04-16-2020 06:40 PM
04-16-2020 06:40 PM
Chromium Edge is completely lacking in touchscreen support and I have seen no mentions of them planning to add any in. Legacy Edge was much better for touch screens. I find it odd, to say the least, that Edge now lacks touch support considering that Microsoft sells tablets.
Among the issues:
04-16-2020 10:05 PM
04-17-2020 03:39 AM
Thanks @martinnn that you bring this back to attention, thought I'm the only one who misses these features. I reported most of your points to the developer team almost half a year ago, but somehow lost hope that they'll fix it in the near future. Well, at least sorting favs in the favourites manager and invoking the touch keyboard with finger and pen finally works now.
May I add a few additional items to your list:
Well, I'm pretty curious if we'll see some improvements on that soon, keeping in mind that now more than 30% of Windows-based devices are tablets or touch-enabled convertibles. Edge will not be a success with that lack of touch optimization.
08-28-2020 10:03 AM
I agree with everything you wrote, and I would like to add that instead of making tabs ever narrower as more tabs are opened, the tab bar should become scrollable at some point, as in Edge Legacy, so that the tabs are not too narrow to select with a finger. The persistent preview of all tabs that would open when selecting an arrow to the right of the new tab is also very useful for use on touchscreens.
I would love to be able to set up Edge so that when Windows enters tablet mode, Edge goes to full-screen mode, with the tabs and address bar appearing when swiping from the top of the screen, with tab previews always on. This would provide a similar experience to Internet Explorer on Windows 8, which was great on tablets.
I also think the animation shown when swiping across the page from left to right to go back was much better in Edge Legacy, with the whole page moving, and it was easier to flick the page to go back; in Chromium Edge I have to swipe further to go back.