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       20 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows 10: Extensions for Edge to arrive with Redstone in 2016


    ...Insiders will likely get to mess with extensions before the summer however, as the Insider Program will likely begin receiving new Redstone builds way before RTM is released to the public. Microsoft will want developers and insiders to test (and develop) extensions within Edge, so when the update launches consumers will already have a number of extensions available for the browser. For those who don’t know, Microsoft is working on a bridge to allow extensions developed for Chrome to be easily ported to Edge with little to no code changes, much like the Project Astoria bridge.We asked Microsoft for a comment, but provided us with a rather vanilla response:


    “We are bringing support for extensions to Microsoft Edge in a future update. Developers who build extensions for other modern browsers using common Web technologies like JavaScript and HTML, will work with Microsoft Edge with little or no code changes.”

    Microsoft is still committed to delivering extensions for Edge, but with the feature now several months away, will consumers care by the time they arrive? Once they’re available, Windows 10 will be over a year old. Insiders will get to play with extensions much sooner than that of course, but Insiders are not an accurate representation of the people who use Windows 10 day-to-day, and at this point we don’t know when Microsoft is planning to begin delivering Redstone builds for testing. Perhaps in early 2016, or if we’re lucky, towards the end of this year.

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    Last edited by Brink; 22 Oct 2015 at 09:50. Reason: fixed to meet news posting guidelines
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  2.    20 Oct 2015 #2

    No one will care about Edge by then. Not that many care about it now either, though.
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  3.    20 Oct 2015 #3

    I'm totally unimpressed with Edge. No way was/is it ready for prime time. Once it can do more for me than Firefox can, I may consider giving it a closer look.
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  4.    20 Oct 2015 #4

    So much for giving the default apps a shot...
    Give the default apps a shot
    It's simply amazing they think they can get away with under developed software like this and expect it to gain traction.
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  5.    20 Oct 2015 #5

    All the article did for me was make me remove the icon from my taskbar. I'll revisit it when Microsoft figures out what they want to do. For now I'll just stick with the plain ole IE11.

    @ Coke Robot,

    I think MS pretty much knew Edge was a work in progress, which is why they also included IE11 as well. Why they decided to make Edge the default Win 10 browser was/is a bit of a mystery considering it's clearly not ready for prime time. But I do think it (Edge) was included to give users a taste of what's to come with the new browser.

    My two cents
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  6.    20 Oct 2015 #6

    Chrome crushes Edge without even trying, Microsoft should be ashamed.
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  7.    20 Oct 2015 #7

    Edge is the one default app I like; I don't use extensions anyway, even in Chrome.
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  8.    20 Oct 2015 #8

    tcman50 said: View Post
    Chrome crushes Edge without even trying, Microsoft should be ashamed.
    Chrome has been around a lot longer and had a lot more development to get to the point where it is now,
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  9.    20 Oct 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Chrome has been around a lot longer and had a lot more development to get to the point where it is now,
    Exactly. So "Chrome crushes Edge without even trying, Microsoft should be ashamed." Isn't really saying anything; In fact it would be shameful if Microsoft did beat it out at this point of game
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  10.    20 Oct 2015 #10

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Exactly. So "Chrome crushes Edge without even trying, Microsoft should be ashamed." Isn't really saying anything; In fact it would be shameful if Microsoft did beat it out at this point of game
    A more relevant fact would be that "Edge will never be anywhere near the same level as Chrome at any point in time."
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