Cross-Browser Extension Installation now Possible with Opera and Google Chrome

By Akemi Iwaya on June 25th, 2013

People have been curious if there would be cross-browser compatibility for extensions due to Opera’s recent switch to the browser engine that Google Chrome uses. That question has now been answered. The OMG! Chrome! Blog has put together a nice tutorial on how to get cross-browser extension compatibility set up and working with your browser of choice.

Screenshot courtesy of OMG! Chrome! Blog.

While it is not surprising that the first steps in cross-browser extension compatibility have been taken, it will be interesting to see how it develops as the process is refined and further development occurs with the ‘new’ Opera.

What are your thoughts on this? Is cross-browser extension compatibility really that important? Perhaps you feel that it does not matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Visit the blog post linked below for the full set of instructions and download links to enable cross-browser extension goodness in your browser!

Opera Users Can Now Install Chrome Extensions (And Vice Versa!) [OMG! Chrome! Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/25/13
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