Edge browser gets a new extension in “Turn off the Lights”


Microsoft’s latest developer build for PCs brought the usual bug and OS fixes, but also a new feature in extensions for Microsoft’s Edge browser. Microsoft themselves released a few extensions for preview including extensions for Microsoft Translator, one for Mouse Gestures, and an early preview version of the popular Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES), with the promise of more to come later this year. Well developers seem to be jumping on board as well, as popular extension “Turn off the Lights” is available for Windows Insiders on the latest build.

Turn off the Lights is an extension that fades the background to black while watching videos on Microsoft Edge, if only to allow fore more focus on the video itself and less on a bright webpage in the background. This extension is already available on Google Chrome and Firefox, so to see the Microsoft supported so early on is a great thing. And with Microsoft working on a tool for developers to be able to port their extensions over to Edge, hopefully we’ll se an influx in the near future.

When browser extensions become officially supported, they will be available for download via the Windows Store, but right now if you want to try these extensions it needs to be sideloaded. If interested, you can find instructions here.

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