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Integrate Windows 10 Photos app into the file chooser like vanilla Edge

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This was a great feature on Edge and made it easy to share photos from my PC. Can it be done? Heck, can it be done with file choosers on all of Windows?

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Hi @charles69 

Totally agree!

currently it looks like this

 

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But it should look like this

 

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@charles69 It seems to me that only UWP apps support this. I don't know if a Win32 app could somehow be made to support this or if Microsoft would need to build this feature for all Win32 apps in general. In the latter case, I don't think there is a lot the Edge team can do. But yes, I agree this would be good.

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Thanks for the background info on how it works. I didn't know it was a UWP only thing.
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If Microsoft wanted, they could do it. Windows and Edge is both their products. they can do whatever they want with it.

there is no proof that it can't be done to Win32 programs.
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