I am using the latest version of chrome, uipath and windows 8 . I have installed the chrome extensions many times still while recording i get the error extension need to be installed or activated. Chrome version is 84.0. Studio version 2020.6. beta-3 ,. I even reinstalled Uipath once. I am using the community edition.
Can you restart your system and try again?
I provided some suggestions on how to troubleshoot the UiPath Chrome Extension issue. Since you are using Community Edition, the actual location of your crx_manifest.json might be different so just make sure you point to the correct location when creating/updating registry entries.
I am having the same issue. Web recording -> F2 -> right click -> Save As… Then i get a popup that the uipath extension needs to be installed. But it is already installed and working fine for other things.