Microsoft added a new way to report bugs found in Edge by creating a useful Twitter hashtag, #EdgeBug. In addition to reporting bugs in Edge via UserVoice and Platform Issues, you can now report bugs in Edge in real-time on Twitter.
Microsoft came up with #EdgeBug from a tweet from Lea Verou, a noted author, and web developer.
I would love the ability to report browser bugs via twitter (w/ a link to a testcase). I would report so many more.
— Lea Verou (@LeaVerou) June 2, 2016
It is surprising that Microsoft didn’t think of this first, but in any case, you can now file bugs against EdgeHTML just by tweeting with the #EdgeBug hashtag on Twitter. According to Microsoft, here’s how to file an #EdgeBug on Twitter:
- 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 dabblet.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!
Above is an example of what your #EdgeBug tweet should look like. Once the bug is created, @MSEdgeDev should reply with a link to your bug at issues.microsoftedge.com. It may take a minute or two to get a reply, so no need to send out a duplicate tweet.
Note that a reduced test case is a test to see if the bug you reported was fixed by Microsoft. Microsoft provides an example of what a reduced test case should look like below.
If there was a bug in CSS’s currentColor keyword (shown above), and if Edge shows the color as anything other than green, then there would be an Edge bug that you would need to report. For more information about test cases, reduced test cases, and how to create them, Microsoft goes into more detail here.Further reading: bugs, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, support, Twitter