How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

You can easily manage your browser extensions using the built-in extension manager in most browsers, but what if you use more than one browser? For example, the extension manager in Chrome will surely not let you keep track of Firefox add-ons.

This is where Nirsoft’s new freeware BrowserAddonsView will help you see all the extensions installed in your system. Let’s see how BrowserAddonsView can help you keep track of browser extensions.

Note: BrowserAddonsView only supports popular browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you are using any other browser – like Opera – it will not be able to detect its extensions.

Downloading BrowserAddonsView

BrowserAddonsView is a portable application with less than a 300kb compressed file to download. Just go to the official BrowserAddonsView page, and download the 32-bit or 64-bit file (depending on your system).

Once the .zip file is downloaded you need to extract it. There is no need to install anything. As soon as all files are extracted, just open the “BrowserAddonsView.exe” file, and it will launch.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

Using BrowserAddonsView

When you launch the program it will automatically scan your PC’s system and show you all the installed extensions. You can see the extension name, browser in which they are located and their current status, such as if they enabled or disabled. This information should be more than enough to see which extensions are installed in your system and if they are enabled or disabled. Furthermore, the tool loads all the installed extensions, including hidden ones that are not shown in the browser’s extension manager. This makes it perfect for detecting unwanted and suspicious extensions.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

You can access more information about an extension by right-clicking on it and selecting “Properties” from the context menu. The information includes (if available) install time, extension URL, addon file location, size, modification update and some other basic information.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

From the same right-click menu you can also see the extension profile and the folder where it’s located. Unfortunately, BrowserAddonsView doesn’t really give you any options to enable, disable, uninstall or make any other modifications to the extensions.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

Features of BrowserAddonsView

Above was the core function of this tool that helps you see all your extensions in one place and gain additional information about them. BrowserAddonsView also has some other features and functionalities that you might be interested in.

  • You can see the add-ons list from a remote computer connected to the same network. Just go to “Advanced Options” from the “Options” menu, and you will see the option to load addons from custom web browser profiles.
  • Export the list to a readable file such as .txt, .xml and HTML.
  • Customizable interface that lets you change item location and also list style.
  • Loads extensions from multiple browser profiles to easily keep track of them.
  • Comes with a “Copy” option to paste the information anywhere you want.


If you are looking to gain extra information regarding extensions installed in your system or want to see all the installed extensions in one place, then BrowserAddonsView is perfect. Unfortunately, it will not give you enough options to manage the extensions. The ability to at least disable/enable or uninstall an extension would have been a life changer.

As an admin, you can use your Google Admin console to see details about apps and extensions that are installed on users’ enrolled Chrome Browsers and Chrome devices.

Before you begin

  • Turn on reporting. For details, see Enable Chrome Browser reporting.
  • It can take up to 24 hours for data to show up in reports. For details, see Known issues below.

View report

Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

Review app and extension usage

You can view the following details for each app installed across enrolled Chrome Browsers and Chrome devices that you manage.

Specifies whether the app is:

  • Android app
  • Chrome app
  • Chrome extension
  • Theme
  • Web app

Describes how the app was installed:

  • admin—Installed by an admin policy
  • development—Loaded unpacked in developer mode
  • multiple—Installed different ways on different browsers, devices, or user accounts
  • normal—Installed normally by a .crx file
  • other—Installed by other means
  • sideload—Installed by other software on the machine

Clicking a row opens a side panel where you can see additional details

List of the permissions that the app requests. For a list of currently available permissions, see:

  • Android apps—Manifest.permission_group
  • Chrome extensions—Declare permissions

Force-install or block an app or extension

You can block or force-install any app directly from the Apps and extensions usage report.

  1. Hover over a row.
  2. Click the Action menu.
  3. Choose an option:
    • Block—Chrome removes the app from all browsers and Chrome devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or Chrome devices in the organizational unit can install it.
    • Force install—Chrome installs the app on all browsers and Chrome devices in the selected organizational unit. No browsers or Chrome devices in the organizational unit can uninstall or disable it.

Search for extensions

Use the search box to search for a specific app. You can use the pre-configured search terms to search by:

  • App name
  • App type
  • Install type
  • Number of installs
  • Number of permissions

Known issues

Last activity filter is unavailable in sidebar

The Last activity filter that you can use on the main report page is not yet available in the side panel. So, some of the install counts in the side panel might be different to the install counts on the main report page. We’ re working to add the install counts to the side panel in a future release.

Report data does not reflect latest usage

There might be apps missing for devices that have reported in the last 6 hours. We’re actively working to fix this in a future release.

Google aggregates data differently for Chrome OS and Chrome Browser

For devices running Chrome OS, we gather data based on which organizational unit the signed-in user belongs to. For example, if a user installs a certain extension on multiple Chrome devices, only 1 install is counted. But, if multiple users install a certain extension on a shared Chrome device, each install is counted separately.

For Chrome Browser Cloud Management, we gather data based on which organizational unit the enrolled device belongs to. So, even if multiple users install a certain extension on a shared device, only 1 install is counted. And if a user installs an extension on multiple enrolled devices, each install is counted separately.

Some browser extensions have been found to collect your data, including identifying information. Take a few minutes to review your extensions to make sure you're not at risk.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

If you could set aside about three minutes today to make your online life more secure, would you do it? That’s about how long it takes to learn why your browser extensions could create privacy problems for you and get a sense of how to fix it. Depending on how many browsers you use and extensions you have, it might take longer than that to evaluate and remove any potential bad actors. Typically speaking, though, three minutes is plenty of time to learn how to clean up your browser extensions and understand why you should do it.

What are browser extensions? They’re apps that run on your web browser and extend the functionality of the browser or some program you use in your browser, like Gmail. Extensions can also be called add-ons.

Why Check Your Extensions and Addons?

Think of all the things you do online that involve personal information. Beyond the obvious answers, such as shopping online or logging into your bank account, you might access a tax document from a cloud storage service or discuss private deals. An extension with the right permissions can snag all of it.

In July, reports broke that several browser extensions had collected exactly this type of data from around 4 million people, and then leaked them. The offenders—Hover Zoom, SpeakIt!, SuperZoom, Helper, FairShare Unlock, PanelMeasurement, Branded Surveys, and Panel Community Surveys—affected Chrome and Firefox users. All the extensions have since been shut down, though if you ever used one of them, you should still remove it ASAP.

This isn’t the first time extensions were embroiled in scandal. In 2016, the German media site NDR exposed an extension that promotes itself as making the internet safer, while quietly collecting and selling data about people’s personal information and their online activities. That one, WoT or Web of Trust, is still operational.

How to Evaluate and Manage Extensions

Not all extensions obfuscate their true business models. Many add value, too. Some extensions improve Gmail, for example, while others help increase your privacy by blocking advertisers from following you around online. How can you tell the difference between useful extensions and ones just trying to take your data?

Mozilla offers some tips for assessing the safety of extensions. A lot of these tips come down to assessing the developer’s reputation. Is the extension’s developer a person or an organization you know? When you look up more information about the developer, including websites and social media accounts, is what you find consistent with the stated purpose of the extension?

To that end, it’s important to make sure you know where to find the name of the developer. Usually, you have to open the full marketplace page for the extension (for example, Chrome Web Store) and look directly under the title. Keep in mind that the name of the extension might refer to other products, such as Gmail, to make it seem familiar and trustworthy. That doesn’t necessarily mean it has any affiliation, however.

With all this information in mind, you can now quickly look through any extensions you have and revoke their privileges if you feel unsure about what data they can access.

How to Manage Extensions in Google Chrome

For Google Chrome, start at the Extensions page. You can get there in a few ways. Click the three stacked dots in the upper right corner of the toolbar > More Tools > Extensions. Or, in the menu bar, go to Window > Extensions. Or, right-click on any extension icon in your toolbar and choose Manage Extensions.

The Extension page shows a list of all extensions you’ve installed for Chrome and whether they are enabled or disabled. You can toggle each one on or off, read more details about what each extension does, and remove extensions if you no longer want them. When you click to remove, you have an option to report the extension to Google if you wish.

To get new extensions for Chrome, go to the extensions area of the Chrome Web Store. PCMag has a list of 100 best free Chrome extensions if you want to explore what kinds of extensions are worth installing.

How to Manage Add-Ons in Mozilla Firefox

To reach the page for managing add-ons, go to the settings and select Add-Ons or press shift+command+A. Here, you can review all the add-ons you’ve installed and disable, remove, or report them. In addition, you can read more information about them, what they do, and what permissions they have.

When you see a trophy icon next to an add-on, it means Mozilla recommends the extension, which is a good indicator that it’s safe.

How to Manage Extensions in Apple Safari

Managing extensions for Apple Safari for desktop is confusing, because you don’t manage them in Safari. You manage them in the macOS preferences. Likewise, getting new extensions is confusing because you do so from the App Store, not a browser marketplace.

In any event, open your macOS preferences, or go to the Safari menu and select Safari > Preferences > Extensions. Here you can disable, uninstall, and read more information about each extension.

To get new extensions, go to the menu and choose Safari > Safari Extensions. This opens the Apple App Store page for extensions.

How to Manage Extensions in Microsoft Edge

To review all your extensions in Microsoft Edge, select the settings (three dots in the upper right side of the toolbar) and choose Extensions. Your extensions appear right in the same area of the screen with a toggle next to each one to enable or disable it. Additional suggested extensions appear below those.

You can browse for even more extensions in the Microsoft Store. PCMag has a list of some suggested extensions for Microsoft Edge, too.

More Secure in Minutes

Checking your browser add-ons is a great way to make yourself a little more secure online in a matter of minutes. If you have more time than that, another excellent way to improve your security is by using one of the best password managers. Setting up a password manager doesn’t take a huge amount of time, but you do need to spend a few minutes per day sticking with it for several weeks until all your passwords are updated and stored securely.

Another place to focus your efforts is to run a security checkup on your Google account.

It’s hard to set aside time to do the things we know we should do. No one is asking you to be perfect right this second, but giving up a few minutes to keep on top of your online safety is time well spent.

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A browser extension is essentially a small piece of software that performs a function or adds a feature to a browser client. Since extensions are given special authorizations within the browser, they are attractive targets for attackers.

How to use extensions (more) safely

Even though extensions can be risky, if used correctly, they can be extremely beneficial. It’s especially important to research extensions if you are using an application that accesses P4 protected data.

Before Installing an Extension :

Check out the developer’s website to see if it’s a legitimate extension and not a one-off by an unvetted source.

Read the description . Look for things that may be questionable, like tracking info or data sharing.

Check out the reviews. Look for users complaining of oddities happening, speculating on their data being taken, or for anything that strikes you as odd.

When Installing an Extension:

Be picky. The more extensions installed, the bigger the attack surface you open up to attackers. Only pick the most useful and delete the ones you don’t need.

Only install through trusted sources. While not guaranteed safe, security technicians review extensions for malicious content.

Review permissions. Review extension permissions closely. If an extension installed suddenly requests new permissions, be wary. If you can’t find a reason for the permission change, it’s probably better to uninstall.

Use antivirus protection. Install and run SCEP to detect and neutralize malicious code in browser extensions.

How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

System Requirements

Known Issues

  • When Firefox has more than one profile, the installed plugins will be displayed multiple times (one item for each profile), even if the plugins are linked to the same dll file.

Versions History

  • Version 1.27:
    • Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.
    • Added option to change the sorting column from the menu (View -> Sort By). Like the column header click sorting, if you click again the same sorting menu item, it’ll switch between ascending and descending order. Also, if you hold down the shift key while choosing the sort menu item, you’ll get a secondary sorting.
    • Fixed some high DPI mode issues (Toolbar, Properties Window).
    • You can now use any variable inside BrowserAddonsView.cfg as command-line option in order to load the BrowserAddonsView tool with the desired configuration.
    • For example, the following command will load the Web browser addons from the remote computer – :
      BrowserAddonsView.exe /DataSourceMode 4 /RemoteComputer
    • Added ‘Copy Clicked Cell’ option to the right-click context menu, which copies to the clipboard the text of cell that you right-clicked with the mouse.
    • BrowserAddonsView now automatically displays the installed add-ons of Microsoft Edge Web browser.
    • Fixed the /cfg command-line option to load the .cfg file from the current directory if full path is not specified.
    • Added ‘Select All’ and ‘Deselect All’ to the ‘Column Settings’ window.
    • Added ‘Data Source Mode’, which allows you to view the installed plugins on all Windows profiles on your system, on external hard drive, and on remote computer on your network (Admin share is needed). This feature works only for Firefox and Chrome Web browsers.
    • When pressing F5 (Refresh) the refresh process is smoother, keeping the selected item and scroll position.
    • Added ‘Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File’ option (Turned on by default).
    • Added /cfg command-line option to start BrowserAddonsView with the specified config file.
    • In the ‘Advanced Options’ window – You can now use environment variables in the specified profile folder of Chrome and Firefox (e.g: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1 )
    • In the ‘Advanced Options’ window – You can now specify the base profiles folder instead of a single profile (e.g: %LocalAppdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data )
    • Added support for saving as JSON file.
    • Fixed issue: BrowserAddonsView failed to display the extensions of Chrome on some systems, because on new installions of Chrome the extensions list is stored in ‘Preferences’ file instead of the ‘Secure Preferences’ file.
    • Added ‘Quick Filter’ feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it’s turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and BrowserAddonsView will instantly filter the addons table, showing only items that contain the string you typed.
    • You can now choose the desired encoding (ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16) to save the csv/xml/text/html files. (Under the Options menu)

    Start Using BrowserAddonsView

    View plugins / extensions of Chrome and Firefox for all Windows profiles

    Viewing the addons list from remote system or external drive

    In order to view the addons of another system, go to the ‘Advanced Options’ window (F9), choose the ‘Load the addons from custom Web browser profiles list’ option and then type one or more profile folders of the Web browser (comma delimited list).
    Here’s a few examples for profile folders of Chrome and Firefox:
    \\\c$\Users\user01\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1
    K:\Documents and Settings\nir1\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\5c1ggx6u.default

    Starting from version 1.20, you can also use the ‘Remote Computer’ option in the ‘Data Source Mode’ field, type the computer name, and BrowserAddonsView will automatically enumerate all profiles on the remote computer.

    For external drive – you can choose the ‘Windows Profiles – External Drive’ option in the ‘Data Source Mode’ field, type the base profiles folder (e.g: F:\Users) and BrowserAddonsView will automatically enumerate all profiles on the specified drive.

    Command-Line Options

    ‘ prefix character (e.g: "

    Name") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Some browser extensions can be limited to just certain websites

    Browser extensions, sometimes called plug-ins or add-ons, provide all types of wondrous functionality on top of the web browser, some of which may be actually wanted by the user! These little gems, however, have also proved valuable to attackers. Volume 20 of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report demonstrates a year 2000-era marked increase in the rise of adware such as Win32/Diplugem . These types of threats register themselves a s a browser extension to inject advertisements right into the rendered page of the user. It’s actually pretty clever.

    Code Execution Too!

    Browser extensions may also pose increased risk to users since some of them run native code in the context of the browser. For instance, Internet Explorer has long supported ActiveX modules (.ocx) which are treated by the browser as a DLL and loaded directly into memory. In this scenario, the browser plug-in is almost the same as an executable, inasmuch as it has the potential to execute malicious code or run any program as the current user.
    While Internet Explorer allows you to define certain pre-approved websites for its add-ons to run and the most popular add-ons set this by default, most other add-ons run on all sites. By browsing to a specially-crafted website, an attacker can potentially enumerate installed add-ons and then invoke a vulnerability in them to gain control over the browser and ultimately over code execution.
    Needless to say, it is important to figure out what browser extensions may be installed on your users’ systems. We’ll look at uncovering these extensions in Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome 51.0.2704.84 on Windows 8.1 and MacOSX. These techniques may work on older or newer versions as well.

    Built-In Detection

    Since browser extensions can also be active without any visual indication in the browser, a good start is to dig into the browser’s built-in manager. Internet Explorer 11’s Add-on Manager can be found under Tools-> Manage Add-ons . By default, Internet Explorer will only show currently-loaded add-ons, so be sure to expand the view to include all add-ons:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Show All Add-ons in IE11

    Extensions can be found in Chrome under the options menu, then More tools -> Extensions or just chrome://extensions/ in the URL bar.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Chrome Extensions

    Third-Party Tools

    The de facto tool most responders use for this purpose in Windows is Autoruns. It has the built-in capability to look across components on the whole system for executables and modules which get loaded automatically. One tab is Internet Explorer :

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Autoruns gives some visibility into IE add-ons

    Autoruns also has the ability to query these via the command line:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Autoruns via the cmd line

    While this is great for responders, it is somewhat limited in that it only shows Internet Explorer add-ons, and doesn’t include all add-on types. As of Windows 8, Microsoft created a new registry location for add-ons that Autoruns doesn’t check.

    Finding Chrome Extensions with Python

    Every Chrome extension is given a unique identifier called an extensionid . This is just a 32-character long, base-16 encoding (using a-p instead of 0-9a-f) of the first 128-bits of the SHA256 hash of the RSA public key (that was a mouthful!). This ID is used locally and in the Chrome Web Store. For instance, feedly has an extensionid of hipbfijinpcgfogaopmgehiegacbhmob – to look it up in the Web Store, just go to:

    On your local system, extensions are stored in directories named after their extensionids under the following location:

    Each extension directory includes a manifest.json which holds content about the extension, including update URLs and the name. Sometimes these name values are not too useful. Chrome extensions support multiple languages, so an often more comprehendible name value can be found in the _locale/en/messages.json file under the keys appName , extName , or app_name .
    Here’s a quick code snippet to demonstrate this:

    Chrome also maintains a Preferences.json file which is also a great resource to query for extensions. It contains tons of information. Here’s an example of querying it for extension content:

    Finding Internet Explorer Add-ons with PowerShell

    Internet Explorer’s add-ons are spread across a few different registry entries, organized by a GUID, a unique identifier Windows calls a CLSID , that is assigned COM objects. Unfortunately, the exact structure of how these entries are organized varies between keys so there isn’t just one way to query them.
    While you can also query these registry keys using Python, I wanted to highlight querying them with PowerShell because it can be easily adapted to run on a remote system or incorporated into a script. Querying the registry is just a matter of using Get-ItemProperty and recursing through the values. For instance, a subset of the registry keys that includes add-ons is structured such that a ClsidExtension key holds the CLSID of the browser add-on. To query these types we can do the following:

    All CLSIDs are stored in single registry key HKLM:SOFTWAREClassesCLSID . You can get the registered name of the CLSID by looking under the InProcServer32 entry.
    Here’s an example of looking up a CLSID via PowerShell:

    Finding Chrome and IE Extensions in Windows and MacOSX

    To help make this all much easier, I wrote a script to do it all for you 🙂

    В приложении Safari на компьютере Mac в разделе «Расширения» можно изменить способы использования расширений, установленных на компьютере Mac. Чтобы изменить эти настройки, выберите меню «Safari» > «Настройки» и нажмите «Расширения».

    Расширения для Safari — это программы, которые можно установить, чтобы расширить или модифицировать функции браузера. Например, с помощью расширений можно отображать заголовки новостей в строке под панелью инструментов, изменять внешний вид веб-содержимого или добавлять кнопки на панель инструментов Safari.

    Список расширений (слева)

    Здесь отображается список расширений, установленных на Вашем Mac. Выберите одно из расширений, чтобы просмотреть его параметры.

    Расширения Safari автоматически обновляются вместе с приложениями, с которыми они были добавлены.

    Флажок расширения (слева)

    Чтобы включить или выключить расширение, установите или снимите флажок рядом с ним.

    Настройки расширений (справа)

    Здесь можно просмотреть или изменить параметры выбранного расширения.

    Чтобы удалить расширение, добавленное вместе с приложением, просто перетяните приложение в Корзину.

    Откроется App Store, где можно найти и установить расширения для Safari.

    Примечание. Для выполнения некоторых функций расширениям может потребоваться доступ к содержимому веб-страниц, которые Вы посещаете. Поэтому желательно проверять, какие расширения у Вас установлены, и понимать, что именно они делают.

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    Browser extensions can be hugely useful, plugging gaps in functionality, adding cool new features and options, and generally just making life on the web more convenient.

    At the same time, they have the potential to be a serious security risk—many ask to see everything you see online, some change key settings inside your browser, and they can operate and communicate with their developer (or with advertisers or other parties) in the background without your knowledge.

    We don't want to discourage you from using your favorite extensions, but you should definitely make sure the ones you're using are safe.

    First, all the usual rules apply: Keep your computer and its applications up to date. Run regular malware scans. That'll go a long way toward minimizing the risk posed by potentially dodgy extensions. Beyond those tips, here's how to run an audit.

    Identifying a bad browser extension isn't an exact science, but there are some general pointers to follow. Always do your research before installing an add-on—check the reviews from other users and reviews on the web, if there are any. See when the extension was last updated, as really old and out-of-date tools can be less secure than newer ones, and definitely look for indications that the add-on has changed hands recently.

    It's important to make sure that the extensions you install come from official repositories, such as the Chrome Web Store or the Firefox Browser Add-Ons portal. It gives you some degree of certainty that the software you're installing is legitimate and safe, so be a bit warier of extensions that you find elsewhere.

    We're not saying that new, unreviewed add-ons from unknown developers are bad, but you should be extra careful of them—can you find anything out about the company or the person behind the tool? Is it clear how the extension is being funded, or is it a passion project? What clues can you get from the website linked on the extension listing page, for example?

    Double-check the permissions that an add-on is asking for. In some cases (Firefox), they'll be listed on the extension page on the web; in others (Chrome), you won't see them until you're installing the software. Be on the lookout for any permission requests that seem unreasonable or strange considering what the add-on is supposed to do.

    Extensions in Chrome.

    Screenshot: David Nield via Google

    To see the extensions you have installed in Chrome, click the three dots (top right), then choose More Tools and Extensions. Click Details next to any extension to reveal more information about it, including the browser permissions it needs to run and how much space it takes up on disk.

    Third-party extensions installed in Chrome can sometimes conflict with Cirrus Insight, especially if those extensions integrate with Gmail. Conflicts caused by incompatible code can create unexpected issues with the functionality and user interface of Cirrus Insight, such as missing icons/buttons or the sidebar loading off screen.

    To determine if you have a conflicting extension, start by reviewing the Known Conflicts section at the end of this article. Even if you don’t have any extensions installed that are known to cause issues, new conflicts are always possible as extensions are updated. To test for this, follow the steps below.


    1. IMPORTANT: Close Gmail in all browser tabs.

    2. Open Chrome Preferences (three vertically stacked dots in the top right of your browser).

    3. Select More Tools and then Extensions.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    4. From your list of extensions, disable all extensions except for Cirrus Insight.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    6. Open Gmail in a new tab. Once Cirrus Insight initializes, check to see if your issue is resolved.

    If so, you’ve confirmed the issue was caused by an extension conflict. Next, you’ll need to determine which extension is causing problems.

    7. Repeat steps 1-3 and return to your Chrome extensions. Re-enable the first disabled extension at the top of your list.

    8. Open Gmail in a new tab. If the issue is still resolved, you’ve determined that the first extension is not causing the conflict. Continue this process moving down your list of extensions until you’ve singled out the conflicting extension. Then proceed to the Resolution section below.

    Remember: You’ll need to close Gmail and re-open it in a new tab after each extension disable/enable in order to observe the interaction with Cirrus Insight.


    There are three ways to resolve an extension conflict:

    A. Permanently disable or uninstall the extension that conflicts with Cirrus Insight.

    B. Temporarily disable the conflicting extension when using Cirrus Insight, and temporarily disable Cirrus Insight when using the conflicting extension.

    C. Use separate Chrome profiles— one profile where you use Cirrus Insight, and another where you use the conflicting extension. Google provides instructions on how to do this here.

    Known Conflicts

    The following extensions have been found to conflict with Cirrus Insight in certain instances:

    • Salesforce for Gmail
    • Salesforce Inbox
    • Yesware
    • SalesLoft
    • Outreach
    • Signals for Hubspot
    • LinkedIn Sales Navigator
    • Ghostery
    • Virtu
    • Boomerang Calendar
    • BombBomb
    • ClearSlide Screen Share
    • DocuSign
    • Email Dictation
    • GText from MightyText
    • SMS from Gmail™ & Facebook™ (MightyText)
    • PixelBlock
    • Salesforce Engage
    • Prospectworx
    • Trimless for Google Mail
    • ActiveInbox: Organize Gmail
    • Highspot
    • Dittach
    • Ebates
    • uBlock Origin

    | Updated Feb. 2020

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    If a user’s Email Template formatting options are missing, grant the “Edit HTML Templates” and “Manage Public Classic Email Templates” permissions in Salesforce.

    Starting July 15, 2020, Cirrus Insight will no longer support the Firefox browser.

    If you have multiple Gmail accounts, you can decide which accounts/inboxes launch Cirrus Insight.

    Learn how to review your system components to ensure they meet the requirements to run Cirrus Insight for Outlook.

    You can add extensions to remote Chrome browsers in Automate.


    End-users extend browser functionalities with plugins / extensions. For some scenarios, you may need to verify the following:

    1. How your web pages look or behave on browsers with 3rd party plugins / extensions.
    2. How your plugin / extension modifies the appearance or behavior of different webpages. You can add plugins / extensions to remote browsers in BrowserStack Automate.

    NOTE: This page shows you how to add extensions to remote Chrome browsers. We’ll update it to include Firefox soon.


    First, you’ll need the Chrome extension’s .crx file. To obtain it, follow the steps below:

    1. Find the Extension ID
      • Open Google Chrome browser on your workstation.
      • Open URL: chrome://extensions/ . This will show you a list of installed extensions.
      • Tick the Developer Mode checkbox. This will show you the ID of each extension installed on your Chrome browser.
      • Find the extension you want to add on the remote Chrome browser. Copy its extension ID to Notepad.
    2. Locating Extension-version subdirectory
      • Find the extensions directory on your workstation.
      • In the extensions directory, find the subdirectory with the extension’s version number.
      • Copy the path to this extension-version subdirectory and paste it in the Notepad.
    3. Pack extension
      • Go back to Google Chrome extensions page and click ‘Pack extension’.
      • In the dialogue box that pops up, paste the path to the extension-version subdirectory in the “Extension root directory” input field.
      • Click the ‘Pack extension’ button. This will create a .crx file in the extension-version folder.

    Copy the path to the extension-version folder (now containing the .crx file). We’ll need this path to configure our Selenium test.

    Adding extensions to remote Chrome browser

    This section shows you how to use Selenium’s chromeOptions class to add extensions in our remote Chrome browsers.

    Add the code snippet below in your test script. This will instruct the remote ChromeDriver to add the specified extension before executing the test:

    Extensions enable you to add features to Firefox to customize your browsing experience. For a safe browsing experience, it is a great idea to review the extensions installed periodically. Doing so can make it harder for bad actors to put your security and privacy at risk.

    If you are looking to disable or remove an extension, visit Disable or remove Add-ons.

    Extensions are most often created by third-party developers to modify the way Firefox works. While most developers are trustworthy, some developers are not, and may create extensions that do malicious things such as improperly handling your browsing data. This is why it is a good idea to periodically check the extensions you have installed in the past to make sure you still want them, as well as look for extensions that were inadvertently installed. By reviewing your extensions regularly and removing the ones you don’t use or didn’t install, you can reduce the likelihood of malicious actors attempting to compromise your security or privacy.

    To get started, navigate to the Add-ons Manager: Click the menu button , click Add-ons and Themes Add-ons and Themes Add-ons and select Extensions .

    You can also type “about:addons” in the address bar of a new tab to access the Add-ons Manager.

    Begin by reading the name of each extension. We recommend that you review all extensions installed individually, even those that are disabled.

    If you come across an extension you do not recognize, the following process will guide you in reviewing it.

    Do I recall installing the extension?

    If you do not remember installing the extension, it is best to remove it. Such extensions may have been installed without your knowledge and could be malicious.

    If you are experiencing difficulties with uninstalling an extension, see Cannot remove an add-on.

    Do I need this extension?

    Ask yourself if you still need the extension. You might have installed an extension in the past to complete a task. Remove the extension if it no longer serves a purpose for you. If you are questioning whether you should keep the extension, continue to the next question.

    What permissions have I granted?

    If you plan on using the extension in the near future, you should look into what the extension is allowed to do.

    1. To view an extension’s permissions, click on the extension in the Add-ons Manager Extensions panel How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    2. Select the Permissions tab
    3. Review the permissions granted

    For extensions installed via (AMO), the following steps will guide you to view the permissions you have granted.

    1. Note the extension name from the Add-ons Manager
    2. Visit
    3. Click the search field in the top right
    4. Enter the name of the extension and press enter
    5. Select the extension from the search results
    6. Scroll down until you see the permissions box on the left How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    7. Review the permissions granted

    You can also disable an extension to prevent it from being active and enable it when needed. Extensions submitted to are scanned for common issues and may be subject to human review.

    Is it trustworthy?

    If you have reviewed the permissions granted, and are unsure if you would like to keep the extension, read the product’s description and explore its reviews (for extensions installed through The extension’s description should enable you to understand its purpose.

    1. To read the extension’s description, click on the extension in the Add-ons Manager Extensions panel How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    2. Select the Details tab

    To read the extension’s description, click on the extension in the Add-ons Manager. On the same page, you can also navigate to view the extension’s reviews by clicking on the number of reviews the extension has in the “Rating” section.

    Note: ratings and reviews are left by other Firefox users—keep in mind that the reviews are simply users expressing their opinion.

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    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers


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    Bitwarden browser extensions integrate password management directly into your favorite browser. Download a Bitwarden browser extension from your browser's marketplace or app store, or from the Bitwarden Downloads page.

    Browser extensions are supported for the two most recent versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. For Vivaldi, Brave, and Tor, only the most recent version is supported.

    The Safari browser extension is packaged with the desktop application, available for download from the macOS App Store. Learn more.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Explore your Vault 

    In the  My Vault view, you can browse all items in your vault.

    When you make an item a favorite, it'll be displayed at the top of your vault for easy access. Items are also sorted into types (logins, cards, identities, and secure notes) and folders. If you're a member of an Organization, collections will also appear in your vault.

    Get Organized with Favorites and Folders 

    Organizing your vault into favorites and folders makes navigating a breeze.

    To add a folder:

    Select the  Settings tab.

    Select the Folders option.

    Select the  Add icon.

    Give your new folder a name and select Save.

    To add an item to a folder or your favorites:

    Select the item you want to edit.

    Select Edit in the top-right corner of the browser extension.

    Select a folder from the dropdown, or check the Favorite checkbox.

    Select Save in the top-right corner of the Browser Extension.

    Add a Login 

    Any time you log in to a website that doesn't already have an item saved for it, Bitwarden will offer to remember the login information for you:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Selecting Yes, Save Now will automatically add a login to your vault with the entered username, password, and URI. You can also use the Select folder. dropdown to select a folder to put this item in.

    You can disable this banner by selecting the Disable Add Login Notification option from the Options menu in your browser extension.

    If an Organization you belong to has enabled the Personal Ownership policy, this banner will be disabled.

    Launch a Website 

    You can launch a website directly from the browser extension by selecting the  Launch button in any vault item with a valid URI. Learn more about URIs.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Auto-fill Logins 

    Bitwarden browser extensions have a unique Tab view, which automatically detects the URI (e.g. ) of the page displayed in your open tab and finds any logins with corresponding URIs.

    When a login has a corresponding URI, the Bitwarden icon will overlay a notification bubble reporting the number of logins you have for that web page:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Selecting the login inside the browser extension will auto-fill your username and password in the detected input fields.

    There are a few other methods of auto-filling from your browser extension, including context menus and keyboard shortcuts. Learn more.

    Unlock with PIN / Biometrics 

    For fast access to your credentials, setup a PIN or biometrics to unlock your vault. To setup a PIN, for example:

    In your browser extension, open the  Settings tab.

    In the Security section, check the Unlock with PIN checkbox.

    Enter the desired PIN code in the input box. PIN codes can be any combination of characters (a-z, 0-9, $, #, etc.)

    Optional: The pre-check option Lock with master password on browser restart will require you to enter your master password instead of a PIN when your browser restarts. If you want to be able to unlock with a PIN when you browser restarts, uncheck this option.

    Pin an Extension 

    Pinning the browser extension will ensure that it's easily accessible each time you open your browser. The procedure differs based on which browser you're using:

    Bitwarden 101: Getting Started with Browser Extensions 

    Use the following video for help getting started using Bitwarden Browser Extensions:

    Can you install Chrome extensions on Android? This question appears all the time. Considering both Google Chrome and Android was created by Google, you would think you could use Chrome to its fullest potential. Unfortunately, Chrome extensions are not compatible with Android’s Chrome browser .

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Sure, Chrome on Android has a “Desktop” option, but that only changes the website you view and does not perform like the regular desktop Chrome browser, full of add-ons and features.

    With that information out of the way, how can you use your favorite extensions on your mobile device? The straight answer is to use another browser, and dozens of them work with Android.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    How to Use Chrome Extensions on Android

    Chrome uses the open-source Chromium platform for its browsers, and so does a lot of the competition, such as MS Edge, Opera, and Vivaldi. The easiest way to overcome the limitation of Chrome but still keep the regular functionality is to use a Chromium-based Android browser that supports extensions .

    Use Yandex on Android with Extensions

    One of the more popular options is Yandex. This browser is available in the Google Play Store, so there’s no need to sideload any files. Yandex also offers full support of the Chrome Web Store. If you want to use Chrome Extensions on your Android device, this is an excellent place to start. Here’s what to do.

      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    1. Once installed, tap on the “address bar” at the top. Type in “” without the quotes.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    2. When the Web Store opens, tap the “search bar” and type the extension you’d like to add. Note: Use two fingers to zoom out because you’ll likely see the desktop version.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    3. Tap on “Install” in the upper right-hand corner.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Your extension now appears in the Android web browser to use whenever you like. Some users have complained about Yandex because a lot of the content is Russian. So, if this isn’t the browser you enjoy, we’ve listed others in the next section.

    Use Firefox on Android with Extensions

    Firefox is well known, and for a good reason. It has always been a close competitor to Chrome (and Chromium) because it is equally fast, more secure, and more interested in your privacy. It doesn’t have the backing of the internet giant, but that hasn’t stopped it from performing exceptionally well.

    Firefox for Android supports Mozilla’s custom add-ons, but the mobile version is limited to less than 20 extension choices . Therefore, Firefox for Android doesn’t offer much add-on flexibility.

    1. Download Firefox for Android.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    2. Tap the “vertical ellipsis” (three vertical dots) in the lower-right corner to access the “Settings.”
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    3. Tap on “Add-ons” from the list of options.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers
    4. Browse any listed extensions you want to add to Firefox android, then tap on the “+” icon to install them.
      How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    You can also go to to browse, but the list is the same even though you get a search option. It does not show you all extensions that a PC browser offers.

    Use Kiwi Browser on Android with Extensions

    Kiwi Browser is another Chromium-based browser that supports extensions. Kiwi also features built-in ad-blocking and works very fast. It’s a light download, installs quickly, and fires up fast. The browser is perfect for general use and stops most ads by default.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    1. Open the Android Kiwi Browser.
    2. Tap on the “vertical ellipsis” (three vertical dots) menu icon.
    3. Select “Extensions.”
    4. You’ll see a link to the Kiwi Web Store, which is just another name for the Google Play Store.
    5. Select your extension from there, and you’re good to go.

    3. Brave Private Web Browser

    Dolphin Browser is another top performer for Android that supports add-ons. While recent updates haven’t moved it as far forward as it should, it’s still a solid Android option that supports those desired extensions. Dolphin Browser also has an ad blocker and works with Flash, too, at least for now, since Flash is dead and HTML5 took over. Regardless, if you play any legacy games that use Flash, Dolphin will play them.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Dolphin works quickly and blocks most ads by default with only a few slipping through, and it works how you’d expect it to work. The Dolphin browser is well worth checking out.

    Android Chrome Extensions FAQs

    Where can I get Chrome Extensions?

    Typically, you can get extensions for Chrome from the Chrome Web Store. However, the mobile version of the Chrome browser doesn’t have any. The search option isn’t even available to search for your favorite extensions. This scenario is why you have to use alternative browsers. Some browsers do not offer extensions per se, but they bring many of the features you may look for in an extension. Others, on the other hand, incorporate add-ons to some extent.

    What do Chrome Extensions do?

    Chrome extensions are similar to the applications on your phone. From saving money with the Honey extension to perfecting your Grammar with Grammarly, many options are available. The home page of the Chrome Web Store lists some of the more popular options, so if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, start there.

    Samsung Internet for Android provides a way to customize the browsing experience by installing additional software packages named extensions. They expand the functionality of Samsung Internet for Android and help developers to provide tailored services to users on mobile devices.

    Most major desktop browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari provide their own extensions which are contextual and powerful with various functionalities and services in a wide variety of fields. Millions of users are using extensions in desktop browsers and many billion-dollar businesses have come up from this opportunity.

    Together with extension developers, Samsung Internet for Android will extend such opportunity to the mobile browser and will create a world of mobile extensions which are highly optimized for the mobile browser and devices.

    What are mobile extensions?

    We’re preparing a world of mobile extensions which work perfectly on mobile devices with Samsung Internet for Android. Mobile devices have many differences from desktop or laptop computers such as much smaller screens, different UX system (dedicated for Android in case of Samsung Internet for Android), limited hardware resources and very different security policies. Hence, the functionalities of mobile extensions should be different from those in desktop browsers. Supporting desktop extensions in Samsung Internet for Android is possible but some of them might not work correctly. Not only porting ordinary desktop extensions to Samsung Internet for Android but also different approaches to develop true mobile extensions will be needed.

    For this, APIs from Chrome extensions and WebExtensions will be carefully selected to fit the mobile environment and more mobile dedicated APIs will be provided to help extension developers in creating perfect mobile extensions. Simple but useful guidelines and easy to use tools will also be provided, helping mobile extension development.

    You can find more details about implementing mobile extensions as well as porting legacy desktop extensions to mobile by joining our project.

    How do Samsung Internet Extensions work?

    Go to Add-ons

    The extensions for Samsung Internet for Android will be distributed through the Galaxy Store which is one of the popular mobile application stores and highly optimized for the mobile environment. They will be installed just like normal Android applications and will be used just like legacy Samsung Internet features so that the users who are not familiar with desktop extensions can use them easily.

    Starting from v11.0 and Android M OS (API level 2x), Samsung Internet for Android reveals the ‘Get more Add-ons’ menu in ‘Add-ons’ menu page to let the users launch the Galaxy Store and browse the list of extensions for Samsung Internet for Android.

    Add-ons Get More Add-on
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    Discover & Install

    The extensions for Samsung Internet for Android will be listed in the ‘Samsung Internet Extensions’ category in the Galaxy Store. The details of each extension can be read and any of them can be installed in the same manner as normal Android applications.

    When coming back to the ‘Add-ons’ menu page of Samsung Internet for Android from the Galaxy Store after installing one or more extensions, the installed extensions will appear as list items.

    Samsung Internet Extension Category Extension on Add-ons
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    Invoke via action menu or context menu

    The actions defined by each installed extension can be executed through either of the following ways in Samsung Internet for Android.

    Action icon in Tools menu

    Once installed and enabled, the extension icon will appear in the ‘Tools’ menu if any actions were defined to be executed by tapping it. This will help users to use extensions just like other legacy features of Samsung Internet for Android.

    It’s also possible to move the icon to bottom toolbar so that users can frequently use it.

    Action menus in Context menu

    The actions which are defined to be executed from the context menus on either selected objects or a blank area of a web page can be provided in the same manner in Samsung Internet for Android. As the context menu on a blank area is not supported in mobile browsers, however, those actions will be listed together with other actions provided from the extension icon.

    Extension on More Extension on Contextmenu
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    Join the Samsung Internet Extensions development program

    The Samsung Internet Extensions project is in a closed beta phase. Only permitted developers can develop extensions for Samsung Internet for Android.

    If you’re interested in development of mobile extensions for Samsung Internet for Android or you want to port your legacy desktop extensions to Samsung Internet for Android, please join us by submitting the request form in the below link.

    On joining, additional manual pages and access to our tools will be provided to help your development.

    Hundreds of millions of users of Samsung Internet for Android are waiting for you. We hope for you to join us and find another opportunity in the mobile world together.

    Please contact us anytime if you have problems or comments. Your comments will help us to make the extensions for Samsung Internet world richer.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Extensions let you customize your Google Chrome browser in an almost unlimited array of ways. You can add extensions that add spell checking, a dictionary or language translator, custom emails, screenshots, webcasting tools, and much more. If you don’t have a lot of experience with browser extensions, though, you might want to learn how to add and remove extensions, as well as how to toggle them on and off.

    How to add an extension to Chrome

    To add an extension to Chrome, you need to find the extension you want to add in the Chrome web store. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Open Chrome and then navigate to the Chrome web store.

    2. Search or browse for the extension you want to add to Chrome. Click the extension to open its details page.

    3. Click Add to Chrome. In the pop-up, click Add extension.

    4. After a moment, the extension will be added to Chrome. Some extensions require you to configure some settings or sign in to an account. If there are additional instructions, follow them now.

    5. Find the extension in Chrome. To do that, click the Extensions button in the toolbar (it looks like a puzzle piece) and find the new extension in the pop-up list.

    Quick tip: To pin the extension to the toolbar so it’s always a click away, click the Pin button to the right of the extension name in the Extensions drop-down list.

    How to turn off a Chrome extension

    If you want to temporarily disable a Chrome extension — perhaps it’s conflicting with other software or you want to stop whatever it’s doing — you can turn it off without uninstalling it.

    1. Click the Extensions button in the toolbar (it looks like a puzzle piece) and then click Manage extensions at the bottom of the list of extensions.

    2. Find the extension you want to turn off.

    3. Click the button in the lower right of the extension’s info box so it swipes to the left and turns from blue to white.

    Quick tip: You can return here and turn a disabled extension back on using the same button.

    How to remove a Chrome extension

    If you want to permanently remove an extension from Chrome — either because you no longer need it or it is causing an incompatibility with other software — you can do that with a couple of clicks.

    1. Click the Extensions button in the toolbar (it looks like a puzzle piece) and then click Manage extensions at the bottom of the list of extensions.

    2. Find the extension you want to remove.

    3. At the bottom of the extension’s info box, click Remove. Confirm you want to do this by clicking Remove in the pop-up window.

    The Genesys Cloud browser extensions support the standard deployment methods outlined by Google and Mozilla and allow for individual or administrator installation.

    The following content applies to Genesys Cloud for Chrome.

    • Genesys Cloud for Chrome requires the latest version of Chrome.

    Individuals can install the Genesys Cloud for Chrome extension on their computers (individual installation), or administrators can use Chrome for Work to install the extension on all individual computers remotely (administrator installation).

    Individual installation

    1. Go to Genesys Cloud for Chrome in the Chrome Web Store.
    2. Follow the instructions about installing the extension.

    For more information, see Install and manage extensions in the Google documentation.

    Genesys Cloud for Chrome now appears in your browser toolbar.

    The extension updates automatically. No manual intervention is necessary.

    Individual users can configure Genesys Cloud for Chrome under the Chrome extension on the Chrome extensions page. For more information, see Turn off click-to-dial, Enable server-side logging, and Configure caller ID.

    Administrator installation

    You can install the extension on all individual computers from a Chrome for Work account. Use either user-based policies or device-based policies. User-based policies require users to sign in to Chrome with their Google Apps account.

    • Sign up for a Chrome for Work account and create a list of users in that account. The list of users contains all users that you want to have Genesys Cloud for Chrome installed on their computers.

    For more information, see Set Chrome policies on managed PCs in the Google documentation.

    The extension updates automatically. No manual intervention is necessary.

    Individuals cannot delete, disable, or configure Genesys Cloud for Chrome in the Chrome extension on their computers. You can configure settings for Genesys Cloud for Chrome for all users during or after installation. For more information, see Manage Chrome devices in the Google documentation.

    User-based policies

    For more information, see Chrome service options in the Google documentation.

    Device-based policies

    For the extension URL, use onbcflemjnkemjpjcpkkpcnephnpjkcb;

    The following content applies to Genesys Cloud for Firefox.

    • Genesys Cloud for Firefox requires the latest version of Firefox.

    Individuals can install the Genesys Cloud for Firefox extension on their computers (individual installation), or administrators can use policies in Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) 60 to install the extension on all individual computers remotely (administrator installation).

    Individual installation

    1. Go to Genesys Cloud for Firefox in Firefox Add-ons.
    2. Follow the instructions about installing the extension.

    For more information, see Find and install add-ons in the Mozilla documentation.

    Genesys Cloud for Firefox now appears in your browser toolbar.

    The extension updates automatically. No manual intervention is necessary.

    Individual users can configure Genesys Cloud for Firefox under the Firefox extension on the Firefox add-on page. For more information, see Turn off click-to-dial, Enable server-side logging, and Configure caller ID.

    Administrator installation

    You can perform a group installation of Genesys Cloud for Firefox by using an enterprise policy in Firefox ESR 60. Specify policies by creating a policies.json file (Linux and Mac OS) or with Group Policy templates (Windows).

    For more information about group installation, see Enforcing policies on Firefox for Enterprise in the Mozilla documentation.

    The extension updates automatically. No manual intervention is necessary.

    Individuals cannot delete, disable, or configure Genesys Cloud for Firefox under the Firefox extension on the Firefox add-on page.


    Update the following settings:

    • Extensions to Install:
    • Prevent extensions from being disabled or removed: [email protected].

    If you want individuals to be able to disable or remove the extension, leave this setting blank.

    Mac OS/Linux

    Update the following settings:

    • Install:
    • Locked: [email protected].

    If you want individuals to be able to disable or remove the extension, leave this setting blank.

    For more information about the extensions, see About the Genesys Cloud browser extensions.

    One of the reasons Google Chrome is the most popular web browser is because of how many extensions you can use. Extensions are software modules that allow you to customize your browser in many ways. They can help you block annoying ads, speed up your browser, protect your privacy online, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about how to add, disable, and remove an extension in the Chrome web browser.

    How to Add an Extension in Chrome

    To add an extension to the Google Chrome browser, go to and click Extensions. Then browse or search for an extension and click Add to Chrome. You can click the Extension button to see a list of your active extensions.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    1. Open the Chrome web browser on your computer.
    2. Then go to the Chrome Web Store. You can find this by entering into the address bar at the top of your web browser.
    3. Next, click Extensions. You will see this at the top of the left sidebar.
    4. Then use the search bar to find an extension. You can search for extensions by name, category, or any related keyword.

    Note: Make sure to click More Extensions to see all the relevant extensions.

    If you don’t know what extensions you want to add, check out our list of the best Chrome extensions here.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    How to Disable Chrome Extensions

    To disable an extension in Chrome, click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of your browser window. Then go to More Tools > Extensions and click the blue slider next to the extension you want to disable.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    1. Open the Google Chrome web browser.
    2. Then click the menu button. This is the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of your browser window.
    3. Next, hover your mouse over More Tools. You will see a pop-up menu appear.
    4. Then select Extensions.
    5. Finally, click the blue slider next to the extension you want to disable.

    You can confirm that your extension has been disabled by clicking the Extensions button in the top-right corner of your window. If you don’t see your extension in the drop-down list, it has been disabled.

    You can then re-enable an extension by clicking the blue slider again.

    How to Remove Chrome Extensions

    To completely remove an extension in the Google Chrome web browser, enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar of your web browser. Then click Remove next to the extension that you want to remove.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    If you want to make your web browser faster, check out our guide on how to speed up Chrome.

    How to install, manage and configure browser extensions in Microsoft Edge.

    Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

    Sarah is a freelance writer and CNET How To blogger. Her main focus is Windows, but she also covers everything from mobile tech to video games to DIY hardware projects. She likes to press buttons and see what happens, so don’t let her near any control panels.

    Thanks to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft Edge finally has browser extensions (albeit only a handful so far). We’ve been waiting for Edge to support extensions for over a year — the browser debuted stripped-down and barely customizable because Microsoft wanted to keep it as secure as possible. So here’s everything you need to know about installing, managing and configuring these brand-new browser extensions.

    Installing extensions

    To install an extension, open Edge and click the menu (. ) button to open the settings menu. Click Extensions to open the extensions menu, which will display a list of your installed extensions (if you have any). Click Get extensions from the Store to open the extensions page in the Windows Store.

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    Edge browser extensions are downloaded directly from the Windows Store.

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    Click the extension you want to download to open its Windows Store page and click the download button (extensions are free, so the button will say Free) to start the download. The extension will download and install itself automatically.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

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    You can choose to turn your new extension on immediately after installing, or you can keep it off for the time being.

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    Go back to Edge. You will see a pop-up telling you that a new extension has been installed, and you can choose whether to start using it (Turn it on) or not (Keep it off).

    Managing extensions

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

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    Turning an extension off will stop it from running and appearing in the extension shortcuts menu, but will not uninstall it (or reset any options you’ve configured for it).

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    To turn an extension on (or off), open Edge’s settings menu and click Extensions. Find the extension you want to turn on/off and click it. You will see the extension’s name above an on/off toggle; use this toggle to turn the extension on or off.

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    This will completely uninstall the extension and reset any options you’ve configured for it.

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    To uninstall an extension completely, open Edge’s settings menu and click Extensions. Click the extension you want to uninstall. At the bottom of the screen, click the Uninstall button to uninstall it from your browser.

    Configuring extensions’ individual options

    Some — but not all — extensions have individual options that you can customize to your liking. For example, the Mouse Gestures extension lets you change and set custom mouse gestures.

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    Only some extensions will have the Options button in their settings menu.

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    To configure an extension’s options, open Edge’s settings menu, click Extensions and click the extension you want to configure. If the extension has individual options, you will see a button that says Options above the Uninstall button. Click Options to open the extension’s individual options in a new tab.

    Using extensions

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    You will find your extensions’ shortcut buttons in the Edge settings menu.

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    All of the browser extensions that are currently turned on will appear in a row at the top of Edge’s settings menu. These icons are buttons — clicking them will either perform the extension’s action (e.g., the Pinterest Pin It Button will let you pin something to a Pinterest board) or open the extension’s options menu. If you’ve used extensions in other browsers, you’re probably familiar with how these shortcut buttons work.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

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    Turn this toggle on to make an extension’s shortcut button appear in the toolbar next to the address bar.

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    Because some extensions are on demand — they perform actions when their shortcut button is pressed — you may want to make these buttons more accessible by placing them on Edge’s toolbar (instead of hidden in its settings menu). To do this, open Edge’s settings menu, click Extensions and click the extension you want to configure. Under Show button next to the address bar, turn the toggle to On. The extension’s shortcut button will now appear in Edge’s toolbar, to the right of the address bar.

    If you’re a developer, you will likely already have a collection of favourite Chrome extensions you use on a daily basis. Extensions that make life easier, make you more productive or perform an essential task better than a dedicated tool. This list may build on that collection.

    As the vast majority of us use Chrome, it makes sense to consider Chrome extensions. Other browsers are available but Chrome is used by 64.4% of internet users. While it isn’t big on privacy, it certainly aces productivity!

    We polled our own team and asked every dev we know for their list of Chrome developer extensions they use regularly or would suggest. What follows is a curated list of the best Chrome extensions for developers around right now.

    These may not be the most popular extensions but they have been tried, tested and not found wanting by the Astra team!

    The Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

    As development has several specialities, we have divided our list into two. One part containing tools useful for web developers and the second tools for generalist developers.

    There’s sure to be something here you could use!

    1. Githunt

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Githunt is useful if you spend a lot of time on GitHub looking for new projects to work on. Rather than depending on GitHub’s trending projects feed, this Chrome developer extension brings it to the fore by highlighting all trending projects in a new tab area in your browser.

    You can search projects in different languages, read a brief project description and the number of current open issues. You can then simply select the project within the tab to go to the project and inspect further. It’s a very useful little extension if you like contributing to new projects.

    March 2022 update: Some users are reporting that Save to Pocket is not successfully logging in or activating when the save button is clicked. Please restart your computer and try once again. If you’re still having trouble saving, please email Pocket Support and we’ll be happy to assist. Thank you for your patience!

    Installing the Pocket Chrome Extension

    To download the Save to Pocket extension for Google Chrome, click here

    Adding Pocket to your Chrome Toolbar

    When you install Save to Pocket, you’ll need to pin the save button so it’ll be accessible to the right of your address bar. Here’s how to pin the Pocket button:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    1. Click the Extensions button (it looks like a puzzle piece)
    2. Look for Save to Pocket and click the pin button

    You’ll now see the Pocket button to the right of your address bar.

    Saving to Pocket

    You can save to Pocket in a few different ways:

    • Clicking on the extension icon
    • Clicking Save to Pocket in the context menu
    • Using a keyboard shortcut

    When you’re viewing a page that you’d like to save to Pocket, just click the Pocket toolbar button. Or, if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can visit the Options menu to create a custom shortcut. You’ll be notified that the page has been saved, and from here, you can add Tags, Undo Save, view your List, and access the Extension’s settings.

    In addition to saving links that you currently have open in your browser, it’s also possible to save a link that you see on a web page without opening it first. You can save links within a web page by right-clicking on them and selecting Save to Pocket:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    The Pocket save confirmation appears after you successfully save an item to your List, as seen below:

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    After saving you can take various actions on the item that was just saved:

    Adding Tags

    To add Tags, type tag names into the text box and press Enter. Your tag will be saved automatically. You can also keep typing to add additional tags. Hit Enter again to dismiss the popup.

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    Suggested Tags with Pocket Premium

    If you subscribe to Pocket Premium, you will see a list of suggested tags when adding them to a save. These tags are suggested automatically based on Tags you’ve added to your account. Learn More about suggested tags in Pocket Premium

    Customizing your Experience

    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    You can customize the Pocket for Chrome extension to suit your needs, including changing the keyboard shortcut, changing the extension theme color and more by visiting the Options page. Here are three ways to access it:

    1. Right-click on the Pocket icon and select Options
    2. After saving, hover your mouse over the Menu button (•••) then click Settings
    3. Open your Extensions list, find the Save to Pocket extension, and click the Options link

    Here’s how to set or change your keyboard shortcut:

    1. Right-click on the Pocket toolbar button, and then select Options
    2. Click Record a new shortcut. A new tab will open with a list of available shortcuts
    3. Locate Save to Pocket, then create your shortcut in the corresponding text box.

    You can also open the Options page to log out of the extension, change the theme, install our mobile apps or contact Pocket Support.

    Common Questions

    How can I see recommended articles on my new tab page?

    We have a second extension called Pocket Must Reads that displays articles in your new tab page. Click here to learn more about and install Pocket Must Reads

    I use a Chromium-based browser. Can I install Save to Pocket to save articles to my list?

    Yes! Chromium browsers (such as Brave, Opera and Vivaldi) can run Chrome extensions, so Save to Pocket and most other Chrome extensions should be compatible.

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    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers

    David Strom 11 Mar 2021
    How to view a list of extensions installed in all your browsers David Strom , 11 Mar 2021

    How to make conscious choices about the extensions you install

    The not-so-dirty secret about web browsers is that browser extensions can be a major security weakness. We last wrote about this issue with malicious extensions in December. But the problem with extensions deserves further treatment, especially as they can combine some very clever supply chain and obfuscation methods to make these kinds of attacks harder to detect and defend.

    These extensions are powerful tools: they have the same ability as your user account to obtain read/write access to any data in any browsing session you bring up, which makes exploiting them a big issue. Many extensions don’t require any special permissions to run on your computer or phone.

    Some of us just install extensions in the heat of the moment — we come across a web page that requests “for better viewing, install this extension.” That isn’t generally a good idea — instead of clicking on the install link, take a moment to think about what you’re doing and see if you can get by without the extension.

    How can browser extensions be exploited?

    The supply chain issue is a big one . While the SolarWinds supply chain has recently gotten a lot of attention (including from President Biden), there are other ways to infiltrate apps.

    This month, security researcher Brian Krebs wrote about outdated browser extensions that have been compromised by cybercriminals. They utilize unused or abandoned extensions as malware spreaders by installing special backdoors in the extensions’ code. These criminals purchase the rights to the extensions or negotiate with the legitimate developer to add their own code to them. In his post, Krebs describes the economics behind one common extension that is used by developers to test their apps and shows that there are many popular extensions which haven’t been updated in years.

    Avast’s own Threat Labs published research last December that goes into further detail about the mechanics of the obfuscation employed by evil extensions. They tracked an extension called CacheFlow which piggybacks on top of Google Analytics traffic to hide its network operations in this stream. It also has the benefit of providing detailed usage analytics information to the attackers, too.

    Google has long recognized this threat vector, and several years ago, it began to limit the way extensions get installed by users . This “inline installation” (in other words, getting your browser from anyone’s website) has been blocked since 2018. The only legitimate way to obtain extensions is from the Chrome Web Store. On their storefront, Google automatically monitors the extensions, and will send the latest updates automatically, or eliminate the extension when researchers find out it has been compromised.

    Ensure the safety of your extensions

    Another way to fight back is by using Avast Secure Browser . It is based on the Chrome code and is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. It comes with a special extensions guard setting which blocks new extensions from being installed.

    You can check and see what extensions you’re currently using by clicking on the three-dot column on the top right corner of your browser, selecting ‘More Tools’ and then ‘Extensions’. You’ll need to turn on Developer Mode and see which ones you have installed and also examine the details about each one’s provenance. Then, you can decide whether you should restrict the extension to a specific website or eliminate any of them that you don’t immediately recognize.

    Additionally, going forward, you “should be extremely cautious about installing extensions — sticking mainly to those that are actively supported,” as Krebs wrote in his aforementioned post. “And, do not agree to update an extension if it suddenly requests more permissions than a previous version. This should be a giant red flag.”

    Powerful and flexible management capabilities both in the cloud and on premises, at no additional cost.

    Extensions offer enterprise users a great way to customize their Chrome Browser experience and help them get more work done in the cloud. But IT teams often want more visibility into extension usage to help them apply security policies that address the needs of the business. Chrome Browser Cloud Management provides a great way to view the installed extensions that your users have on their managed machines. The console also provides insight into the permissions (rights) that those extensions need to function properly.

    Many enterprises manage extensions both for security and productivity reasons. While they can use Chrome Browser Cloud Management to gain insights on extension usage and set policies centrally, admins have told us they also want to export the data directly from the admin console. Now IT can use the Chrome Browser Cloud Management Takeout API or extension reporting using Chrome Browser Cloud Management. (Don’t have Cloud Management set up yet? Follow these easy steps to get up and running.)

    This API makes it easier for enterprises to access key information about extensions and enables improved security and compliance reporting. To help IT make better decisions about how they want to handle extensions in their environment, the data they can export from the console via the Takeout API includes:

    The unique ID and name of the extension

    The detailed permissions that the extension requires to run

    How many permissions the extension requires to run

    Which machines have the extension installed, disabled, or force installed by an admin

    The number of times the extension has been installed, disabled, or force installed by an admin

    Check out this quick video that walks you through the steps to get this information: