If you ever tried to install an extension in Firefox you’ve encountered the warning that a site is trying to install software on your computer.
There is a simple way to bypass this. However, I should forewarn you that this prevention system was put in place for a good reason. Extensions could possibly be a security risk, be very careful when installing extensions from sites you don’t know.
With that warning out of the way I’ll explain how to bypass it.
- Copy the link. (It has to be a link to the actual xpi.)
- Paste it in the location bar. (The bar where you enter the url.)
- Hit Enter.
Now it should bypass the warning bar but it will still ask you to confirm the install. I know that there is a way to turn off said warning bar, but I like it on just in case. I use this whenever I have an extension I know I can trust and I don’t want to whitelist the entire site.