Microsoft testing some key extension improvements in Edge Canary

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Earlier this week, we highlighted Microsoft’s new addition to Edge Canary, the option for PWAs to better handle and open external links. And now, its latest version comes with enhancements for managing extensions, as spotted by Neowin, and Redditor u/Leopeva64-2.

Once this feature reaches general availability, users will be able to turn on and turn off extensions easily. This will enhance security where users can easily turn off the extensions and prevent third-party applications from accessing their credentials.

To disable extensions from your browser, open the extension flyout then click on the ellipses in the upper-right corner and select Pause extensions on this site. Microsoft Edge will then notify you that the extensions have been disabled. However, if you wish to restore this setting then click on the Resume extensions button.

Moreover, Microsoft has also incorporated a new setting that will detect websites with sensitive information and automatically turn off the extensions. This setting is set to work when using banking and payment sites.

Edge Pause Extensions setting

Currently, this setting is available to some Edge Insiders in the Canary channel as part of A/B testing. However, most users will have to wait till it is past the testing phase and see if it will make it to general availability.