How to Manage Add-ons in Internet Explorer?

Published May 28, 2014 by Admin

Browser add-ons, plug-ins or extensions refer to pieces of programs that are created to work in conjunction with web browsers and add new features to web browsers. And those browser add-ons are often released by third party developers and not related to the producers of web browsers. A good way to get more functionality out of Internet Explorer is to install Add-ons. But when add-ons cause problems, we also need to uninstall or get rid of them. The problem is how to disable add-ons from Internet Explorer?

This article will explain how to manage add-ons in Internet Explorer so that you can easily manage add-ons and get most out of Internet Explorer.

How can I know what add-ons are installed in Internet Explorer?

Many computer users do not really know what add-ons are installed in their Internet Explorer. To check that, you can

1. Open Internet Explorer

2. Click gear button and click Manage Add-ons option

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3. Click Toolbars and Extensions and then click to show all add-ons

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You will see all add-ons that are installed in your Internet Explorer. From its easy-to-use interface, you can view detailed information about each add-ons, including publisher, status, Load time and so on. Moreover, you can easily enable and disable any browser add-ons.

How to Disable or Enable add-ons in Internet Explorer?

Sometimes, you may find there are some useless add-ons in your Internet Explorer. If your Internet Explorer takes a long time to load, you can also check your add-ons and disable some of them to speed up its performance. To disable add-ons, you can

1. Click on the add-on you want to disable after you open Manage Add-ons with the steps above

2. Click Disable button at low-right corner

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Please know that disabling an add-on does not mean it’s uninstalled completely from your browser. If you want to use it again, you can still enable it. To enable an add-on, you can

1. Click on the add-on you want to enable after you open Manage Add-ons with the steps above

2. Click Enable button at low-right corner

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With the steps above, you will know how to disable or enable add-ons in your Internet Explorer easily. If you have any question or problem during the process, please feel free to ask a question in our Forum or leave a comment below.

If you want to remove add-ons in Firefox, please read this article

If you want to remove add-ons in Chrome, please read this article

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