Top Feedback Summary for May 5

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

 

Greetings, Insiders! Welcome to May’s first Top Feedback Summary post! Not a lot of updates this week, but we do have a couple new items we’re adding today. Let’s jump in, shall we?

 

First up, PDFs continue to be a hot topic for our users and we’re adding a separate item related to writing on PDFs. Add “text notes” feature to PDF files is now in the list with the status Planned. Note that we consider this to be separate from the ability to ink on web pages.

 

Next, we’ve seen some varying feedback specifically around fonts and how they render. Newly added to Under Review, Some web page fonts are blurry is now something we’re tracking. This is an item that holds a few different situations under its umbrella, so expect us to provide updates on this that may only address one aspect at a time.

 

Nothing else to note this week, we’ll see you all in the next update!

 

Here’s this week’s updated list:

 

Status

Feedback

On this list for

Planned for Summer

Enable navigation of PDF files via table of contents

12 weeks

Planned for Summer

Enable sync of browsing history between devices

26 weeks

Planned

Add "text notes" feature to PDF files

NEW!

Planned

Voice search on google.com doesn’t work

1 week

Planned

MSA profile picture is not updating

4 weeks

Planned

Allow more top sites on the New Tab Page

9 weeks

Planned

Highlighter tool for PDF files

11 weeks

Planned

(Learn more)

Edge cannot find devices to cast media

14 weeks

Planned

Make Edge available on Linux

15 weeks

Planned

Support read aloud of PDF files

15 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Add the ability to ink on web pages

27 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Provide different options for sorting favorites

37 weeks

Planned

(Learn more)

Support themes from the Chrome Web Store

37 weeks

Planned

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

37 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

Mouse cursor sometimes disappears

4 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

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

32 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Provide a transparent theme for the browser frame

33 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

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

35 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

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

37 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

Update the user interface with the Fluent Design System

37 weeks

In Discussion
(Join the discussion)

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

37 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

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

37 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

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

37 weeks

In Discussion

(Join the discussion)

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

37 weeks

Under Review

Some web page fonts are blurry

NEW!

Under Review

Add ability to close tabs via double-click

4 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

Not planned

(See the discussion)

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

35 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:

 

Spoiler

 

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed on

Some users lose their favorites on update to Microsoft Edge

4 weeks

Apr 21, 2020

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

21 weeks

Apr 7, 2020

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

33 weeks

Apr 7, 2020

Add an option to hide the Bing search bar on the new tab page (Learn more)

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

Allow the search bar in the new tab page to be configured with other search providers (Learn more)

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

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

32 weeks

Mar 31, 2020

Enable sync of installed browser extensions between devices

19 weeks

Mar 19. 2020

Some users are unable to access any web page

3 weeks

Mar 11, 2020

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

13 weeks

Mar 4, 2020

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

17 weeks

Feb 26, 2020

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

26 weeks

Feb 21, 2020

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

24 weeks

Feb 21, 2020

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

 

 

 

11 Replies
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@MissyQ 

Dear developers

Please make Microsoft Edge on Linux WITHOUT TELEMETRY or ALLOW USERS TO TURN OFF!!! We users do not want to send usage statistics and personal information without notice or without our explicit permission!!! We do not want Microsoft Edge to be the second Firefox or Chrome, which all enable telemetry by default.

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You can control all types of data sent in Privacy settings.
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When is summer?
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@MissyQ 

 

Can you put Provide an option to set a custom URL for a new tab instead of showing the new tab page as "Planned" and not "Adressed" ?

 

Since it is still not implemented in Edge

In the state, this option will never be added

 

Thanks

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@MissyQ 

 

For Some web page fonts are blurry, it is also for this ?

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/blurred-font/m-p/818607

 

Thanks

 

 

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#enable-force-dark doesnt work on Windows 10 anymore.
Not available on your platform.
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What has happened to the force-dark-mode? The white background is blinding.
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@MissyQ 

你好!

       请问Edge能否在我们将主题调为深色时把所有页面都变成深色的呢?而不仅仅是只有Edge的设置界面才是全黑的。所以我希望当我们将Edge的主题调成深色时,所有的页面都可以完全变成深色的。深色的参照页面您可以在这里找到!(我认为比较理想的深色网页的图片可以在附件里找到,这些图片只能用于改进Edge!)

       我希望开发团队可以考虑一下这个建议,谢谢!

       谢谢!祝你们健康快乐地度过每一天!

 

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To optimize workflow it would be great if Edge would recorgnize Pen or finger input to autmomatically switch from writing to scrolling in pdf files. The old edge had this functionalitiy and it was a great gamechanger in comparision to the Adobe Reader. At the moment even the canary version has either scrolling or writing with pen or finger when the Button for inking is pressed.

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What happened to dark mode in version 84.0.508.0?

 

Do developers have a tie-up with opticians so that we worsen our eyesight every year and pay more medical bills? :)

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@MissyQ 

我是Android Edge的新用户,使用中发现一个问题,在Microsoft社区反馈,有独立顾问让我到这里来说——
题目:Android Edge主页上的搜索框不应存留在隐身标签下输入的网址
我在设置了“选择每次关闭浏览器时要清除内容”的情况下,选择隐身标签的地址栏输入“ https://www.google.com/”的网址,打开此页面。然后关闭页面,清除历史记录,退出边缘。

当我重新打开Edge,在主页上的搜索框输入“ HTTPS://”这几个字母和符号,立即出现在我眼前的是“https://www.google.com/”,他没有消失和清除!
如果该网站的地址是“ https://xxx.om/”,怎么办?无法删除!一直存在。如果你或其他人随意点击一下,则会在常规选项卡下浏览xxx。什么是隐私保护?