Building browser extensions

These are resources that I reference and guides that I follow while developing browser add-ons/extensions. Hopefully this garden will be helpful to you along the way!

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Guides #

How to add to browser while developing #

Chrome #

  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. Enable “Developer mode”
  3. Select “Load unpacked”
  4. Select the project directory

Firefox #

  1. Go to about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox
  2. Select “Load Temporary Add-on…”
  3. Select the project directory

Happy extending!


My name is Sean McPherson (SeanMcP), and I am a software engineer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Here I write articles about programming for developers of all levels.