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I already know how to enable extensions in Chrome on Windows (by adding the --enable-extensions command line parameter).

My question is how to do this on a Mac? Are Chrome extensions even supported at this point on the Mac? If so, how can I go about adding this command-line parameter, without having to launch Chrome from the Terminal every time?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Extensions are now enabled in the Chrome Developer Channel for the Mac.

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Chrome extensions are not yet supported on the Mac.

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That's what I was suspecting, but thanks for the confirmation. – bcwood Aug 21 '09 at 14:58

So, extensions aren't supported in the Google Chrome app for Mac, but the latest Chromium build supports extensions.

You can get chromium at

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Try this: I tried here and it worked.

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This is no longer necessary – Ivo Flipse Feb 4 '10 at 11:36

Open the terminal and type:

open /Applications/Google\ --args --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install

now you are allowed to install extensions (crx files) that are not in the Chrome Web Store during this session of Chrome.

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