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Microsoft Edge Canary Gets Ability to Pause Extensions

Users on the Microsoft Edge Canary channel can now pause web extensions, including a new automatic feature.


's latest version of Edge is landing on the Canary channel this week, adding better extension management. now provides more flexibility when handling extensions. Through this update, users are able to pause and start extensions with a single mouse click.

Being able to pause an extension is helpful when visiting a website where you may not want a third-party extension running. If you are on a site that has sensitive material for example.

Starting in Microsoft Edge Canary, the feature allows users to pause an extension by opening the flyout. There is a three dot button where you can choose the “Pause extensions on this site” option. Edge now places a banner on the extension flyout featuring a message that confirms extensions are suspended on that website.

It is easy to allow extensions again by clicking the “Resume Extensions” option.

Elsewhere, Microsoft Edge Canary is also receiving another tool for preventing extensions from working on websites with sensitive content. There is a new setting where the browser detects information that may be sensitive and will automatically shut down extensions.

For example, on banking sites. Microsoft is putting new privacy settings into the Canary channel for A/B testing.

Sleep Tabs

Over on the full release of Microsoft Edge, the browser recently got an improvement for its Sleeping Tabs feature.

Beginning in Microsoft Edge 100, we've updated sleeping tabs to enable pages that are sharing a browsing instance with another page to now go to sleep,” the Microsoft Edge Team says.

“With this change, 8% more tabs on average will sleep, saving you even more resources! On average, each sleeping tab saves 85% of memory and 99% CPU for Microsoft Edge.”

Tip of the day: When using your Windows 10 laptop or convertible with a mobile hotspot you might want to limit the Internet bandwidth your PC uses. In our tutorial we are showing you how to set up a metered connection in Windows 11 or Windows 10 and how to turn it off again, if needed.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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