Microsoft Edge In The Running To Be The Next Google Chrome

Modern web browsers have undeniably become one of the greatest inventions of today's world. From individuals to businesses, they are present everywhere. It is no surprise that there is an array of web browsers available. Google and Edge Web Browser are just to name a few. Their particular features bring individuality to each of them. They may become the reason why we choose to restrict ourselves to the browser of our liking. One thing that all browsers have in common is extensions, and Microsoft's new features may just bring everyone knocking at their browser's doorstep!

To put it into simple words, an extension is a small and simple software that allows you to customize your browser to your liking. So far, all browsers do not allow the users to customize the extension as per their requirements. The only exception is when the browsers are used in incognito mode. This feature addition is only present to protect the user's privacy. Extensions request data from the website, including permission on a broad spectrum. This particularly protects the user when a suspicious extension is being used. The browser's platform does not approve that so that their personal information is safeguarded. This feature is a nuisance to many users as they wish to adjust extensions accordingly to their needs.

Microsoft may just be testing a similar approach with day to day use tabs. Microsoft is allowing the user an option to enable or disable the feature. Not only this, but this privacy-friendly feature is optional and temporary. Once the feature is rolled out, you will be free to allow the extension to access particular websites. Why does this feature hold importance? Previously, extensions were allowed to access all websites regardless of the user's choice. The new update gives users more control over their browsing, as reported by Leopeva64-2.

Why will this particular feature give Microsoft's browser an edge over other competitors? The answer is pretty straightforward. By giving users the capability to run their extensions for specific websites, the user no longer needs to worry if a particular extension is making a webpage go haywire. Before this, one had to remove and delete the extension entirely. This is tiresome for users as they have no other option than to keep installing and deleting the said extension. Not only this, but you can also set settings so that the extension does not read the website's data!

The work is pretty simple. You load the webpage and pause the extension by going to the setting, and voila! The webpage will reload, and now the extension has no longer any access to it. A banner may appear to notify you that extensions have been paused for the particular page. For now, the feature is not widely available and is reportedly in the testing stage.

Microsoft just blessed its regular users with a silent update in its sleeping tabs. Over 100 improvements were introduced to make the feature handier for the users. The sleeping feature is beneficial when it comes to reducing the load on your hardware. Once enabled, it pauses your unused tabs and significantly improves your hardware's performance. Additionally, they also introduced a feature to monitor resources of your hardware that are used in real-time!

Microsoft browser has come a long way since its initiation. It is in direct competition with other platforms present in the market. The new features only make it more approachable and likely to be the go-to choice for day to day use.

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