I was creating a document in Office365 the other day - something I've done a hundred times - but when I tried to paste with their custom right-click menu I was greeted with a popup telling me to download a browser addon. Well, that's weird.
I migrated my addons to MV3, and learned that version numbers increase, DRY is overrated, and 3 and 15 are probably important but I have no idea why. What I didn't learn is how MV3 made my addon better.
If you've ever dug into the underpinnings of a browser extension, or maybe even created one yourself, you've seen the manifest.json file that acts as a sort of usage guide for an extension. Not the kind of usage guide most people would want to read, but it's vital for
GitHub is an amazing set of tools around Git, but it's lacking in certain areas. Where it fails to impress, browser addons often pick up the slack. Here's 13 addons (plus a few honorable mentions) that will take your GitHub experience to the next level!
Ever needed to link directly to one section of a webpage? You can, as long as there's a header (or another element nearby like a div) with an ID assigned to it. Getting the ID isn't tough, but it's a bit of a pain. It doesn't have to be that hard.
We all have our favorite web browser with our favorite extensions loaded, but have you ever considered writing your own? In the past few months I've created a couple extensions to suit my own needs. Here's what I've learned!
Any time we install software, we place ourselves at someone else’s mercy. Sure, bugs happen, but we have to be vigilant about what we’re installing on our devices. Are you curious about what exactly is in those Chrome extensions and apps you use? You should be! Here's why...