Is there a "Open in Firefox" Google Chrome extension for Google Chrome on Mac OS X?



  • Google Chrome Version 38.0.2125.122
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

3 Answers 3


Great question, I've never found an OSX app to do this, so I've used the following Applescript (edited to work for Firefox, instead of Safari):

tell application "Google Chrome"
    set urlChrome to get URL of active tab of first window
end tell

tell application "Firefox"
    open location urlChrome
end tell

Pretty simple - get current tab in Chrome's URL and open it it Firefox. Tested on Yosemite.

To make:

  1. Open (apple)Script Editor from Spotlight or Launchpad
  2. Copy and paste above code
  3. Save as File Format: Application
  4. Drag to dock for easy access
  5. (optional) Set up a shortcut for the 'app': System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > + > Find the app > Set the shortcut:

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  • Great answer. Impressive solution.
    – Lernkurve
    Nov 26, 2014 at 22:05
  • @Lernkurve Thanks - hopefully, you'll find a better way soon! Nov 26, 2014 at 22:06

Don't have OSX and seldom use Chrome so don't know if this page would help you, it describes both directions between Firefox and Chrome. (sorry, low points does not permit posting as a lesser comment) http://www.thewindowsclub.com/transfer-open-tabs-from-firefox-to-chrome


I posted this answer on another question here Chrome extension for "Open this URI with …"

I wrote a chrome extension that allows you to open the current url in other browsers, which includes firefox. You can add whatever browser you have installed on your computer, and also set specific URLs to automatically launch.

Extension link is here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/second-browser/camgemdhfmfogamncjkgddnloggffmbc

Costs 99 cents

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