Welcome to the Microsoft Edge Insiders community

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Hello Microsoft Edge Insiders!


Ever since we first announced in December that Microsoft Edge was going to adopt the Chromium open source project for our desktop browser, we’ve been excited to begin launching our Insider community. The time has finally come, and everyone can try out the new version of the browser right now!

 

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We want to use this opportunity to start building a close relationship with all of you. Going beyond collecting comments and reviews, we’re eager to listen and engage in active conversations with you. We believe your collective voices will help us build a better Microsoft Edge, and that’s our vision for this community.


With our recent adoption of Chromium, Microsoft Edge gets a chance to grow beyond its initial home on Windows 10. As we’ve reflected on the best ways to enable a new listening system to support other versions of Windows and platforms, we’ve realized that our goals should be based on what we want as customers, not as engineers or designers.


What would such a system look like? That’s where all of you come in. Based on the feedback you’ve graciously given us over the past few years, we know it’s important to be able to quickly and easily send us problems or suggestions from directly within the browser. You also want a way to engage meaningfully and deeply with the developers, as well as a way to get immediate support when you run into a problem that you can’t fix on your own.


Other Insider programs at Microsoft have provided good models for us to follow for our new community. However, the Microsoft Edge Insider community has one important difference: you don’t need to sign up. Just downloading and using the Microsoft Edge Canary, Dev, or Beta channels is enough.


We hope that this relationship can be beneficial for both parties. For you, this isn’t just about being a member of an active group of fellow browser enthusiasts. You also get: a chance to see new features before all the other Microsoft Edge users; an in-depth understanding of how and why we built them, a direct channel of communication with the engineers responsible for them, and the chance to critique them and suggest what we should build next. We at Microsoft get valuable early feedback, your verbal and written insights about what you do and don't like about a given feature or approach, which will help us steer the product in the right direction. The ability to dig deeper and understand the why behind the what, while learning from a large and diverse worldwide audience. Finally, through our continuing conversations, we hope Insiders will invite others in their own communities to come and join in our conversation.

welcome-graphic2.pngSo, what can you expect from us? As our new features start making their way into the builds, our goal is to publish at least one new article every other week to inform and encourage active discussions on the latest developments in the Insider channels. We are devoting some of our time to reading and responding to every thread, and you can expect direct interaction from the Microsoft Edge team that promotes the deepest, most enlightening discussions.


We’re fully committed to building an open, honest and respectful community of awesome Insiders like you. We hope you’ll join our discussions or start your own today.
Welcome to our community. We can’t wait to build a great Edge community together!

 

-The Microsoft Edge Team-

 

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Fair point. I always left folders alone because I like reading them at a glance.

I’ve also thought it would be useful to implement custom icons for favorite folders and sites that don’t use favicons.
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Yeah, I'd love to see "custom Icons" as well..... Lets face it, generic icons just don't cut it all the time. lol
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Thank you for giving us this feedback, @DennisSmile. I will forward it onto the team that does favorites.
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Thanks for the suggestion, @Newcastle_Guardian. I will pass it on to the favorites team.
Elliot
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Thank you @decimal639. Can you explain which parts of the browser make you want to go back to IE11? What do you think that we could do to make it look and feel more like the version of Edge that you are familiar with?
Elliot
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That is good feedback, @Deleted. Would you feel better if it was installed with Windows and not a separate download?
Elliot
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All great suggestions, @Bitcrusherrr, thank you for taking the time to test drive our new browser. We have more changes coming so, please keep updating and letting us know what you think.
Elliot
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This is an interesting suggestion, @vinnyMS. Are you imagining that this would be done automatically for you? Would there be any way to undo or know that it had occured on the website that you were looking at?
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Thank you @Deleted, we are working on it.
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Can you tell me more about what you like about the fly-in sidebar for downloads, bookmarks and history in the current version of Edge?
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These are great suggestions @Kevin Bryan. I will let our team know that this is imortant to you.
Elliot
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Thank you @SasRad. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks and months as we continue to bring updates to the preview channels. Let us know how we are doing,
Elliot
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I believe that an application needs to send a notification before it will show up in the list of applications on the notification settings page. I am not sure, however, if you can force the preview versions of Edge to pop a notification to get onto that list. Please let me know if it does show up for you.
Elliot
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Thanks for the feedback, @Deleted.
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Thanks for the feedback @Darrell Shannon. I will let the team know.
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This is great feedback, @David61. What level of autoplay settings are you looking for?
Thanks,
Elliot
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Good feedback, @misterjaytee. Have you tried other management solutions for lots of tabs? What have you found helpful? What have you found not so helpful?
Elliot
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Hi Elliot, I had mentioned this at a Windows Insider event about the Microsoft Edge browser being able to receive updates through the Microsoft Store. A problem with Edge not being in the store is that in order to update the broser you would have to update your whole operating system, so by putting the browser in the store it can receive updates through the store, unless you could deliver updates separately through the Windows Updates like Windows Security patches come through. @Elliot Kirk 

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Thank you @Mace242, this is great feedback. We will continue making changes to both the services and the user interface.
Thanks, Elliot