Yes, this is the very first tutorial on web which will teach you how you can install and use Google Chrome (Chromium) plugins / extensions in Ubuntu (Linux). Previously we shared a small tutorial about how you can install Google Chrome plugins / extensions in Microsoft Windows. Google Chrome extensions comes in CRX format and you have to give a command line argument to enable them both in Windows and in Ubuntu. But the procedure of adding command line argument [--enable-extensions] in Ubuntu is bit tricky. Here is a step by step procedure through which you can use Chromium extensions in Ubuntu (Linux).
Follow these simple steps to enable Google Chrome extensions in Ubuntu
- Install Chromium in Ubuntu.
- After you have installed Chromium, navigate to Applications-> Internet->Chromium Web Browser
- Right-click and choose Add this launcher to desktop
- Now on desktop right click on Chromium icon and choose Properties
- In Command text box add
--enable-extensionsor copy-paste the command below
- Click close button
- Now run Chromium by a double-click on its icon on your desktop
- Next step is to install an extension. Suppose we want to install GMail extension in Chromium
- Click here [GMail CRX] in your Chromium window and it will ask you to confirm whether you want to install this extension or not?
- Now restart Chromium and you will notice to GMail extension icon at the bottom of the Chromium window
chromium-browser %U --enable-extensions
You may even choose to download CRX by right clicking on the above link and choose Save Link As... and later you may simply drag the CRX extension in your Chromium window