Developer's Guide

These pages assume you've completed the Getting Started tutorial and Overview.

Changing the Google Chrome chrome

Browser Actions Add icons to the toolbar (extensions only)
Desktop Notifications Notify users of important events
Omnibox Add a keyword to the address bar
Options Pages Let users customize your extension
Override Pages Implement your own version of standard browser pages such as the New Tab page
Page Actions Add temporary icons inside the address bar (extensions only)
Themes Change the overall appearance of the browser

Interacting with Google Chrome in other ways

Bookmarks Create, organize, and otherwise manipulate the user's bookmarks
Cookies Explore and modify the browser's cookie system
Developer Tools Add features to Chrome Developer Tools
Events Detect when something interesting happens
History Interact with the browser's record of visited pages
Tabs Create, modify, and rearrange tabs in the browser
Windows Create, modify, and rearrange windows in the browser

Implementing the innards of your extension

Accessibility (a11y) Make your extension accessible to people with disabilities
Event Pages Put all the common code for your extension in a single place
Content Scripts Run JavaScript code in the context of web pages
Cross-Origin XHR Use XMLHttpRequest to send and receive data from remote servers
Internationalization Deal with language and locale
Message Passing Communicate from a content script to its parent extension, or vice versa
Optional Permissions Modify your extension's permissions
NPAPI Plugins Load native binary code

Finishing and distributing your extension

Autoupdating Update extensions automatically
Hosting Host extensions on Google servers or your own
Other Deployment Options Distribute extensions on your network or with other software
Packaging Create a .crx file so you can distribute your extension