04-13-2019 09:51 PM
04-13-2019 09:51 PM
Where can I find information on how and when Edge on Chromium will support Microsoft Family Safety parental controls?
04-14-2019 09:22 AMSolution
04-19-2019 03:38 PM
It appears that Edge on Chromium does not acknowledge the Microsoft Family settings such as web sites that are NOT on the allow list.
04-25-2019 03:42 PM
05-04-2019 06:02 PM
@Elliot Kirk 1. Automatic web site filtering based on age. 2. Always block URLs I specify 3. Always allow URLs I specify
05-04-2019 06:34 PM - edited 05-04-2019 06:38 PM
Admittedly, I may have missed something or be having a brain-freeze, but, I'm going to suggest things including, 'Parental controls' are part of the OS as opposed the browser. Included in (OS) Settings... Upon clicking :heavy_plus_sign:Add a family member, the 1st next question is 🧿Child or 🧿Adult? and goes from there, if Child selected, for parents to configure. This ⬇ is found in the OS by > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users
05-04-2019 06:44 PM
"1. Automatic web site filtering based on age. 2. Always block URLs I specify 3. Always allow URLs I specify"
Please, see my previous Reply to you regarding this; it has a Snip. Pretty sure the ability for this ⬆, already, exists (in the OS).
05-04-2019 06:52 PM
Oh no, are you saying the OS controls have no effect on Edge C? :o Oh great :face_with_rolling_eyes: That kicks the meaning out of what I'd said about OS parental controls. Sad to waste ink :fountain_pen:. Anyway, then, that or this, sure as heck, needs to be fixed fast! Geeesh!
07-06-2019 08:49 AM
@SeitzM looks like there is a new release for Chromium that now supports this through an edge://flags switch - https://techdows.com/2019/06/microsoft-edge-canary-gets-microsoft-family-safety-support.html
i need to get up to the latest chromium release before i can test, so can't confirm this works yet...
tl:dr from the link above:
1. Make you sure you’ve updated Edge Canary version to 188.8.131.52 or higher, visit edge://flags page
2. Search for “Family” and for “Microsoft Family Safety” flag, choose “Enabled”
3. Restart the browser.
07-06-2019 08:55 AM
07-16-2019 04:49 AM
Ok great! This appears to work. However, there does not seem to be a way to lock this feature down to prevent someone to disabling it.
I am going to agree with Drew1903 that this should be at the OS level not the browser.
07-16-2019 10:51 AM
My name is Drew. The 1903 was added to the sake of a User Name. Yes, Parental controls are part of Win10. The thing to keep in mind is Edge C. is not yet the OS's browser. Right now, Edge, still, is. I suggest that once Edge C. is the OS's, actual, browser (not Edge, anymore) the OS Parental Controls will affect it. This is why flags are necessary, at this time & not after Edge C. is released, no more than Edge requires any such thing, now. Things are different (more seamless) when (once) the browser is, actually, an integral part of the OS (and not beta test versions).
07-16-2019 04:19 PM - edited 07-16-2019 04:20 PM
To what "setting" (where) are you referring? If you are talking about the OS Parental Control settings... they will work for Edge-ium when it, actually, replaces Edge in the OS. Same logic as to why Timeline works with Edge & not, Edge-ium. Until it has replaced Edge, this should not seem wrong nor surprising.
NB: Even, if & when Dev or Canary are made the Default browser (instead of Edge), Timeline doesn't/won't work w/ Edge-ium. (Yes, we know extensions & flags can change things). Expect the same with Parental controls. ... the 'relationship', right now, between Edge & the OS is not the same as between Edge-ium (test) Builds & the OS. Ergo, the impact of some OS things on each will be different.