How to Prevent Installing Extensions in Microsoft Edge

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It’s been more than a year since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released and Microsoft Edge got extensions support. To date, there are only 60+ Edge extensions available at the Windows Store, which is very less compared to the number of extensions available for mainstream browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Also, there are non-Store extensions that you can side-load into Edge.

Note: Information in this article does not apply to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium). It’s applicable to the old Microsoft Edge browser only.

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Microsoft Edge: Always Show Address Bar on New Tab Pages

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When you start Microsoft Edge, the Start page shows the “Where to next?” search box where you can type a web address or use it to search the web using Edge’s default search engine. This is also the case for every new tab page you open — although you can show the address bar by clicking on the gray area where it’s supposed to appear. To make Microsoft Edge always show address bar on new tab pages on the top (instead of the “Where to next?” search box), this post discusses a registry edit.Read more