Microsoft Edge comes with feature like on modern web browser which allows you to add Extension to the browser. Although the extension is not much as Firefox add-ons or Chrome extensions but there are some good extension on Microsoft Store that available for your Edge web browser. Hope this extension can make your Edge browser more powerful and useful.
Before continue, how to add extension to Microsoft Edge? It’s simple, open your Edge browser, click three dot menu on the top right corner, go to Extension and click Get Extension from the Store
Please note that Microsoft Edge extensions work only on PCs with Windows 10. Until this article is written the extension don’t work on Windows 10 Mobile.
Below 10 extensions that you must try on your Microsoft Edge browser to make your Edge more powerful and also useful.
1. Adguard AdBlocker
Adguard AdBlocker can block all types of advertising on all web pages, even on Facebook, YouTube, and others! It can also remove social media like button or similiar widgets, video ads, unwanted pop-ups, and also blocks many spyware, adware and dialer installers. You can surf faster and save bandwidth because this extension will block all un-necessary ads.
2. Enhancer for YouTube for Microsoft Edge
Enhancer for YouTube enhances your visits to YouTube by removing ads and annotations in the videos (you can whitelist those you want to allow advertising), defaulting to your favorite quality format, disabling autoplay and preloading entirely, sticking in a mouse-wheel controlled volume changer, and a lot more. Install this if you like to watch video on YouTube.
Ghostery is a tracker-disabling extension that helps protect your data as when you open the web. It stops site analytics monitors, advertising trackers, and more information-gathering plugins that plague the web. Even if you block ads, you’ll want to grab Ghostery to keep every other service from following you around.
LastPass is popular password manager service that you can access from any device and using some popular web browser. You can use LastPass extension on Microsoft Edge too. It will autofill passwords as you browse the web, and it will help you keep your personal information away from prying eyes.
5. Mouse Gestures
If you like to play with your mouse then you should install this extension. You can perform a number of gestures on the screen to accomplish tasks by right-clicking and then gesturing with the mouse. For example, right-click and hold, then move the mouse down and to the right to close the current tab, or move the mouse right to left to go back to the previous page. You can see all command on Mouse Gestures extension settings.
6. Office Online
This extension allows you to open office documents from you OneDrive account and edit from your Edge using Office Online. You can also open local files but it will upload to OneDrive before open in Office Online. It’s not particularly flashy, but still a must have for Office users.
7. PrintFriendly and PDF
If you print or save webpage to PDF and you want only to print or save the text or selected information then you need to install PrintFriendly and PDF. This extension will removes ads, navigation and junk before your print or save as PDF.
8. Save to Pocket
Pocket is one of the most popular read it later services on the web which have extension for Microsoft Edge browser. The usage is simple: You sign in to the extension with your Pocket login details and pop the button on the toolbar. That way you’re only a click away from adding an interesting bit of content to read later on any of your devices.
9. Translator for Microsoft Edge
Translator for Microsoft Edge help you to translate foreign language webpages and text selections for 50+ languages. Look for the Microsoft Translator icon in the address bar when visiting a foreign-language webpage. Click on the icon to instantly translate the webpage to your preferred language. You can also select text you want to translate and right-click to get in-line translations.
10. Turn Off the Lights for Microsoft Edge
If you like watching video from YouTube or another video hosting then you should install this extension. It will make everything on a webpage fade into the background except the video you’re trying to watch, thus enhancing your visual experience. All you have to do is hit the lamp icon to activate and automatically everything will fade out for your video frame. You can even customize the background you want to not be looking at!
Those are 10 extention that you should install on your Microsoft Edge browser. There are some another extension on the Store that you can try. Except the number of extension we hope Microsoft Edge for Mobile also supports extensions
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