Extensions can slow down your browser, so I try to only add ones that are necessary or super helpful. Here is a list of the extensions that make the cut, grouped by category and listed alphabetically:
- Disable automatic gain control: I’ve written an article about this extension already; it prevents Chrome from automatically adjusting the gain for your audio input. I couldn’t use Meet on Chrome without this extension!
- uBlock Origin: Simple and effective ad blocking. Add this on every grandparent’s computer!
- axe DevTools: Adds an accessibility audit panel to the developer tools.
- Markdown Editor for GitHub:
Converts GitHub’s default
textareainto a full-featured Monaco editor. This means you can use your favorite VS-Code keyboard shortcuts when editing issue descriptions and PR comments.
This list will grow over time, so feel free to email suggestions and check back later. Happy extending!