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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft’s new bid to reclaim browser dominance has arrived. (Microsoft Edge default web browser for Windows computers) has a recent Chromium edition that is only available for Windows and MacOS. Google created Chromium, which serves as the basis for the Chrome web browser. Other users are entitled to use it for their own purposes since it is an open source project. Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave are only a handful of the third-party browsers that use Chromium as their base, and now Microsoft has joined them. This means you can now use Edge to add Chrome plugins. Here’s what you need to hear about it.

Extensions for Microsoft Edge

The freedom to add Chrome plugins from the Chrome Web Store is perhaps the most significant benefit of using Chromium. Yes, it’s easy and safe, but there’s no doubt that people adore their browser plugins, and no one has more than Google.

You must first ensure that you have the proper version of Chrome installed on your device before installing Chrome extensions on Edge. Visit microsoft.com/edge to get the new version of Microsoft Edge for Windows or Mac OS. Version 79 or later is needed to install extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

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Microsoft Edge

Enable the Chrome Web Store in Edge

In Microsoft Edge, the Chrome Web Store is disabled by default. This means you won’t be able to use Chrome plugins until you change a few settings. However, if you obey the instructions below, you can easily fix this.

  • Launch Microsoft Edge
  • Click the three dots in the top-right hand corner
  • Click Extensions
  • In the bottom left-hand corner, turn on the switch that says, Allow extensions from other stores
  • Click Allow to confirm




You can also go straight to the Chrome Web Store and press Allow extensions from other stores from the blue banner at the top of the browser, and then validate by pressing Allow.

Install Chrome Extensions in Edge

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You should add Chrome extensions to Edge in the same way you install extensions in Google Chrome after you’ve activated extensions from other shops.

  • Navigate to chrome.google.com/webstore
  • Search for the extension you want install
  • Click Add to Chrome
  • Review the data agreement and then click Add Extension
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Manage Chrome Extensions in Edge

Click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the browser and pick Plugins to see a list of the extensions you’ve installed. You’ll find a rundown of all the extensions you’ve built here. Remove any extensions that you no longer need by clicking Remove.

Alternatively, you should click the button to the right of each extension to turn it on or off. Extensity can also be used for this function. This useful extension was created for the sole purpose of allowing and removing extensions. Since adding so many extensions would easily bog down your browser, it’s one of the first extensions I suggest to people. This handy tool helps you to turn items on and off as needed.




This helpful little tool allows you to switch stuff on and off as desired, and prevents unneeded plugins from running in the background, ensuring that your browser works as it should.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts With Extensions

The option to allocate a keyboard shortcut to an extension you’ve built is a helpful feature of the current Edge browser. Instead of shifting your cursor to the top right-hand corner of your screen to press the extension button, you can trigger it with a custom keyboard shortcut. This is how it goes.

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  • Launch Microsoft Edge
  • Click the three dots in the top-right hand corner
  • Click Extensions
  • In the top left-hand corner, select Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Click in the box next to an extension to enter your custom keyboard shortcut




Ayeni Sylvester
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