Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chrome Extensions Can Add New Items to the Context Menu

Chromium's blog announced that extension developers can add the custom actions to the context menu, now that this feature is available in the Google Chrome 6 Beta.

"The new context menu API allows the extension developers to register the menu items for all pages or for a subset of the pages. Developers can also register menu items for the specific operations, like right-clicking on an image or movie. For example, you could create an extension that makes it easy for the users to share interesting images from with their friends on the Google Buzz."

Here are 3 extensions that use the new APIs:

* QR Code Generator, which generates a QR code from a web address (right-click on a link, select "Generate QR code" and use the Barcode Scanner for Android or another application to scan the code).
* Imgur Uploader, which uploads images to Imgur.

* TweetRight, an extension that lets you to share images, links, webpages and selected text on Twitter.

You can try these extensions if you use Chrome 6 Beta, Chrome 6 Dev Channel, a Canary build or a recent Chromium build.

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