How to install browser extensions for Microsoft Edge, Five extensions you should give a try

Microsoft Edge is a very fast loading web browser that has been included in Windows 10 but the lack of browser extensions for edge has been a major set back and in many cases has kept users from using Edge. However, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update brought this sought after feature to edge among other things.

Even though Edge doesn’t have a huge list of extensions, it comes with some very useful extensions which can be obtained from Windows Store. Here, we are going to talk about five Edge browser extensions that will let you do even more with Edge.

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12 cool things to try in the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update

Almost one year to the day that Windows 10 first landed on July 29, 2015, its biggest update – Anniversary Edition – is now landing on PCs everywhere.

It brings with it a host of new features relating to Cortana, using a Bluetooth pen, Microsoft’s Edge browser and Windows Hello. Not everything is quite in place just yet – so don’t expect to be buying Xbox Play Anywhere games using your device’s fingerprint scanner just yet – but there’s still plenty of cool tricks that you can try.

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Chrome is draining your battery : Microsoft

Microsoft has conducted its own set of benchmarks to show that its new Edge browser offers longer battery life on Windows 10 when compared to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and now the company is ready to make the jump to the next level.

Windows 10 has started showing notifications on Windows 10 devices to warn users that Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are eating up too much battery, recommending users to switch to Edge browser in order to experience better autonomy.

“Chrome is draining your battery faster. Switch to Microsoft Edge for up to 36 percent more browsing time,” a notification that showed up on Windows Phone app developer Rudy Huyn’s laptop reads.

Paving the way for Edge improvements in Anniversary Update

Microsoft has confirmed in a statement for VentureBeat that notifications warning users about the high battery drain on Windows 10 devices have indeed been introduced earlier this month, adding that both Chrome and Firefox are targeted by these messages.

“Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, easy sharing, reading, and researching,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying.

“These Windows Tips notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them enhance their Windows 10 experience, including information that can help users extend battery life. That said, with Windows 10 you can easily choose the default browser and search engine of your choice.”

These notifications seem to align with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will bring significant improvements to Edge browser, including support for extensions. Microsoft developed the extension support in Edge to allow easy porting from Google Chrome, so developers who have already created add-ons for Google’s browser can also bring them on Windows 10 with little effort.

For the moment, however, there is no way to block these notification messages specifically, but depending on how users receive them, an update in this regard could very well be released.

 

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