As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. We have already seen a few screenshots of its new user interface. Another web page has revealed what appears to be a list of extensions for the chromium-based Edge.
Microsoft explains that behind this move is their intention to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project, and to release its preview version in February 2019.
The previous implementation of the Edge browser, built on top of Microsoft's very own EdgeHTML component, already had extensions support. However, the catalog was very limited, lacking many popular and essential extensions.
A new page can be found here. It indicates that Microsoft is serious about browser extensions this time. The gallery includes all the popular extensions, such as uBlock Origin, Adblock, various productivity tools, and site-specific add-ons.
It is not known yet when this new Edge browser will be officially released to the public. It could be coming soon to Windows Insiders. If you are interested in trying the new app, you can be a part of its development, by signing up to be an Edge Insider. You can sign up here.
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