Opera 15 and the latest Google Chrome versions share the same core which means that they support for many features. This includes who extensions are working in both browsers, and even though that is the case, it is not that easy to install Chrome extensions in Opera or Opera extensions in Chrome.
It needs to be noted that most extensions should run just fine in both browsers. Only extensions that use browser specific features won't work.
Opera is working on a "Download Chrome Extensions" add-on for Opera which has not been released publicly yet. The problem that Opera users face is that Google is not displaying a download or add to button on its Web Store if a browser that is not Chrome is used to access it.
We may have to wait a bit longer until Opera Software releases the extension downloader for Chrome so that Opera users can install the majority of extensions available for Chrome in the Opera web browser.
Chrome users on the other hand do not have these restrictions. While they cannot install Opera extensions directly in their browser, a little bit of tweaking is all that is needed to do so.
Here is what you need to do:
Good news for Chrome users is that they may find extensions in Opera's add-on repository that they won't find in Google's Chrome Web Store due to restrictions and policies.Advertisement
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