Getting Started: Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code

There’s a really neat extension for VS Code that allows you to run Microsoft Edge browser tools. You can use this in conjunction with your own project, or even as stand-alone. It uses browser automation behind the scenes, so it does depend on you having Microsoft Edge installed on your machine. You can add theContinue reading “Getting Started: Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code”

Switch Off Rich Link Pasting in Edge

There is a cool new feature in Microsoft Edge that pastes links with rich formatting. If you copy a link from the page or from the address bar, it will paste in a rich format, so instead of seeing you’ll see Example Website ( and it will already be linked to your selected destination.Continue reading “Switch Off Rich Link Pasting in Edge”

Investigate JavaScript Execution Times Using Edge Dev Tools

This is a quick exploration of how to use Edge Dev Tools to investigate JavaScript execution time issues. We’ll quickly run a performance profile and identify what part of the JavaScript is the “most responsible” for any performance issues. The idea is to show just the quickest way to find the source of an issue,Continue reading “Investigate JavaScript Execution Times Using Edge Dev Tools”

Disable Swipe Navigation in Chrome and Edge (Chromium Edition)

There’s a feature in Google Chrome and the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge that navigates back or forward through your browser history when you swipe. It navigates on touch interactions, and also on track-pad interaction. If you use some web-based tools that feature horizontal scrolling (such as online Kanban boards) – this becomes infuriating.Continue reading “Disable Swipe Navigation in Chrome and Edge (Chromium Edition)”

Chromium-Based Edge: The First Month

Full disclosure. I’m about to discuss Microsoft browsers and I’m a Microsoft MVP. More importantly, I’ve been using web browsers since before either Firefox or Chrome existed, and for ten years I haven’t used a Microsoft browser as my default. So, read on and let’s talk about browsers! Browser History If I go back aContinue reading “Chromium-Based Edge: The First Month”