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Microsoft Edge Canary can now pause all extensions at once

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Edge Dev Hero 2020 Newfeature (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Canary has a new feature that allows you to pause all extensions at once for a specific site.
  • You can already toggle individual extensions on or off, but the new option allows you to disable them all with a single click.
  • Edge Canary can also automatically pause extensions on sensitive sites, such as those that take payment details.

Extensions can greatly enhance the capabilities of your browser. Whether you need to swap websites to dark mode, block ads, or play the Wii Shop Channel music whenever you browse a shopping site, there's an extension to be found. While it's possible to disable extensions individually on a per-site basis, Microsoft is working on a way to pause all extensions with a single click.

Leo Varela spotted and shared screenshots of the feature in action on Edge Canary. With the new option, you can pause all extensions on a site rather than having to toggle each of them off individually.

Source: Leo Varela via Reddit (Image credit: Source: Leo Varela via Reddit)

A related option allows you to automatically pause extensions on sensitive sites, such as banking and payment websites.

Source: Leo Varela via Reddit (Image credit: Source: Leo Varela via Reddit)

The ability to pause all extensions at once is accessible through the ellipsis menu of Edge Canary. As is the case with most features in testing, you may not see the option right away.

Earlier this week, another new feature was spotted for Microsoft Edge Canary that allows you to open web apps and Progressive Web Apps with associated links.

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1 Comment
  • I'm not sure where Leo Varela 'spotted' those screenshots, but the latest build of Canary [Version 102.0.1224.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)] does NOT include the ability to pause/deactivate all extensions at once.
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