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Is it possible to assign custom (own) hotkey on any Google chrome extension? Looking for in-box or 3-rd party solution.

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Look at the bottom of you extensions page, in newer versions (It's here in dev/canary for now, don't know about beta/release. Soon to be in release, I'm sure) there is a link 'Configure commands' to keyboard shortcuts options for main extension action (the one it performs when you click on extension button on Chrome toolbar)

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Wow! Great!!! Thanks a lot ... –  FoxyBOA Oct 7 '12 at 5:45

Yes, you can. You need the following:

  1. The extension ID of your extension.
  2. A program to script the hotkey with (AutoHotkey for Windows, Keyboard Maestro for Mac or Autokey for Linux).
  3. The script needs to open a link to your extension such as chrome-extension://iinhokidgfoomcighckbjmlcndbjmomp/options.html

You'll find the ID of your desired chrome extension in the Webstore - e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mgjjeipcdnnjhgodgjpfkffcejoljijf?hl=en

An AutoHotkey script for a hotkey like this would be:

F5:: ; Hotkey is F5 here
SendInput ^t ; open new tab
SendInput chrome-extension://iinhokidgfoomcighckbjmlcndbjmomp/options.html ; write the extension's address
SendInput {enter} ; press enter to confirm.

I have toyed with the Shortcuts Manager extension to create a JavaScript command to open the extension, but my knowledge of JS is very limited and I was unsuccessful. I'll post an example code in a comment to this answer.

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Here's an example of what I have tried: chrome.tabs.create({"url": "chrome-extension://iinhokidgfoomcighckbjmlcndbjmomp/options.html"}); –  user 99572 is fine Nov 4 '11 at 14:06
It'd be nice to receive some feedback on this. –  user 99572 is fine Nov 8 '11 at 12:52

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