How to install safari extension

hi I no longer have the bw extension in safari. how can I reinstall it?
help page says it comes automatically with the desktop app, but I cant see where it is. it does nor appear in safari-preferences-extensions list
any help appreciated!

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This is probably caused by a bug in Safari. I had the same issue a few times on macOS Monterey, but recent Safari versions seem to be less prone to it.

A possible fix is described here:

Make sure to restart Safari after running the command.

Hi, thanks. sounds a bit beyond my tech abilities! I can probably find the file in system library, but what do I do with it then?

Sorry, I could have been a bit clearer. It’s a command you have to run in macOS Terminal. It looks a bit intimidating, but actually it’s quite easy to do:

  1. Press Cmd+Space to open Spotlight.
  2. Type “Terminal” without quotes and press enter.
  3. You should see a command prompt waiting for input in the Terminal app.
  4. Copy the following command (the complete line) with Cmd+C and paste it into the Terminal window with Cmd+V:
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
  1. Press Enter and wait a few seconds until it is finished.
  2. Restart Safari and check the Extensions page in Preferences, the Bitwarden extension should be back.

The command simply resets a list of so-called Launch Services that macOS retains and registers these services again. Why this is necessary is beyond my abilities, but it helps and causes no other problems.


brilliant, many thanks!
all working now, very very much appreciated