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Microsoft Releases Edge Extensions To Windows Insider Fast Ring

Microsoft announced that Windows Insiders now have access to test the first round of extensions for the company’s Edge web browser. The extensions are available on Windows 10 build 14291, which was released to Fast Ring members yesterday. The company said the first iteration of extensions will have to be sideloaded manually, but eventually extensions will be part of the Windows store.

For the initial release, Microsoft has three different extensions to try out. You can install Microsoft Translator, which Microsoft said will automatically translate websites in 50 different languages, and there’s an extension that adds mouse gestures to the browser. The third app is the Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES). The company said other extensions will be released later this year, including ad blocking tools from AdBlock and Adblock Plus.

The latest build of Edge also includes a few minor feature updates, including the ability to use “Paste & Go” in the address bar, and the ability to pin individual tabs.

Windows insiders can find the available extensions here. If you’re not in the Windows Insider Fast Ring, you’ll have to wait a little while, though.  

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  • xHDx
    "the ability to use “Paste & Go” in the address bar"

    Thank **** for that. The only 2 things missing from this browser are Paste & Go and Extensions. Get rid of those terrible adds.
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  • DookieDraws
    I was one to actually bug them about adding the Paste & Go feature to Edge. Most other browsers I've used has had this this feature for awhile, including my daily browser, Opera. I love this feature.

    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    wow this took such a long time to do..... and we have to wait even more for extra extensions?

    They should have also included uBlock in the list of extensions.
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  • alextheblue
    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!

    If you actually used Edge and knew what you were talking about it would be great to hear your feedback. For example if you would kindly look at settings you'd notice that you can turn Flash OFF! Don't preach choice and then say that they should remove an OPTIONAL feature that many users take advantage of. Puff puff pass.

    Anyway I'm glad to hear they're listening to feedback and continuing to improve Edge. After extensions and paste and go, the only feature I might occasionally want is "Print selected text". It's easy enough to do without, but it comes in handy once in a blue moon, and I would like it back as an _option_ in the print dialogue.
    wow this took such a long time to do..... and we have to wait even more for extra extensions?

    They don't make the extensions. They enable developers to do so. :/

    But you're right they shouldn't improve their browser, that would really satisfy users. Can't please some people!
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  • falchard
    The thing I can't stand about edge is how slow it can get posting a comment. I have undefaulted it and made Opera my default browser. I just gotta get Bing Images to appear correctly.
    Reply
  • DookieDraws
    17684276 said:
    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!

    If you actually used Edge and knew what you were talking about it would be great to hear your feedback. For example if you would kindly look at settings you'd notice that you can turn Flash OFF! Don't preach choice and then say that they should remove an OPTIONAL feature that many users take advantage of. Puff puff pass.

    Yes, you certainly can turn it off. What I am saying is it should not come Pre-installed. It's our computers, let us decide what we install on them.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    17684276 said:
    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!

    If you actually used Edge and knew what you were talking about it would be great to hear your feedback. For example if you would kindly look at settings you'd notice that you can turn Flash OFF! Don't preach choice and then say that they should remove an OPTIONAL feature that many users take advantage of. Puff puff pass.

    Anyway I'm glad to hear they're listening to feedback and continuing to improve Edge. After extensions and paste and go, the only feature I might occasionally want is "Print selected text". It's easy enough to do without, but it comes in handy once in a blue moon, and I would like it back as an _option_ in the print dialogue.
    wow this took such a long time to do..... and we have to wait even more for extra extensions?

    They don't make the extensions. They enable developers to do so. :/

    But you're right they shouldn't improve their browser, that would really satisfy users. Can't please some people!

    how long has Microsoft had this new browser in development? how long has it taken them just to give us a few plug-ins? How long have they had to bring in dev to make extension for there browser but kept them back?

    But you are right sir.... let Microsoft keep things going slow, just like there phones. Maybe we will just end up with Firefox and chrome.
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  • pcgaming98
    17684276 said:
    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!

    If you actually used Edge and knew what you were talking about it would be great to hear your feedback. For example if you would kindly look at settings you'd notice that you can turn Flash OFF! Don't preach choice and then say that they should remove an OPTIONAL feature that many users take advantage of. Puff puff pass.

    Anyway I'm glad to hear they're listening to feedback and continuing to improve Edge. After extensions and paste and go, the only feature I might occasionally want is "Print selected text". It's easy enough to do without, but it comes in handy once in a blue moon, and I would like it back as an _option_ in the print dialogue.
    wow this took such a long time to do..... and we have to wait even more for extra extensions?

    They don't make the extensions. They enable developers to do so. :/

    But you're right they shouldn't improve their browser, that would really satisfy users. Can't please some people!

    how long has Microsoft had this new browser in development? how long has it taken them just to give us a few plug-ins? How long have they had to bring in dev to make extension for there browser but kept them back?

    But you are right sir.... let Microsoft keep things going slow, just like there phones. Maybe we will just end up with Firefox and chrome.
    17684276 said:
    Microsoft needs to eliminate the Flash Plug-in from Edge as well. It should NOT come pre-installed with any browser. Give us the freedom to chose what plug-ins we want to install. Don't force that Flash junk on us!

    If you actually used Edge and knew what you were talking about it would be great to hear your feedback. For example if you would kindly look at settings you'd notice that you can turn Flash OFF! Don't preach choice and then say that they should remove an OPTIONAL feature that many users take advantage of. Puff puff pass.

    Anyway I'm glad to hear they're listening to feedback and continuing to improve Edge. After extensions and paste and go, the only feature I might occasionally want is "Print selected text". It's easy enough to do without, but it comes in handy once in a blue moon, and I would like it back as an _option_ in the print dialogue.
    wow this took such a long time to do..... and we have to wait even more for extra extensions?

    They don't make the extensions. They enable developers to do so. :/

    But you're right they shouldn't improve their browser, that would really satisfy users. Can't please some people!

    how long has Microsoft had this new browser in development? how long has it taken them just to give us a few plug-ins? How long have they had to bring in dev to make extension for there browser but kept them back?

    But you are right sir.... let Microsoft keep things going slow, just like there phones. Maybe we will just end up with Firefox and chrome.

    How long does it take Microsoft to bring in devs to make the extensions? Yeah you definitely have no idea what you're talking about.

    Extensions arent made by people hired by Microsoft, they're made by every day people who's hobbies happen to be coding. These people make their extensions on their own time. They dont dedicate all of their lives to these extensions.
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  • alextheblue
    Yes, you certainly can turn it off. What I am saying is it should not come Pre-installed. It's our computers, let us decide what we install on them.

    Uninstall Edge then. Might want to kill Chrome too - it's got Flash support.
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  • DookieDraws
    17686848 said:
    Yes, you certainly can turn it off. What I am saying is it should not come Pre-installed. It's our computers, let us decide what we install on them.

    Uninstall Edge then. Might want to kill Chrome too - it's got Flash support.

    You can't uninstall Edge, nor do I care to do so. I will still occasionally use it, just not as my primary browser. And I do not use Chrome, either. :kaola:
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