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  1. 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.

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      755 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Extension for mobile

      Extension for the mobile app (android/ios) of Edge! This would push Edge on top of the rest for many users.

      5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ask Hola extension maker which makes this extension for google chrome, firefox, etc., also make the extension available for microsoft edge

        Hola extension is the best vpn service provider I have used so far. Please make this extension available for microsoft edge as well.

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          1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support browser_url_overrides to allow customized net tab page, etc. (since users can't set their own choice of new tab page...)

            Edge currently offers very few options for controlling the new tab experience, and the ones it does have are... not popular, judging by the Windows Insider feedback. Allowing extensions to override things like New Tab page would simultaneously address this concern and allow more Chrome extensions to be ported, making Edge a much nicer browser to use.

            827 votes
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              91 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "extension permission to use this extension type"

              Hello,
              The process of getting permission to use the appx extension type (which seems to be required in order to publish an edge extension) is blocked by Microsoft. It is unclear why I don't get permission and I didn't receive any response on my questions for about three weeks now. My customers are waiting however and I did pay Microsoft so I do expect support to get the extension published.
              My extensions store ID is 9P16GP71KWZT.
              The chrome version of the extension is available in the chrome store.

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                0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • At least allow Norton extensions

                Allow Norton extensions

                631 votes
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                  237 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Native messaging!

                  Please implement Native messaging mechanism! Internet Banking users are used to sign their contracts via a smart card (which uses WinCrypt API). Nowadays, after deprecation of applets, there is no other way to access Windows API and use a smart card in order to make a trusted digital signature.

                  916 votes
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                    26 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for the "commands" API

                    Add support for the "commands" API to listen for the user executing commands registered using the manifest of an extension, like the media keys or key combinations.

                    27 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support "chrome.identity" API

                      Chrome, FireFox, and Opera support the chrome.identity API to handle oauth2 authentication flows. At least the methods launchWebAuthFlow and getRedirectURL are needed to support an oauth2 flow forarbitrary oauth providers siuch as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, LInkedin, etc.

                      This API is really missing from edge.

                      60 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Will `proxy` API be supported in Microsoft Edge extensions

                        I currently manage a top Proxy extension in Chrome, and will like to port it to the new Microsoft Edge.

                        However, the `proxy` API seem to be missing/not implemented. Is this true?

                        Will this fact change? Any timeline?

                        515 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer

                          Drag & Drop URL to create a Shortcut-Link in Explorer (as in IE 11 / Firefox, etc.)
                          For that reason I must switch to Firefox instead of using Edge

                          12 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • REQ: Edge Extension - Microsoft Authenticator

                            Microsoft Authenticator Edge Extension would be useful as we are entering a world of MFA for many services. Something similar to authy in chrome.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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)

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • options_ui

                                Please add support for the options_ui manifest key and the relevant apis.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  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 →
                                  • 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
                                    });

                                    3 votes
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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…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Proxy API support for extensions

                                        Proxy extensions such as SwitchyOmega needs Proxy API.
                                        It's not convenient to use IE proxy settings for more than one proxy server.
                                        We need proxy API. Chrome and Firefox have already support it many years ago.

                                        47 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow cookies for whitelisted pages only

                                          Due to privacy violations, I decided to block permamently browser cookies and allow only certain websites (eg my bank or auction site) to access cookies. There was a "Cookie Monster" plugin in Firefox.

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