Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 v1607 and later now allows you to install Extensions, which can enhance your web browsing experience. This was one of the popular demands of the customers, and Microsoft decided to offer this feature. In this post we will see how to install extensions in Edge and how to disable, manage, configure or uninstall them.
Install Extensions in Microsoft Edge
Fire up your Edge browser and click on the 3-dotted More link. You will see an Extensions item.
Click on Extensions to open the following panel. Here you will see a Get extensions from the Store link.
Clicking on this link will open your Windows Store, where you will see all the extensions currently available for Edge.
Currently, extensions like Amazon Assistant, Evernote Web Clipper, LastPass, Mouse Gestures, Office Online, OneNote Web Clipper, Page Analyzer, Pinterest Pin It Button, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Save to Pocket, Translate for Microsoft Edge, etc., are available for Edge.
Clicking on one of them will open the Windows Store page which offers this extension. Let us take Pin It as an example.
Click on the Free button to install it.
One the extension is installed, you will see the following.
To enable the extension, click on Turn it on. If you do not want to enable it, click on Keep it off. Once you do this, you will see this entry in the list of extensions installed. Here you see only one as I have installed only one extension.
Once the Edge extension is enabled, you will see it added to your panel. Right-clicking on it will offer you two options:
- Show next to address bar
If you wish to pin the extension icon to your address bar, click on Show next to address bar.
If you wish to configure or manage the extension options & settings, click on Manage to see the following options:
You can toggle the switch to On/Off position – for the Pin It button as well as for showing it next to the address bar.
You will also see buttons that show you more Options and one that lets you Uninstall the Edge extension.
Clicking on Options will show additional settings offered for that plugin in a new browser tab that will open automatically.
Clicking on Uninstall will uninstall the Edge extension.
The settings and options available for each extension, will of course differ.
Now take a look at some of the best Edge browser extensions.