First batch of Microsoft Edge browser extensions now available to InsidersBy Shawn Knight 8 comments
Microsoft jumped the gun late last year when it inadvertently published a pair of Edge browser extensions for Windows Insider members to test. Now, it's ready for the beta to begin.
The Redmond-based technology giant recently released Windows 10 build 14291 which includes three extensions for its Edge browser. The new extensions - Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator and Reddit Enhancement Suite - need to be sideloaded manually. To do so, Windows Insider members can click "More" at the top right in the Edge browser then click "Extensions" to open the extension pane and finally click "Get extensions."
On the Microsoft developer website, the company describes Mouse Gestures as an extension that allows users to perform basic browsing tasks by right-clicking and then gesturing with the mouse. Right-clicking and holding then moving the mouse down and to the right will close the current tab while moving to the left will go back to the previous page.
Microsoft Translator can translate foreign language pages for more than 50 languages. When visiting a foreign language website, simply click the Translator icon to translate the page to your current language. And finally, the Reddit Enhancement Suite is a suite of modules designed to enhance your Reddit browsing experience.
Microsoft says browser extensions will eventually be offered in the Windows Store once the feature exits beta and is available to all users.