After a lot of speculations and expectations regarding the support of Extensions, Plugins or add-ons as you may call for Google Chrome, the Chrome Developers have finally released some sort of extensions support for the browser. Though the support and information is very basic at this stage but it is a nice and welcome beginning.
An extensions design document is available on the developers website which shows exactly how to use the extension. A sample extension is available there alongwith its installation directions. Just have to download and extract the extensions files to a directory (for e.g “c:\myextension“) and include the following line in the target properties of Google Chrome Shortcut :
And thats it. Now just lauch the google chrome browser and you would be able to use the extensions as mentioned in the extensions design document.
As already pointed out that this is very basic at this stage but i am sure that this would lead to a greater browser market share when more plugins are developed for it. The main difference between Mozila Firefox and Google Chrome was in the support of extensions and plugins which now seems to have been broken.