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I want Chrome to start with the argument --enable-extension-timeline-api, required by the speedtracer extension. I know I can do it manually with open /Applications/Google\ --args --enable-extension-timeline-api, but I'd like to make it the default.

For now it's working with an ugly hack -- I moved the actual "Google Chrome" executable aside and replaced it with a shell script that adds the option I need. But there must be a better way. Or at least a more mac-y way.

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Should I have posted this to stackoverflow? – pra Feb 12 '10 at 21:14
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You could use the Speed tracer bootstrap application as per instructions on the getting started page.

A more Mac-y way isn't possible, unless it's built into the application.

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