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    I made a simple extension to display the unread post count in Google Reader. Let me know how it works.

    Here is the link with more details and the download link.

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    Really useful! I added it to the Extensions, Bookmarklets & Userscripts Compilation.

    Also, in the screenshot, there also another GMail icon with M (1) beside it... Did you make one for GMail too? If you did, you should post it too. Lots of people could use it


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    The M(1) is for my hosted gmail account. Since Chrome extensions does not support preferences I do not have a easy way to distribute it. Anyway the G(2) is regular gmail notifier extension (slightly modified with smaller text). It is a sample extension at http://dev.chromium.org/developers/d...nsions/samples.

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    Yea.. slightly off topic but the next big thing should be a way to give users the right to configure our extensions.

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    Vasanth,

    Do you have this extension available as a userscript?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    Vasanth,

    Do you have this extension available as a userscript?
    I'll let Vasanth give you the final answer on this one but.. here's my two cents.

    Userscripts and extensions used to have similar possibilities. However, it is not the case anymore. With the more recent releases of Chrome, developpers can create more powerful Extensions. Userscripts won't become anything else than injected javascript. Extensions can add UI, mess around with Tabs, bookmarks, XHR and more.

    So.. no.

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    Thanks for this explanation Kyrax.
    Does this mean that extensions will be able to do the stuff they do in Firefox, but now for Chrome?
    Will they start slowing Chrome down like Firefox?
    Bulky to load and having memory leaks?
    I know, I can always choose not to use them... but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    Thanks for this explanation Kyrax.
    Does this mean that extensions will be able to do the stuff they do in Firefox, but now for Chrome?
    Will they start slowing Chrome down like Firefox?
    Bulky to load and having memory leaks?
    I know, I can always choose not to use them... but still...
    This is getting off topic so i'll only give you a short answer here..
    As far as "Bulky to load and having memory leaks" is concerned, it all depends on the programmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrax View Post
    I'll let Vasanth give you the final answer on this one but.. here's my two cents.

    Userscripts and extensions used to have similar possibilities. However, it is not the case anymore. With the more recent releases of Chrome, developpers can create more powerful Extensions. Userscripts won't become anything else than injected javascript. Extensions can add UI, mess around with Tabs, bookmarks, XHR and more.

    So.. no.
    Thanks for the answer. That is correct.

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    I have an update to the extension here due to some breaking changes in the extension API.


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