MS Edge extension – turn off the lights & watch a movie

Icon for Turn off the Lights Edge browser extension

Icon for Turn off the Lights Edge browser extension

If you enjoy watching movies & Youtube on Edge browser, this is a cool extension – Turn off the Lights, by Stefan VD. It’s a handy little extension that dims the background around the video window, cutting out distractions. Here’s what it looks like:

Screen capture showing Turn out the Lights extension

I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks and have encountered only one issue – it popped out and stopped working until I shut Edge down and restarted it. Other than the one instance, I’ve had no other problems. Get it the usual way, Microsoft Store ->Extensions->Turn off the Lights. Once installed, it sits on the screen’s toolbar within easy clicking distance.

Download the extension here: Turn off the lights

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The image still is from Professor Quatermass and the Pit – BBC sci fi serial from the 1950s. One of the best sci fi series ever made. Go watch it … no .. go .. now… Watch it.  Where else can you see extinct giant Martian grasshoppers destroying humanity?

 

MS Edge extension – Pinterest button at last

Extensions are slowly (oh soooo slowly) trickling into the Microsoft Store. There are a couple worth picking up, including today’s offering – the long awaited Pinterest Pin It extension. I missed having that handy little pin it feature when I moved over to Edge. It installs as expected and works pretty well. For avid Pinterest users, this is an essential extension.

Go to the Microsoft Store and either look up Edge Extensions or search Pinterest to down load it.  Once installed, go back to Edge and you’ll be greated with a message to turn it on. Click on the button and you’re good to go. Happy pinning.

Pinterest Pin It now available for Edge

Extensions for Microsoft Edge at last …. whoops not so fast

Microsoft’s anniversary edition includes an update to the Edge browser that allows the installation of extensions. Omitting them was one of the more irritating “features” of the original Windows 10 release. Pickings are incredibly slim with only 13 offered. Kind of …. maybe …. confused? So am I. In the Extensions category, there are 13 listed. However, some aren’t categorised correctly and are available instore. Microsoft’s Personal Shopping Assistant is available, but doesn’t show up under extensions, nor does a search specifically for extensions produce any results. Sigh …

How do you install them? Look up at the top right corner and click on the 3 dots:

Image of the more button for Microsoft Edge browser

Slide your mouse down the list and click once on Extensions -> Get Extensions from the Store. Wait a few seconds and the Microsoft Store will open to the extensions page.  Or open the store app, click on Collections and scroll down to Extensions. Click on the one you want and it will install automatically.

To view, change or delete an extension, return to the Extensions menu. Right clicking on the extension will allow you to delete or change the options.  Pretty straight forward, but we’ll have to sit around twiddling our thumbs waiting for the category to fill up. I’ll add extension reviews here on the App Reviews section when they start showing up.