[Tip] Quick Way to Activate Google Chrome Extensions

Google chrome extensions really make life simple as they do a lot more to make google chrome by adding different functionalities. As most of us know that these extensions provide really great functionality and add more power to google chrome, so we get used to using them with time.

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Most of the extensions add a toolbar icon which decreases the size of the address bar as the number of icons keep on increasing on, but there is a simple way to hide these extensions by hiding their icons on the google chrome toolbar on the same time keeping them active as well.

Now every time you need to launch or activate an extension you need to click the icon which should be present of the chrome toolbar as there is no other way to activate the same, now to activate the extension you need to click on the toolbar icon of the extension which actually is ok but it does involve an effort to click the toolbar icon with mouse cursor.

Activate Google Chrome Extensions With Keyboard Shortcuts

A quick way to activate these extensions – Google chrome has another way to launch or activate extensions that’s through keyboard shortcuts.

To make these extensions work just when you press a specific keyboard shortcuts, and you will see these extensions come in effect as you press the dedicated keyboard shortcut. In order to configure this, you will need to go to manage extensions under google chrome settings

Google chrome settings 

Under Settings in the left pane, select extensions and scroll down to the bottom of the page where extensions are shown – you will see a new link which says Configure Commands

Configure Commands For Google Chrome Extensions 

Once you click the configure commands link, you will see all the working extensions with the text box, where you can click and specify the keyboard shortcut for the same, by pressing all the keys together required to set the shortcut.

shortcut to google chrome extensions


This is how you can quickly launch or activate the google chrome extensions, if you have a related tip to share or some how the above procedure does not work for you let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this page trough the comment section, let us know if this tip is helpful for you.


  1. Mark says

    You might want to check this out. It is all I need for easy extension management.


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