One of the features that were often-requested when Google Chrome was launched was support for extensions. Firefox supports extensions, and many users were hesitant to switch to Chrome because of lack of extensions on Chrome.
The good news is, Chrome supports extensions, and there are a few official extensions already. Hopefully, developers will take the lead and make more extensions. This tutorial walks you through installing extensions for Chrome.
Download Google Chrome extensions
- Download and install Channel Changer (see original post). Exit Chrome if you are running it already. Run it and choose the dev option, then click Update. Then, close the window.
- Open Google Chrome. Click the wrench icon and click About Google Chrome. The window will show that an update is available – click update.
- Once you get the confirmation message, click OK.
- Right-click the Chrome shortcut on your desktop and click Properties and add the –enable-extensions parameter.
- Click the wrench icon again and click Options. Then, ensure that the checkbox next to “Help make Chrome better by sending user statistics” is checked.
- You can install any addons now – the official extensions page is a good place to start. When you click on the “install” link, a confirmation box will come up – click OK to install.
Thanks to Killer Tech Tips for the instructions.