How to enable the new Extensions Menu in Edge Insider Dev

How to enable the new Extensions Menu in Edge Insider Dev

This new extensions menu can be enabled using a few simple steps, here’s what you need to do:

1. Create a shortcut of the Microsoft Edge Dev browser on your Windows 10 desktop
2. Right-click the Microsoft Edge Dev icon and then left-click Properties
4. Copy and Paste the following line (including the quotation marks) into the Target:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe” –enable-features=ExtensionsToolbarMenu (see note in post)
5. Click OK

Applies to All Windows 10 Versions

There is a new Extensions Menu available in the latest Microsoft Edge Insider Dev build. As noted in a post by Bleeping Computer, this new extensions menu can currently only be enabled for the Edge Insider Dev browser. The new and experimental extensions menu in Microsoft Edge Dev offers a better way to manage and organize installed extensions in Edge.

The new menu allows you to see all of your installed Edge extensions within a dedicated menu. The new menu can be accessed by clicking the Extensions icon in the Edge Dev toolbar. After you enable the secret extensions menu, you should be able to view your extensions like the image below.

How to enable the new Extensions Menu in Edge Insider Dev

Microsoft Edge Dev Extensions menu

This new extensions menu can be enabled using a few simple steps, here’s what you need to do:

1. Create a shortcut of the Microsoft Edge Dev browser on your Windows 10 desktop.
2. Right-click the Microsoft Edge Dev icon and choose Properties
4. Copy and Paste the following line (including the quotation marks) into the Target:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe” ––enable-features=ExtensionsToolbarMenu

(Update: Important Note – WordPress replaces two en dashes – – with an em dash — the line above should have two en dashes, like this:

How to enable the new Extensions Menu in Edge Insider Dev

Apologies for the inconvenience, apparently it’s not easy to disable this behavior!)

How to enable the new Extensions Menu in Edge Insider Dev

Microsoft Edge Dev properties

5. Click OK

You will need to restart your Microsoft Edge Dev browser for the changes to take effect. Now when you open the Microsoft Edge Insider Dev, you will see the new extensions menu located to the right of your address bar.

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