Q&A edge://flags for Microsoft Edge

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turn-off-streaming-media-caching
cors-for-content-scripts
are gone.

block-insecure-private-network-requests
Block insecure private network requests.

Prevents non-secure contexts from making sub-resource requests to more-private IP addresses. An IP address IP1 is more private than IP2 if 1) IP1 is localhost and IP2 is not, or 2) IP1 is private and IP2 is public. This is a first step towards full enforcement of CORS-RFC1918: CORS and RFC1918 – Mac, Windows
is new

You can bring them back with this flag:
Code:
#temporary-unexpire-flags-m86
The description already warns:
These flags will be removed soon.
 

shukla44

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Here are my current flags in edge 89.0.774.50 stable.

Anonymize local IPs exposed by WebRTC - enabled
Smooth Scrolling - enabled
Block scripts loaded via document.write - enabled
Parallel downloading - enabled
Enable sharing page via QR Code - enabled
Strict-Origin-Isolation - enabled
SameSite by default cookies - enabled
Cookies without SameSite must be secure - enabled
Global Media Controls - enabled
Global Media Controls Picture-in-Picture - enabled
 

TairikuOkami

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You do not really need parallel downloading, it can cause problems sometimes. Like one webpage allows only 2 downloads per IP, so I got banned for hours because of it (Cloudflare).

Heavy AD flag is obvious, but you might want to disable privacy mitigations to avoid an extra overhead, just a simple block for heavy ADs will do.
Code:
Disabled #heavy-ad-privacy-mitigations
Enabled #enable-heavy-ad-intervention

To show full URL. But it only shows https, http link can be copied/pasted then it reveals itself.
Code:
Disabled #edge-omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme
Disabled #edge-omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains
Not sure, why hardly anyone mentions QUIC, it exists since 2015, but it sure seems to make some services run better, like YouTube.
Code:
Enabled #enable-quic
 

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You do not really need parallel downloading, it can cause problems sometimes. Like one webpage allows only 2 downloads per IP, so I got banned for hours because of it (Cloudflare).

Heavy AD flag is obvious, but you might want to disable privacy mitigations to avoid an extra overhead, just a simple block for heavy ADs will do.
Code:
Disabled #heavy-ad-privacy-mitigations
Enabled #enable-heavy-ad-intervention

To show full URL. But it only shows https, http link can be copied/pasted then it reveals itself.
Code:
Disabled #edge-omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme
Disabled #edge-omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains
Not sure, why hardly anyone mentions QUIC, it exists since 2015, but it sure seems to make some services run better, like YouTube.
Code:
Enabled #enable-quic
Yes, QUIC speeds up your browser. However, if you value your privacy keep the QUIC flag disabled

Read post #124 below

 

TairikuOkami

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Yes, QUIC speeds up your browser. However, if you value your privacy keep the QUIC flag disabled
Thanks. Disabled it is then. This paper nicely explains in.
The boffins claim that the maximum attack accuracy on QUIC is about 57 per cent, which is 73 per cent higher than on HTTPS. By using "early traffic" – the initial packets being exchanged – they claim QUIC attack accuracy can reach about 95 per cent with only 40 packets and Simple features, compared to about 60 per cent attack accuracy for HTTPS.
 

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shukla44

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Here are my current flags in edge 89.0.774.50 stable.

Anonymize local IPs exposed by WebRTC - enabled
Smooth Scrolling - enabled
Block scripts loaded via document.write - enabled
Parallel downloading - enabled
Enable sharing page via QR Code - enabled
Strict-Origin-Isolation - enabled
SameSite by default cookies - enabled
Cookies without SameSite must be secure - enabled
Global Media Controls - enabled
Global Media Controls Picture-in-Picture - enabled
Changes in Edge 91.0.864.37

Anonymize local IPs exposed by WebRTC - enabled
Smooth Scrolling - enabled
Block scripts loaded via document.write - enabled
Parallel downloading - enabled
Vertical tabs hide title bar - enabled
Enable sharing page via QR Code - enabled
Strict-Origin-Isolation - enabled
SameSite by default cookies - enabled
Cookies without SameSite must be secure - enabled

Global Media Controls - enabled
Global Media Controls Picture-in-Picture - enabled
 

shukla44

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Thanks to Gandalf_The_Grey i re-join the experimental flag team and disable edge-show-feature-recommendations
Does this disable the prompt to use 'recommended settings' at the start of edge?


Thanks! i disabled it too.
 

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Love this feature:

Microsoft Edge 92 won't autoplay all media anymore by default​

Microsoft released a new stable version of its Edge web browser, Microsoft Edge 92, earlier this week. Edge 92 is a big update that introduces lots of new features for home users and Enterprise customers.

One of the changes of Edge 92 impacts autoplay content on the web. Microsoft Edge, up until now, allowed all sites to autoplay content by default. Starting in Edge 92, that is no longer the case.

Microsoft flipped the media autoplay setting to limited instead. Limited allows some content to be played automatically, but it requires that users have interacted with the site previously. If you are a regular on YouTube, YouTube videos continue to autoplay. If you visit a site for the first time, content won't autoplay as you never interacted with the site before.
 

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Love this feature:

Microsoft Edge 92 won't autoplay all media anymore by default​



Maybe even interesting for other users. I have been always chosen "block", it's the 3rd option for media autoplay, but need to be enabled manually as "flag"
edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option
 
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