“Open With Firefox” Sends Web Pages from Chrome to Firefox

Here is an interesting Chrome extension, one that lets you open links using Firefox. A useful one for those who use Chrome and Firefox simultaneously.

The extension adds a (you guessed it correct!) Firefox icon to your Chrome toolbar. When you are on any web page, click this icon to open the same page using Firefox.

Simple. A simple but clever idea, kudos to developers!


Oh, if you were wondering, there is a Open in Chrome addon available for Firefox too, to open URLs using Chrome, while browsing on Firefox.

You can install the Chrome extension from here.

In Category: Apps & Extensions, Chromebit


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Wayne Holly 17/06/2015, 11:15 pm

    Did you read the reviews in the Chrome Web Store? Only 3 stars. Many claim it does not work with Chrome.

    • Daniel Chenery 18/06/2015, 12:13 pm

      I’ve just installed it, it certainly works. The setup isn’t ideal though.
      You need to install an extra file, as said on the plugins setup page, then run that file as administrator.

      Once it’s setup, it does work, it just feels quite the hassle to setup 🙁

      • Dinsan 18/06/2015, 1:05 pm

        That’s not good! they really need to make the process easier,

        • Daniel Chenery 18/06/2015, 1:09 pm

          Whilst I agree, I also think we have to look at the security perspective. I don’t think a developer has access to launch external programs. The extra file is that gap filler.
          It fires off to an application (with a link like a mailto:), then said application opens the web page.

          If Firefox had such a handler like “firefox:link-goes-here.com”, it probably wouldn’t require the extra setup.

          • Dinsan 18/06/2015, 1:11 pm

            This works seamlessly in Android right? I am not sure how it is, technically, but yea.. it is possible

          • Daniel Chenery 18/06/2015, 1:13 pm

            Are you referring to the “Choose Application” pop-up in Android?
            Once Chrome has been chosen as a default browser, I’m not sure it’s possible to open a link in another browser?

          • Dinsan 18/06/2015, 1:13 pm

            Yes, I was referring to the choose application pop-up, when you hit share button from a app.
            We don’t have something like that on Windows uh?