Posted by jonathan at 11:12pm EST on 03/23/2009
Google’s Chrome browser is still prepping for extensions. It really should have launched with extensions in the first place, along with a Mac and Linux version, but hey, life isn’t perfect and neither is Google.
Here are some excerpts about how to use extensions within Chrome.
Create a folder somewhere on your computer to contain your work. For discussion, we’ll assume the folder is located a c:myextension, but it can be anywhere.
Inside this folder, create a text file called manifest.json and put this in it:
“name”: “My First Extension”,
“description”: “The first extension that I made.”
Then, to launch extensions, use a command line this.
chrome.exe –enable-extensions –load-extension=”c:myextension”
Google’s Chrome is getting more and more serious about it’s establishment in the market.
On one of my non-tech sites, I see IE is still sitting at 63% usage and Google Chrome is up to 1.34% usage. It’s still a small market share, but it’s creeping up slowly and definitely taking a stand.