Top Feedback Summary for February 21

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Microsoft

Note: This is no longer the most recent top feedback summary. You can always find the latest at https://aka.ms/MSEdgeTopFeedback.

 

Greetings, Insiders! This week we roll out MS Edge 82 to our Dev channel. We have a couple new items added this week, as well as a couple we are considering Addressed. Read further for the details.

 

Let’s check out the new items! First up, Some users are unable to access any web page has been added under Planned. There are some users with certain 3rd party software (eg. Symantec Endpoint Protection) who are unable to access any web page in Microsoft Edge. Users running into this may get an Error code: STATUS_INVALID_HASH_IMAGE or an error that looks like this:

 

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Symantec has acknowledged this, and there’s a few solutions they posted on their support page. Give those a shot, but if these don’t resolve the issue for you, please reach out!

 

Second, Highlighter tool for PDF files has been added under Planned. We know that a lot of our users are excited about this feature, and we look forward to bringing you more updates around this as they come.

 

Now, let’s turn our eyes to two items we are considered Addressed: Need for better handling of links when there is more than one profile and Touchpad two finger scrolling is sometimes triggering a right click instead. Avi posted a thread last week about the changes we made to better handle links when users have multiple profiles in their browser. You can read more about how to set a default profile for opening links here. A few weeks ago, Clark posted about changes we made to our browser to help with touchpad two-finger scrolling issues. We now believe that all issues related to this are mitigated and feel comfortable with considering this addressed.

 

We are still working heavily on features around multiple profiles in general, so please submit feedback if you feel there’s changes that should be made still. If you are still noticing issues while using two-finger scrolling on your touchpad, we also want to know! As always, we are continuously evaluating user feedback to ensure the changes we make are the right ones.

 

Here’s this week’s updated list:

 

Status

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed

Need for better handling of links when there is more than one profile

26 weeks

Addressed

(Read the update)

Touchpad two-finger scrolling is sometimes triggering a right click instead

24 weeks

Planned for February

Favorites sync issues, including sync not working, deleted favorites reappearing, and favorites being duplicated

11 weeks

Planned for February

Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices

15 weeks

Planned for February

Option to set a custom photo as the New Tab Page background photo

26 weeks

Planned for Summer

Enable sync of browsing history between devices

15 weeks

Planned

Highlighter tool for PDF files

NEW!

Planned

Some users are unable to access any web page

NEW!

Planned

Edge cannot find devices to cast media

3 weeks

Planned

Make Edge available on Linux

4 weeks

Planned

Support read aloud of PDF files

4 weeks

Planned

Provide option to keep specific cookies when choosing to clear browsing data on close

14 weeks

Planned

Provide an option to add a share button to the tool bar

16 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Add the ability to ink on web pages

16 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Provide different options for sorting favorites

26 weeks

Planned

(Learn more)

Support themes from the Chrome Web Store

26 weeks

Planned

Provide an option to prevent auto-play of video and audio when you open a website

26 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Ask users if they want to close all tabs when they close a browser window

21 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Provide a transparent theme for the browser frame

22 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

The address bar and its text are too big, and should be smaller like Chrome

24 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Bring the tab set aside feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge

26 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Update the user interface with the Fluent Design System

26 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Make tabs more square and less rounded, like the current version of Microsoft Edge

26 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

Provide run / open / save / save as options when downloading files

26 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

Bring the Ask Cortana feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge

26 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

Bring the reading list feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge

26 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

Bring the tab preview feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge

26 weeks

Under Review

Enable navigation of PDF files via table of contents

1 week

Under Review

Add an option to hide the Bing search bar on the new tab page

26 weeks

Under Review

Allow the search bar in the new tab page to be configured with other search providers

26 weeks

Under Review

Provide an option to set a custom URL for a new tab instead of showing the new tab page

26 weeks

Not Planned

Support mouse gestures for common actions like navigation and tab close

13 weeks

Not Planned

(View the discussion)

Allow sign-in to the browser with a Google account

23 weeks

 

And here’s the list of top “quality areas” that we’re actively working on in response to your feedback:

 

Bring more extensions to the extensions store

Edge should use less memory than it does

Edge should use less CPU than it does

Scrolling should feel smoother for web pages

Scrolling should feel smoother for PDF files

Opening a new tab is too slow

Update does not always work reliably

 

Definitions:

Addressed – Changes to address this feedback are visible to all users in the Canary and Dev channels

Not Planned – We don’t currently plan to address this feedback, though we will continue to track it and reconsider our approach if needed

Planned for… – We’re working on this and currently plan for it to be addressed in the Canary channel before the end of the month indicated

Planned - We have reviewed this feedback and have a plan to address it. However, we aren't ready to share a target time frame just yet. 

In Discussion – We’ve reviewed this feedback and to learn more we have started a discussion about it here in the Microsoft Edge Insider Forum

Under Review – We are reviewing this feedback internally and do not have a plan to share at this time.

Quality Area – We will give extra weight to fixes and opportunities in this area. Please continue to report specific bugs and make specific asks. 

 

Archive of previously addressed topics:

 

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed on

Add the ability to change the location for news content on the new tab page

20 weeks

Jan 22, 2020

Provide the ability to change the title of tiles on the new tab page

22 weeks

Jan 22, 2020

Enable search in the extensions store

17 weeks

Dec 19, 2019

The taskbar icon is not updating to the new Microsoft Edge logo

1 week

Nov 14, 2019

A round of improvements to scrolling experience, with more (including performance) to come down the line

12 weeks

Nov 14, 2019

YouTube.com does not render properly and appears extremely magnified

1 week

Nov 4, 2019

Bring the OneNote Web Clipper to the Microsoft Edge extensions store

4 weeks

Nov 4, 2019

Improve discoverability of the home button since some users are asking for it. (Join the discussion)

8 weeks

October 29, 2019

Microsoft Edge is crashing whenever a new tab is opened from a link

1 week

October 22, 2019

Inking for PDF files

9 weeks

October 22, 2019

Provide an option to remove the send feedback “smiley” button from the toolbar

1 week

October 15, 2019

Show the New Tab Page in dark theme when the browser is in dark theme

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

Add the ability to turn off the news feed on the new tab page

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

ClickOnce deployment of Windows applications from web pages

6 weeks

October 1, 2019

Website elements are being flipped upside down when switching between tabs

1 week

September 17, 2019

Sign-in profile picture is not always kept up to date

4 weeks

September 17, 2019

“Administrator Mode Detected” error message when opening the browser

2 weeks

September 4, 2019

Add a favorites button to the toolbar, for quicker access to favorites

1 week

August 29, 2019

Make it easier to share web content with other users and apps

1 week

August 29, 2019

Drop down menus in some web pages are not working

1 week

August 29, 2019

Add a dark theme to Microsoft Edge

Addressed before these posts started

 

Build translation capabilities into the browser

Addressed before these posts started

 

Delete browsing history on exit

Addressed before these posts started

 

Show favorites bar only on the new tab page

Addressed before these posts started

 

Bring back reading view

Addressed before these posts started

 

Sync data with my work or school account

Addressed before these posts started

 

 

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I don't know what are you doing with all these releases since last year! Nothing gets delivered!
I'm out of the canary, dev, beta and Stable .. Maybe I'll check back in 2 years or something.
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I Really hope these get fixed in February

 

Planned for February

Favorites sync issues, including sync not working, deleted favorites reappearing, and favorites being duplicated

11 weeks

Planned for February

Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices

15 weeks

Planned for February

Option to set a custom photo as the New Tab Page background photo

26 weeks

 

and not get postponed to the next month, Again (ツ)

 

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@MissyQ When opening links from an email in Outlook 2019 or the Windows 10 Mail app, I would like the links to be opened with the profile at which I received that email.

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@MissyQ 

I lost 4 months of bookmarks when I clicked on "sync" (I end up with my 4 month old bookmarks). (I guess the current one were suppose to be backup in the appdata bookmarks.bak, but did not). 

 

Is there a way to get back my bookmarks? 


(Morality: I should not have trust you when you said that the issue was solved. I won't sync anything anymore on Microsoft)

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Maybe there is a backup or file history something in one of the Microsoft servers part of their data retention policy..
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add dictionary in reading view and pdf as same as in the old edge browser.

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@MissyQ 

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pdf and reading view context menu should be like this as in the old browser. Old edge's context menu was more modern and cool looking than the new edge. I don't know why're you not replicating that.

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@MissyQ 

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@user0719 We are still working on favorite sync right now and have it listed here because we have seen a few users like yourself continuing to run into issues. Do you still have your favorites listed in the original browser you were syncing from? Were those favorites duplicates already listed in your channel of choice? What version of Edge are you on? These will help figure out what might be happening here.

 

@yoSachin Thanks for the feedback! PDF functionality is still something we are improving, so you'll see updates around that here when we have them. Be sure to submit this through the browser, if you haven't already. :)

 

Missy Quarry (she/her/hers)
Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

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Regarding to "Highlighter tool for PDF files" please make sure to provide multiple highlight colors and not only yellow. This feature is very important. It also would be nice if there is highlight mode for Reading mode too.
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@Reza Ameri 


@Reza Ameri wrote:
Regarding to "Highlighter tool for PDF files" please make sure to provide multiple highlight colors and not only yellow. This feature is very important. It also would be nice if there is highlight mode for Reading mode too.

 

There are other colors

 

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you can combine them to create even more colors. (e.g use Pink and Blue to create Purple)