A Closer Look: Microsoft Edge Extensions and Windows 10 Build 14291

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Microsoft today released Windows 10 Build 14291 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build of Windows 10 Insider Preview includes a bunch of features and a tonne of improvements for Microsoft Edge. With the latest build, Microsoft has added support for Extensions on Edge. Yep, you can finally use Extensions in Microsoft Edge. For now, Microsoft is only providing three extensions: Mouse Gestures, Reddit Enhancement Suite, and Microsoft Translator. Apparently, extensions from AdBlock, LastPass and other companies will be arriving later this year. However, if you are a developer who already built Chrome extensions, you should be able to port it to Edge very easily.

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So, how do the Edge extensions work? Well, to say the least, they are pretty great. Installing the Extensions are quite easy, and they are pretty stable, too. A major feature that is missing in the Extension feature right now is error information for debugging an extension. If you are a developer building extensions for Edge, it’ll be quite hard for you to debug the extension on Edge at the moment. Hopefully, Microsoft will address this feature in the upcoming builds.

Microsoft has also added some other improvements to Edge, including the ability to Pin a tab, which is a really nice addition. Additionally, the company has also added the Paste and Go feature for the Address Bar in Edge, which will be quite handy, too. It is worth noting that the build also comes with an improved Welcome screen on Edge which asks Insiders to checkout the new Edge Extensions.

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The latest build of Windows 10 also introduces a new app called Feedback Hub, which is basically a combination of the Insider Hub and the Windows Feedback app. The new app works just like the old apps, but it just unifies all the apps related to the Windows Insider program.

Here are some screenshots of the build:

Overall, this build of Windows 10 is pretty nice, especially the new features for Edge. If you have installed the build, let us know what you think of it in the comment section below.

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