Google Chrome is said to be working on a new feature that will allow users of extensions on the browser to enable and disable extensions on a per-site basis in a move that’s set to be a huge improvement over the current “on/off” switch for everyone.
With so many types of Google Chrome extensions available, some users may not want their e-commerce extensions to track across different sites, while others may hinder the performance of some web pages.
Disable chrome extension for each site
While users can currently enable and disable extensions at will, a new tool was spotted by the reddit (Opens in a new tab) The user will automatically apply the same setting on a per site basis, so that users don’t need to remember their preferences anymore.
Microsoft Edge has already implemented a similar “pause on this site” feature as the company looks to push its browser out to more Windows users. Like Chrome, Safari users currently have to completely disable extensions to avoid their activity on certain sites.
according to chrome (Opens in a new tab) Code review, the option will be placed in the extension menu near the address bar.
The update is currently under development and may take several months before it is generally available to Chrome users. What’s more, sleeping computer (Opens in a new tab) It is suggested that it may be tested on A/B mode, so not all users will be able to get a preview.
Regardless, when it becomes available, its effects will likely be felt by many. Chrome currently accounts for two-thirds (66%) of all desktop web sessions according to the latest Statistics counter (Opens in a new tab) ahead of Edge in second (11%) and Safari in third (9%).