Top Feedback Summary for December

Microsoft

Hello there, Insiders! We hope you were able to have a relaxing transition into the new year, and we’re looking forward to the year ahead. We worked on a couple things while we took a break in our communications over the holidays, so let’s jump into what changes we made in December.

 

This month, we are marking Restore tabs if Edge or the OS is restarted for any reason as Addressed! The team has done a lot of work around this experience and believe the majority of issues that were reported by you Insiders have been addressed. We do understand that sometimes bugs can happen! If you see any issues with your tabs restoring after Edge or your operating system shuts down, we encourage you to submit a bug report directly through the in-app browser feedback tool. Head to the menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback and detail what happened as well as including diagnostics so that the team can investigate. The team will be able to dig further into the situation after that, and if you include your email address it will enable us to update you as we take action on your feedback.

 

We are moving Users can move Vertical Tabs to the right side of the screen from Under Review to Planned this month! We don’t have any specifics that we are sharing with this update, but know that the team is looking at the different ways this can be done. We will share more once we understand these options!

 

That is it for this month’s update! We will be back in February with what’s changed in January on your top feedback requests. Did you know we have a new portal in which you can submit feedback on what changes you want to see? You can search to see if your idea is already on the Edge Feedback portal, or post it up to get other likeminded people to comment and vote on your suggestion. Have something you think might be more of a bug? Send it to us directly through the in-app feedback tool by heading to the menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback and include diagnostics. Detailing exactly what you see will ensure that the team understands the issue at hand, and if you include your email address it offers you the ability to receive email updates whenever we take action on your item.

 

Until next update, Insiders. Happy browsing!

 

Here’s this month’s update:

 

Status

Feedback

On this list for

Addressed

Restore tabs if Edge or the OS is restarted for any reason

78 weeks

Planned

Add option to always open favorites in new tab

30 weeks

Planned

Users can easily close Vertical Tabs

40 weeks

Planned

Users can move Vertical Tabs to the right side of the screen

41 weeks

Planned

Enable search of items in Collections

45 weeks

Planned

Edge should respect the default PDF viewer

77 weeks

Planned

(Join the discussion)

Add ability to close tabs via double-click

93 weeks

Planned

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

125 weeks

Alternative Planned
(Join the discussion)

Bring the tab set aside feature from Microsoft Edge legacy

125 weeks

Under Review

Enable additional options for viewing downloaded files, such as the bottom of the window

35 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

Edge launches with previous session’s tabs when “On startup” setting is set to “Open a new tab”

25 weeks

Not planned

(View the discussion)

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

35 weeks

Not Planned
(View the
discussion)

Provide a transparent theme for the browser frame

43 weeks

Not Planned

(View the discussion)

Enable option to match Windows display language

43 weeks

Not Planned
(View the
discussion)

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

47 weeks

Not Planned

MSA profile picture is not updating

56 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. 

Alternative Planned - We don’t currently plan to directly address this feedback; however, we are working on addressing this in the form of a new feature.

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

Allow users to put individual tabs to sleep

21 weeks

Nov 2, 2021

Users can get back to where they left off in PDF documents

42 weeks

Sept 28, 2021

Allow more top sites on the New Tab Page

77 weeks

Aug 24, 2021

Bring the tab preview feature from Microsoft Edge legacy

105 weeks

Aug 24, 2021

Hide or shrink the title bar when vertical tabs are enabled

19 weeks

Jul 14, 2021

Users can find and manage their tabs more easily by organizing them into associated groups

23 weeks

Jul 14, 2021

Allow users to turn off the “Disable developer mode extensions” notification

28 weeks

Jun 23, 2021

The address bar and its text are too big, and should be smaller like Chrome
(View the discussion)

96 weeks

Jun 23, 2021

Allow users to adjust the width of the Vertical Tabs pane

1 week

Jun 9, 2021

Users would like more theme and customization options

12 weeks

Apr 30, 2021

Some web page fonts are blurry

48 weeks

Apr 7, 2021

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

81 weeks

Apr 7, 2021

Add dictionary in PDF

31 weeks

Mar 23, 2021

Some passwords are not saved

25 weeks

Mar 16, 2021

Enable kiosk mode

16 weeks

Feb 9, 2021

Add option to remove previous search terms from the New Tab Page’s search box auto-suggestion list 

35 weeks

Feb 9, 2021

Enable vertical tabs feature

23 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Enable customers to pin sites to Start Menu in Windows

26 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Support two-page layout in PDF reader

32 weeks

Jan 27, 2021

Voice search on google.com doesn’t work

31 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Enable sync of browsing history between devices

57 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Add the ability to ink on web page content

57 weeks

Dec 1, 2020

Add "text notes" feature to PDF files

27 weeks

Nov 17, 2020

Update the user interface with the Fluent Design System
(View the discussion)

65 weeks

Nov 17, 2020

Enable customers to pin Favorites menu to the side of the screen

6 weeks

Nov 3, 2020

Make Edge available on Linux

(Download here)

39 weeks

Oct 20, 2020

Support themes from the Chrome Web Store
(Learn more)

60 weeks

Oct 15, 2020

Enable automatic generation of strong passwords

13 weeks

Sept 15, 2020

Enable navigation of PDF files via table of contents

31 weeks

Sept 15, 2020

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

55 weeks

Sept 9, 2020

Provide different options for sorting favorites
(View the discussion)

51 weeks

Aug 11, 2020

Bring the Ask Cortana feature from the current version of Microsoft Edge
(View the alternative)

50 weeks

Aug 5, 2020

Highlighter tool for PDF files

21 weeks

July 15, 2020

Mouse cursor sometimes disappears

(View the discussion)

11 weeks

June 24, 2020

Support read aloud of PDF files

20 weeks

June 9, 2020

Edge cannot find devices to cast media (Learn more)

16 weeks

May 19, 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. (View 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

 

 

 

 

28 Replies

Thank you for the update.
I see people are interested in the Microsoft Edge and new citation feature in the Collection is also cool.
Hope with the help of the community make the Microsoft Edge better and users set it as their default browser.

@MissyQ  Hi

I still ask for = predefined settings (basic operation - only the simplest functions in context) millions of users need it and are waiting for it!

The second preset (full functions and all settings)

This will help the user decide to make Edge the default browser!

Marketing for the future - it's simplifications in use! 

   

Thank you. I've been pleased with the Restore Tabs feature and many of the other improvements.
Opening a new tab is too slow. It freezes for some time(altough small around 400ms) and is very annoying. I won't call it a finished browser. Starting a new tab in firefox is fluent.

Please do something around it.
Fix the PDF files preview!! It was working fine until the last update! Now no previews aren't available for PDF files which is driving me insane!
Fix the terribly broken "Dark mode" and the "force dark mode" from flags!
White flashes and inverted colors EVERYWHERE !!!!

@Omar-Os 

Hi, in what version of Edge do you have such problems?
The Windows theme is also important!
In the Microsoft store you can download a new system theme, or in the system and in Edge you can have a black background - for everything, when you turn on (high contrast) of course it requires changing the settings .

@Andrzej1
The dark mode issues are on all versions of Edge in past 2-3 months... currently the latest 97.0.1072.76, the white flashes has been there ever since they added a dark mode.... And I have everything on Dark Mode, I can't stand anything light!
I always say they can't be that lazy and they must have known about these issues and they will fix it soon... and I keep sending them EVERYDAY in the feedback of the browser... But NOPE, no fixes at all like they are not aware of what they have done or it's like they don't even test their changes!!
They ruined the dark mode and left it like that, now they ruined the PDF files previews and also left it like that...

@Omar-Os 

I always use the system theme in Edge on many computers and I do not have such problems.

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This is (high contrast) you are using and it's very dump and ruins the themes and designs of the websites.
Last time high contrast was relevant was in Windows 98 because its based on its design.
I'm ruined when I see these page designs in default mode!
Please write how in Edge it will be fixed for you.
Regards :)

@Andrzej1 

This is a very very small example of how broken the dark mode is ! I'm talking about the dark mode that in the Flags, also with the dark mode theme:

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There are many other bad colors in many areas on facebook, AND in every other website!! Literally any website is like that not just Facebook!! It's been like this for MONTHS !! Like are you guys seriously never tested this all this time???!!!
And the white flashes every time you open Edge or open a new website is even worse than this!! It will literally blind me soon!
Useless browsers like Vivaldi doesn't have these problems in dark mode.... which means they are doing a way better job than MS team in here...

@Omar-Os 

Alt+Shift+I, And please send the diagnostic data there as an attachment.

97.0.1072.76 is a stable version of Edge so, issues should not occur.

I send a message literally daily to the feedback of Alt+Shift+I for about 2 months and still nothing changes! I don't attach the diagnostic data though! I just send the details of the problems..
But from now on I'll attach the diagnostic data too.

@Omar-Os 

Thank you!
The most valuable for the Edge team is diagnostic data - this allows you to check for errors on different computers and different configurations!
only in this way can you prepare patches for all users of the :)

Yeah I got it, Thank you for your help :)
Would be great if instead of just having the ability to move around tabs from left to right, to have them available for all three places at the same time (top, left, right.. maybe even bottom?) would be even better for power user and to kinda separate some needs (on top of just using tab groups), eg. right tabs for social media and emails, left tabs for work related, top tabs for casual/once-off browsing, etc.

@Andrzej1 
The welcome screen of v98 with dark mode ON :cryingwithlaughter::facepalm:

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@Omar-Os 

For me, such icons are great - I really -> I do not like colorful ones!
I always go back to my High Contrast - I have a computer to work with!

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