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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:05

So I have just discovered today that Chrome is now blocking extensions not downloaded from the Chrome store.

I can see why this would be good but there should be some sort of override so I can use an extension I have found extremely helpful but now is broken :/




#2 Crimson Rain

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:42

there is an override deep within some settings. search.



#3 trag3dy

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:44

Basically. Download and unpack the .crx file and then add it to chrome with developer mode turned on.

 

Chrome will keep warning you about it though every time you start the browser up, which I find annoying.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 14:03

Hmm, that doesn't appear to work :/

 

Why Google is doing this with their chrome web store but not their Android store, I don't know...  might even be a deal changer for me as I only have one extension running:

 

http://mandel-design...ube-Downloader/



#5 trag3dy

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 23:28

Hmm, that doesn't appear to work :/

 

Why Google is doing this with their chrome web store but not their Android store, I don't know...  might even be a deal changer for me as I only have one extension running:

 

http://mandel-design...ube-Downloader/

 

 

I may have forgotten one important step.  :laugh:  :huh:

 

First use a program like 7zip to extract the .crx file.

 

After that you need to edit the manifest.json from the extension with your favorite text editor and make sure it has " "manifest_version" : 2" somewhere in it.

 

Save the .json then try adding it to Chrome and then it should work. It's been a while since I've had to do it so again, I forgot about this part.  :blush:



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 00:14

override: use Opera. 

 

installs extensions from anywhere if you tell it to accept it, doesn't warn you except when there's an update, and you can install an extension to install from the chrome store. 



#7 Torolol

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 00:31

or use srware-iron for more chrome-ish interface, which hasn't adopt the walled-garden extension policy.



#8 trag3dy

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:50

Hmm, that doesn't appear to work :/

 

Why Google is doing this with their chrome web store but not their Android store, I don't know...  might even be a deal changer for me as I only have one extension running:

 

http://mandel-design...ube-Downloader/

 

The video grabber extension might also be a good alternative for you. It has a workaround for the no download videos on youtube rule. 



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:17

this explain why IDM extension kinda messed up.  :(



#10 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:30

I may have forgotten one important step.  :laugh:  :huh:

 

First use a program like 7zip to extract the .crx file.

 

After that you need to edit the manifest.json from the extension with your favorite text editor and make sure it has " "manifest_version" : 2" somewhere in it.

 

Save the .json then try adding it to Chrome and then it should work. It's been a while since I've had to do it so again, I forgot about this part.  :blush:

 

The .json already is at version 2 :/

Although kinda makes me think maybe the developer is hiding something, hence it isn't in the store but such a shame as the extension just worked simply and brilliantly.

 

It seems Chrome accepts the extension but when loading YouTube, no box is visible and as such, the extension isn't actually loaded.

 

HOWEVER:

It seems to get it to load properly, I have to refresh the YouTube page once it's loaded for the first time.  Not ideal :/

Will look at other solutions.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:42

The .json already is at version 2 :/

Although kinda makes me think maybe the developer is hiding something, hence it isn't in the store but such a shame as the extension just worked simply and brilliantly.

 

It seems Chrome accepts the extension but when loading YouTube, no box is visible and as such, the extension isn't actually loaded.

 

HOWEVER:

It seems to get it to load properly, I have to refresh the YouTube page once it's loaded for the first time.  Not ideal :/

Will look at other solutions.

 

Another important thing to note to get the trick I (badly) described is that you need to be at least running the beta version of Chrome. I assumed most people were so I left that part out.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 21:14

override: use Opera. 

 

installs extensions from anywhere if you tell it to accept it, doesn't warn you except when there's an update, and you can install an extension to install from the chrome store. 

 

 

or use srware-iron for more chrome-ish interface, which hasn't adopt the walled-garden extension policy.

 

 

Wow Opera is a step back from IE, let alone FF or Chrome, even if they are just a Chromium clone now

Iron is another waste of time, and it's been proven that their claims are easily gotten by changing a few flags and restarting 

 

Neither are viable options, like mentioned earlier, just disable the new flag and move on 



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 21:43

Wow Opera is a step back from IE, let alone FF or Chrome, even if they are just a Chromium clone now

Iron is another waste of time, and it's been proven that their claims are easily gotten by changing a few flags and restarting 

 

Neither are viable options, like mentioned earlier, just disable the new flag and move on 

 

 

Really, then again I don't have irrational ie hate syndrome(iiehs), but opera has all the functions and speed of chrome, in a better interface with more useful features which will be even better as they keep adding in old opera features.



#14 trag3dy

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 00:18

Operas UI being better is debatable. But I do agree, functionally it's the same as chrome without some of the restrictions. Like the one being talked about in this particular thread.



#15 HawkMan

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 00:53

The one pixel top border alone makes at a thousand times better ui wise.