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How to Install, Manage and Remove Extensions in New Microsoft Edge

By WILLIAM GOHEEN

Based on the Chromium project used by Google Chrome, the new Microsoft Edge browser brings a series of new features for users. The new Edge extension is one of those. And Microsoft has posted a list of separate extensions that have been trusted to work well with the new Chromium Edge browser. Here, this post will walk you through how to install, manage and remove the extensions in the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser. 

1. Steps to Install Microsoft Edge Extensions

If you browse to Microsoft's add-ons page, you will see there is a variety of add-ons or extensions that you can add to the Microsoft Edge. Just find the one you need and do as the following steps to add your needed one to the new Edge. 

Open the new Edge Chromium browser, click the three dots in the top right corner to open Edge’s menu and then click “Extensions” to get to the extensions menu.

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The new Microsoft Edge browser won't pre-install any extensions by default, which is similar to the Google Chrome. To install a new extension you need, just click the "Get extensions from Microsoft Store" option in the left-hand menu. Then you will see the Microsoft add-ons page where shows a variety of extensions that you can add to the Microsoft Edge. 

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There is a growing number of extensions that you can find new extensions every few days, such as the OneNote Web Clipper, Video Downloader Professional or AdGuard AdBlocker, etc. Find the one you need, and just click the extension icon. 

Then you will enter into the detailed page the Edge extension. Click the “Get”button on the top right to download it. Before the installation, the Edge chromium will show you a confirmation pop-up to inform you the permissions the extension will have access to. Just click the "Add Extension" button to proceed with the add-ons installation. And it will be installed like other apps in the Microsoft Store. 

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You can see the extension icon next to the address bar once the installation had done. If you need to get more details about the extension installed, just click the icon. And you also can enable or disable the extension by clicking the icon to enter the setting page. 

2. Steps to Manage Extensions in New Microsoft Edge 

Similar to Google Chrome extensions, all the new Edge extensions also can be managed under one setting page. Do as the following steps to manage all the Edge extensions you have installed. 

Type edge://extensions in an empty address bar to open the extensions management page, or just go to the Settings > Extensions in the menu to open the page. 

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The extensions management page will show, and you can see all the installed Edge extensions here. And the enabled/disabled status of the extensions will be shown on the right side. If you do not need the extension at present, you can click the blue toggles to disable it. 

3. Steps to Get Rid of Microsoft Edge Extensions

The extensions in the new Microsoft Edge chromium can make the browser simpler and easier to use. However, too many extensions might slow the Edge browser down, even cause problems on some web pages. Under such conditions, getting rid of the extensions from the new Edge browser is necessary. 

Find the installed extension icon next to the address bar, right-click the icon, and you will see several options, just click the "Remove" option. Microsoft Edge will show you a prompt to confirm whether you need to remove the extension, click the remove to confirm and then the extension icon will disappear from the Edge address bar. 

Please note that you can't find the icon if you have installed lots of extensions for your chromium Edge browser. Then you need to go to the extension manage page to remove the extension. 

Although Microsoft Edge browser does not have thousands of extensions like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, it allows users to install extensions from other third-parties. And the variety is continually growing as developers port their products over. More options will available in the near future. 

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