Google Chrome users rejoice, extensions support to be added soon

By on December 1, 2008, 4:51 PM
Browser extensions support is one of the biggest reasons Firefox has become so popular and is also the most requested feature by users of the Google Chrome browser. Thus it is not surprising the search giant would want to add support for them and in fact they have already laid out a plan for the feature.

Particularly Google claims user created extensions should solve three problems in Chrome: the addition of features that have specific or limited appeal, it would make life easier for users coming from other browsers that support extensions “they can’t live without,” and it will allow partners who want to create their own Chrome bundle to add specific features.

The company is not offering a timeline for the extension system but are making it a priority, to the point of specifically mentioning a bunch of popular Firefox extensions they would like to support: Stumble Upon, Delicious Toolbar, FlashGot, ForecastFox, the Skype extension and even AdBlock – despite of the fact Google relies heavily on advertising to generate the bulk of their revenues, they also seem to want this option to be available in their browser.

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jrronimo said:
The two things I use most in Opera that keep me from switching are:1. It's mouse gestures. I hear there are plugins for Firefox but that they just don't feel quite right.2. searching from the address bar using a letter or letters -- "g searchterm" for google; "wiki searchterm" for wikipedia, etc.I could probably live without skinning, although I do prefer a THIN toolbar. I do like Chrome a lot, though.
Julio said:
Even when I prefer Firefox because there are indeed some add-ons I could "no longer live without," Opera is a really good browser that unfortunately doesn't quite receive the support it deserves.
9Nails said:
jrronimo, I completely agree with the Mouse Gestures! When I tested Opera, that feature alone made it worth the download. I had some stability issues, and have since switched back to Firefox, but I added on FireGestures since that exposure.I've installed IE7Pro to get the same features in IE as well.But now, the feature that I can't live without is Firefox's very own Live Bookmarks. I use them to get the news headlines, and even learn of this article here.
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