Google Plus photos extension for non Chromebook Pixels26 Jun 2013
Earlier today Google released a new Chrome extension for Google+ Photos that only works on the new Chromebook Pixel.
I’ve been after the functionality of this extension for my non-Pixel PCs/laptops. So quickly unminifed the source code, removed the pixel only limiation and loaded in Chrome.
The extension works fine - but may be missing some features that are in the Pixel version.
I’ve uploaded this extension to GitHub but won’t be uploading to the chrome webstore or distributing a .crx for it. Installation instructions are below.
ReadMe from GitHub
- the .zip https://github.com/justinkelly/google_plus_photos/archive/master.zip and unzip
- or the git repository
- In Chrome open
chrome://flagsand Enable ‘Experimental Extensions APIs’
- refer screenshot below
- In Chrome Manage Extensions page enable ‘Developer mode’
- refer 1. in screenshot below
- Then click ‘Load unpacked extension’ and choose the folder for this git repo
Once installed you can now launch Google+ Photos from your Chrome apps menu, refer below screenshot of startup in Win 7