Google will soon start rolling out a new set of security measures to help Chrome customers ensure they are using safe extensions. The new safety check will arrive in Chrome 117 in September.
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At its I/O event in May this year, Google announced it'd bring support for extensions. While we haven't heard from the company since then, it looks like the "Extension" capability is coming soon.
In this guide, we look at how you can reset your Google Chrome installation so that it runs like new. It's a great solution if Chrome feels sluggish on your PC if you've had it installed for a while.
Microsoft has announced experimental badges for the Edge Add-ons Store. They are similar to what Google recently launched and made to help users find extensions built with the best practices in mind.
Google says that it won't disable Manifest V2 in January 2023 in developer-focused builds like Dev, Canary, and Beta as earlier planned due to insufficient time for testing and unresolved bugs.
Following consumer backlash, Google has decided to give Manifest V2-based extensions another year and postpone their removal from Chrome and its Web Store to January 2024 instead of January 2023.
Microsoft now allow developers to respond directly to user reviews via the Microsoft Partner Center. This should enable fruitful two-way communication and also increase transparency.
The Chrome Web Store gets a new Featured badge and Established Publisher badge from today that have been designed to help users find the best extensions and ensure publishers are trustworthy.
Microsoft wants to make managing extensions in the Edge browser a little more flexible by allowing users to pause and resume all extensions with a single click in the extension flyout.
Those who don't want to download dedicated software for editing PDFs on their computers can now simply install this Chrome extension and try some of Adobe Acrobat's features for free.
The latest Edge Canary update brings the ability to hide the Extensions button along with all the icons in the toolbar. Previously, hiding the menu would spew all icons back onto the toolbar.
Google is rolling out security enhancements to the Enhanced Safe Browsing experience in Chrome 91. The browser will inform you which extensions are trusted and will also scan risky files on demand.
Microsoft today announced that it is adding a new Extensions menu, similar to the one present in Chrome. It helps manage extensions easily from a flyout and is rolling out to Dev and Canary users.
Google has announced some changes to the privacy rules for Chrome extensions, with the goal of helping keep users safe from malicious extensions. These changes are coming next year.
Samsung Internet 13.0 has been released today. It comes with user experience, security and privacy enhancement. The firm has also said third-party developers can create extensions for the browser.
Google has announced that it's removing the payment system from the Chrome Web Store, meaning it's no longer possible for developers to charge for extensions in Chromium-based browsers.
Microsoft announced that the revamped Edge Add-ons page is now live for all users. It brings improved discoverability and navigation, better search results, and enhanced accessibility features.
Just a day after its announcement, the Microsoft Editor browser extensions are now available in the Chrome and Edge extension stores. Users of Office 365 get premium features such as Refinements.
After being listed as coming soon since the very beginning, Microsoft Edge is finally getting extension syncing. It's available now in the Canary channel, although history sync is still MIA.
The firm announced that it was putting a temporary suspension on paid Chrome Web Store extensions after a surge of fraudulent transactions this month. Free extensions remain safe in the ban.
This seamless, searchable Bookmarks Manager is made for the busy modern web user supporting Chrome, Firefox, and Opera as an extension. There's also a 1-year plan available for $9.99.
Mozilla has released Firefox 66.0.4 which mitigates many, but not all, of the problems surrounding user extensions being remotely disabled. It launched the update now to limit business disruption.
A page with a list of Addons for what appears to be the Chromium-powered version of Microsoft's Edge browser has appeared online. There are a total of 82 extensions that are listed.
Microsoft's Kyle Pflug has posted some new details of the company's upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser, including that it will support Chrome extensions and you can download PWAs via the browser.
Due for release next month, Firefox 64 will feature a new card-based layout in the Add-ons Manager while users will be able to directly uninstall add-ons without diving into the Extensions menu.
Opera Software has just released Opera 55. The new update brings an updated settings menu that supports the dark theme, if it's enabled. In addition, the bookmarks bar is now enabled by default.
While other desktop operating systems have had the feature for up to a year, Firefox Quantum on Linux will pick up support for out-of-process extensions in Version 63 due for release later this year.
New extensions from ASUS have appeared on the Microsoft Store, suggesting that the company may be working on a device to allow users to more easily control certain apps within Windows.
Installing anything from the internet is an adventure these days, but when you download items from a reputable source, you expect they are fine. Not so with four extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
Microsoft has explained that there are currently only a handful of extensions supported on its Edge browser, because it is building a carefully curated ecosystem, and setting a 'high bar for quality'.
Maybe a bit late to the party, but Opera is finally getting in on the rearranging action for extensions on the toolbar, although you'll have to be happy installing the developer version for now.
Grammarly, the writing-enhancement service that helps writers deal with advanced contextual grammar errors and sentence structures, is now available as an extension for Microsoft Edge.
Two years after Microsoft first announced details of extensions support for its Edge browser, only a few dozen of them are available. With thousands available on other browsers, it needs to do better.
1Password will come to Microsoft Edge, with a preview coming soon to Windows Insiders. 1Password stores online account credentials and benefits from in-app integrations on both iOS and Android.
More than two years after Google allowed residents of Cuba to install Chrome, the company has now reached out to developers stating that their region free apps will be made available to the country.
Microsoft is looking to make it easier for developers to convert Chrome extensions for compatibility with its Edge browser. The company has released a new tool in the Windows Store for this purpose.
The first Edge extensions for PCs have been available to Windows Insiders since March - but Microsoft has now quietly confirmed that extensions support is 'in development' for Edge on its phones too.
Windows 10 build 14316 is now available for Insiders, and it includes some new things in Microsoft Edge, from UX improvements to new features, and a couple of new extensions to play with.
Just three extensions are officially available for Windows Insiders on the latest Redstone builds - but Microsoft said today that it aims to offer more extensions in its next Windows 10 preview.