How to Install Opera Extensions using OEX file

by Venkat eswarlu on October 26, 2010

in How to,Opera

We already covered how to install Chrome and Firefox add-ons manually,of course we also covered install & uninstall of extensions for opera .Opera extensions can be made of CSS,HTML and JavaScript.Do you know Opera extension file is of OEX format, where as Chrome extension file is CRX and Firefox add-on’s extension is XPI.

This is another way of installing Opera extension which can be helpful when you are unable to install extension directly from Opera extensions site.

Manually Installing Opera extensions using OEX file

1.Visit Opera extensions site, right click on “Install” link of add-on

2. Click “Save Linked Content as” and click Save to your Computer with default extension file name.

manually installing Opera extension using OEX file thumb How to Install Opera Extensions using OEX file

3.Now drag and drop Opera extension file to Opera address bar, Opera asks to install the extension, install it.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

P January 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm

can anybody force opera oex extension towork with firefox? especially ImgTip


Andre January 21, 2011 at 4:53 am

Doesnt work. It just shows the path in the urlbar.


john February 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Same here. It does not respond at all to the dragged .oex file. Can somebody pleas explain?


ct April 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Not very helpful Venkat… like with the others here, that method doesn’t work! Dragging the .oex file in the address bar and trying to load it doesn’t do anything.

Why is it so damn hard to install an extension in Opera is beyond me…

Moving back to Firefox…. sorry.


ramli June 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

doesn’t work, what to be done..


Emilie V. January 14, 2012 at 4:50 am

Is it possible to install oex files on Opera mobile? Thanks in advance.


Dr.B4ne February 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm



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