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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Type into your Chrome address bar: chrome://extensions/shortcuts.

Or use the link in the top left corner of chrome://extensions page, in the navigation sidebar.

Note: "Activate the extension" acts the same as clicking on extension's toolbar button.

  • chrome://extensions/configureCommands has been changed to chrome://extensions/shortcuts, and the link on the chrome://extensions page has been moved to the sidenav, which can be accessed from the top left corner. configureCommands still redirects to shortcuts, but might not in the future.
    – Joakim
    May 15, 2020 at 8:36
  • @Joakim Thank you for your suggestions, I've edited them in. Please feel free to use edit functionality on Stack Exchange sites to suggest updates to answers!
    – a13ph
    May 15, 2020 at 9:47

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.

  • Here's an example of what I have tried: chrome.tabs.create({"url": "chrome-extension://iinhokidgfoomcighckbjmlcndbjmomp/options.html"}); Nov 4, 2011 at 14:06
  • It'd be nice to receive some feedback on this. Nov 8, 2011 at 12:52

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