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      Kirsty
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      Google Removes the Option of Installing Chrome Extensions via Remote Sites
      By Catalin Cimpanu | June 12, 2018

       
      Google announced plans today to gradually remove the option of installing Chrome extensions from a remote website, also known as an “inline installation.”

      According to Google, this means that by the end of the year, users will only be able to install new Chrome extension only from their respective Chrome Web Store listings.

      The reason for this change is because of malicious Chrome developers who’ve abused this feature to trick users into installing confusing, deceptive, or downright malicious Chrome extensions.

       
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      EP
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      also installing Chrome extensions via “drag and drop” (into the Extensions window) no longer works starting with Google Chrome version 67 as I found out myself (the hard way)

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        Ascaris
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        Can you keep an older version of Chrome around and use that to install the extensions, using the same browser profile (or whatever it may be called in Chrome-land) as the newer version, then switch to that new version that will find the extension a fait accompli?

         

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