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Is there an extension for Google Chrome that will let you download files of a specific types from the current webpage, and not require an external download manager?

So far I haven't found any, right now I use DownThemAll for Firefox just for that task.

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I don't know a specific extension for this, but you could adapt Simple Get for your purposes.

Simple Get is normally used to pass URLs to an external download manager, but nothing stops you from specifying Chrome itself as the download manager.

Configuration

  1. Download and install Simple Get.

  2. Go to chrome-extension://pgnbkflnoffangkfbmlfkdlmikmoilkj/options.html.

  3. In Path, enter the full name of the chrome executable.

    • /usr/bin/google-chrome on Ubuntu 12.04.

    • C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe on Windows 7, or something similar.

  4. Set Parameters to "[SG_URL]".

  5. Leave Destination as it is.

  6. Click Save.

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