About Plugins Of Google Chrome – POFTUT

About Plugins Of Google Chrome

When the internet emerged browsers used for displaying and rendering HTML pages with limited JavaScript or VBScript scripts. Today time changed and browsers act like an operating system or container that provides a lot of functionality built-in or with plugins. Internet users use plugins for different functions like, post twitter, bookmark, save the password, remotely manage applications etc. The plugin provides flexibility for the users but also provides security weakness.

List Plugins

Existing builtin of user installed plugins can be viewed with the following URL which should be entered to the address bar.

Extensions or Plugins

Chrome Extensions

Chrome Extensions

We can see that Google Mail Checker, LastPass Password Manager plugins are installed into the chrome.

Built-in Plugins

Google Chrome also provides some built-in plugin in order to provide general functionality to the users. Adobe Flash Player, Chrome PDF Viewer` are some of them. We can list these built-in plugins with the following command or URL from the address bar.

List Plugins

List Plugins

As we can see that there are only builtin plugins installed currently in the screenshot.

Install Plugins

Plugins can be installed different ways and from different source for Chrome browser but the official and most secure one is installing from Chrome Web Store which can be navigated with the following URL

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

Install Plugins

Install Plugins

For example we want to install the plugin named google mail checker . We can search it with the search box located left upper corner .

In the left side bar we can filter plugins according to their ratings from 2 star to 5 star.

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Another menu is Features menu where we can filter plugins according to following categories

  • Runs Offline
  • By Google
  • Free
  • Available for Android
  • Word with Google Drive

After we search we get following screen. We just click the Add To Chrome Button to the related plugin in the list.

Builtin Plugins

Builtin Plugins

In the next popup box click Add extension

After installation is completed we generally get a poppup like below and the icon of the plugin is added to the chrome bar.

Activate Plugins

Plugins can be activate or dis-activated from the extension list page just click checkbox Enabled for this operation

Activate Plugins

Activate Plugins

Remove Plugins

Plugins can be removed from Chrome by click the trash cab icon in the plugin list. Th

Remove Plugins

Remove Plugins

Allow In Private or Incognito Mode

Private or Incognito Mode is used to browse the internet in privately with privacy. Private or Incognito mode will do not store any information to the disk. By default, plugins are not enabled in Private or Incognito mode. If we want to use them we can enable them by clicking Allow in incognito checkbox.

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