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#1 Tangmeister

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 17:33

The screenshot says it all.
In the "Learn more" part, it does tell you how to do it manually, although I am disappointed that they are making it so hard to get extensions out there without the Web Store for most other users who wouldn't have read the Learn More part.

What are your thoughts on this? I think it'll make it a lot harder for developers who don't wanna fork over the $5 fee to register on the CWS.

Oh, and I find it odd, since they're working (see about:flags) on deploying .crx-less extensions that can be installed straight from a site without the .crx download.

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#2 Zlip792

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 17:35

Workground:
To fix this you have to start Chrome with the --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install command line flag.

#3 Steven P.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:40

The screenshot says it all.
In the "Learn more" part, it does tell you how to do it manually, although I am disappointed that they are making it so hard to get extensions out there without the Web Store for most other users who wouldn't have read the Learn More part.

What are your thoughts on this? I think it'll make it a lot harder for developers who don't wanna fork over the $5 fee to register on the CWS.

Oh, and I find it odd, since they're working (see about:flags) on deploying .crx-less extensions that can be installed straight from a site without the .crx download.


Added in main, along with the search issue from earlier thanks http://www.neowin.ne...088483-/unread/ is there an announcement about why 3rd party extensions were blocked?

#4 Zlip792

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 13:09

Added in main, along with the search issue from earlier thanks http://www.neowin.ne...088483-/unread/ is there an announcement about why 3rd party extensions were blocked?


Here it is mentioned some more workgrounds and source like chrome bug related to this explanation of feature:
http://www.ghacks.ne...-this-web-site/
http://code.google.c...etail?id=128748

#5 Singh400

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 13:14

Just download the CRX to your desktop, open the extensions page, tick developer mode. Then drag & drop the CRX onto that page. Done ;)

#6 OP Tangmeister

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 22:36

Just download the CRX to your desktop, open the extensions page, tick developer mode. Then drag & drop the CRX onto that page. Done ;)


Well I think checking "Developer mode" actually wasn't necessary in my case, if my memory serves me correctly.



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