Posts Tagged ‘Browser Helper Objects’

Microsoft Publishes Edge Extensions Page and Extensions Accidentally

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Thanks to a mix-up at Microsoft, here’s a sneak peek at extensions that might be in the works for the new Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge is a bare-bones web browser that the company shipped with its Windows 10 operating system, and it seems that previous versions of Windows won’t be supported by Edge. Microsoft removed support for legacy features such as ActiveX or Browser Helper Objects in Edge, and built it around web standards. Edge performs better than Internet Explorer in nearly any benchmark you throw at it, and while that is a step in the right direction, its poor set of features and settings give users less control over the browser.