Microsoft Edge Automatically Installs Google Docs Offline Extension, Raises Questions

Microsoft Edge Automatically Installs Google Docs Offline Extension, Raises Questions

Removing the Extension: Users can remove the Google Docs Offline extension by clicking on the three dots icon in Edge, selecting “Extensions,” then “Manage Extensions,” and locating the extension in the list. Clicking on “Remove” will uninstall the extension.

The automatic installation of the Google Docs Offline extension in Microsoft Edge without user consent raises questions about Microsoft’s decision-making process and transparency. While users can remove the extension if they wish, this incident highlights the need for greater control and transparency in software installations to ensure user autonomy and prevent unnecessary bloat.