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  1. download dialog

    in browserstack, the session hangs in a download test because a download dialog box blocks the browser closing.
    I suggest adding a capability to autodismiss this dialog or autoblock downloads.
    The reason we need this test is that we also perform actions related to the download and would be useful to test the entire flow.
    Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  WebDriver  ·  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 WebDriver should not close currently open windows when starting automated testing

        I use Edge as my primary browser, but I also use NCrunch to drive automated UI testing for our web-based applications. When NCrunch kicks off tests impacted by changes I have made, by Edge browsers shut down, with all the tabs and windows lost forever.
        The IE Web Driver didn't have this issue and while I know that the browsers are not the same, the expectation is that they would behave similarly.
        Allowing the Edge Web Driver to trigger and manage its own windows, separate from any that the user has opened and is currently using, would be a welcomed…

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          0 comments  ·  WebDriver  ·  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 →
            • option to always show protocol

              In Edge, if I'm developing on a site, I'm usually using a specific port (this is how Visual Studio works with IIS and IIS Express).

              If I need to reload a page without having it post back again, I can't use the refresh button, but need to select the address bar and press return again.

              In most other browsers, this works. In Edge, it asks to install an app to cope with the protocol "localhost:"

              Please, can we have an option to always show the protocol in the address bar. It would save me having to retype "http://"…

              9 votes
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              • 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 →
                • 3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • webpages interact with EDGE highlight feature

                    EDGE has a nice feature where users can highlight text on a webpage, and then send a copy(?) of that webpage to other users, with the annotations on it. Edge also can do this now with PDFs. The next logical step, from my point of view as a developer, is to let webpage javascript get information from these highlights. For instance, lets suppose I use html 'frames tag' to host one webpage in another. My user highlights the page (or HTML) in that frame, and an event fires letting me capture the text that he highlighted. Conversely, if my code…

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                      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Block Cross-Origin <a download>

                      While Microsoft Edge mitigates the impact of cross-origin downloads by changing the file extension, it is still a risk and the presence of the download attribute on anchor elements with cross-origin attributes should still be ignored

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                        0 comments  ·  Security  ·  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 →
                        • ORTC/WebRTC: add VP8 RTP PictureID

                          Hello,
                          it seems that ORTC/WebRTC stack does not add VP8 RTP PictureID [1] which is needed by Switching Mixer Media Servers [2] to properly perform its rewriting when RTP flow switchings take place in order to avoid some issues in clients (eg: Chrome) that depend on it.

                          Could it be added as feature request?

                          Thanks in advance!!

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                          [1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7741#section-4.2
                          [2] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7667#section-3.6.2

                          46 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 90 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for @counter-style

                              Related w3 document:
                              https://www.w3.org/TR/css-counter-styles-3/

                              The Internationalization WG observes that Edge does not pass the tests found here:

                              See https://www.w3.org/International/tests/repo/results/counter-styles.en.html (click on the large text in the left-most column to run the tests)

                              Several groups have observed the need for counter style support. The Arabic Layout TF finds that it is needed for Persian support. Richard Ishida reports that vertical text lists require it as well. Firefox is observed to provide this support.

                              4 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement externally_connectable from webpages to extensions

                                Chrome enables webpages to send messages to cooperating extensions who allow this via the externally_connectable manifest property.

                                This is better than hacks using content scripts because content scripts give the extension full access to the webpage. Chrome can present a much more palatable permission prompt as a result ("Communicate with cooperating websites" rather than "Read and change all your data")

                                Firefox is tracking this feature here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1319168

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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A way of automatic installation of extensions

                                  All other major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) provide some way to install an add-on/extension by the application installer. Most antivirus programs and download managers make use of this capability.

                                  With Edge, the end user, after installing the main application, has to go to the Store and add the corresponding Edge extension manually herself.

                                  There should be way for the extension publisher to obtain Microsoft-signed extension package from the Developer Dashboard, and include it along with the main application installer, to be added later to users' systems by powershell's Add-AppxPackage, or its equivalent.

                                  23 votes
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                                  • Microsoft Edge does not support page linking in internal PDF viewer

                                    Microsoft Edge does not support page linking in internal PDF viewer.

                                    In Chrome and Firefox you can jump straight to a page with a URL Hashtag suffix.

                                    For example, to jump straight to page 9 of this Microsoft PDF, adding "#page=9" will take you directly there in Chrome/Firefox.

                                    http://abouttmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Dynamics-365-for-Financials-Capabilities-Guide-TMC-2016-11.pdf#page=9

                                    However Microsoft Edge does not support this feature.

                                    As a **developer**, I have pages coded to link to specific pages in PDFs that are up to 1,300 pages long... this is really frustrating for our end users.

                                    35 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • responsive

                                      responsive mode

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