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I'm trying to install extensions in Chrome, but keep running into roadblocks.

I downloaded the beta version of Chrome, but every time I try to drag a crx file to the browser, it just brings up a "Save As" window. When I do save, Windows says that it doesn't know which program to use to open the file.

What am I doing wrong here?

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Download Chrome 4 beta and from the wrench icon you click extensions and then the extension menu will come up.Then scroll down and get more extensions >> link will be there.Click on that and you will have all sorts of extensions for Chrome.

Good luck searching :)

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Indeed Chrome 3 doesn't support extensions, so there's no way to install them – Ivo Flipse Jan 14 '10 at 16:10
so install Chrome 4 beta and follow this steps and you will have extensions :) – kvizii Jan 14 '10 at 16:17
I have the Chrome beta, and I've been to the extensions page, but when I click on Install, it doesn't install. I get the "Save As" window, as described in my original post. – croceldon Jan 14 '10 at 16:31
Which Chrome beta? What version? I'm using the latest dev build and I'm at 4.0.288.dev1. The latest beta is about If it's lower than that, you need to get a newer build. – alex Jan 14 '10 at 16:56
Thanks, @ZlateWay, I've been waiting for this. +1 – JMD Jan 14 '10 at 17:09

I had the same problem, however, here are two options to try.

1) I noticed that "dragging" the item to the window caused the weird "Save As" error...however, if you open a Chrome window and choose "File" and "Open File"..and choose your downloaded extension file, it seems to activate it correctly.

2) You may also want to use the wrench/settings menu in Chrome to view your installed extensions.

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Opening the crx file directly didn't work. I still get the Save As dialog. – croceldon Jan 14 '10 at 16:34
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Here's how I wound up fixing it: Uninstalled, then reinstalled Chrome beta. Now extension work.

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