Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

If you are intrigued by the idea of switching from the resource hog that is Google Chrome to the new kid on the block, Microsoft Edge BUT you have some killer Chrome extensions you just can’t live without…Then fear not! You can configure Edge to use a Chrome plug-in.

First, go get Edge. Go on. I’ll wait…

Ok, now that Edge is installed you can add your extensions. First, click the triple dots in the upper right-hand corner. Then select Extensions from the menu.

Edge Options

Before you go to the effort of getting a Chrome extension, first check for the extension in the Microsoft Store (link in the settings). What you want may already be there.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for then toggle the Allow extensions from other stores setting in the bottom left-hand corner.

Then navigate to the Chrome Web Store and search for your desired extension. Click the Add to Chrome button.

Edge will give you a pop-up asking if you want to add the extension, click the Add Extension button.

This will add the extension and you should get a notification that the extension was added to Edge.

Badda-bing, badda-boom! Your Chrome extension should now be installed in Edge and running just like the ones from the Microsoft Store. With full rights and privileges. You can disable or delete them just the same.

One last nice thing Microsoft has done is to segregate the other sourced extensions from those from their own store. That way you can easily find them.

Stop browser from filling in form fields with the autocomplete feature

To be helpful, browsers will cache information you enter in a form field. Then when you comeback and start typing, the same information will pop up near the field so you can click it to have it auto-entered for you. While this is useful, there are times you don’t want this behavior — like a one-time PIN number or CVC code for credit card payment.

Thankfully, there is an easy fix. On either the form itself or the specific fields you wish to stop this behavior, you can add the autocomplete property and set the value to “off“.

autocomplete="off"

On the form itself

<form method="post" action="/form" autocomplete="off">
     ...
</form>

or

On just an input field

<form method="post" action="/form">
  ...
  <div>
    <label for="ssn">Social Security Number</label>
    <input type="text" id="ssn" name="ssn" autocomplete="off">
  </div>
</form>

This accomplishes 2 things. It tells the browser not to save the data for use later. And it stops the browser from caching the data in session history.

This will work with most modern browsers….with one exception. Most modern browsers will not comply with the autocomplete=”off” for login fields; whether on the form or a field itself. It has to do with the way browsers handle password saving/creating internally. So just keep that in mind.

Browser compatibility

Data on support for the input-autocomplete-onoff feature across the major browsers from caniuse.com

For more information:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Securing_your_site/Turning_off_form_autocompletion