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How to add extension to Ungoogled chromium

      2017/03/25

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Abstract

Hello everybody, It’s candle.
I don’t use Google Chrome so much because I am firefox user, but sometimes I need to use Chrome for extensions.

Google Chrome is slow, and there are some personal information protection is loose.
Detail is here.

https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

So, I use ungoogled chromium.

The problem of ungoogle chromium is that is not easy to install extensions.
In this article, I’ll show you how to install plugins.

This article is according to the under link.

https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/blob/master/FAQ.md


Premise

Ungoogled chromium has been installed

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Install extension file

You can easily install extension on Google Chrome from the store,
But ungoogled chromium once you download the extension file,
Load the file into chromium and install it.

We try to add extension that is named SearchPreview.
Let’s add extension that is named SearchPreview.
At first, you go to the Chrome store.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/searchpreview/hcjdanpjacpeeppdjkppebobilhaglfo

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And make the extension download url.
In general, extension download url is this.

https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=redirect&prodversion=48.0&x=id%3D[EXTENSION_ID]%26installsource%3Dondemand%26uc

Important part is this [EXTENSION_ID].
You put the id of extention here.
In this case, SearchPreview extension id is this.

hcjdanpjacpeeppdjkppebobilhaglfo

The extension id is in the store URL of each extension.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/searchpreview/hcjdanpjacpeeppdjkppebobilhaglfo

So, SearchPreview extentsion download url is this.

https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=redirect&prodversion=48.0&x=id%3Dhcjdanpjacpeeppdjkppebobilhaglfo%26installsource%3Dondemand%26uc

You insert the url in the browser and press enter, downloading of extension would start.

downloadsearchpreview

You got the extension.


Install extension to Ungoogled Chromium

Launch Ungoogle Chromium and access to the next URL.

chrome://extensions/

Or Choose “Chromium” -> “Preferences …” from the menu bar.

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Select “Extensions” from the left menu.

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Drag and drop the downloaded crx file to this page.

crxtochromextension

Since you are asked for confirmation, press “Add extension function”.

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It’s success.

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Something extra, it looks like this when I use it.
the search result of google with site preview.

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Conclusion

Certainly it is needs many steps, but you can do it.

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