04-08-2019 07:50 AM
04-08-2019 07:50 AM
Greetings Microsoft Edge Insiders!
Let us start off by saying, welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider community! We’re so excited to have you here, and we can’t wait to start learning from you. If you haven’t read our Welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insider community article yet, we recommend starting there. It has a bunch of great information on how we got here and where we’re heading.
Our mission is to create a thriving community of valuable Insiders, like you, so we can closely listen and learn how Microsoft Edge can be better. We believe that having open, honest, and continued conversations with our Insider community is a great way to build a close relationship with our users.
Why do all of this? Because we want to build a browser that’s deeply grounded in your needs. Your voice is the most important piece of helping us build a better Microsoft Edge. The feedback you provide leads to meaningful conversations that may ultimately produce the new features, bug fixes, and other improvements that matter the most to you. Listening is just the beginning for us. Our true goal is to build Microsoft Edge with the voice of the Insider community as our guiding light.
When we announced the next version of Microsoft Edge back in December, we asked a simple question: If you could change one thing about the web, what would it be?
We were completely humbled by the over 40k comments you’ve shared with us. That’s a whole lot of ideas. Thank you!
You tell us that you love some things about the current Microsoft Edge browser, like the smooth scrolling experience, our Fluent Design and the precision touchpad, and you hope we’ll bring those things forward into the next version too.
We hear that you have strong feelings about online advertising. Some of you wish ads that pop-up would just disappear and the same for auto-playing ads. While others feel a strong desire to remove or fundamentally change how online advertising works on the web. There is concern how these advertisements enable sites to track you as you browse which feels "creepy" and "invasive."
The overwhelming majority of comments (we’re talking thousands of messages) that we have read wish for a change in the fundamental attributes of the web. Make it faster, safer, more reliable and more private. You want your browsers to have smaller memory footprints, lower battery consumption, higher rendering speed and better stability. We agree with you wholeheartedly! The attributes that you say matter most in your browsing experience are performance, privacy, and reliability. So that is where we are starting.
We are focusing on delivering outstanding fundamentals. Speed, stability, accessibility, compatibility, security, and privacy are always top of mind for us. We are using your comments and suggestions to guide us while we are getting the new Microsoft Edge ready for its debut.
In the meantime, jump in, download the Microsoft Edge Insider Channels, and let us know what you think. What’s working well? Where do we need to improve? Over time, we hope to build healthy engagement and feedback loops with our community members.
We’re also mindful that our users have preferred ways to engage with us. Whether you view the latest information on the Microsoft Edge Insider website, enjoy direct discussions on our forum, need a personal support assistant via help (F1), share your feedback and suggestions via the smiley face, or just want to give us a shout on Twitter, we’re always listening and looking for ways to reach out wherever our users feel most comfortable and prefer to talk to us. We’re all ears!
Thank you for being here. We look forward to listening and engaging with you.
-The Microsoft Edge Team-
09-01-2019 04:10 PM
Hey @Elliot Kirk !
It would be awesome to add a tip-tap gesture which will switch tabs in Microsoft Edge on touch-pad-enabled devices.
09-02-2019 10:26 AM
Hi @1080P, I want to make sure that I understand the issue fully. The Language Learning with Netflix extension installs successfully, but when you use it, on 1080P content the subtitles are either missed by the extension or are missing entirely. This works properly when the videos are at 720P though. Is this correct? It may be a bug with the way sub-titles are handled by the PlayReady DRM software, and I can check with that team. Thanks - Elliot
09-02-2019 02:05 PM
@Elliot Kirk As someone who's always preferred and used Edge, I like a lot of changes to the browser. Facebook actually works without crashing every two minutes and the performance is better. However, I'm not totally on board with a few changes. For one, I miss the how unique Edge looked, now it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. But one thing I really miss is the option to run a downloaded file without saving it. Not having that is almost a deal breaker for me. I would really appreciate it if the feature is brought back.
09-02-2019 04:20 PM
@Surya05 @Elliot Kirk
Elliot, I'm just going to give this one another vote of support. In regard to downloads the MUST be RUN, SAVE & CANCEL. But, also, there MUST be SAVE AS. It is a really, unnecessary & aggravating pain having to move DLs from the DL folder to where WE, actually, want them to be or go... remember, certain (named) folders for certain things that belong there.
This one wouldn't be open for debate or discussion. DLs cannot be without the above mechanics.
09-02-2019 07:10 PM - edited 09-02-2019 07:16 PM
09-03-2019 01:02 AM
I have all three versions of Chredge on my 2016 Macbook Pro, and since the newest update of the Dev channel, it's been doing my searches using Bing, even though my default search engine is Google which I like using more, has been taking WAY longer to load pages, and signing me out of my Google account randomly! This is confusing me and needs fixing. I love the new versions of Edge, but please fix this.
09-03-2019 03:03 PM
@Elliot Kirk Hi, while the new Edge does improve on the old one, I don't get why some of the useful features are removed. Like the option to run a downloaded file without saving and the extremely useful option to set tabs aside. I really miss the option to set aside tabs that I can use later
09-03-2019 04:49 PM
The Edge Features so many people are mentioning have not been removed. They are not in, YET. One specific that I know 1st hand, the Team IS aware of the need for Run/Save/Cancel. They are, also, aware of "The List" of items being mentioned repeatedly by person after person. They are working on the stuff. We are with the understanding that it is all coming, albeit, piecemeal. I grant you it's troubling, a real concern when this stuff appears to be 'missing', ignored or neglected. But, it's like the fun of Christmas & discovering each new thing under the tree or in the toe of a stocking. Never know what "Oh, good we have that, now." will be there next. It has been suggested it'll all be there by the time Edge C goes GA or Stable Gold or whatever the non-Insider, non-beta release is tagged. It's a big, job to have it all right & appealing, must be done in steps & layers and it DO take time! You, always, will see things in Canary the earliest.
That said, do keep letting the Team know what the 'Must-haves' are, here or via Feedback. The more similar comments they receive the better.
09-03-2019 10:35 PM
Although these may already be in development, I'll repeat my vote for Run & Open in addition to Save & Save As as well as Set Aside tabs.
In my work environment, there is often a need to access (Run or Open) a file/document just once and I do not need it saved in a Download or other folder. It also encourages the behavior to work from shared documents (Teams or SharePoint) instead of perpetuating the habit of downloading personal copies. It also prevents clutter in the Downloads or other folder from one-time access.
The Set Aside tabs feature feels like a natural way to temporarily "remember" pages to revisit. Having worked only a little with Collections, Set Aside seems simpler and more natural for basic follow up.