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Google put an extensions system for its Chrome browser into a beta channel on Tuesday and opened up a gallery featuring more than 300 extensions.

An extension system has been one of the most requested features for Chrome, said Google Chrome Software Engineers Erik Kay and Aaron Boodman in the Google Chromium blog.

"It's a tribute to Mozilla and the Firefox project that nowadays, users just expect all browsers to have built-in extensibility," they said. Google team members sought to build an extensions system that is easy to use, stable, more secure, and that would not slow down Chrome, the engineers said.

Extensions, they said, "are as easy to create as Web pages." The Google Chrome multiprocess architecture, meanwhile, has been used to keep extensions stable and safe, Kay and Boodman said.
http://www.chromeextensions.org/

^Get 'em while they're hot!

Now the best browser is even better@! And for those of you who haven't tried it out yet, here's your chance.

*Please note that you need the latest Chrome Beta build to install them. Link here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/beta/ (Automatic installation.)

*They install much quicker and far easier than those of Firefox. It doesn't even require a restart... Just the click of one button.

*Some extensions I'd recommend are Woot! and Google Quick Scroll. I'd hold out on installing any adblock extension as of yet; they do not actually prevent ads from loading but simply hide them due to java restrictions.
Edited by Xombie - 12/9/09 at 3:51pm
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post #2 of 35
Somebody took a hint from Mozilla.
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Chrome now almost unilaterally beats out Firefox.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DEC_42 View Post
Chrome now almost unilaterally beats out Firefox.
That's more of subjective opinion.
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I'm guessing Adblock functions similarly to NoScript, right? I just don't feel the same browsing with unsolicited flash/javascript If so, I'm switching right now.
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I'm actually trying out a bunch of the extensions now, I'll post my favorites!
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And Firefox begins its downfall, unless it can incorporate something revolutionary.
    
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I'm going to hold off till the adblockers actually block ads instead of hide them, and possibly get a noscript thing going on there. Otherwise, Google Chrome just answered one of my many "I'll switch to this web browser IF" list. That being an addon system going. Next on my list is the feeling that something isn't going on behind my back, aka, IEsyndrome.
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If enough extensions are actively developed and maintained for Chrome, I'll be switching from Firefox.
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