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Improving touch experience

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Hey, so I was thinking about how edge's UI could be improved to be made more touch friendly. 

Edge could offer a "tablet mode", something inexistant in most other browsers I can think of (appart from very basic support), which could make this the go-to browser solution for convertible.

 

When enabled (through either a switch or by detecting that tablet mode is enabled in the windows settings) edge would offers a more touch-friendly experience with re-scaled UI elements/mobile versions of websites/pull-to-refresh etc...

 

Being a surface pro user, having the possibility to switch between the mobile and desktop versions of a website (just like in most phone browsers) would also prove very valuable when browsing the web without a keyboard.

 

Furthermore, providing the option to install the mobile version of a website as an app would prove even more valuable as these would allow for a much better tablet experience on devices such as the surface by tying together the app concept and the experience of a touch-friendly website design.

 

Let me know what you guys think, cheers

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I can only agree on this.

 

Its sad that, despite the Surface devices, the experience is so unsatisfying.

 

A good starting point would actually be the url bar at the bottom like in the old win8 metro browser.

Also someone of you actually could try to use Edge with a Surface Pro. I am sure that there are a bunch of issues which would be obvious immediateley.

 

I keep reporting i.e. Giving feedback, but its not fun to see them unsolved update by update.