Support user stylesheets

Won’t fix Issue #12086003


John J.
May 21, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
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Microsoft Edge Ignores Open Web Standards and Does Not Address the Needs of People with Disabilities–An Informal Proof

  1. Supporting user stylesheets is a level A success criterion of UAAG 2.0. [#1]

  2. If Edge is level A compliant with UAAG 2.0, Edge complies with all applicable level A success criteria. [#2]

  3. Edge does not support user stylesheets. [#3]

  4. Edge is not level A compliant with UAAG 2.0. [1. + 2. + 3.]

  5. Level A success criteria address needs where groups of people with disabilities are blocked from information or accomplishing a task. [#2]

  6. Edge does not address needs where groups of people with disabilities are blocked from information or accomplishing a task. [4. + 5.]

  7. UAAG 2.0 is an open web standard. [#4]

  8. Edge ignores open web standards and does not address the needs of people with disabilities. [6. + 7.]

[#1] Guideline 1.7 - Enable configuration of user stylesheets,

[#2] Implementing UAAG 2.0,
A guide to understanding and implementing User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0,


[#4] Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),

Marked as a regression because: Internet Explorer support user stylesheets

There’s no excuse for not supporting user stylesheets. This issue tracker is brimming with complaints from a variety of users and use cases–all of which can easily be satisfied or resolved with a simple feature.

Not only does Edge not achieve basic compliance with the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines, but it’s taking deliberate steps in the opposite direction. And for what? To shave a few microseconds off of some function no one cares about?

I sincerely hope the Edge devs reconsider their priorities.

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  • And I really hope you re-support the all old accessibility options.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

  • Hi John,

    Thank you for taking your time to provide us your feedback.  I am sorry to report, that as you have noticed this feature is no longer supported.

    This bug report falls under a feature or design change request.  Please log in to our Windows Feedback app (Steps below) and feel free to file your suggestion so others can review and vote on it.

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    Appreciate the submission and apologize for any frustration this may cause,

    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Won’t fix”

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