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Extensions, applications, and plug-ins

The browser's functionality can be significantly expanded with the use of special programs — extensions, applications, and plug-ins. These programs are provided both by Yandex and by other developers.

  • Extensions
  • Applications
  • Plug-ins

Extensions are embedded in the browser and become a part of its interface; they appear as extra bars or buttons in the browser window. By default, your browser does not have a single extension installed.

You can install extensions from the special Web Store or from the sites of third-party developers. Install extensions only from sites that you trust.

You can manage extensions in browser settings.

GoalActions
Installing an extension from the Web Store
  1. Go to the online store.
  2. Select an extension and click + Free.
  3. Confirm installation of the extension.
Installing an extension from third-party developer sites
  1. Download a crx file with the selected extension.
  2. Click the button
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    In the top right corner of the browser window

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      AdvancedToolsExtensions.
  3. Drag the extension file to the browser window and confirm the extension's installation.
Viewing the list of installed extensions
Click the button
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In the top right corner of the browser window

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  AdvancedToolsExtensions.
Removing an extension

Go to the installed extensions page and click the icon  next to the selected extension.

Disabling (enabling) an extension

Go to the extensions page and uncheck (check) the box Enabled.

For more information, see the sections Browser extensions and FAQ.

Apps are embedded in the browser, but in contrast to extensions, they have their own visual interface. There are different kinds of apps: games, utilities, business tools, etc. There are no apps installed in your browser by default.

You can manage apps in browser settings.

GoalActions
Installing an application
  1. Go to the Web Store.
  2. Select an app and click + Free.
  3. Confirm installation of the selected app.
Viewing installed apps
  1. Open Tableau.

  2. Go to the Apps tab.

Launching an app
  1. Open Tableau.

  2. Go to the Apps tab.

  3. Click the app's icon.
Deleting an app
  1. Open Tableau.

  2. Go to the Apps tab.

  3. Right-click the icon and select Delete.

Note. The Apps tab appears in Tableau only if an app is installed.

A plug-in is embedded in the browser but does not normally have a visual interface, and is generally intended for handling various types of content. Examples of plug-ins are Windows Media Player or the PDF document viewing program Adobe PDF Plug-In.

Usually, you need to install plug-ins when you visit a site that has specific content (for example, a video). To display this content properly, you must install a plug-in.

You can manage plug-ins in browser settings.

GoalActions
Installing a plug-inThe browser will inform you if you need to install the appropriate plug-in and will offer you to install it. You will see a notification in the top part of the page. You will need to download the latest version of the plug-in from the developer's website and install it yourself.
Seeing and disabling a plug-in
Click the button
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In the top right corner of the browser window

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  SettingsShow advanced settingsPrivacyContent settings...Plug-ins.
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  1. Click the button
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    In the top right corner of the browser window

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      Settings.
  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings

  4. In the window that opens, find the Plug-ins section and click Disable individual plug-ins

  5. The Plug-ins page opens, where all installed plug-ins are listed. To disable a plug-in, click the Disable link under its name.

Deleting a plug-in

You cannot remove an installed plug-in through the browser interface. You must use the standard features of your operating system for deleting an application.

  • In Windows: go to the Control PanelProgramsDelete programs and delete the plug-in.
  • In Mac OS: go to the folder Applications and move the program's icon to the trash.
Updating an outdated plug-in

Plug-ins are not updated automatically and can become outdated. The browser detects outdated plug-ins: if the plug-in is outdated, you will see a message about it in the address bar.

  • To install the latest version o f a plug-in, select Update plug-in.
  • If you want to continue running the plug-in without upgrading, click Run this time. However, the next time you start the browser, you will see a message that the plug-in is blocked.
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