Many Mac owners prefer to use Safari as their default browser on their machine. The reason is obvious: they want to use the browser that has been exclusively made for their machines. Often while using Safari, you may have noticed a few elements not appearing properly. At such times, what you do is open that webpage in another browser installed on your Mac.
That is actually time-consuming. You need to copy the URL, open a browser on your machine, paste the link, and hit Enter to load the webpage. What if there was a way for you to quickly open your current Safari webpage in the Google Chrome browser on your Mac? Well, there is a way.
A Safari extension called “Open in Chrome” lets you quickly open your current Safari tab in Chrome on your Mac. What’s more, it’s free and easy to install. Here’s how:
Opening Your Current Safari Webpage in Chrome with a Single Click
1. Head over to the Open in Chrome extension page and download the extension on your Mac. Double click on the downloaded file to extract the actual extension.
2. When the files are extracted, double click on the file named “OpenInChrome.safariextz,” as that is the extension installer file.
3. Safari will prompt you if you really wish to install the extension named Open in Chrome. Click the button that says “Install” to allow the extension to be installed on your machine.
4. You will not get a success message after the extension has been installed. Instead you will see a blank Safari window. Close the Safari window and move forward with the procedure.
5. You now need to enable Chrome to accept incoming links from Safari. To do that double click on the file named “ChromeHelper” that you downloaded earlier. Since it has been downloaded from the Internet, you need to click on “Open” in the prompt that appears on your screen for it to be launched on your machine.
6. It will do its job silently. You will not even get a confirmation message when it is done.
7. The extension has been successfully installed on your Mac. Now launch Safari and open any webpage of your choice.
8. On the left side of the address bar you will see a little arrow pointing in the right direction. Click on it and it will immediately send your current Safari tab to the Chrome browser. The webpage will then launch in Chrome on your Mac.
You can send as many webpages to Chrome as you want from Safari on your Mac. If you send multiple webpages they will launch in multiple tabs in Chrome.
If you ever feel like disabling the extension, you can do so using the following steps.
1. Launch Safari and click on “Safari” followed by “Preferences…” You will be taken to the Preferences panel from where you can manage settings for your browser.
2. Once in Preferences, click on the “Extensions” tab to be taken to the extensions list.
3. In the Extensions tab, click on “Open in Chrome” in the left sidebar. Then click on the “Uninstall” button.
4. Click on “Uninstall” when the prompt appears and the extension will be uninstalled.
If you ever feel like seeing a webpage in Chrome, but you use Safari for most of your work, you can use the above extension that will quickly open your current Safari tab in Chrome on your Mac.