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  1. Keep the "Spartan" address bar at the bottom

    During the 01/21/15 event, we had the chance to see what looked like the new browser Sspartan'.

    Seems very good, but for phones, move the address bar to the bottom, especially for phablet phones.

    It's one of the best thing on IE mobile versus Chrome/Safari, don't change it

    13,924 votes
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      230 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for this helpful suggestion. This is the kind of feedback that we are looking from our customers. And while we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback.

    • Ability to change default browser

      Users should be able to change the default browser from IE to a third-party web browser, such as Surfy. The http and https protocol handlers would then be reallocated to that third-party browser so that tapping a link in another app would launch the third-party browser.

      8,935 votes
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        905 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Back and forward buttons in internet explorer

        If you leave internet explorer and reopen it from the home screen, the back button doesn't bring you to the page before the current one, it just takes you back to the home screen. Internet explorer needs a back button and a forward button for easy, simple browsing.

        2,696 votes
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          113 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Browser bookmark sync

          There's no way to synchronize bookmarks and there's no developer APIs to enable this. iTunes allows for local bookmark sync with IE or Safari with the iPhone/iPad or you can sync with a cloud service.

          1,535 votes
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            55 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please Allow third-party Webkit-based Browsers!!

            At present, all browsers here in Marketplace are only allowed to IE Rendering Engine. So some of HTML5 mobile sites have extremely terrible performance on WP8. Therefore i suggest Microsoft give developers freedom to choose their Rendering Engine.

            btw, thanks for providing this platform for us to give feedbacks, we appreciate that.

            1,437 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1,412 votes
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                71 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • upload files via browser

                Would be nice to upload files to websites via browser since I can store docs, pics and vids on my device

                703 votes
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                  38 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full Screen Browser

                  I want an option to auto-hide the IE address bar (full screen browser baby!)

                  650 votes
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                    18 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 638 votes
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                      22 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to share my web activity with an accountability partner

                      Products like CovenantEyes provide a service to share an accountability report of their web surfing with a trusted partner;WP7 should have APIs that enable this

                      547 votes
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                        42 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • save downloaded song & videos

                        I wanna save my downloaded songs and videos on my phone and transfer them to my pc

                        513 votes
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                          29 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Parental Controls!! IE Content Filtering integrated into family safety

                          There needs to be a method for setting web filtering (i.e. filter adult content) within Internet Explorer. This would be best to have integrated into Microsoft Family Safety. Currently, Windows Phone 8 is not an option for our family due to a complete lack of ability to filter web content, or disable IE on the phone itself. Another option would be to allow modifying DNS settings (similar to iPhone) to point a third party DNS such as "OpenDNS" for content filtering. This solution works on WIFI and cellular. It's shocking that Microsoft has not provided a capability for parents. (Kid's…

                          489 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Web browser, wifi connection, store - needs to have proxy authentication

                            I sit in a office that has a wifi network but the internet uses proxy. I cannot download/ update app and it would be nice to have a proxy setting on the wifi connection so all data using apps can just connect as normal and not use my expensive 3g data.

                            487 votes
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                              27 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix "Hover" over drop down menu in IE10 when Touch is used

                              On Certain websites, drop down menus dont work properly. This is because drop down menus are activated on them on mouse "hover".

                              This needs to be fixed. Read about this issue at:
                              http://www.neowin.net/news/making-websites-work-well-with-touch-based-ie-10

                              iPhone & Android works properly, no reason why WP cannot implement this correctly.

                              479 votes
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                                30 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IE Parental Controls

                                Create some way to lock down IE (or allow effective 3rd party filtering/monitering) to gaurd against offensive web content.

                                457 votes
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                                  28 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • password manager for IE

                                  It would be great if IE could manage passwords for certain sites

                                  397 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Tracking Protection lists in IE Mobile

                                    I like to use IE 10 Mobile, but don't want the annoying ads. Regarding IE 10 on Windows, you have a number of options: edit the HOSTS file to block the ad-serving domains, use ad-blocking extensions (there are few free ones for IE). However about mobile IE, we don't have any way to block ads. Therefore please add Tracking Protection lists, in a future update for Windows Phone 8.

                                    353 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Internet Explorer - Private Browsing

                                      Option for private browsing sessions in IE.

                                      291 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add firefox to your store

                                        We have the right to chose our browser and I think that firefox os the best now

                                        288 votes
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                                          20 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to organize IE Favorites in folders

                                          Having the ability to organize IE Favorites in folders

                                          273 votes
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