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Google Chrome To Get Add-Ons

Google Chrome To Get Add-Ons

Google Chromium Project Introduces Add On Extension System To Web Browser Chrome

In a move that could shape the future of Google’s new Chrome web browser, the company are no making it possible for web-developers to design extensions for Chrome.

The proposal, which was announced over the weekend in a blog post from Google programmer Aaron Boodman, could help Google’s Chrome browser become as customizable as Mozilla’s Firefox. Google’s efforts should help raise the popularity of it’s new browser which has yet to take over the ever popular Firefox.

Amongst the add ons that received support in Google’s recent blog were ad and flash blockers. Even though Google make most of their money from selling advertising, they have chosen not ignore two of Firefox’s most popular add ons.

Other extensions that Google would like to see include bookmarking/navigation tools, download helpers, and privacy and parental controls.

Google Chrome Screenshot

Google Chrome Screenshot

The new extension system added to the open source Chromium Project is clear example of how the open source community helps bring much wanted change to our favorite applications. Having an add-on system is currently top on the Chrome users wish-list,

“If I can’t even add a third-party extension, this browser won’t stay long on my computer,” One person wrote on the Chromium forum.

Google have yet to set a time schedule for the progress of the new project, however design documentation for Chromium developers indicates the company has already started to work on the technology.

The new Chrome browser met the development requirements to offer a minimalist user interface, and to resist crashing under have JavaScript demands of Web applications. Now Google go head to head with rival Firefox by introducing it’s extension system.


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