How to Remove Chrome Extensions added to Vivaldi



  • I know how to ADD Chrome extensions to Vivaldi and even HIDE them, but can't seem to figure out how to remove them permanently.


  • Moderator

    @Rizalist:

    I know how to ADD Chrome extensions to Vivaldi and even HIDE them, but can't seem to figure out how to remove them permanently.

    Just go to vivaldi://extensions or click on menu/tools/extensions and uninstall them there.



  • I've got this problem with the chromecast extension.
    https://imgur.com/a/8tWb7

    I added it to Vivaldi and it did not work, so I wanted to remove it, Problem is that it doesn't show in the extension panel. If I go to the store I can try to download and install again, if I do it says it's successful but nothing happends. If I refresh the store page I can add it again. There doesn't see,m to be a way to remove it.



  • @Muffe
    For that extension, I think you can't.
    Google Cast Chromecast had been considered as builtin feature for Chromium/Chrome. The extension seem strongly tied to Google Chrome API.
    Basically that extension seem become internal extension that un remove able by normal way like Firefox Hello sometime ago.

    When you install Google Cast, didn't you look to its reviews for last 6 months of 2016?
    Those review mention as not un-install able, broken, & don't use it on Linux



  • @Muffe A link to that extension so that we could test it? I found Google Cast that seems to be the one you're talking about. It showed up on the extensions list but disappeared after restarting the browser. I was able to install it again and it reappeared on the list, but I was unable to disable it, change any settings or remove it. So, we have to do it manually then...

    It seems to be installing itself into two separate directories, so you might need to delete both of them in order to get rid of the extension. First, make sure what is the path to your user's profile data folder. Go to vivaldi://about/ and check the "Profile Path" entry.

    On Windows the default path to the Extensions folder would be this: %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Extensions (if you're on Windows, you can copy this path and paste it into the File Explorer's address bar - assuming you have the default path, but either way you won't break anything by doing so).

    There should be a bunch of folders with long, mumbling names but you're interested in two particular ones: boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd and pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm. Before performing the next step, close Vivaldi.

    Delete both folders. That should do the trick. Once you open Vivaldi, you might find that the extension's button is still there, but simply hiding it should be enough and it won't reappear again. I'm not sure where Vivaldi keeps the data considering the extension's buttons so that's the best I could do.


  • Vivaldi Team

    Chromecast as mentioned is already a built-in feature, so the only thing that happens when you install through the app store is that the Extension icon is added(afaik), if you hide the icon, it gets removed, and should not show up anymore.



  • @pafflick said in How to Remove Chrome Extensions added to Vivaldi:

    @Muffe A link to that extension so that we could test it? I found Google Cast that seems to be the one you're talking about. It showed up on the extensions list but disappeared after restarting the browser. I was able to install it again and it reappeared on the list, but I was unable to disable it, change any settings or remove it. So, we have to do it manually then...

    It seems to be installing itself into two separate directories, so you might need to delete both of them in order to get rid of the extension. First, make sure what is the path to your user's profile data folder. Go to vivaldi://about/ and check the "Profile Path" entry.

    On Windows the default path to the Extensions folder would be this: %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Extensions (if you're on Windows, you can copy this path and paste it into the File Explorer's address bar - assuming you have the default path, but either way you won't break anything by doing so).

    There should be a bunch of folders with long, mumbling names but you're interested in two particular ones: boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd and pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm. Before performing the next step, close Vivaldi.

    Delete both folders. That should do the trick. Once you open Vivaldi, you might find that the extension's button is still there, but simply hiding it should be enough and it won't reappear again. I'm not sure where Vivaldi keeps the data considering the extension's buttons so that's the best I could do.

    @Aronand said in How to Remove Chrome Extensions added to Vivaldi:

    Chromecast as mentioned is already a built-in feature, so the only thing that happens when you install through the app store is that the Extension icon is added(afaik), if you hide the icon, it gets removed, and should not show up anymore.

    So I tried your solution pafflick, closed Vivaldi and removes those two folders, started Vivaldi and right clicked the CC icon and choose hide icon. When I click that, the browser crashes.



  • @Muffe But does it crash when you click RMB or LMB on it? I tried it and it didn't crash for me... Maybe you should try doing it in another order - hide the icon first and delete its folders afterward. You should be able to reinstall that extension and then try again in that order...



  • @pafflick

    I can right click on it and then click "Hide button". When I click "Hide button" the browser crashes. I tried reinstalling the extension and removing the icon, but it didn't help, it still crashes.



  • @Muffe Well, it doesn't crash for me... 🤔 Maybe if you'd try to disable all of other extensions and restart the browser? I don't know what's the cause, here it works just fine...


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hm, there was actually a bug on almost exactly this, that was fixed with Chromecast, maybe you've found a case where it hasn't been fixed.

    Question: Did you remove the extension folder first, and then remove the extension icon?



  • @pafflick said in How to Remove Chrome Extensions added to Vivaldi:

    @Muffe Well, it doesn't crash for me... 🤔 Maybe if you'd try to disable all of other extensions and restart the browser? I don't know what's the cause, here it works just fine...

    I tried disabling all extensions and then remove it, same result.

    @Aronand said in How to Remove Chrome Extensions added to Vivaldi:

    Hm, there was actually a bug on almost exactly this, that was fixed with Chromecast, maybe you've found a case where it hasn't been fixed.

    Question: Did you remove the extension folder first, and then remove the extension icon?

    Interesting. Yes, I removed the folders first and then tried to hide the button.



  • @Muffe Then you'll need to create a new user profile for the browser and copy your data over or just live with that. I'm clueless beyond this point. Perhaps a new update of the browser will allow you to hide the button without crashing, but I don't really know, sorry... 😕


  • Vivaldi Team

    I haven't been able to reproduce, if you could @Muffe, please report a bug with 1-2-3 step up untill the crash, incase you do something I don't. You can report the bug here: https://vivaldi.com/bugreport/?lang=nb_NO


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