Chrome will soon allow deactivating its extensions only on certain sites
Google is about to make life much easier for extension lovers among Chrome users. Indeed, the Mountain View company is obviously working on a feature to enable and disable its extensions as desired depending on the sites. However, it does not seem ready to be deployed to the general public.
It’s not for nothing that Chrome has been in first place among the most used browsers in the world for several years. The browser is regularly entitled to new updates which each bring their share of new features, and it is rare that these are not worth the detour. We are ready to bet that the one discovered today by a member of Reddit will interest more than one.
Like its competitors, Chrome offers a number of extensions that complement its experience. If the latter can meet sometimes very specific needs, they are victims of a size limitation. It is impossible to decide on which sites these are active. Indeed, it may happen that an extension is very useful on one site and, conversely, disabling on another.
Chrome will make life easier for extension lovers
Worse still, sometimes some extensions prevent a site from working properly altogether. To deactivate it, you must then do it for all the other sites, and therefore reactivate it as soon as you visit another one. So not very practical. Google is obviously aware of this since on Reddit, the user Leopeva64-2 discovered a very promising little novelty.
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The latter shows that with this feature it is possible to disable a given extension only on a specific page. By switching to another site, the latter is active again. In this sense, the functionality is therefore similar to that already found within Edge, which allows extensions to be “paused” on certain sites.
Note, however, that it is difficult to predict when it will be available to the general public. Leopeva64-2 does not specify which version of Chrome it uses, while our colleagues from Bleeping Computer have not been able to get their hands on it. Patience, therefore.