Top Feedback Summary for April 2022

Microsoft

Greetings, Insiders! We appreciate your continued patience and support as we worked behind the scenes to provide an update for you all. One of the things we are working on is looking at gathering more details from you, as Insiders, on how we can improve our communications around your top feedback submissions. Keep an eye out for when we publish the survey to gather those insights from you all. There’s a few updates for you this month, so let’s jump into it!

 

We are excited to share that Enable option for downloads to show at the bottom of the screen is moving from Under Review to Alternative Planned! This is a bit of a weird one in which we are going to address this feedback in the form of improving the existing downloads experience. The team wants to hear your continued feedback on this, so be sure to let them know your thoughts via the in-app feedback tool (steps on how to submit are at the end of this post).

 

We have seen feedback across all the platforms we listen on that the context menu is obscenely large. We hear that both the right-click context and the menus are too long, too wide, and don’t offer any ways to customize. You may have seen some ways we are attempting to address these pain points in our Canary channel. We want to hear from you still, please continue to send us feedback and suggestions on how it can be improved for you!

 

We’re not only adding a new item on, but we’re also marking it as Addressed! We saw increased reports around Print and Print Preview are not available on some sites, and before we could get it added to this list the team addressed it! Definitely let us know if you see other sites that are not giving the print or print preview options in the future.

 

That’s it for this update! We will be back soon with your next top feedback updates. Did you know we have a new portal in which you can submit feedback on what changes you want to see? You can search to see if your idea is already on the Edge Feedback portal, or post it up to get other likeminded people to comment and vote on your suggestion. Have something you think might be more of a bug? Send it to us directly through the in-app feedback tool by heading to the … menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback and include diagnostics. Detailing exactly what you see will ensure that the team understands the issue at hand, and if you include your email address it offers you the ability to receive email updates whenever we take action on your item.

 

Until our next update, Insiders. Happy browsing!

 

Here’s this month’s update:

Status

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed

Print and Print Preview are not available on some sites

NEW!

Planned

Add option to always open favorites in new tab

47 weeks

Planned

Users can easily close Vertical Tabs

57 weeks

Planned

Users can move Vertical Tabs to the right side of the screen

58 weeks

Planned

Enable search of items in Collections

62 weeks

Planned

Edge should respect the default PDF viewer

94 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Add ability to close tabs via double-click

110 weeks

Planned

Provide an option to prevent auto-play of video and audio when you open a website

142 weeks

Alternative Planned
(Join the discussion)

Bring the tab set aside feature from Microsoft Edge legacy

142 weeks

Alternative Planned

Enable additional options for viewing downloaded files, such as the bottom of the window

52 weeks

Not Planned

Support mouse gestures for common actions like navigation and tab close

13 weeks

Not Planned

(View the discussion)

Allow sign-in to the browser with a Google account

23 weeks

Not Planned

Edge launches with previous session’s tabs when “On startup” setting is set to “Open a new tab”

25 weeks

Not planned

(View the discussion)

Bring the reading list feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge

35 weeks

Not Planned
(View the 
discussion)

Provide a transparent theme for the browser frame

43 weeks

Not Planned

(View the discussion)

Enable option to match Windows display language

43 weeks

Not Planned
(View the 
discussion)

Make tabs more square and less rounded, like the current version of Microsoft Edge

47 weeks

Not Planned

MSA profile picture is not updating

56 weeks

 

And here’s the list of top “quality areas” that we’re actively working on in response to your feedback:

 

Bring more extensions to the extensions store

Edge should use less memory than it does

Edge should use less CPU than it does

Scrolling should feel smoother for web pages

Scrolling should feel smoother for PDF files

Opening a new tab is too slow

Update does not always work reliably

 

Definitions:

Addressed – Changes to address this feedback are visible to all users in the Canary and Dev channels.

Not Planned – We don’t currently plan to address this feedback, though we will continue to track it and reconsider our approach if needed.

Planned for… – We’re working on this and currently plan for it to be addressed in the Canary channel before the end of the month indicated.

Planned - We have reviewed this feedback and have a plan to address it. However, we aren't ready to share a target time frame just yet. 

Alternative Planned - We don’t currently plan to directly address this feedback; however, we are working on addressing this in the form of a new feature.

In Discussion – We’ve reviewed this feedback and to learn more we have started a discussion about it here in the Microsoft Edge Insider Forum.

Under Review – We are reviewing this feedback internally and do not have a plan to share at this time.

Quality Area – We will give extra weight to fixes and opportunities in this area. Please continue to report specific bugs and make specific asks. 

 

Archive of previously addressed topics:

 

Spoiler

 

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed on

Restore tabs if Edge or the OS is restarted for any reason

78 weeks

Jan 13, 2022

Allow users to put individual tabs to sleep

21 weeks

Nov 2, 2021

Users can get back to where they left off in PDF documents

42 weeks

Sept 28, 2021

Allow more top sites on the New Tab Page

77 weeks

Aug 24, 2021

Bring the tab preview feature from Microsoft Edge legacy

105 weeks

Aug 24, 2021

Hide or shrink the title bar when vertical tabs are enabled

19 weeks

Jul 14, 2021

Users can find and manage their tabs more easily by organizing them into associated groups

23 weeks

Jul 14, 2021

Allow users to turn off the “Disable developer mode extensions” notification

28 weeks

Jun 23, 2021

The address bar and its text are too big, and should be smaller like Chrome
(View the discussion)

96 weeks

Jun 23, 2021

Allow users to adjust the width of the Vertical Tabs pane

1 week

Jun 9, 2021

Users would like more theme and customization options

12 weeks

Apr 30, 2021

Some web page fonts are blurry

48 weeks

Apr 7, 2021

Ask users if they want to close all tabs when they close a browser window

81 weeks

Apr 7, 2021

Add dictionary in PDF

31 weeks

Mar 23, 2021

Some passwords are not saved

25 weeks

Mar 16, 2021

Enable kiosk mode

16 weeks

Feb 9, 2021

Add option to remove previous search terms from the New Tab Page’s search box auto-suggestion list 

35 weeks

Feb 9, 2021

Enable vertical tabs feature

23 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Enable customers to pin sites to Start Menu in Windows

26 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Support two-page layout in PDF reader

32 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Voice search on google.com doesn’t work

31 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Enable sync of browsing history between devices

57 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Add the ability to ink on web page content

57 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Add "text notes" feature to PDF files

27 weeks

Nov 17, 2020

Update the user interface with the Fluent Design System
(View the discussion)

65 weeks

Nov 17, 2020

Enable customers to pin Favorites menu to the side of the screen

6 weeks

Nov 3, 2020

Make Edge available on Linux

(Download here)

39 weeks

Oct 20, 2020

Support themes from the Chrome Web Store
(Learn more)

60 weeks

Oct 15, 2020

Enable automatic generation of strong passwords

13 weeks

Sept 15, 2020

Enable navigation of PDF files via table of contents

31 weeks

Sept 15, 2020

Provide run / open / save / save as options when downloading files

55 weeks

Sept 9, 2020

Provide different options for sorting favorites
(View the discussion)

51 weeks

Aug 11, 2020

Bring the Ask Cortana feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge
(View the alternative)

50 weeks

Aug 5, 2020

Highlighter tool for PDF files

21 weeks

July 15, 2020

Mouse cursor sometimes disappears

(View the discussion)

11 weeks

June 24, 2020

Support read aloud of PDF files

20 weeks

June 9, 2020

Edge cannot find devices to cast media (Learn more)

16 weeks

May 19, 2020

Provide option to keep specific cookies when choosing to clear browsing data on close

21 weeks

Apr 7, 2020

Option to set a custom photo as the New Tab Page background photo

33 weeks

Apr 7, 2020

Add an option to hide the Bing search bar on the new tab page (Learn more)

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

Allow the search bar in the new tab page to be configured with other search providers (Learn more)

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

Provide an option to set a custom URL for a new tab instead of showing the new tab page (Learn more)

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices

19 weeks

Mar 19. 2020

Some users are unable to access any web page

3 weeks

Mar 11, 2020

Favorites sync issues, including sync not working, deleted favorites reappearing, and favorites being duplicated

13 weeks

Mar 4, 2020

Provide an option to add a share button to the tool bar

17 weeks

Feb 26, 2020

Need for better handling of links when there is more than one profile

26 weeks

Feb 21, 2020

Touchpad two-finger scrolling is sometimes triggering a right click instead

24 weeks

Feb 21, 2020

Add the ability to change the location for news content on the new tab page

20 weeks

Jan 22, 2020

Provide the ability to change the title of tiles on the new tab page

22 weeks

Jan 22, 2020

Enable search in the extensions store

17 weeks

Dec 19, 2019

The taskbar icon is not updating to the new Microsoft Edge logo

1 week

Nov 14, 2019

A round of improvements to scrolling experience, with more (including performance) to come down the line

12 weeks

Nov 14, 2019

YouTube.com does not render properly and appears extremely magnified

1 week

Nov 4, 2019

Bring the OneNote Web Clipper to the Microsoft Edge extensions store

4 weeks

Nov 4, 2019

Improve discoverability of the home button since some users are asking for it. (View the discussion)

8 weeks

October 29, 2019

Microsoft Edge is crashing whenever a new tab is opened from a link

1 week

October 22, 2019

Inking for PDF files

9 weeks

October 22, 2019

Provide an option to remove the send feedback “smiley” button from the toolbar

1 week

October 15, 2019

Show the New Tab Page in dark theme when the browser is in dark theme

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

Add the ability to turn off the news feed on the new tab page

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

ClickOnce deployment of Windows applications from web pages

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

Website elements are being flipped upside down when switching between tabs

1 week

September 17, 2019

Sign-in profile picture is not always kept up to date

4 weeks

September 17, 2019

“Administrator Mode Detected” error message when opening the browser

2 weeks

September 4, 2019

Add a favorites button to the toolbar, for quicker access to favorites

1 week

August 29, 2019

Make it easier to share web content with other users and apps

1 week

August 29, 2019

Drop down menus in some web pages are not working

1 week

August 29, 2019

Add a dark theme to Microsoft Edge

Addressed before these posts started

 

Build translation capabilities into the browser

Addressed before these posts started

 

Delete browsing history on exit

Addressed before these posts started

 

Show favorites bar only on the new tab page

Addressed before these posts started

 

Bring back reading view

Addressed before these posts started

 

Sync data with my work or school account

Addressed before these posts started

 

 

 

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@MissyQ the extensions button is now completely broken, 2 builds in a row.

 

it doesnt actually show extensions, this 100% breaks access to any extension not already visible on the extensions area.

 

really unacceptable UI bug. please fix asap.

 

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@MissyQ It would be helpful to have some insight into how ideas posted and voted for on the Edge Feedback portal feed into this list. Some of the items with the highest number of votes do not appear in the update table and have a status of Open on the portal after weeks or months.

 

Should we expect items at the top of the vote list to appear in future versions of this list or to have an updated status for the items on the Edge Feedback portal from time to time?


Thank you for sharing.
I am really excited about all new features and improvements in the Microsoft Edge.
Same here. Pressing the extension button displays a blank screen.
One of my biggest issues with Microsoft Edge is the size of the context menus, which I'm glad to see is being addressed. I think there are two things that should be done to fix the context menu size problem: giving users an option to reduce padding and removing unnecessary clutter.

I understand that Microsoft is invested in the 2-in-1 laptop market, and Microsoft Edge needs to be usable on touch devices. However, users should have the option to reduce padding when using a non-touch device. On a traditional desktop or laptop monitor, the context menus are unnecessarily large. On my 13" MacBook Air, the … menu has a scroll bar on Edge Canary. I should not have to scroll within the … menu. An option to reduce padding would help with the size of the … menu and also the right-click context menu.

Unnecessary clutter should also be removed from the menus to mitigate this problem. On Edge Canary, there is a … menu entry for Discover, Microsoft Rewards, Alerts and Tips, Show Sidebar, etc. These don't need to be in the … menu. The discover feature is going to be accessible in the Edge Sidebar. Microsoft Rewards is accessible by clicking the user icon. Alerts and Tips is simply unnecessary in my opinion. The option to enable Edge Sidebar should be somewhere in Settings. These context menu entries, at the very least, should be disabled by default. It makes Edge's … menu seem cluttered.

@ronniec272 I agree.

When I see the Edge ... and context menus I almost get a panic attack! (I am exaggerating, of course, but it really feels cluttered, unwelcoming, and messy). Perhaps the worse part of this is that in part it feels so due to self-promotion reasons.

I am very glad the team is aware of this issue.

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@MissyQ I hope that this also includes the favorites folder menu. A quick comparison between Chrome and Edge shows the disparity between the two. 

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@MissyQ: great news that something is finally being-done about the length of both the ellipsis-menu (the main Edge menu), and the right-click / long-press menus.

 

Here is what I would reduce my right-click menu to, if I could choose the options on it:

Edge_RightClickMenuComparisons.png

 

There are so-many options in the current one, such-as "Cast media", "Send page", "Collections" and "Share" which I never use.  (I do use the "Create QR code" feature, but not frequently-enough that I think it warrants being in the context-menu; I can just click in the Address Bar, then the QR icon, when I need to occasionally do this.)

 

Also, please please please can we FINALLY have an option to remove the "View page source" and "Inspect" options?  Please stop assuming everyone who uses Edge are web-developers!

 

Thank you!