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There’s nothing more frustrating than an old tutorial that you can’t get to work.  I encountered this when attempting to Tutorialzine’s Tutorial on Creating Chrome Extensions.  There are 7 main issues that are wrong with this tutorial.  There are links below which will explain each individual issue with the tutorial and how to fix them.  Alternatively, […]

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§279 · October 3, 2014 · Chrome Extensions, Screencasts · 2 comments ·


              This post is part of a series of posts fixing the Chrome Extension Tutorial from Tutorialzine.com. If you made it to this page, you probably fixed the major issues with the Tutorialzine Chrome Extension Tutorial and now there’s only a few aesthetic changes to go!  Since popup.html is […]

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§352 · October 2, 2014 · Chrome Extensions · (No comments) ·


There a few posts about fixing the Tutorialzine How To Build a Chrome Extension that we put together already.  If you’ve followed these posts to this point, you probably just uploaded your chrome extension to find the popup now pops up, but doesn’t show any of the expected contents.  It probably looks something like this. […]

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§313 · October 2, 2014 · Chrome Extensions · (No comments) ·


One of the most challenging bugs in recreating Tutorialzine’s How To Build a Chrome Extension was debugging why the popup would not “pop up”.  If you’ve seen the demo, then you know that browser action’s create small icons next to Chrome’s address bar.  The popup variable inside the browser_action array tells the chrome extension which […]

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§308 · October 2, 2014 · Chrome Extensions · (No comments) ·


While working through the Tutorialzine.com “Build Your First Chrome Extension”, I came across an issue early on related to the icon.png files.  Their Manifest.json referred to two icons image files, but didn’t have a location for the user to download those icons anywhere.  I decided to create a mini tutorial on how to fix this […]

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§269 · September 30, 2014 · Chrome Extensions · (No comments) ·


  If you are working through an older chrome extension tutorial, you will probably run through this error before any other error.  The reason you will likely get this error is that Chrome did not always force a version_manifest value in the manifest.json file.  Since moving from manifest_version 1 to manifest_version 2, I believe Google […]

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§244 · September 29, 2014 · Chrome Extensions · (No comments) ·