I wanted to add a little feature to the Delicious Chrome extension, but couldn’t find any reference to how to edit/clone a 3rd-party extension. It turns out—at least for making minor mods—it works how you’d think:
- Change some extension files.
- Restart Chrome.
Caveat: Undoubtedly an update of the extension would wipe out these changes, and following this advice might break the extension (or Chrome!).
Adding a link to the Delicious Bookmarks Extension
On XP, the extension files were in
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lnejbeiilmbliffhdepeobjemekgdnok\0.998_0.
To track my work, I did
git init; git add . then repeated these steps:
- Change file(s)
- Restart Chrome
- Test. If OK,
git commit -m 'desc of changes'
When done I’d added a simple link to the user’s bookmarks (screenshot). I wanted to make this easy for the Delicious team to incorporate these changes, so I generated this patch by diff-ing from the oldest commit:
git diff $(git rev-list HEAD | tail -n 1) > ~/del-chrome.patch