Extensions

Extensions are small programs that can enhance the browser's functions. For example, they can block annoying ads, enable night mode or manage passwords. In Yandex Browser for Mobile, you can install extensions created by the browser developers.

  1. Browser extensions
  2. Turn an extension on or off
  3. Extension functionality
  4. Delete
  5. Settings
  6. Information for extension developers

Browser extensions

We have analyzed existing extensions and studied user preferences in order to select the most popular, useful, and secure extensions for Yandex Browser for Mobile.

To go to the extensions page:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.

The page that opens shows the browser extensions you can install. To install an extension, toggle the button next to the extension name to On. In addition to extensions, the list shows optional browser features (Turbo mode and syncing).

Turn an extension on or off

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. You'll see a list of browser extensions that you already installed. Tap More extensions under the list.
  4. Find the extension in the list and toggle the button to On / Off.

Extension functionality

To see the features available in the extension and what it does:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. This opens a list of the extensions installed in the browser. Tap the desired extension.

A window opens where you can see what the extension does (like get a weather forecast) or access features (like enter a master password in a password manager).

Delete

You can only delete extensions in the From other sources section.

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. You'll see a list of browser extensions that you already installed. Tap More extensions under the list.
  4. Tap More information under the description of the extension.
  5. Tap Delete.

Settings

If you want to access extension settings:

  1. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. You'll see a list of browser extensions that you already installed. Tap More extensions under the list.
  4. Tap More information under the description of the extension.
  5. Under the description, click Settings. If there is no such button, then this extension cannot be configured.

Information for extension developers

Updates

If you want to update all extensions in Yandex Browser:

  1. In the SmartBox, type browser://extensions. This opens a page with a list of all extensions installed in the browser.
  2. Enable Developer Mode in the upper-right corner of the page.
  3. Tap Update above the list.

Testing

If you want to test an extension that you developed in Yandex Browser:

  1. In the SmartBox, type browser://extensions. This opens a page with a list of all extensions installed in the browser.
  2. Enable Developer Mode in the upper-right corner of the page.
  3. Above the list, tap Upload unpacked extension.
  4. The system dialog opens for you to choose files. Its appearance and behavior depend on what Android version you're using and your list of installed apps (for example, various file managers). Find the folder with the extension to test and choose the manifest.json file.

The downloaded extension will be installed in your browser and you can check how it works.

Debugging

If you want to debug your extension using Yandex Browser for Desktop:

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. Launch Yandex Browser on your smartphone.
  3. Tap in the browser (if you don't see this button, press the menu button on your smartphone).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Open Developer tools.
  6. Turn on the Debug webpages via USB option.
  7. Open Yandex Browser on your computer.
  8. Type browser://inspect/#devices in the SmartBox.
  9. You'll see a list of tabs that are open in the mobile browser. One of these tabs corresponds to your extension. Click inspect under its description.

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