How to Add Extensions to Chrome or Remove Them

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How to Add Extensions to Chrome or Remove Them

You can virtually limitless ways to modify your Google Chrome browser using extensions. Spell checking, a dictionary, a translator, personalized emails, snapshots, webcasting tools, and many other features are among the extensions you can add. Though you might want to learn how to add and remove extensions as well as how to turn them on and off if you don’t have much expertise with browser extensions.

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:

  • Open Chrome and then navigate to the Chrome web store.
  • Search or browse for the extension you want to add to Chrome. Click the extension to open its details page.
  • Click Add to Chrome. In the pop-up, click Add extension
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to turn off a Chrome extension

You can temporarily disable a Chrome extension without deleting it if it’s interfering with other applications or you just want to cease what it’s doing.

  • 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.
  • Find the extension you want to turn off.
  • 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.

How to remove a Chrome extension

With just a few clicks, you can delete an extension from Chrome permanently if you decide you no longer need it or that it is incompatible with other programs.

  • 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.
  • Find the extension you want to remove.
  • 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.

 

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