08-15-2019 02:56 AM
08-15-2019 02:56 AM
I may be wrong but if I hit the hamburger menu and select Extensions, I am only directed to the MS Store which has almost none of any use. I understand Chrome extensions work but there is no option for this in Edge. Why not?
Extensions are the lifeblood of browsers as the main way to differentiate and gain users. Yet firefox and Chrome both seem to be discouraging them in the name of unjustified security worries. Unjustfied in the sense of evidence-based real-life issues which are virtually non-existent. Stop throwing the baby out with the bathwater please.
08-15-2019 03:39 AM
08-15-2019 06:44 AM
You can click Learn more after "Allow extensions from other stores", then Chrome Web Store.
08-15-2019 10:33 AM
@Bruce Roberts I hear what you say but when I was in software support, I soon learnt that customer reports that they installed X and it broke Y usually turned out to be nothing of the sort. When I speak of overkill on security fears, I always challenge the facts. How many actually suffered more than just inconvenience for example? As a percentage of installations, how many went wrong? I find myself that the fear is worse than the facts and that Microsoft et al are just arse covering and making the consumer suffer for it. That's my personal view anyway.
Microsoft are making a big mistake if they don't pull their finger out and make essential extensions available. In my case I want a translator, one that will translate highlighted text in-situ or a paragraph or an entire page. There are three available for Edge Dev and none of the install pages work! It is vers 126.96.36.199
08-15-2019 12:02 PM
08-16-2019 02:27 AM
@HotCakeX I was trained in Risk Assessment and my point is that many security measures are not based upon risk assessments but upon anecdotal evidence from inexperienced users who clamour for "more security". It is political and arse covering to pander to such ignorant demands. Nothing to do with the real life risks of serious harm. I repeat, it is throwing the baby out with the bathwater syndrome.
08-16-2019 04:23 AM
08-16-2019 04:32 AM
@HotCakeX The post is about the risk of browser extensions specifically you know, and my employers, a huge international bank who commissioned the risk assessment won't be too chuffed at your comments. Bye.
08-16-2019 04:36 AM - edited 08-16-2019 04:37 AM
Nope. the post is about you asking for a link to Google chrome extension store in the extensions area of the new Microsoft Edge.
another user already answered it:
"You can click Learn more after "Allow extensions from other stores", then Chrome Web Store."
and i explained, logically, about your other concerns. so it's unrelated whether you work in a bank and i work in NASA. I hope it answered your question :)