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Safari Extensions: Enabling and Installing Safari Extensions

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Safari Extensions - Managing Safari Extensions
Safari Extensions - Enabling and Installing Safari Extensions

You manage extensions from within Safari's preferences.

Once you start loading up on extensions for your Safari browser, you're probably going to want to manage their use, or uninstall the extensions you don't like or just never use.

You manage Safari extensions from within the Safari application, using the Safari Preferences dialog box.

Manage Safari Extensions

  1. If it's not already running, launch Safari.

  2. From the Safari menu, select 'Preferences.'

  3. In the Safari Preferences window, click the 'Extensions' tab. (You won't see this tab unless you enabled extensions as outlined on Page 1 of this guide.)

The Extensions tab provides easy control over all installed extensions. You can globally turn all extensions on or off, as well as turn extensions on or off individually.

Installed extensions are listed in the left-hand pane. When an extension is highlighted, its settings are displayed in the right-hand pane. All extensions include an uninstall option, which you can access by selecting the extension, then clicking the 'Uninstall' button in the Options pane.

Extensions are physically located at /Home directory/Library/Safari/Extensions. You'll see each of your extension .safariextz files stored here, along with an Extensions.plist. Do not manually uninstall an extension by deleting the .safariextz file from the Extensions directory. Always use the uninstaller in Safari's preferences. I mention the Extensions directory only for informational purposes.

Now that you know how to enable, install, and manage Safari extensions, it's time to find out where you can find them.

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