How to Install Safari Extensions in Windows

Extensions Add New Features to the Safari Browser

Scott Orgera

Although Safari for Windows has been discontinued, you can still install extensions to add new features to the browser. Safari extensions have the .SAFARIEXTZ file extension.

Extensions are usually written by a third-party and can expand the browser's functionality to really personalize the whole experience and add features not built-in to the default version of Safari.

How to Install Safari Extensions in Windows

  1. Make sure extensions are enabled in Safari by using the gear icon at the top right of the browser, and navigating to Preferences... > Extensions, or by pressing Ctrl+, (control plus comma). Toggle them to the ON position if they're not already.
  2. Click to download the Safari extension you want to install.
  3. Click the Install button when asked if you're sure that you want to install the extension.
  4. The Safari extension will install silently in the background.

Go back into the Extensions tab from Step 1 if you want to disable or uninstall Safari extensions.

How to Make Safari Extensions Update Automatically

  1. Open the Extensions tab of Safari's Preferences (open preferences with Ctrl+,).
  2. Click the Updates button on the bottom left side of the Extensions tab.
  3. In the center of the screen, put a check in the box next to Install Updates Automatically.
  4. You can now exit the Extensions window. Safari extensions will update on their own whenever new versions are released.