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How to Enable/Disable Chrome Plugins and Extensions?

Enable/Disable Chrome Plugins and Extensions: Extensions are non-indigenous software programs that customize the browsing experience. They allow users to adjust Chrome functionality and behavior to individual needs or preferences. These plugins are built on web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

An extension serves a single purpose that is limitedly defined and easy to understand. A single extension might include multiple components and a variety of functionality, taking into account that everything offers a common purpose.

Enable Chrome Plugins and Extensions

Extension files do not depend on content from the web, unlike ordinary web apps and are zipped into a single .crx package that the user downloads and installs.

This article below gives you the knowledge on how to enable extensions on Chrome.

Install and manage extensions


Customize Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

  1. Install an extension
  2. Open the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Find and select the extension you want.
  4. Click Add to Chrome.
  5. Some extensions will let you know if they need certain permissions or data.To approve, click Add extension.

To use the extension, click the icon to the right of the address bar. If you’re using a computer through your work or school, your organization might block some extensions.

Install on your phone

You can also install it on your phone. All you need to do is follow the following steps

  1. On your phone, open the Chrome app Chrome. If you haven’t yet, sign in to Chrome.
  2. Find the extension you want.
  3. Tap Add to Desktop.
  4. Confirm by tapping Add to Desktop.

The next time you open Chrome on your computer, you’ll see a message that the extension was installed. If the extension needs some permissions, you’ll be asked. To approve, click Enable extension.

Install with a Windows or Mac application

Sometimes, when you install an application on Windows or Mac, it also installs a Chrome extension. The next time you open Chrome:

  • To grant permissions and use the extension, click Enable.
  • To delete the extension, click Remove.

Disable Chrome Plugins and Extensions

Extensions are administered through the Chrome Developer Dashboard and published to the Chrome Web Store. Below you will learn how to uninstall an extension.

Uninstall an Extension

Uninstalling an extension is a simple process. Just follow these few simple steps.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the toolbar, right-click an extension.
  3. Hover over ‘This Can Read and Change Site Data.’ Then, decide which permission to give the extension.
  4. When You Click the Extension: It Turns on the extension only when you click it. This only allows the extension to access the current site in the open tab or window. If you close the tab or window, you’ll have to click the extension to turn it on again.
  5. On current site: Allow the extension to automatically read and change data on the current site.
  6. On all sites: Allow the extension to automatically read and change data on all sites.
  7. Add or remove access to a specific site
  8. On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  9. At the top right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  10. On the extension, click Details.
  11. Under ‘Permissions,’ add or remove a site.
  12. Add: To the right of ‘Allowed sites,’ click Add.
  13. If you don’t see this option, change ‘Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit’ to On specific sites.
  14. Remove: To the right of the site, tap More More and then remove.
  15. Uninstall an extension
  16. To the right of your address bar, look for the extension’s icon. Right-click the icon and select Remove from Chrome.

If the extension’s icon is not visible

If you can’t see the extension’s icon, follow the steps below.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More, More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  3. On to the extension you want to remove, click Remove.
  4. Confirm by clicking Remove.
  5. Manage your extensions
  6. On your computer, open Chrome.
  7. At the top right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  8. Make your changes:
  9. Turn on/off: Turn the extension on or off.
  10. Allow incognito: On the extension, click Details. Turn on Allow in incognito.
  11. Fix corruptions: Find a corrupted extension and click Repair. Confirm by clicking Repair extension.
  12. Allow site access: On the extension, click Details. Next to ‘Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit,’ change the extension’s site access to On click, On specific sites, or On all sites.

Why do Extensions get disabled by Chrome?

If a message says “Extensions Disabled,” on Windows or Mac, it’s because Chrome must have turned off one or more of your extensions to keep your data safe while browsing the Internet.The reason for Chrome to turn off these extensions is because it either is not from the Chrome Web Store or were determined unsafe.

Extensions you can use on Chrome

To protect your computer or your data while you browse, Chrome lets you use extensions published on the Chrome Web Store.

List of your extensions

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Choose More tools and then Extensions.
  4. Unpublished extensions on the Chrome Web Store are grayed out. And you won’t be able to turn them back on.

Manage disabled extensions

If you want to use a disabled extension, you can ask the extension’s developer to upload their extension to the Chrome Web Store. This allows you to install that extension from the Chrome Web Store, or already installed extension, to manually re-enable it from the list of extensions along with others who use Chrome.

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Saraswati Sikdel

I am a writer at earnigo.com, specializing in social articles, a die-hard music lover and an avid reader. Articles based on lifestyle and conspiracies interests me most while I keep a close watch on tech content.

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