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  1. HTML/CSS/JS 'sandbox' page integrated into tooling experience

    Add an additional HTML/CSS/JS 'sandbox' page tightly integrated into the F12 tooling experience *loosely* similar to online tools like jsfiddle.net (et al) to allow developers to discover platform facets and experiment.

    This could be similar in essence to firing up the F12 tools on 'about:blank' but with (1) better markup editing options, (2) the ability to open new tabs in this mode just one-click away and (3) it should always loudly play "whip my hair' by Willow Smith when activated.

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code collapsing in debugger

      Allow me to collapse {}-blocks in debugger, for example functions. Add a button or shortcut to quickly collapse all blocks on the highest level, so I can get an easy overview over the functions in one js file.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to filter profiler data by "my code only"

        Much like in the debugger, a "my code only" option in the profiler tab would be very handy for filtering out code that I can easily change.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve IE Certificate Handling

          Visiting web page that require certificate based authentication and authorization pop up window with currently installed certificates, showing you the available and valid certificates. This is ok. But if you have to renew a certificate (because of expiration policy) and install the new one (having the old and the new installed at the same time and certificate store) it will not show as available to authenticate with. I guess there is some grouping happening and taking the first certificate or something similar.
          The expected behavior is to show the newly installed certificate even if the old is still installed.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Copy disabled properties in the CSS pane as commented out

            When we untick a property in a CSS rule, the changes pane show it with a reddish background, so it's aware of the change, the proposal is that when we select the Copy option, the property is copied with /* .. */ so that we can keep track better all the changes as we will need to test again in other browsers.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • W3C Manifest support

              Add support for the new W3C manifest specification for pinned apps as well as for Windows store applications.

              The spec allows for vendor extensions which can be used for things missing in the Level 1 of the spec. A lot of things have already been planned for Level 2 so it would be great if the MS team could participate in the discussions

              783 votes
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                5 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Get Rid of Black Title Bar

                When I hit F12 to open developer tools I frequently lose the title bar when trying to move the window. I almost always click on the top navbar (also same color black). I use visual studio and use the dark theme and this windows just gets lost inside of it.

                I suggest changing the title bar to use the standard windows title bar (just like the IE window).

                I don't get the rationale for changing the title bar color to a custom color.

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                  0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • F12 Support for web browser and web view controls

                  Currently there are no production tools to debug web browser (.NET) or web view (Store App) applications. It is nightmare to identify JavaScript memory leaks and sometimes hang and crash as well. Ability to troubleshoot them (post mortem analysis) would go long way.

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                    4 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Unprefix and support all @viewport properties

                    CSS Device Adaption (http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-device-adapt) is partially supported through the @-ms-viewport rule, however the width and height property are the only ones supported. It would be nice if the zoom and orientation properties were supported, too (in addition to the rest of the spec), so that we'd get a real replacement for the non-standard viewport <meta> tag.

                    39 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 90 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Debug for Edge on mobile/Xbox/RaspberryPi

                        Just like it happens for OSX/iOS, where attaching a device via USB or connecting via wifi allows to use desktop safari to inspect mobile safari and webviews on the mobile. All other browsers support this but Edge.

                        I know weinre was recently adapted to be usable on Edge mobile too but it's hardly a complete solution for serious development, lacking support for breakpoints, CSS pseudo-element.

                        Not to mention that I did encounter really strange behaviors of the DOM inspection panel based on when the weinre resources are loaded during JavaScript execution, something that is not acceptable to develop modern SPA…

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                          10 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Open source core components

                          Please open source the core components of Internet Explorer (Trident & Chakra). Microsoft in a position to do some serious good in the world, please help move the web forward together as a team – you don't have to do this alone.

                          523 votes
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                          • Developer Tool : Add fine control on CSS Animations

                            Chrome will bring a new feature on a future verssion : A little slider that allow to control, play or pause a CSS animation, and test it in any way we want. I'd love to see this on IE, please !

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When debugging network calls, show the IP address of the response

                              When debugging things on a remote server - especially redirects - it's really handy to know the source IP address of a response. Chrome's debugging tools show the remote address of a response. This makes it a heck of a lot easier to find where the response is actually coming from.

                              20 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • RFC5861 - HTTP Cache-Control Extensions for Stale Content

                                Directly from the RFC:

                                The stale-while-revalidate HTTP Cache-Control extension allows a cache to immediately return a stale response while it revalidates it in the background, thereby hiding latency (both in the network and on the server) from clients.

                                The stale-if-error HTTP Cache-Control extension allows a cache to return a stale response when an error -- e.g., a 500 Internal Server Error, a network segment, or DNS failure -- is encountered, rather than returning a "hard" error. This improves availability.

                                http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5861

                                Implementation in Chrome: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=348877
                                Support in Fastly: http://www.fastly.com/blog/stale-while-revalidate/

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ajax caching working like other browsers

                                  Internet Explorer caches ajax responses too agressively. In the modern SPA world, everything is working through AJAX request, so it is more and more important, to not cache automatically all of the AJAX responses. Firefox and Chrome is working normal with AJAX responses, only IE caches too agressively.

                                  86 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change development cycle for frequent updates

                                    IE falling behind before it was released. All major browsers has release cycles less than IE has between announcement and release.
                                    Also, old version do not get updates.
                                    Drop version from name and start actively supporting IE.

                                    378 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 357 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 58 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make the Escape key open the console when using the F12 tools

                                          This keyboard shortcut just seems to make sense to me and matches what Chrome and Firefox do. CTRL+` doesn't feel as obvious.

                                          36 votes
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