen. To take advantage of that, it would be great to have a vertical bookmarks bar instead of horizontal.

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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Spread operator for object literals

    This feature is currently Stage 3 and is implemented by Firefox stable, Chrome stable, Safari Preview, and Node stable.

    This is really useful for shallow cloning objects:

    let objClone = { ...obj };

    References:

    http://kangax.github.io/compat-table/esnext/

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Spread_operator#Spread_in_object_literals

    499 votes
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    3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. include browser version in user agent string

    Microsoft Edge on windows does not include the version of the browser but only the version of layout engine:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.17763

    The version should be 44.17763.1.0, since 18.17763 is the version of layout engine

    I suggest something like:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/44.17763.1.0 (EdgeHTML 18.17763)

    9 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Make it more simple to give feedback

    This screen is way too complex to use. I'm just going to stop using edgr.

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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Don't allow adds to block stories such that I am not able to read them

    Don't allow adds to block stories such that I am not able to read them

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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. search through open tabs with a hot key

    search through open tabs with a hotkey, this way
    users with lots of tabs open can find their way back to the tab instead of opening a new one / move tab to active window.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Favorite bar on the right side (with option to pin)

    I would really like the see the favorite bar on the right side (with option to pin) as it originally was on Microsoft Edge. I am already missing it!

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Don't allow InPrivate mode to be detected easily

    (!window.indexedDB) === true will return true in InPrivate (incognito) sessions and false otherwise. In this way, private browsing modes can be detected. Please protect against this fingerprinting.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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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    755 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 42 votes
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    1 comment  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. InPrivate

    InPrivate Browsing per Tab

    Make InPrivate Browsing per Tab possible and not per Instance of Edge. Sometimes you Need more then one Instance in Private and not only one.

    12 votes
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  18. Bring back Emulation

    Bring back emulation

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  19. Emulation: Support emulation of popular iOS and Android devices

    Our customers have an environment where most laptops run Windows 10 but most company phones are iPhones. Those who sport tablets have iPads and occasionally Android tablets. When developing for this device environment we have to consider emulation and only use real devices when testing. We are trying hard to adopt Edge as a development browser but with the current developer tools emulation only having Windows Phone devices out of the box our guys have to resort to custom configurations. Considering the market share of Windows Phone devices versus the market share of Android and iOS devices it doesn't make…

    2 votes
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  20. chromecast support

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

    140 votes
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