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    Default Installing multiple Chrome extensions

    I need some help ..

    As anyone figured a way to install multiple extensions ?

    Right now i'm using

    "%CHROME_PATH%\chrome.exe" --enable-extensions --load-extension="%CHROME_EXTENSIONS%"

    Where %CHROME_PATH% and %CHROME_EXTENSIONS% are the respective paths to the chrome executable and my manifest.json / js files folder.

    I tried adding multiple --load-extension="" parameter but Chrome seems to only consider the last one.

    I tried loading them one at a time but as soon as you shut down Chrome, all extensions are "uninstalled".

    I tried --load-extension="C:\Chrome\*" (with a wildcard)..

    I'm running out of ideas !

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Try replacng the --load-extension= with --install-extension= and then loading them one at a time...


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    Ok i tested this.
    It seems to work only with packaged .crx extensions
    Sadly, i haven't figured out (if it's even possible) how to load configurations from an external file so all customization of the extension must be done within the javascript... So i can't package it.

    Guess i'll have to wait for something similar to GM_XMLHttpRequest (in GreaseMonkey) in order to load configs from chrome-extension://EXTENSION_ID/



    Thanks for the help Stamga.

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    Kyrax,
    Why don't you load them as js scripts from a directory?
    Create a "User Scripts" directory inside your "user data" directory
    "chrome.exe --enable-user-scripts" does the trick
    Within that directory I have a subdirectory called "Inactive Scripts" where I store all the scripts I do not need at that time.
    Just a thought,
    Luc VN
    Last edited by Luc VN; 04-19-2009 at 06:49 AM. Reason: added info

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    I have not been able to 'simply zip and rename' to create a crx.

    It requires using the python script posted here:

    http://dev.chromium.org/developers/d...ions/packaging

    python 2.6 is any easy download and install. Easiest way to run the script is to open it in IDLE (try right clicking on .py script), launch the python shell from the IDLE run menu then use the command they list on the website. Tricky part is you must put parenthesis around your paths and use double backslashes ie. c:\\path\\here.crx

    I am using the latest dev build 3.0.183.1 so they may have just started enforcing the security hash that the crx has in it.

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    Or you can simply run it from the Windows console using the exact syntax they suggest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrax View Post
    Or you can simply run it from the Windows console using the exact syntax they suggest
    good point. I tried that first but forgot the double backslashes hence my foray into IDLE.

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