Microsoft’s new Windows 10 preview

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14342 lets users install Edge extensions directly from the Windows Store.

Microsoft’s Insider Preview build of Windows 10 brings a ton of bug fixes and feature updates for Edge, Ubuntu, Skype, and more.

Gabe Aul, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s engineering systems team, highlighted in a blogpost that this build will allow users to install AdBlock and Adblock Plus from the Windows Store.

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The ad blockers hit the Windows Store earlier this week, but for now they only work in Edge on the Windows 10 Preview and will arrive as part of the Anniversary Update scheduled for release to the Current Branch of Windows 10 this summer.

The update will remove currently installed extensions, which need to be reinstalled from the Store. Chosen extensions will automatically be reinstalled in future Windows 10 updates.

One website that supports this feature is Skype for the Web. Clicking on a notification from Skype for the Web will take the user to Edge at the site that sent it. Aul notes that users do have permission controls for this feature.

The Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) preview app now features a dark theme and can be used to switch between different Skype accounts. A new dark mode has also been added to the User Account Control dialog box.

“It’s also been one of our top 10 requests on PC. With this build, you can now swipe from anywhere on the page to get back to your previous page,” Aul said.

Aul lists 25 bug fixes in this build and highlights a few notable remaining bugs, such as machines running Symantec’s Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security experiencing a blue screen of death.

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