Slimjet extensions puzzle

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Anonymosity
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Slimjet extensions puzzle

Post by Anonymosity » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:34 pm

Slimjet will not accept extensions that have been added from a .crx installer packed by Slimjet itself (from its profile). It seems that the extension has to be installed or packed from chrome.google.com/webstore. What is the difference? Is there some flag that is set somewhere in the profile that tells the browser that the extension was not installed or packed from the webstore? Why is there a built-in facility for packing add-ons if they are to be disabled on restart? Themes will be installed from .crx files without a problem.
An extension called GrabCRX will make a .crx file from the webstore page that will be accepted. What is it doing that the packer in Slimjet is not doing? Why are the dates of the files in the profile different from those in the .crx archive?

Maybe I should mention that I have Slimjet 21.0.8.0 with MacOS 10.12.6.

dev
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Re: Slimjet extensions puzzle

Post by dev » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:31 pm

on the extensions page have you got Developer mode box ticked ?

Anonymosity
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Re: Slimjet extensions puzzle

Post by Anonymosity » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:27 am

It looks more like a switch than a box, but it is turned on.

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