Some of the important features of the Open in Chrome™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Open in Chrome™.
In short, Open in Chrome™ Gives you the ability to open any link in an Google Chrome browser from within Firefox browser.
5 Reasons to Use Open in Chrome™
Right-click on any link and then click on Open link in Chrome.
You can choose to open the window in private mode (incognito) or normal mode (see addons options page).
Captures the link from any text within the page (for those link that are not like hyperlinks).
You can set the Chrome path in your PC from the options page.
Currently available for Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Google Chrome, a product of one of the world's premiere Search Engine Companies, Google, is one of the many web browsers used all around the globe today. With a similar layout as Safari or Opera, Google Chrome was built for speed and security. Google Chrome is one of the most popular and famous website browsers, used by millions all over the world. It, unlike its competitors, is a highly sophisticated developed piece of software and has been designed to make your internet surfing experience the best. However, most people might not like it, in matters of the speed, and prefer Mozilla Firefox instead. This is where Open-in-Chrome Addon comes in handy.
Open in Chrome is a user-friendly add-on which helps people to open different links in Google Chrome browser, while surfing in Mozilla Firefox. People who have a leaning towards the speed Mozilla Firefox provides, can experience the links opened in Google Chrome. This provides you a chance to maintain sophisticated and quick browsing whenever you are multitasking. You can surf your favorite websites on Mozilla Firefox and open them in Google Chrome's layout. This convenient extension helps in providing you two experiences at a time. This add-on is easy-to-use and anyone with a basic computing knowledge can use it. You can easily right click on a link and open it in Google Chrome. It also gives you an option to open the window in Incognito (Private Mode) or Normal Mode. This add-on also has the ability to capture links from any text, so you can also open links which are not in the form of Hyperlinks. At a glance, Open in Chrome Addon can help you surf in two browsers at a time. We would recommend this convenient add-on to everyone, especially people who fancy the browsing speed of Mozilla Firefox and the layout of Google Chrome.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Open in Chrome™ addon?
Open in Chrome™ is a browser extension to enable you open a desired link in a separate Chrome tab. In order to operate with this addon you need a native-client patch to connect your browser with native Chrome application in your OS. Please read the following to get more info on how to install and operate with this addon.
2. How to work with this addon?
When you first install the addon, please head to the options page and adjust the path for Google Chrome. Depending on your operating system, the path to Chrome could be different. For example, in windows 10 the path is: "C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe", in Mac OSX, the path is: "/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome" and in Linux Ubuntu this path is: "/usr/bin/google-chrome". Please re-check these path in your OS and make sure it is correct. Once you set the correct path to Google Chrome in the options page, please install the native-client patch. This patch is used to make the communication between the addon and Chrome (native app). Please read the following to get more info about installing native-client patch on your machine.
3. How can I download the source code for Open in Chrome™?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is native-client?
Native client patch is used for connecting your browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) with native applications on your machine (Windows, Linux and Mac). If you have an add-on in your browser that needs to communicate with an external application on your computer, this native client patch can be used to easily make this connection.
5. How can I install native-client patch?
After installing the addon, you need to connect it with native applications (i.e. Chrome) on your machine. In order to make this connection, a separate patch is provided in GitHub. Please download and install this patch from here. Follow the instruction in the GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open in Chrome™" addon in your browser can communicate with Chrome on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).
6. Can I choose to open links in a Firefox tab?
No, it only opens links in a new window not a Firefox tab.
7. Can I choose to open links in a private window (incognito)?
Yes, you can choose to open links in private window. To do so, open the options page and click the corresponding option.
8. Does this addon has any toolbar button?
No, this addon does not have toolbar button. The only way to access it is through context-menu item available in your right-click.
9. What happens if I click on non-link contents within a page?
When you click on a non-link item in a page, the addon automatically extracts the link content from the item and if it cannot extract the link content, it gives you an error message that Chrome cannot be opened for this item.
10. Does this addon available for other browsers?
No, currently it is only available for Firefox, but in future it may be become available for Opera and Chrome.
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