I am trying to install a free extension in Google Chrome, but whenever I click "Add To Chrome", I am asked to sign in to a Google account. This has never happened before, and I do not want to use an account just to install an extension. This problem is occurring for all extensions. How can I install extensions without signing in?
You now seem to need sign in to a Google account to install any extensions/add-ons from Chrome Web Store.
But you can still install an extension without logging in to a Google account by doing the following:
And you're done.
You could also use helpers like Chrome Extension Downloader to download the
Here is the announcement about locking installation of Chrome extensions so that they can only be installed via the chrome store: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/d35tIyH8dVM%5B1-25-false%5D
They also say:
The easiest way around is to just not use the Chrome Web Store, or just don't use Chrome.
Chrome is completely useless for me if I can't install extensions. I will not create a google account just so I can download from the chrome store. This looks much more like forcing millions of Chrome users to create google accounts than actually do anything about security.
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