Extensions Context Menu API Coming to Google Chrome. Developers who are reading this post might have understood what the big deal about this news is. For others like me, this needs a little introduction.
Just be happy that Extensions will get more power with this feature and users, like you and me will benefit more !
cDkPAEz a Chromestory.com reader ( and now a friend of mine 🙂 ) who sent me this news ( thanks a million bro ! ) says this is one of the features developers have been crying out for a long time. This feature is being implemented behind the –enable-experimental-apis flag to collect developer feedback. Should be landing in the tree relatively soon.
What is Extensions Context Menu API
In simple words, it will provide a way for extensions to add items to the context (aka “right click”) menu for web pages.
Many features that extensions want to expose are only applicable to certain kinds of content. Some examples include saving selected text or link urls to a extension-local or web based notepad, removing particular images from a page, filling in form fields, and looking up words in an online dictionary.
It will look something like this.
So, this API will give extensions the power to add items/actions to the menu you get when you right click on a webpage. For example, tweet the webpage that you are on ?
If you are a developer, you can check out this page for detailed info.
Have questions ? Got Tips to Share ? Contact me ! and thanks again cDkPAEz !