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  1. OffscreenCanvas

    From MDN: The OffscreenCanvas interface provides a canvas that can be rendered off screen. It is available in both the window and worker contexts.

    From me: It would be great to prepare images and run WebGL without tying up the UI thread.

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/OffscreenCanvas
    https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5424182347169792
    https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/OffscreenCanvas

    53 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow developers to disable script from F12

      Useful for debugging and seeing what a no-JS or slow-JS experience might be like.

      189 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • right click context search

        When right clicking on a word, it should give you an option to search bing/Cortana for that word.

        However if you are using inprivate mode, this doesn't work.

        In all other browsers like chrome, even in internet explorer you can right click search while using inprivate mode.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support bidi isolation for elements with dir attributes, and for bdi

          This is a specific request for Edge to support bidi isolation per the HTML specification where the dir attribute and the bdi element are used. The wording in the request for dir=auto [1] is equally valid here.

          Support for isolation is really a fundamental requirement for languages using Arabic and Hebrew and other scripts such as Thaana, Syriac, N'Ko, etc. Note also that the Arabic script is the second most widely used script around the world after the Latin script, so this affects a lot of people. And the lack of isolation is not an edge-case problem (see worked examples…

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            1 comment  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add console.hex() to be able to log binary data to the console

            With binary data becoming more and more common in the browser, thanks to ArrayBuffers and TypedArrays and all the specifications that use them, we need to be able to properly log these data types to the console.

            On the surface this is possible with console.log(), but is that is severely lacking when it comes to binary data. So I would like to propose the ability to log binary data in the classic hex dump format. Having a console.hex() command in the browser would certainly my my life of lot easier and probably a lot of others that work with binary…

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              1 comment  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

              X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff http header lets a web server assert its resources can only be a script or a stylesheet if it is not sent with proper Content-Type headers.

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                0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "(input[type=file] element).files = dataTransfer.files" fails in Edge

                  We fail to pass "dataTransfer.files" of DragEvent to "files" property of the input[type="file"] element in Edge. For example:

                  HTML:
                  <input id="fileItem" type="file">

                  Javascript:
                  var myfiles = dataTransfer.files;
                  document.getElementById('fileItem').files = myfiles; //This fails in Edge, but no errors are shown in console

                  Steps to Reproduce a Bug:
                  https://jsfiddle.net/vth82jst/2/

                  1. Drag & drop your file to input[type="file"] area
                  2. Check the "drop file name" and "input value"
                  3. Even if we drop a file, the "input value" does not change in Edge (It remains "ファイルは選択されていません" unchanged).

                  I am troubled when I want to select files by drag & drop in Edge.
                  This…

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                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • EXPAND or COLLAPSE ALL when viewing "Elements"

                    It would be helpful to allow for Expansion and/or Collapsing of all Elements in the editor script. Various reasons to implement would assist in preserving data as viewed. Example: law enforcement initiatives require memorialization of pages and/or profiles and posts but when a page has been deleted or relocated, the source code in its entirety easily saved as a text file would afford a faster way to recreating than the lengthy process of requesting whether the web host maintained the data.

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                      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How about letting me set up my own "quick links"?

                      Let me establish my own "quick links".....?

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                        0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • PDF viewer doesn't support JBIG2

                        The built-in PDF viewer displays a noise pattern when attempting to view black/white images encoded as JBIG2. A lot of scanners produce files in this format for black/white scans, and all other PDF viewers seem to handle the format fine.

                        Happy to provide a sample file if required.

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                          0 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow users to move their favorites to the left side of the web page

                          allow users to move their favorites to the left side of the web page

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Si al realizar una búsqueda siguen apareciendo tantísimos anuncios patrocinados antes de los resultados relevantes, nadie usará edge nunca

                            Si al realizar cualquier búsqueda en el explorador siguen apareciendo tantísimos anuncios patrocinados antes de los resultados relevantes y al final de cada página (sean debidos a Bing o a Edge o a Microsoft...), nadie usará Edge nunca.
                            Debieran colocar los anuncios patrocinados aparte de la sección de resultados de búsqueda y, a poder ser, tratando de no instar a la gente a clicar en ellos mediante el engaño.

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The website pop up ads on Edge have become unbearable

                              Ads on websites have become literally unbearable. They often pop up and cover the content. Please do something about this.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the element finder work with standard selectors

                                If trying to search for an id by using the selector #myID, nothing will be found, only by entering myID, but this might return text elements, classes, and all sorts of other things that are undesirable. Should also be able to search by classes, xpath etc.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • remember htaccess login details

                                  Edge can´t remember htaccess login details. Please add this feature. The workaround with IE is not very useful because i don´t want to use IE.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 106 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 18 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Send window inner dimensions and screen DPI to the server with every request

                                        This is not a thing at the present time in any browser AFAIK, but wouldn't it be magical if SSR code could know exactly how many pixels it needs to render? We could optimize image sizes, we could try to render fonts server side, we could execute media/viewport queries and know the meanings of %-based layouts all before the page even makes it to the client. We could also compute layout on the server and decide to fetch less data (only above the fold for example) for smaller screens during initial page load. I'm surprised we haven't done this a…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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