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    Hi. I got Google Chrome dev and have downloaded some plugins but they keep trying to open in Windows when the download ends. Can someone tell me how to stop this before I stab the pc with my knitting needles?

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    Welcome to ChromePlugins

    are you using Chrome to download the plugins?
    What are the plugins that you are downloading?
    If they are extensions; after downloading them, drag them to a Chrome window to install them

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    Hi. I used Chrome to get the plugins and Windows shows a message saying it cannot open it after downloading. I keep downloading different ones to see what they do but this is so annoying. I can install them as you say but why is something trying to open them? Thanks for replying.

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    What is the version of your Windows?

    Windows does not know which application to use to open/run crx files

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    The latest version of Chrome has added .crx to the autoopen list (not sure just an observation)

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    My Windows is Vista. I got the pc from a friend so may be something was changed, but I don't know how to fix it and no I'm not blonde!!

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    Did you try to drag the .crx file to the Chrome Application, which must be opened before you drag?

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    Yes I can drag them and make them install but I want to stop the message after I download them.

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    @PippiAppleseed (any relation to LongStocking..?); You can Shift-click a file and go to Open With, then tell it which application to use. If you set it to Chrome then it'll probably just open the extensions once they've finished downloading.
    Veesteronnalaptop, and Chrome extension mods at http://gochrome.letsdoo.org

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    too bad I can't use this option :-)
    my Chromes would be confused ........

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