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    Anyone know if there is an extension that will automatically notify you of updates to your existing extensions?

    Would be very useful.

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    Extensions can do this by themselves with the autoupdate field of the manifest.
    If you upload it to the google chrome extensions gallery it might add one for the author so that all of them have it, but I'm not sure. I'd just expect them to do that.
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    I would think that they would do this on there own as well but my adblock didn't update on its own so I thought I would ask.

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    Guess authors have to set it up themselves still, that sucks. :X
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    Firefox sends a pop up of new updates as you access FF. You click OK and the update is made. I'm sure Chrome can copy that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
    Firefox sends a pop up of new updates as you access FF. You click OK and the update is made. I'm sure Chrome can copy that feature.
    Technically, it already does, and better. It updates extensions in the background, without any interaction from you, or even needing to restart the browser.

    However, the OP's problem is that extensions have to support this themselves, and not all do, so there are occasionally extensions that have updates but haven't installed them, as update support hasn't been added. However, I believe its fairly simple TO add, just laziness on part of developer.

    And I was thinking...could an end user ADD update support to an extension (telling where to get updates, probably Extension Gallery), and reinstall it, then have it auto-update? Just an idea...

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