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  1. 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)

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      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • History Search

      I love the new MS Edge browser. However, I think the history needs be searchable. It is a simple feature that could be added and it would improve the user experience

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        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  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.

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          0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hi Microsoft peeps! I'm an owner, designer and Project manager for VirtualCaseManagement.com I KNOW browsers, our CRM has to work w/ 4 (

          Ref: 1. Ability to Stretch data field. 2. Ability to print 'background graphics. Hi Microsoft peeps! I'm an owner, designer and Project manager for VirtualCaseManagement.com, I KNOW browsers!! Our CRM works w/ 4 (Chrome, Edge, FF, Safari). I'd use Edge and would rather but can't based on two (2) issues. This means all our customers that user our VCM product are having to use other browsers than Edge due to this. Please fix these two issues, PLEASE. ISSUE 1. My other business 25 yrs. (Counter-Intelligence.com) where I'm an Investigator and use VCM to type within Case Logs and note sections.…

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            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  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

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              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge Dev site  ·  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.

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                2 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  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 →
                  • Add proxy support to webdriver

                    To me, this looks like MicrosoftWebdriver does not support proxy configuration:

                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webdriver

                    I’m using BrowserMobProxy to check if the pages loaded in selenium. It works fine for chrome, firefox and opera. I can’t get this to work with edge. Here’s my code:

                    public static void main(String[] args) {

                    String url = "http://gitlab.com";
                    String edgeDriverPath = "resources/MicrosoftWebDriver.exe";

                    BrowserMobProxyServer proxy = new BrowserMobProxyServer();

                    Proxy seleniumProxy = ClientUtil.createSeleniumProxy(proxy);
                    DesiredCapabilities capabilities = new DesiredCapabilities();
                    capabilities.setCapability(CapabilityType.PROXY, seleniumProxy);

                    System.setProperty("webdriver.edge.driver",edgeDriverPath);

                    EdgeOptions options = new EdgeOptions();

                    proxy.start(0);
                    seleniumProxy.setHttpProxy("localhost:"+ proxy.getPort());
                    seleniumProxy.setSslProxy("localhost:"+ proxy.getPort());
                    options.setProxy(seleniumProxy);

                    WebDriver driver = new EdgeDriver(EdgeDriverService.createDefaultService(),options);

                    proxy.newHar(url);

                    driver.get(url);

                    Har har = proxy.getHar();
                    HarLog harlog =…

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                      1 comment  ·  WebDriver  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  CSS  ·  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.

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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"…

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                              0 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  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…

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                                0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • RegExp Lookbehind Assertions

                                Lookbehind assertions are now part of the ECMAScript specification. Google's V8 has had an implementation of it for a while now.

                                See: https://github.com/tc39/proposal-regexp-lookbehind

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                                  0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  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…

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                                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • tab

                                    open a .html file(file:///C:/Users/Jian_Zheng/Desktop/long.html), tabs[0].url and tabs[0].title are undefined.
                                    browser.tabs.query({active: true, currentWindow: true}, function(tabs){
                                    var method = new Object();
                                    method.URLs = tabs[0].url; //undefined
                                    method.title = tabs[0].title;// undefined
                                    });

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Option to disable auto-disabling of unsigned extensions

                                      There are plugins I have either written or ported from chrome myself, which I have no intention of submitting to the store either because I intend them for my own personal use or don't own the rights to redistribute them.

                                      Edge, however, wants to make life difficult for me, by automatically disabling these plugins every time I start the browser, forcing me to manually re-enable them.

                                      I would very much appreciate an option somewhere, perhaps in about:flags, to disable this unwanted and unwelcome behavior. You don't need to overstep your bounds when it comes to trying to protect me; I'm…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  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…

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                                          3 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • view frame source

                                          please add view frame source, reload and reload frame in the right click popup menu, why do developers have to ask for elementary things to be implemented when they already exist for years in Chrome and FF ? I want to try Edge only because it is faster but every time I do I just rush back to Chrome, please provide the same developer freedom as Chrome has before claiming that Edge is better, speed alone will not cut it, every time I am in Edge I feel like my hands are in handcuffs.

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