Simple Solution To integrate IDM into opera browser. Opera needs to be integrated manually with IDM and this tutorial will show you how to. To integrate IDM into opera browser there are a few manual tweaks you need to make. By default Internet download manager integrates automatically into some major browsers like Chrome and Firefox, Opera on the other hand does not always get automatic integration with IDM.

Note that Opera versions 14 and lower have limited support of IDM and do not work with IDM extension.

Before we begin make sure both Opera and IDM are up to date. Update Opera to the latest version. Update by Opera by going to ‘Opera > Menu > About Opera > Check for Updates’. Update IDM to the latest version by going to “IDM Menu> Help->Check for updates” located at the Top menu items list.

Follow these Simple Steps to integrate IDM (Internet Download Manager) into Opera Browser

Step 1. Enable Advanced Browser Integration In IDM

First Open IDM and Go to “Options->General” IDM dialog box (arrow 1 on the image). Enable “Use advanced browser integration” option (arrow 1 on the image). . Now check that integration into Opera is also enable or ticked (arrow 2 on the image). To enable IDM in Opera Browser tick the “Opera” check box. Click OK to save on the dialogue box to save your settings.

IDM Configuration Opera Integration
IDM Opera Integration

Step 2. Open Opera Browser Extensions Page

This step relates to only for Opera versions 15 and higher.
In this step we will install the IDM extension for Opera Browser Manually. This is similar to installing Browser addons for Chrome or Firefox. First Open the Opera Browser extension page.
Go to Opera > Menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions

Opera Browser Menu Extensions Manager
Locate Opera Browser Extensions Manager in Menu

This will open the Opera Extensions page, captured below.

Opera Extensions Manager Page
Opera Extensions Page

Step 3. Open IDM Installation Folder and find IDMGCExt.crx

Open the IDM installation folder usually located at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager” by default (With no quotes). In the folder located or search for a file named “IDMGCExt.crx” or “IDMGCExt” (With no quotes). The “IDMGCExt” file is the IDM extension for Opera.

IDM Installation Folder IDMGCExt.crx
IDMGCExt.crx in IDM Installation Folder

Step 4. Drag and Drop IDMGCExt.crx into Extensions Page

Now simply drag and drop “IDMGCExt.crx” (arrow 4 on the image) file from  IDM installation folder into the “Extensions” page opened in your Opera Browser.

Drag and Drop IDMGCExt.crx in Opera Extentions Page
Drag and Drop IDMGCExt.crx into Extentions Page

Step 5. Accept Install of IDM Integration Module

After the drag and drop a message prompt will pop up asking you to accept installation of the IDM Integration Module. Click on “Install” (arrow 1 on the image) to finish installation of “IDM Integration Module” in Opera Browser.

Allow IDM in private mode
Allow IDM in private mode

Step 6. (Optional) Allow IDM in Private Browsing Mode

Final Step is to enable “Allow in private mode” by ticking the checkbox (arrow 2 on the image). Restart the browser and you have successfully integrated IDM into Opera Browser.

Allow IDM in private mode
Allow IDM in Private Mode

Congratulation you have successfully integrated Internet Download Manger (IDM) with Opera Browser!
How easy was that? Feel free to leave Comments Below.

34 thoughts on “How to Integrate IDM into Opera Browser-idmgcext.crx for Opera”

  1. Most Rev Sirs, It worked…. It worked !!! Oh! You have made me so much elated with joy now !!! Infinite gratitude…

  2. Thank you so much, I installed opera years ago, and suddenly the Update Checker error so I need to reinstall it.

    Then I forgot how to install IDM in this browser. lol


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