Tweet Web Platform Bugs in Microsoft Edge Using #EdgeBug Hashtag

Starting today, you can file bugs against EdgeHTML simply by tweeting with the #EdgeBug hashtag!

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A way to report bugs in the stock Windows 10 Edge browser through Twitter is announced by the Windows team.

Microsoft today introduced #EdgeBug hashtag!, that let you file bugs against EdgeHTML simply by tweeting.

The compnay has just in April launched the Platform Issues Portal, which allows users to report and keep track of bugs in the Edge browser. But, now you can report bugs with just a tweet.

Once the bug is created, the @MSEdgeDev team will send a reply to users with the link to the bug on "issues.microsoftedge.com".

However, there might be a bit of a delay before you get a link to the bug, as the team has "set up some automatic rules and manual triage steps to prevent spam and make sure bugs are actionable."

Filing a bug via Twitter is simple!—but, you'll need to produce a reduced test case. Follow the steps below to tweet bug—from the compnay post:

  • "Use the hashtag #EdgeBug so our tool catches your bug and we can follow up with a link to the bug.
  • Include a link to a reduced test case of the bug on codepen.io, jsfiddle.net, jsbin.com, or dribblet.com – this makes sure the bug is actionable on our end.
  • Use the text remaining to make a title for your bug. Make sure it's succinct and descriptive!"

So, what's providing a reduced test case means—-simply that you have to figure out what's causing the problem so that Microsoft can fix it. This should include the following:

putting it, "you should remove everything from the site except for the code that causes the bug to reproduce." So, the team use the test case in your Tweet to determine if the bug is already fixed or not."

file an #edgebug via twitter

A good test case basic anatomy include:

  • "An explanation of what the test is validating
  • What the correct result should be
  • The minimal amount of code necessary to create a viable test"

As always, you can still use the 'Send Feedback' item in the Microsoft Edge menu, or you can file a new bug in the Platform Issues Portal.

Check the steps below:

Via "Send Feedback" Menu item in Microsoft Edge:

  • Navigate to the page with the issue.
  • Open the "…" menu.
  • Select "Report Site Issue. The url will be pre-filled in using the current page.
  • Fill out the form with the steps to reproduce the issue.
  • Select "Send Feedback" to submit the form.
  • Open a new bug on Platform Issues

Navigate to issues.microsoftedge.com:

  • Log in using your Microsoft Account.
  • Insert a descriptive title.
  • Select an appropriate Category.
  • Place the url and any more information that makes reproducing the issue easier into the Steps textbox.
  • Attach any additional files that will be valuable for ensuring we're reducing the right issues, explains the team.

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