Extension to allow downloading of Chrome extensions

  • Just installed this and it doesn't work. It hase been suggested that I need to disable flachblocker but AFAIK this is not installed Help

  • if you are talking about Download Chrome Extension, it is working
    but not all Chrome extensions can be installed in Opera (100% sure for chrome apps)
    which extension on CWS is giving you problem?

  • No not working on my installation I can install the extension but nothing works - ie I can't see much less down load any Chrome extensions and there is no icon showing.

  • I just tested it on latest developer (29.0.1794.0 )
    after you install "download chrome extension" extension from opera addons page
    go to chrome web store and find what you want (I tested it with first that I stumble upon)
    there will be red button saying add to Opera--- click it
    a top bar will show with info that extension is disabled (because is not Opera native), and there is a button GO at the far right
    click GO and it will take you to Opera extensions page where you need to confirm installation (click install)

    Which one of these steps didn't worked?

  • There's no way that after all this time the ability to install Chrome extensions in Opera itself requires an extension. It can't be that difficult for Opera to implement this, as has been proven by another browser recently.

  • There's no way that after all this time the ability to install Chrome extensions in Opera itself requires an extension

    For me it doesn't make any sense that Opera could allow installing extensions for other browser natively. Also, it's well known that it doesn't happen due to security reasons.

  • Even when both browsers are based on the same foundation and people very obviously need things that extensions provide? It seems to me that Opera once before went the route of ignoring extensions for too long. Didn't work out well for them.

    And what security reasons? They could probably improve on security, if anything, as compared to using an old extension provided by "theprovider."

  • While Opera and Chrome are based on the same rendering engines they are different enough that some Chrome extensions don't work with Opera. Making Opera support Chrome extensions by default would be a huge nightmare if something broke that was 'officially' supported. As it is its quite easy to port most extensions over to Opera and any developers that have fails to do so by now probably don't care enough to bother. Most of the major extensions have native Opera releases already. Either way, Opera is not ignoring extensions. Ignoring and not supporting someone else's stuff out of the box are not the same thing.

  • Even when both browsers are based on the same foundation and people very obviously need things that extensions provide?

    Being based on the same engine doesn't mean that both can use the same extensions. There are things that Opera has that Chrome hasn't and vice-versa.

    And what security reasons?

    Extensions in Opera's Extensions page are verified before going available in the page while extensions from external sources may or may not be verified.

    That's one of the reasons for Opera to difficult the installation of extensions from unknow sources since a long time.

  • Clicking on the red opera button causes the display of a checking message and nothing happens after that no natterhow long one waits. Tried to install a number of extensions - same non result every time.

  • Open up your extensions manager and see if theres anything at all in there. If there is disable it, restart the browser and try installing an extension again.

  • All that's there are the Opera extensions I installed way back. Disabling them makes no difference.

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