You’ll soon be able to make Microsoft Edge run more slowly as extensions near release
It looks like Microsoft Edge is getting extension support in the very near future. Twitter user Walking Cat spotted – and grabbed – images of a Microsoft page detailing extensions available for Edge before the company managed to take it down.
It seems that Edge extensions are almost identical to those used by Google Chrome, with just a few lines of code changes required to make a Chrome extension run on Edge.
The page Microsoft posted then pulled listed some heavyweights of the extension world, including Adblock Plus (which has announced it will support Edge), Pinterest’s Pin It, and more.
Of course, not everyone will want to do what virtually every Chrome user does and pile a dozen extensions onto your copy of Edge, something that will likely make it run more slowly and may open you up to security issues. Personally, I’ll be keeping my installation of Edge as clean as I can. I’ll maybe just install one or two little things such as Buffer, and Dashlane, and… and… and…