How to install Google Chrome extension

You are very much aware of Firefox and its well known plugins. This is the main reason that people love Firefox inspite of Google Chrome which has an incredible speed.

But it is a fantastic news for every Chrome lover that there are extensions available in Google Chrome too.

But installation of extension in Google Chrome is not as much easy as in Firefox. You need to switch to Google Chrome Developer Version. After switching to developer version;

Go to Google Chrome icon on your desktop

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Right click on the icon and go to properties

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Go to Shortcuts and change the target. You need to add –enable-extensions after any chrome.exe. Example  C:\Users\computername\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe – -enable-extensions

Note: There is a space between exe and —  Update: There should be two hyphens before “enable-extensions” in the given target and there should be no gap between them. If you want to copy paste the above given target; please delete the given hyphens(- -) before *enable and add two hyphens before *enable i.e. – -enable-extensions without any gap between hyphens.

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Now restart the Google Chrome, you are ready to install any extension now.

8 Responses

  1. This didn’t work for me as expected

    The browser opens and goes to this address :http://xn--enable-extensions-802j/

    which I haven’t observed. And I have quotes in the application path like this:
    “c:….” –enable-extensions but your image does not have any quotes.

    Please clarify.

  2. Thanks Suneel for the comment, you are the first commentator on my blog so you are now special for me 🙂

    The problem arises due to incorrect target you are using, Since hyphens are case sensitive. There should be two hyphens before “enable-extensions” in the given target and there should be no gap between them. If you want to copy paste the above given target; please delete the given hyphens(- -) before *enable and add two hyphens before *enable i.e. – -enable-extensions without any gap between hyphens.

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  4. Can I install an extension *.crx file, which is not on Google Chrome Store? Can I host it on my server? Thanks!

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