You may want to download Mozilla, Opera, UC Browser, and Google Chrome add-on or extension for any reason just like me. In this post, I will teach you how to download an extension for your browser without installing directly from the plugin website like chrome store or Mozilla add-on page.
The steps are so simple and don’t need special requirements only if you want to add some plugin or use some websites that also do the functions. Without any extension or using third-party apps you can download the Mozilla XPI format extensions and also the chrome CRX file into your computer and then install later.
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5 Steps to download Opera, Chrome, Mozilla and UC Browser Extension Manually
- Goto the extension homepage for each browser
- Search for the extension or add-on you want to download
- Click on the Extension name to open the real one needed
- Right-click and then click on save link as
- Then save to your desired folder
Simple? Yes very simple as you just read through above. Now that you have downloaded the extension of the browser you need then you can move on with whatever you want to do with the plugin, either by reading the source code or for editing purpose.
NOTE: Editing a plugin may be against the copyright of the original owner except if they announce it on their website or the git.
Steps to Install Extension or Add-on on any browsers
The steps are in many ways, from importing through the extension manager page of your browser and the most very simple one of opening the extension as a link on the browser.
- Go to the directory of the downloaded extension or add-on on your PC
- Right click on it and then select open with
- Select the right browser to open the extension with and then answer the pop up in the browser
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The steps above may need some clarity which I will explain briefly below
Opera, Uc Browser, and Google Chrome are all the outcome of the open source free chromium code which made them to all use the same extension for their services. Therefore, you can use the CRX file extension on them. While on Mozilla, you only need the XPI file extension.
Do you know a simpler way of downloading XPI and CRX extension? Then use the comment box below to express it to us.