Software recommendation: Firefox cleverly borrowed from Google’s feature extensions

Both Google Chrome and Firefox are known for their many extensions that can be used to add features to the browser. However, the content of each browser’s app store is not exactly the same, which means that the extensions that are available in the Google app store are not necessarily available in the Firefox app store. Today we will find a way to install and run Google Chrome extensions in Firefox.

Installing specialized conversion extensions

To use Google extensions in Firefox, first we need to install a “converter” in our browser to convert Google extensions to Firefox supported extension format. We first run Firefox and click on the “Open Menu” button in the upper right corner. In the pop-up menu, click the “Add Component” command, and in the pop-up page, we set the keyword “Chrome Store Foxified” in the input box in the upper-right corner. After pressing enter, you can search in Firefox’s app store and click the first link in the pop-up search results. Then click the “Add to Firefox” button on the page of the extension to complete the installation of the extension, which plays the role of a “converter” (Figure 1).

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Converting and installing feature extensions

Once this “converter” is installed, you will need to register for a Firefox Developer Center account. Now click on the “Register or Sign In” button in the top right corner of the Firefox App Store and follow the wizard to register an account and sign in. Next, click on the Chrome Store Foxified icon in the toolbar and a wizard page will pop up. The wizard page will show you how to use the “Converter”. First of all, you can add a Google extension that you want to convert, and there are two ways to add it. For example, you can paste the Google Apps store link in the input box under “Store URL”. Or you can click on the box under “My Computer” and select the installation file of the extension in the pop-up dialog box (Figure 2).

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Tip: Chrome Store Foxified can convert not only Google extensions, but also Opera extensions.

Here I submit the file of the feature extension “Janet” in the second way, and then click on the “Add to Firefox” button below (Figure 3).

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Wait a moment to see the conversion results of the feature extensions at the bottom of the page, click the “Install Unsigned” button in the message box, and click the “Yes, continue to install unsigned” button in the pop-up dialog box (Figure 4). This will allow us to install the converted extensions into Firefox and further expand the functionality of Firefox.

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Tip: Although Chrome Store Foxified can convert feature extensions, it does not guarantee 100% that every feature extension can be installed and used properly after conversion. Therefore, we recommend that when you choose to convert a feature extension, you must choose the latest version of it as well.

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