How-To Install Chrome Extensions or Plugins!
Chrome since its launch has made a gradual and decent progress in adding new features, fixing bugs and improve performance. Once thing every chrome user is eager to see is the option of installing an extension.
The wait is over; you can now install extensions on Chrome’s latest dev built. The feature is still not included in the browser; users have to add a command line parameter to enable extensions on the latest built. It’s simple, worry not!
Currently there are 3 sample extensions available for installation,
- Gmail Checker: Displays a toolstrip that shows how many messages are in your Gmail inbox.
- Subscribe in Google Reader: Provides easy access to subscribe to a webpage’s feed in Google Reader.
- BuildBot Monitor: Shows the current status of the Chromium Build Bot.
I installed all three of them and they come in pretty handy, at least the first two certainly do!
Update 16th-Dec: Best Chrome Extensions!
The following image shows the installed extensions
All set to install the extensions? Alright!
- First make sure you have the latest dev built on your machine, get it here.
- Next, rightclick on the chrome icon, click on properties and add “–enable-extensions” at the end of the target field and click “Apply”.
Once the parameter is added, start the browser and visit the Sample extension page, here.
I found two more extensions other than the official ones
- GreaseMetal Script: This is a GreasMonkey-like script for Firefox which works with Chrome [link]
- AdSweep: A popular ad-removing plugin for Chrome [link]
Have fun installing chrome plugins and leave a comment if you find new plugins!