How to Create a Chrome Extension – JavaScript Tutorial

In this video I convert a simple JavaScript script that I have been running from Snippets and the Console into an Extension that allows me to right click on the page and insert data into a field.

Previous video in this series:

JavaScript Tutorial Creating a CounterString tool in Chrome Browser Dev Tools Snippets

You will learn:

– how to convert existing javascript code into a Chrome Extension
– the basic structure of an extension, manifest.json, background script and content scripts
– permissions in extensions: contextMenus, activeTab
– how to create context menus for extensions
– how to change where context menus are displayed: contexts, editable
– why to use a persistent background script
– how to dynamically inject content scripts into a page using executescript
– how to use listeners with context menus

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