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All you need to know - Microsoft Edge devs answer your top questions

Earlier today, the Microsoft Edge team took to Twitter to bravely take user questions from the masses. As it turns out, there were many, many good questions asked. Of course, many of the responses from the Edge team were rather predictable falling into (a) Working on it (B) Expect in the next build (C) It's on the backlog.

One thing is certain, building a browser from the ground up is not trivial.

Microsoft Edge Q&A Summary

  • Browser extensions will be in the Universal Store
  • No ETA on browser extensions but they "a priority."
  • Extensions are being considered for mobile, but priority for now is desktop
  • Edge updates can go through the Store, but Windows Update is being used so often they are using it…for now
  • Reading List syncing is coming soon
  • There is DLNA-style streaming coming for Edge to a smart TV
  • Scrolling improvements with mouse coming real soon
  • Right clicking the back or forward buttons is coming soon
  • Favorites syncing should be in one of the next builds
  • Fullscreen option is in the backlog
  • Web notes for mobile are something they are interested in (I have mentioned that inking likely won't be with the Lumia 950 XL at launch)
  • Still no plans to port Edge to other platforms, nor plans to open source any of it
  • Edge will be coming to the Xbox One

As you can see, Microsoft is wanting to do a lot with Edge, but alas many of the functions important to you are just 'coming soon'. It will be interesting to see how the Edge team delivers on these features.

All eyes are on Microsoft's October event where we expect to see a preview of an updated Edge with a hopeful November launch.

For now, you can browse our collection of questions and answers from today's marathon session!

Mircosoft Edge Dev Twitter Q&A Highpoints

Q: Will it be possible to stream content (video) dlna-style to a smart tv, from Edge, like it is in metro IE on Surface RT?

A: Great question... We're working on it! Look out for a preview build soon. [Tweet]

Q: Consistently seeing this behavior where scrolling is choppy.Tried on multiple machines and same issue, touch scrolling works fine

A: We've got some great improvements to mouse wheel scrolling coming soon! [Tweet]

Q: Will MS edge MOBILE get extension support just like its desktop counterpart?

A: Our primary focus is Desktop support right now, but we're definitely not ruling out Mobile. Baby steps :) Additional considerations (UI, performance, etc.) on mobile. We are interested in this down the road. [Tweet]

Q: Is there en ETA for {object|web} rtc?

A: ORTC support is coming to Insider builds very soon - watch the blog for more! [Tweet]

Q: Is a Fullscreen/windowsless/tablet/F11 mode coming to Edge?

A: This is on the backlog [Tweet]

Q: Any plans to open source or port Edge to other platforms?

A: Not at this time [Tweet]

Q: Not sure if this was asked, but will WebNotes be coming to Edge on Windows 10 Mobile?

A: Glad to hear you'd like to make Web Notes on mobile! :) It's something we're interested in for the future. [Tweet]

Q: When will edge receive updates like other apps? Updating only through OS builds is not a step in the right direction

A: We're investigating for the future - need to be thoughtful as EdgeHTML platform is an OS component But can (and do) update the app asynchronously. Current WU cadence is faster than ever, & we are investigating alternatives [Tweet]

Q: Will the upcoming extensions be distributed via an "Edge Store" or via the Windows Store?

A: Extensions will be in the Windows Store [Tweet]

Q: Is edge gonna support .ogg files soon

A: Currently low priority. [Tweet]

Q: Is Reading List syncing between devices coming? Pretty vital for the feature to really be useful

A: Yes :) we are working on it! More news soon in a future build [Tweet]

Q: It would be great to have 'Start InPrivate browsing' added to the Edge jumplist.

A: Yep, agreed! This item is on our backlog. [Tweet]

Q: Hello again, do you have any plan to add 'speed dial' shortcuts on the opening page (on mobile), pls? Thanks again.

A: No immediate plans, but please submit the feedback via the Windows Feedback tool! [Tweet]

Q: Every time I save pictures on mobile, it asks for a location. Can it be set to download/save to downloads folder by default?

A: Good feedback. We know some users like it, but it also can slow you down. Please post in the Windows Feedback app [Tweet]

Q: Is there any taskmanager been created just like Chrome has ? It's good to know which tabs are giving me troubles on RAM and CPU

A: This is a request that we've logged, and will be considering for future work. [Tweet]

Q: Why can't open multiple instances of Edge across multiple desktops? Doing so jumps you back to Desktop 1

A: Requires some work, but yes we're working on opening new windows on the right virtual desktop [Tweet]

Q: Hello there, maybe any progress on text reflow on mobile, pls? Thanks.

A: No current plans. We increase text size like some other browsers rather than reflow which changes page layout [Tweet]

Q: When can we expect to see support for right clicking the back or forward buttons to go back/forward multiple pages

A: We are working on it. Expect this feature to be in a future flght [Tweet]

Q: Will edge mobile be able to use sites with drop down list? Currently it just refreshes when selecting a choice

A: Yes, that's a bug :( Fix coming in a preview update. [Tweet]

Q: Can you import an option to delete cache and other things when I close Edge? Result: Edge is clean at start

A: Yeah, we definitely hear you. This feature is already on our backlog. [Tweet]­­­

Q: Why doesn't Edge remember the monitor it was closed on in a multi-monitor setup? It launches in the primary no matter what

A: It requires work to make sure it can properly remember which monitor it was last on. It's currently on our backlog [Tweet]

Q: Who was the very 1st person to come up with the idea to develop Microsoft Edge?

A: Polling the room, the consensus is that this was Al Gore. [Tweet]

Q: Will there ever be a custom font feature for reading view for those with disablitites or for those who just likes custom fonts?

A: Good one. We've talked about custom font options, but no current plans. It's something that's on our backlog. [Tweet]

Q: Do you plan improving tearaway tab functionality? Can't drop to another screen, leaves empty tabs behind, etc

A: Yes:) Expect to see more about this in a future build [Tweet]

Q: Any chance that you'll add the feature where you click on a word and have Cortana define it in mobile version?

A: That's on our backlog :) [Tweet]

Q: Is there a way to close Web Notes without the page refreshing? It highly discourages me from using them

A: We're investigating how to best address this and it's currently on our backlog. [Tweet]

Q: Can Edge delete history on exit like IE can? Nothing I've tried seems to work.

A: Yeah, we definitely hear you. This feature is already on our backlog. [Tweet]

Q: Browsed a webpage (spam ad) which went into a loop of stay on this page and wouldn't close..comes back even after force restart

A: Yup, a fix for the alert loop is being released soon! [Tweet]

Q: Paste and go, save as... simple thing like that that add to productivity. When will that be added?

A: Soon :) We are working on it! (expect it in a future build) [Tweet]

Q: Why Edge doesn't have the "save as" or "save page as"?

A: We're working on Save as. Keep an eye out for future updates. [Tweet]

Q: PDF reader is too basic. no page numbers, pen input. Plans to improve?

A: Page numbers, page fit options and zoom are coming to a future update! We're still investigating inking for PDF [Tweet]

Q: Am I doing something wrong or does Edge currently not sync favorites across devices using the same Microsoft account?

A: We're working on syncing! Keep an eye out for future updates. [Tweet]

Q: My SurfacePro3 misses gestures since the upgrade. Plans to bring them back?

A: Assuming you're referring to swiping back/forward to navigate, we're working on bringing those back! [Tweet]

Q: Any plans to support drawing on PDFs since 8.1 Reader can and Edge is the default PDF viewer?

A: We are investigating this for a future update! [Tweet]

Q: Will it be possible to have multiple instances of Edge open? It would be useful for us virtual desktop users.

A: You can open a new window with Ctrl+N. Working on better shell integration for opening new windows. [Tweet]

Q: When should we see extensions? and any plans on bringing Edge to other platforms like Android?

A: No cross-platform plans at this time - we're focused on Windows 10. No ETA for extensions but we're hard at work! [Tweet]

Q: Are you bringing Edge to Xbox 1? Will it have the same features as Win10? I am missing lot of functionalities on current browser.

A: Yes, Edge will be coming to Xbox One [Tweet]

Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

91 Comments
  • Drag and drop feature missing. Ans - #askmsedge @VivekRabara This was a trade-off going to the Modern App model. We're working to restore full functionality. Stay tuned!
  • Infact almost every feature or basic requirement is missing...No favroites and reading list syncing is horrible..
  • I hope they manage that to implement soon before TH2. Its really standard these days for web browser to have this feature, especially when majoritiy of sites and web apps rely on this.
  • That would be rather unlikely as they have alot of work ahead of them, my best guess is that we will see updates with each OS pack update or "service pack" as we have TH2, Redstone 1 and 2 next year. However that's not saying there wouldn't be updates with various builds via the insider programme as all builds have been full blown windows installs.
  • Edge team is also working on swipe-to-go-back .. IE11 has it ( modern app )
  • Is that a Mac I'm looking at in the picture?
  • Not likely..
  • Yes, that is a Macbook in the bottom left of the photo.
  • Looks like a MacBook to me.
  • Bet it's running Windows.
  • It's running OS X.  Can tell, because it's running the OS X 1st party Twitter client on the screen.  It's a MacBook Air.  If you mean the Laptop on the lower left of the picture.  The one next to it looks like it may be a MBP. Person using it probably appreciates a twitter client that doesn't demand half of your screen to display itself ;-)
  • Looks like there's at least 1 iPhone on the desk as well...
  • I might have missed it, but what about pausing when Edge is minimized?
  • Edge is a metro app, so it has to follow metro app rule. App cannot run in the background except for some certain allowed background tasks (like sound) . Even then, the devs have to write code for their background task explicitly. 
  • metro app rule
  • Without add blockers edge is useless to use. I understand extension is priopirty but they should push it asap, before the name edge fades out of consumer memory
  • I am using hosts files to block add servers for the mean time...quite useful..
  • A bit dramatic, don't you think? Sure, ads may be annoying, but edge is certainly not useless without an ad blocker
  • 94% of users don't use ad block. Udupa1982 is being hyperbolic.
  • Nice statistic, who's asshole did you pull that bullsh*t out of?
  • To me Edge is useless without an Ad Blocker. I refuse to use it until that arrives. Sorry, the websites I view are just CRAMMED with ads and after seeing the wonders that an Ad Blocker can do (no popups, no BS banners, faster load times), I refuse to go back.
  • Install the hosts file you whiny little person.
  • The most honest reaction to an obviously stupid comment, big +1 from me!
  • Wonderful questions. The answer to which shall definitely make Edge the best browser. Microsoft has to just implement it all. Especially the feedback regarding Mobil Edge.
  • Simple answer for everything..if not coming soon..coming later (six months or so)...
  • Sweet, glad to know that they're working on Paste and Go.
  • Thanks for this post, pretty good questions too. Hopefully, by year end Edge will be my sole browser, right now FF and IE still support it for some specific tasks
  • It was great for them to do the Q&A, brave of them too. Building a new browser is a huge task, especially nowadays where so many features are already taken for granted. No other browser has been expected to include so much right from the start. Still, they seem to know what needs to be done and are on it, good stuff. I'm still of the opinion that Edge needs to be on Android, iOS, and OSX within the next 12 months though. Microsoft are focusing so heavily on cross platform that to leave out such a major piece of the puzzle would be madness. While they're saying "no plans" right now, it would be silly for it not to be on the to-do list (and even if it is, they would be silly to say so this far in advance). But yeah, the priority has to be plugging all those feature gaps for Windows 10 desktop, then Windows 10 mobile. And then they can expand. Perhaps in the meantime they could build extensions for Chrome and Firefox allowing users to sync bookmarks and passwords etc. with Edge using Microsoft account. Now THAT would be awesome! And a great way to get people further into the ecosystem, even if they're not willing or able to move to Edge.
  • Yep, they need to get Edge on iOS and Android (especially Android) or it will never grow much beyond MS fans and the base of folks who just use the default browser. And MS should definitely be working on some killer extensions.
  • No, they don't.
    MS exclusivity is what makes it unique and great.
    Last thing I wanted was for Android fans to rejoice that they can use Cortana, ticks me off. (They have tons of good things, Microsoft is just spoiling them as well, kind of a insult.) This is regardless of marketshare, Windows is still Windows, but some apps come out or better for Android and iOS before they come to us Windows users, more of an insult. Then, they should add Edge into Linux and Mac. (Like they did, in the past, with Mac.)
  • Why would they port edge to Android and IOS honestly they have cannibalised the bulk of windows phone sales by being platform agnostic. Windows Phone needs more than UI as it's selling point and even that has been diluted to suit the tastes of ios and android users. What for? Useablity? Switchability? Why would they switch when they can remain on both the ios and android ecosystem & stay in the microsoft ecosystem with the benefit of their peripherals and what not. If they think oh the integration will sell, think again integration works when there is a pull factor for going all into an ecosystem but this is losing battle trying to cater to ios and android users - they are well and truly entrenched. Sure the old method wasn't working and there are other reasons why it wasn't working - it was definitely not due to the UI but silly decisions here and there. People have had enough and laying off bulk of the windows phone division has really not helped the situation. Sure lay some staff off (I don't say that lightly) but almost the entire division? Especially when the mobile play is a big part of the future? They need to go back to their roots, and design windows phone for "each of us not for all of us". Edit: Now that my phone has finally updated to the latest build. For me it looks like the photos app is a step in the right direction.
  • You replied to the wrong person.
  • You're looking at this through blinders with extreme tunnel vision. The browser not being able to sync data reliably to iOS and Android devices is a gaping opening for other ecosystems (Google, Apple) to swoop in and steal users. As fanatical as you people are about Microsoft supporting Windows Phone, that doens't mean shit if users don't want to use Microsoft's services because they're already invested in the Google or Apple services ecosystem (not to mention others in other dispirate markets i.e. Flickr). This is made even more difficult right now by the fact that Edge Extensibility is still mythical and it does not properly share data with Internet Explorer. User are not just going to sit there bearing inconveniences while Microsoft tells them "Look for it in a future build," or "it's in our backlog."  They will seek out working alternatives.  Those alternatives just happen to be Android and iOS devices with Chrome or Firefox running on Windows in many cases.  And once they get used to the workflow, they are not going to be easy to sway. Google has had Chrome to Phone apps since 2010 or 11.  Google has had Chrome on iOS how long?  That's how long Microsoft should have had at least a browser WRAPPER that Syncs Windows Bookmarks and Microsoft Account data to iOS and Android devices.  Why do you think Firefox actually has an Android browser, and is working on an iOS browser?  Why do you think Opera has browsers for Desktop and Mobile (Android, iOS, even a Windows Phone version of mini I think)?  Because it makes complete sense. They're about 4 years late on this, so the fact that they aren't even thinking about developing *some type* of Edge browser for those devices is a bit short-sighted.  I hope they don't think that horrible Bing App on iOS and Android is good enough...
  • The Reading List and Bookmark syncing extension is an AWESOME idea. You should post that on the Edge Team's Twitter or something.
  • Cool. It was nice of them to do this sort of thing.
  • Wow, really interesting!!
  • Did this article miss the answer to the swipe question? Or the dev ignored it? It can't be that no one asked it.
  • MSEdgeDev PM here - we didn't ignore it :) https://twitter.com/MSEdgeDev/status/643891327252344832    
  • One thing I've noticed with Metro IE in W8.1 is that swipe back action is often very slow to load the page (slower than if I had gone directly to the page). Not all web sites are like that but many. It seemed as if there's additional speed penalty with the swipe back.
  • Yeah, I've realized that too but I always just wondered if it wad my device or connection speed. I will say it doesn't ALWAYS happen but it does happen enough to be a minor pest.
  • I haven't used Edge yet, but reading this transcript makes me think it is much farther behind than I expected.
  • Seems everything about Windows 10 is "coming soon". Cant believe this is what people are raving about.
  • For some reason, coming soon is now bad. MS has a lot coming soon because they are working on alot. Every company is constantly working on 'coming soon' features, but maybe MS is more transparent about it so everyone harps on it.
  • You're right. Adding features is a positive thing and their transparency about this is welcomed addition that I think some will take for granted. That said, I feel like this whole Windows 10 launch has been nothing but a foundation release with little to no features. Could you imagine if they release a version of Excel with the option to add additional spreadsheets or macros "Coming Soon?" Some of their major "features- coming soon" are more like "necessary functions -coming soon."
  • Coming soon is bad, when it comes to features that existed in previous versions of the operating system. Its hard to believe a company would release a product that is not AT LEAST up to par with a previous incarnation.
  • The point is practically everything about Windows 10 is a regression from previous Windows versions and all those missing parts are "coming soon". Why not just wait and release a finished, polished product?
  • They are too busy working on animations and icons.
  • I REALLY miss an option in the right click menu to search in a new tab, Cortana is nice but it's not the same thing.
  • Yet they still won't reply to any of the issues I've sent via their feedback, e.g. History literally never saving any sites.
  • Q: When can we get Right-Click -> Search Bing back as an option?
    A: <useless answer> https://twitter.com/MSEdgeDev/status/643878245922828288 This was extra annoying considering that question is #5 on UserVoice.
    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/285214-microsoft-edge
  • Also Right-Click -> Translate with Bing And ->Reopen Previous Session option.
  • Stopped using Edge and gone back to IE. I'll try it again when the next updates occur. Reason - the whole favourites management is just messed up. Doesn't show sub folders, won't show saved links in folders that have sub-folders. Cant arrange be name. I do like it so as I said I'll be giving it another go after the next updates :)
  • Same here. I really like Edge but no Favourites bar is a killer for me - too slow using the edge system
  • Went back to IE also; crazy how a "new" browser doesn't have features that have been around for years.  That's what happens when you don't talk to the real world; live in a bubble and develop a stupid smaller bubble with the "coming soon" for all the basics that should've been there from the beginning.
  • Good stuff.
  • Well nothing surprising, everything seems "coming soon" while others needs a feedback. In this case we have to wait at least a year before Edge can be a serious alternative to Chrome, Firefox, and even IE. Extensions are great but there are so many basic and standard features that are taken for granted indeed that are still missing. Even the basic drag and drop objects are quite basic these days that Edge lacks, which tons of sites uses. Good thing there is a Browse button at least. I don't even know if they can make it on Redstone. Currently Edge barely got any new features so far. Well there are some people will use Edge primarily but I find it hard for everybody to consider it in its current state.
  • Awesome that my 'cortana defining for mobile version' tweet is a highlight :)
  • So the usual 'In the coming months' stuff that we're used to hearing, especially if you're a Windows Phone user.
  • I know for me, I've just given up on the MSFT browser.  I used to be a HUGE fan of IE and have been using them since IE2 and did a lot of webpage development for it starting with IE4 - and proudly had the "Best viewed with IE" logo on my sites. But... starting with IE10, they've really gotten slower and slower, and with Edge, it's just too painful - often taking up 100% CPU, Memory and/or Disk.  Firefox is roughly 3-4 times faster for me - and that's just browsing normal sites like Windows Central or news.
  • They need to put background live audio streaming 'back' into the mobile version. Damn thing stops even when the screen times out making the feature worthless. They added it in the previous build just to take it out of 10536. I...just...don't...freaking...get...it...
  • Rome wasn't built in a day. I think edge has great potential, although released a bit prematurely, I am using it frequently and am liking it so far. Really needs the features but these things take time to get right. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • What about tablet gestures? Why are important tablet features on backlog? 
  • Typical Microsoft line of "Just wait and see!" By the time they get this thing up to speed, market share will be down and we'll be die for another brand reboot.
  • Basic features coming soon...the theme of the Q&A.
    Full web browser by 2017.
  • This!!!
    Maybe even 2018 will still get coming soon with another new features.
  • Wow seriously I had no idea there wasn't any favorites/reading list syncing. I'm so glad to have stuck with Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1 for now.
  • Yea. They rushed this thing. Too much stuff missing. Feels like a browserr for Windows XP atm.
  • Coming soon.. But glad to hear it, all of the coming soon feature
  • How do I get Alt+Home to go to my home page, rather than that spam page full of "top news" I have no interest in?
  • Sweet I've been saying extensions should be in the store, nice to see like minds. Now all extensions for all their apps like visual studio should be there too
  • I missed the Q&A due to timezone differences but I hope this reaches them.... are they hiring?? How do I apply?
  • What about swipe to go backwards and forwards on Windows Phone? Really needed on mobile.
  • There's a massive amount of feature regression going from IE to Edge. Wow. This Q&A sorta just shoves that fact in your face. I currently can't use this browser. Performance is off and the lack of things like full screen mode, save as, etc. Just makes it a chore. I almost feel bad for using the Win33 apps like Photo Viewer, WMP, IE11, etc. given how much they're desperate to get people on board with the Universal apps, but it almost feels like they just rushed these in the last months of development instead of seriously devoting themselves to it. Especially with some of the bugs in them persisting still since release.
  • Web notes not even thought of for mobile? That's probably the place I would most commomly use such a feature. Shows how much of Edge really isn't so "Universal". Doesn't even really seem like a true app. Microsoft will never win any consumers over if they keep starting from the ground up and deleting so mnay "standard" features in their new projects.
  • Coming soon is really annoying! Synchronization of favorites are basics thing, not any kind of special feature!
  • This list make me wonder that Edge is pretty basic browser with little or no feature(even basic requirements) as compared to the other browser.
  • Yup. Copying to clipboard can crash or freeze browser, you can't scroll movie on yt sometimes, in PDF preview clipboard doesn't work and so on and so on. This is like late alfa stage at the moment.
  • I'm extremely disappointed with the amount of BASIC features missing from Edge that are in every other browser. I don't care how difficult it is to create a browser from the ground up, there is NO excuse for forgetting things like "drag and drop" and "save as". I mean c'mon guys... How do you expect to have this browser taken seriously if you can't ever remember to include the basics.
  • Some of you are "funny". If there are features thats missing and not in the software now, it's either coming, coming soon, in the backlog or low priority. How can you get upset about that. It's not like they will answer Well the feature is there now now now.
  • Any one know how to manage favorites on edge? Since it wasn't asked I guess it exists? Or does people not manage their favorites anymore?
  • I miss the RSS feed capability of IE11. It wasn't mentioned for Edge in this session. Anyone know if it's in the plan?
  • Basically their every answer to any question is soon™ ..... Very Microsoftisque....
  • Its nice that Edge can be updated outside the store as claimed by EdgeTeam. But why has edge not been updated once since RTM in July outside insider test-builds. Am I doing it wrong or are they not serving us the whole truth? I want Edge to succeed. But I do not want another IE that is neglected with updates over the years both in terms of security updates and features.
  • They need Edge to be available on other platforms if they want to compete with Google Chrome or Firefox. It would give someone with an Android or iOS device an incentive to try Edge. Otherwise they would just download Chrome/Firefox and not use Edge.
  • They didn't answer my question about popup blocker... It doesn't work! On IE I have block all popups and it works flawlessly... https://twitter.com/MoeJennings5/status/643876645795954688 Maybe I tweeted wrong...
  • They can't even get ALT+D to work reliably. Overall I'm not impressed with Edge. It's very much still unfinished and not a good replacement for IE. It's slower, pages often render poorly, and the UI can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up, not to mention all of the functionality that is missing versus IE. Hell, they were going to leave off the Home button until everyone complained.
  • Clearly MS is validating what many devs said: you cannot make competitive apps using the modern app model. It turns windows into a toy instead of a power user's OS. Basic features like multi instancing, drag and drop, etc, are "free" for all win32/.net apps. Hopefully Edge will have a tough enough time competing that they will force the windows team to give power back to developers. We made the windows platform what it is today. It is no wonder the platform failed the moment you clipped the wings of your devs. Compare that to android, which is more like windows in the sense google does nothing but empower devs....like the MS of old.  
  • Reading through the summary... big surprise.. everything is coming SOON TM ! This word (SOON) will be engraved to the tombstone of MSFT if we are lucky and this company goes bankrupt in the next couple of decades due to their inability to keep up with their competitors.
  • Did they answer the question why it was such a piece of crap that crashes all the time ?
  • Safari on iOS practically has Ad-Block Built-in now, so there's pretty much no reason to even ask for Edge on iOS.  Most of those users won't even bother using it because it will be a significant downgrade in user experience.  The browser is a ton faster when browsing with a Content Blocker, and web pages load like twice as fast with it.  It's a significant difference in user experience.  I think it might even end up being a selling point for a lot of people because the difference is so stark.  Must see to believe. On the flip side, my very very early observations of Proactive Siri aren't favorable...  at all.
  • Comments are about Win 10 Mobile: Edge, Photos, Outlook email, Phone and People are all core basic apps. They all have "WTF" level feature/process absences or nuisance behaviors. And,"Video" and "Music"? Movies and TV and Groove Music are stores first, and secondarily (barely) player apps. It would have been wonderful if MS had spent more time on these core apps than it did with Cortana. I have yet to find a compelling use for Cortana. I already know how to use my computer, phone and the internet to find things. I don't care if there is a lesbian-separatist-collective-run-vegetarian-Korean-tapas restaurant within 10 blocks that takes Discover. Mostly, I find myself cursing Cortana since "she" accidentially opens over and over because, well, "she's" designed that way.