by John Smith | March 28, 2017 7:19 AM
With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has officially added support for extensions on its new web browser, Microsoft Edge. Extensions add useful changes to Edge, while enhancing its existing functionality.
Extensions can be downloaded from Windows Store. However, one of the most annoying things when it comes to extensions is that everyone can add them to your web browser. Luckily, you can stop that from happening on Windows 10.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to disable extension support on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. Before we get started, make sure that you are now running Windows 10.
Group Policy Editor serves as the quickest and easiest way to disable extensions on Microsoft Edge. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, you need to use Windows + R keyboard shortcut to open up the Run command
Step two: Next up, you are supposed to type gpedit.msc and hit OK button to access the Local Group Policy Editor on your machine
Step three: Once you are done, you need to browse the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge
Step four: You now need to double-click the Allow Extensions policy on the right-hand column. After that, click Disabled and click Apply
Step five: Click OK to complete the task
If you are now using Windows 10 Home, you will not be able to access Group Policy. However, don’t worry because you can use Registry to disable extensions on Microsoft Edge.
Step one: Open the Run command by using Windows + R keyboard shortcut
Step two: Next up, you simply need to type regedit and hit OK to access Registry
Step three: Once you are done, browse the following path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
Step four: You now need to right-click the Microsoft folder > New > Key
Step five: You are now supposed to enter the name for the new key: MicrosoftEdge and hit Enter when you are done
Step six: Right-click your newly-created folder, select New and hit Key button. After that, you simply need to enter the name for the new key Extensions and hit Enter
Step seven: Right-click on the right side of the Extensions folder, select New and hit DWORD (32 bit) value
Step eight: Once you are done, you are supposed to enter the name for the new DWORD: ExtensionsEnabled and hit the Enter button
Step nine: Double-click your newly-created DWORD on the right side and set the value to 0. Click OK when you are done.
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