How to manually update installed extensions in Chrome and Firefox?

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Web browsers are currently the most important tools in the world. Him because it's simple, to find something you consult it on the internet. That's why the browser is treated like a parent with love and respect. For this appointment today so you know how manually update the extensions installed in Chrome and Firefox.

How to manually update installed extensions in Chrome and Firefox

It's really something as simple as preventing downloads from automatically opening in Chrome, just to name a separate example.



Why Chrome and Firefox Still simple, these two are the most used in the world, and in terms of performance they are also the best (without underestimating the others, of course). That is why it is imperative to learn how to keep them updated not only for convenience but also for safety.

      The best browsers, why update them manually?

      As you may have already read, both Firefox and Chrome are two of the best web browsers of 2020 , this is mainly due to the large number of updates and extensions, which add more content and specific functions.

      Ma why update them manually? , because and although updates are assumed to be automatic, it can take some time (sometimes a long time), before the browser itself updates.

      And if the update was due to a serious problem (like security), you won't be protected until the browser decides to update. That's why it's important to learn how to manually update the extensions installed in Chrome and Firefox, because nobody wants to be left without them protection.

      Manually update extensions installed in Chrome and Firefox

      First let's go with the fan favorite of Chrome, it has a very useful extension, which you can easily find in Chrome web store page.



      The name of this is Get CRX and it will allow you to update any extension you want, first you have to go to the page of the extension, from there press the right mouse button and an option called "GET CRX of this extension" will appear, you select it.

      This will automatically download the extension update (you will be able to see it in a download window that will appear). So go up Chrome: // extensions and there you just have to drag the downloaded extension and it will install itself.

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      Mozilla Firefox

      How to manually update installed extensions in Chrome and Firefox for a specific reason have been collected in a tutorial. And is that with Firefox the same thing happens with the delay of updates, in this case because it has an option that should update extensions automatically, but that doesn't download them immediately when they come out.

      So, with this browser in order to be able to update them manually, you must first open the corresponding Firefox window, and then go to the section "Additional components" and from there press the gear icon that appears, it will show an options window where you have to select "Search for updates".

      With this, the updates available for your browser should appear, but there is also a way to update them individually and it is as follows.


      First disable the option to automatically check for updates, then go back to the gear button and enter the extensions page, once there go to the plugin you want to update and press the "Other" option.

      Here the add-on details page will appear, press the gear again and select "Check for updates" , once found you just have to install it. And that's it, you can manually update the extensions installed in Chrome and Firefox like an expert without having to spend much time.


      a second choice

      As a last tip, you should know that there is another way to stay informed about Firefox updates and this is via Mozilla AMO, which is the update repository for the browser.

      This maintains a file of versions of each extension, so if a new update appears, it should be reflected on this page as well you can update it immediately (of course manually).

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