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How to Enable or Disable Extensions on Microsoft Edge

Learn how to manage your Microsoft Edge extensions. The guide shows you how to enable or disable them for resolving issues and enhancing browser experience.

Microsoft Edge is a popular web browser with a feature allowing users to enable or disable extensions. To manage extensions, navigate to edge://extensions in address bar. Here, you can Turn On or Off desired via the respective toggle switch against each extensions. The support for extension is not available on browser running on phone or tablet devices.

Enable or Disable Extensions in Edge browser

The browser extensions are used for adding more features and integrating web applications that are not readily available. It helps in enhancing the existing browser capability making it more user-friendly.

Thousands of extensions are available on the Edge extensions store for free, and we have listed a few in categories you can check out.

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Note: Microsoft Edge is a Chromium-based browser compatible with the Chrome Web Store. Hence, you can install any Chrome extensions on your Edge browser.

The extensions are often helpful; however, some might conflict with the browser or its settings resulting in errors like, the page not loading or Edge being slow. If you’re having similar issues, then you might need to troubleshoot the browser by turning off the extensions one after the other to identify the culprit.

The following guide helps in managing the extensions available on your Edge browser. You can enable, turn off or even remove them from your browser interface, which is a part of advanced troubleshooting techniques.

Manage Extensions in Edge on Computer

The Microsoft Edge browser on the computer has a dedicated page where you can manage the extensions. You can turn individual items on or off or completely uninstall an extension if no longer required.

Here are the steps to enable or disable the extensions in Edge on the computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu, and select the Extensions menu.
    Extensions menu in Edge on ComputerIt will display the installed extensions in the pop-up box under the puzzle icon.
  3. Select the Manage Extensions on the extension’s pop-up.
    Manage Extensions option under Extensions icon on Edge browserIt will open the extensions page in the Edge browser.
  4. Switch the Toggle button to Turn On or Off extensions per need.
    Edge Extensions toggle to turn on or off on computer
  5. Alternatively, you can click on the Remove command to uninstall the extensions.
    Remove Edge Extensions to Uninstall

Based on your action with the toggle switch, the particular extension will be active or inactive. If you’ve chosen the Remove command, the extension will be removed from the Edge browser.

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Note: When we Reset settings in the Edge browser, the installed extensions will be disabled. You can follow the above steps to enable them back.
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Manage Edge Extensions on Phone

The extensions are not compatible and installable on the Edge browser on phone devices. Due to screen viewport size and memory limitations, the extension support that requires heavy lifting is disabled by default.

We can install third-party applications (like Ad Blocker, BlockSite, etc.) on Android, iPhone, or iPad, which have some integration within the browser. But we need to use the App interface to adjust the settings, which will reflect on the entire phone system irrespective of the browser.

If you wish to use the extensions, you can check out our article detailing the Chromium browsers compatible with add-ons on Android devices. But, as mentioned, you might not find installing extensions on phone browsers worthwhile due to technical limitations and performance issues.

Bottom Line

You can easily manage the installed extensions on the Edge browser at edge://extensions in the address bar or visit using the actionable steps mentioned above. The browser offers a single-click toggle switch to turn the extensions on or off and a remove command button to uninstall it completely.

The browser extensions are only available on the computer device type. However, for phone devices, you need to rely on third-party applications.

Turn On and Off the extensions help identify the bad actor and resolve the browser issues that often arise from conflicting settings and blockers. This is part of the advanced troubleshooting method, but you should first consider trying basic browser troubleshooting.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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