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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Thank you @Mace242. Can you tell me what parts of the dev tools on the current version of Edge are better than what you have in the preview channel? Is there something missing, in your opinion?
Elliot
Thank you for your feedback @Josephur.
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Thank you for taking it for a spin, @easyzeke. Please keep updating and let us know what you think as we go.
Elliot
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so far it is better than chrome and firefox@Elliot Kirk 

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Can you please open a support ticket here: https://microsoftedgesupport.microsoft.com/hc/en-us? That will get you our very best support.
Elliot
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We are looking at supporting other platforms and versions. I will let the team know about your feedback, @Kacuu.
Elliot
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Thank you for the feedback, @privacyrulz. I will make sure the right people get it.
Elliot
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Thank you for the feedback, @SalmanMKC. You should see the preview versions of Edge update indepedantly from the operating system. The canary channel should update almost everyday, and the Dev channel about once a week.
Elliot
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@Elliot Kirk . That would be great. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers!

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Ah okay, yeah, that solves the problem, forgot about that. Cheers.
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But, doesnt that require a launch to update it, with the store it wont need you to launch it?
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@Elliot Kirk first all i want to say love this browser and microsoft dicision to switch on chromium i even make this browser my default, second i would like to suggest some features

 

1)more customize option for those website icons on new tab page like when i add new site it does not give option for selecting name instead show the whole address of site on icon, giving name is available in chrome don't know why not in this.

 

2)Option to switch search engine of that search bar on new tab page.

 

3)Dark theme

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Looking forward to being part of this community and to offer help and suggestions. @Elliot Kirk 

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So far so good, both the Dev and Canary versions have solid. Well done. 

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@Elliot Kirk 

Great start. Things I'm missing (in order of priority) are
1. Old pdf reader
2. Inking
3. Cortana integration
4. Inline definitions
5. Timeline support
6. Favourites side panel
7. Fluent design.

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Facebook infinite scrolling is not working. Have to click more posts button every time to load new posts. It is like some scripts are getting blocked. Tested on two accounts on both dev and canary version. Tried clearing cookies and cache. Works well with old Edge and other Chromium-based browsers.

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@Elliot Kirk Installed recently, and I am pretty impressed. I would really like to see this 2 features in upcoming releases:

1. Dark Mode
2. Screenshot option as in other broswers (Opera, Firefox)

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@Elliot Kirk , I hope you'll support adding AAD browser logins, although I'm mindful of potential problems. (The consequences of allowing joe@contoso.com as an MS account persist to this very day.)

 

I must say, though, that at times MS seems clairvoyant, which is fine, given the benevolence.

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@igorce if you are on Windows 10 and your OS scheme is set to dark you can set up the dark mode in edge://flags. I guess a option in the settings UI is coming soon