So with version 4.0 of Chrome (now in beta but a full release should be out soon), Chrome has extension capabilities. However, Google to this point, had not set up an equivalent to Mozilla’s add-ons site so people resorted to places like chromeextensions.org (currently down). Now the official extension site is up. It’s interesting, they’re allowing ad blockers but not copyright infringing extensions like video downloaders (that would download from say Youtube). So there is still a place for third party sites but so far I’m very pleased with what’s already up there.
AdThwart is the adblocker equivalent of Adblock Plus (it uses the same EasyList filters) but currently all it has is a on/off feature. Until I can tell it to not block my favorite sites, I’ll pass. The RSS extension is fantastic (as are all of the official extensions from the Chrome team).
I tried installing the Beta, and while there’s no indication in the “About Chrome” dialog, I do have the option to install extensions. The only problem is when I do, it shows a little “Loading” box and then nothing else. After about 2-3 minutes, Chrome crashes.
I’ve tried searching for people having the same problem but nothing’s come up. I’ve uninstalled and re-installed Chrome half a dozen times, to no avail.
Has anyone gotten it to work? What did you do? Has it given anyone problems? How did you fix it (if you did)?
downloaded beta chrome. windows asked me what program to use to open the crx files, i chose chrome.
hit install on the google email extension, asks me to save the .download file, then the popup bar at the bottom asks me to hit save again. it then opens another tab asking me to save, going on to repeat the previous stuff i just described. multiple copies of the crx file gets saved, none of them install the extension, instead they open a tab that downloads another copy of itself.
How many extensions are you running in Chrome vs. Firefox? Also, how is the system in Chrome more intuitive? Finding and using addons in Firefox never struck me as something that was anything less than simple.
Add ons was the only thing from Firefox I missed (I still made the switch, because I never bothered that much with add ons and whenever I’d finally found a bunch I liked, then an update to Firefox broke them).
Even if/when extensions are finally fully working, I don’t think I can move to Chrome completely until they start supporting color profiles. Which sucks because that’s really the only thing keeping me from leaving Firefox behind.
80+ tabs open at once? Does your computer have 90GB of RAM?
I’ve never really been a Firefox user, though; I use Chrome on my netbook for the same reasons I use Safari on my Mac (speed, system load, minimal interface). As such, I don’t have a whole lot of experience with extensions, so maybe my “wow, I can click a little icon just for my Facebook notifications!” reaction isn’t all that helpful. They do work, though.