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  1.    04 May 2015 #1
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    Browser Extensions Wonít Be Available in Windows 10 RTM


    Microsoft confirmed at BUILD 2015 that the new Edge browser, which will be part of Windows 10, would also receive support for extensions, but thereís one little thing that everyone should have in mind when planning to give up on Chrome or Firefox and move to this new browser.

    Microsoft Edge wonít come with extension support from the very beginning, as Microsoft is still working on this feature, as the company also confirmed at BUILD, so if you want to try out extensions in the new browser, you need to wait a little bit longer until they become available.
    Redmond hasnít provided any specific deadline for this new feature, but it said that development would take a little bit longer because it also wants to give developers the power to bring their own extensions to Microsoft Edge with only small tweaks.
    In Windows 10, any extension designed for Google Chrome should also work on Edge with just a few code optimizations, and this is one of the reasons Microsoft needs more time to bring extension support in the new browser.
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  2.    04 May 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It would appear that Windows 10 will be a constantly evolving product. The first RTM release will have many lacking features that will get improved upon iteratively over time.
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  3.    04 May 2015 #3
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    Personally, for me; I can do without add-ons. They're just another attack vector for malware. Specially when a trusted Dev sells it (he needs to pay the rent too) to someone else. All I need is a secure browser that is fast, let's me download and checks it with smartscreen.
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  4.    04 May 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Personally, for me; I can do without add-ons. They're just another attack vector for malware. Specially when a trusted Dev sells it (he needs to pay the rent too) to someone else. All I need is a secure browser that is fast, let's me download and checks it with smartscreen.
    I agree, I use Chrome and there are only 2 extensions that I use and they are not that important, if I missed them...oh well. What I hope is that MS gets Edge a little more polished over the course of the next month.
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  5.    04 May 2015 #5
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    Having no ad-block extension would decrease browsing satisfaction for sure. Also, Chrome-to-phone has been very convenient for me.
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  6.    04 May 2015 #6
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    win 10 Insider

    The lack of an ad blocker wouldn't be good for me. I'll just use Chrome till I can see an advantage to swap to Edge.
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  7.    04 May 2015 #7
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    Script Blocker


    IMO, surfing the Internet without a Script Blocker (e.g. NoScript) is asking for a whole world of hurt.

    I don't want to have to create a backup HDD image before every visit to the Internet.
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  8.    04 May 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    IMO, surfing the Internet without a Script Blocker (e.g. NoScript) is asking for a whole world of hurt.

    I don't want to have to create a backup HDD image before every visit to the Internet.
    Why? I've never used one. It's never been an issue.
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  9.    05 May 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Why? I've never used one. It's never been an issue.
    You must have incredible patience.
    The Internet is so slow, whenever I turn off script blocking or use IE.

    When I swapped from IE6 to FF (in XP) my malware problems dropped off significantly.
    When I first installed NoScript (many years ago now) I was stunned at how much faster and nicer surfing the Internet was.
    Also after I installed NoScript, I've only ever seen false positives from my AV scans.

    Whenever I'm forced to use IE (for any reason) and I try to surf the internet the way I do in FF/PM, I'm assaulted by ads and other automatic video clips, whose volumes have all been dialled up to 11.

    So how do you stop:
    • Multiple different videos plus Flash ads, screaming at you when you open multiple tabs?
    • Activity loggers (e.g. Google Analytics, etc.) logging your activities?
    • Drive-by scripts installing crapware (or worse) on your PC?
    • XSS attacks?
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  10.    05 May 2015 #10
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    I don't know what Mystere uses, but I use Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free for extra browser & JAVA protection and these in IE11:Attachment 18463 and of course the filtering icon in the address bar to control Flash on a per site basis(it remembers if you don't "clean" your system every time you use it... cookies have their uses, paranoia doesn't)
    I have no speed problems. IE11 is the fastest (secure) browser I've ever used except for Nitro(not so secure).
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