Although Firefox is still a web browser it still has a loyal group of users. But it has a much lower market share. Although it was one of the first to use the extension system, Chrome has gained popularity since then. Which caused a large number of extensions to be made. It made it more popular to the point of stealing the market from Firefox to some extent. There are also many web browsers that have developed the Chromium (Blink) engine and can install Chrome extensions right away, such as Microsoft Edge and Vivadi as well.
The number of extensions in Firefox has not increased significantly compared to Chrome.
Even the latest version of Firefox version 119 and above on PC. According to the news, Chrome sales section can now be imported.
How do I do it?
- Install Chrome with the extensions we want first. (In case you don’t have it yet)
- Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
3. Check “Warn me when I try to access these preferences,” and then click “Accept and continue.”
4. Type “browser.migrate.chrome.extensions.enabled” and if it is “false” change it to “true”
5. Click “Settings”
6. Click “Import Data”
7. Click on Chrome and click on the “+” sign.
8. Select “Extension”
9. Wait for import
But if you are using a Mac, you may find that you will be asked as shown in the image. Enter your Mac user account password and press Allow (you will be asked twice).
10. When you’re done, click Done (if you look at Extensions, it will tell you how many extensions you can import from Chrome).
11. When you find this section in the upper right corner of Firefox, click on it.
12. You will find that Chrome extensions are gradually being imported, but not all of them are coming.
Because the truth is just a comparison between Chrome extensions that are already available on Firefox for convenience. But it’s not like Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge, Vivadi, etc. which already import extensions from Chrome.
You can see that when we install the extension from Chrome Web Store directly to Firefox, it is still not possible.
However, I still can’t import extensions using Microsoft Edge. Note that the “Extensions” option is missing.
Things to note
For Firefox ESR users at the time of writing this article. Version 115.4.0 still does not have this feature yet. But you can still use your Firefox account to sync imported extensions from Chrome from a device running the latest version of regular Firefox (you’ll have to wait for a new version of Firefox ESR in the future that will supposedly add this feature as well).
Moreover, if you are using Firefox on Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2, you will not be able to use this feature as well. But you can still use your Firefox account to sync imported Chrome extensions from devices running the latest version of regular Firefox on newer Windows or another operating system.
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