Edge Extensions Shop and Gaming Tweaks Come to Windows 10 Preview Users

By Gary Cutlack on at

The latest version of Windows 10 is now rolling out to those signed up to Microsoft's preview scheme, with the thrillingly named  Windows 10 PC Insider Preview build 14342 featuring numerous tweaks -- most notably a version of the Edge browser that's now compatible with extensions installed direct from the Windows Store.

Microsoft's also pitching itself and Edge as the place to be for haters of adverts, highlighting the fact that both AdBlock and Adblock Plus are now to be found in the Windows Store listings -- although the new direct distribution system means any currently installed extensions will be automatically removed and require reinstalling. Classic Microsoft. Edge can also handle real-time web notifications now too.

The gaming stuff, as picked out of the gaming changelog by Kotaku, mainly relates to frustrating framerate business that's been bothering the hardcore spec enthusiasts, with MS now incorporating AMD's Freesync and NVIDIA's G-SYNC options. Microsoft says: "G-SYNC and FreeSync solve the game/monitor synchronization problem by determining when the game is ready to render a new frame. When the game is ready, the graphics driver tells the monitor to refresh the display. This allows your game to render as fast as the graphics card is capable without any tearing, but requires monitors which support adaptive refresh technology."

Booted out of this new build is the baffling Wi-Fi Sense social connection sharing option. Microsoft explained: "The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment." [Windows via Windows Central]


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