Open in Chrome™

Open in Chrome™

Open links in Google Chrome

  • Open in Chrome™
  • Open in Chrome™
What is Open in Chrome™?
Open in Chrome™ is a Firefox add-on allowing users to conveniently open any link in a Google Chrome browser directly from Firefox. After installing the add-on and connecting it with Chrome, users can right click on any link and choose to open it in Chrome, either in private or normal mode. Additionally, it captures links from any text content within the page. A separate patch for making the connection to Chrome is provided and needs to be installed from GitHub.
Merlin
Stats
By: Alex
Users: 1,940 ▲ 13
Rating: 3.63 (35)
Version: 0.1.4resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2015-08-25
Weekly download count: 83
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 39.31K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Summary

Open in Chrome™ addon gives you the ability to open any link in a Google Chrome browser from Firefox.

Note 1: (v0.1.2) 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: https://github.com/alexmarcoo/open-in-native-client/releases

Follow the instruction in the above GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open in Chrome™" addon in your Firefox browser can communicate with Google Chrome on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).

Note 2: before using the addon, please open the option's page and make sure the path to Chrome is correct based on your Operating System. For example, the path to Google Chrome in Window 10 is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Please adjust this path if you have Mac or Linux. Next, please follow the below steps to open desired links in Google Chrome.

a. right click on any link and then click on the Open link in Chrome (from the context menu). b. you can choose to open the window in private (incognito) or normal mode (see addon's options page). c. It captures the link from any text content within the page (i.e. for those links that are not hyperlinked). d. you can set the Chrome path in your machine from the options page.

Note 3: in order to report any Bug, please fill the Bug report form in the addon's Homepage.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful for opening links in Chrome
  • Easy to install
  • Works well for some users
Cons
  • Doesn't work for all users
  • Complicated to set up for some
  • Not updated regularly
Most mentioned
  • Useful for opening links in Chrome
  • Doesn't work for all users
  • Easy to install
Recent reviews
by RUDI, 2024-04-25

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Safety
Risk impact

Open in Chrome™ is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Open in Chrome™ if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Open in Chrome™ is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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