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    How to install the unpacked extension in Chrome

    To install extension manually you need to unzip the extension first. Follow the steps to load the unpacked extension.

    • Goto Chrome Settings using three dots on the top right corner.
      1-2
    • Then Select Extensions.
      Go to extensions
      You may directly open extensions using chrome://extensions
    • Now, Enable developer mode
      developer-mode
    • Click on Load Unpacked and select your Unzip folder.
      LOAD-UNPACKED
      5-3

      Note: You need to select the folder in which the manifest file exists. In the screenshot, we have selected the installer folder inside Unzipped folder as it is the installer folder for our extension.
    • The extension will be installed now.
      installed-extension

    Sample Manifest file

    {
        "name": "Sample Extension",
        "description": "It is used to describe manifest file",
        "version": "1.0",
        "content_scripts": [
            {
                "matches": [
                    "*://*.webkul.com/*"
                ],
                "js": [
                    "resources/js/content.js"
                ],
                "css": [
                    "resources/style/style.css"
                ],
                "all_frames": false
            }
        ],
        "permissions": [
            "activeTab"
        ],
        "icons": {
            "128": "resources/image/icon.png"
        },
        "browser_action": {
            "default_title": "Sample application",
            "default_icon": "resources/image/icon.png"
    
        },
        "web_accessible_resources": [
            "resources/image/*.png"
        ],
        "manifest_version": 2
    }

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  • piotr
    Great article
  • Prashant
    Hey Arjun, thank you for this amazing article, I am trying to do just one thing, I just want to make a simple extension that that just acts as website shortcuts, I just click on it and it opens the website. can you please tell me the command or line of code that I need for this to happen, right now I modified your extension to show my desired icon but I can’t put in the website URL successfully, can you please have a look, thank you

    I am trying to use this code from labnol website ( but the problem is it shows as an app and not as an extension, I want it to show in the URL bar, other than that it does everything else)

    {
    “name”: “Your website name”,
    “description”: “Your website description in 132 characters or less.”,
    “app”: {
    “urls”: [“http://www.labnol.org/”],
    “launch”: {
    “web_url”: “http://www.labnol.org/”
    }
    },
    “manifest_version”: 2,
    “update_url”: “http://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx”,
    “version”: “0.1”,
    “icons”: {
    “128”: “icon.png”
    }
    }

    Your extension code shows in the icon but I can’t seem to figure out how to put in a website URL 😥

    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      Hello,

      One way is to add popup to your extension icon and then provide information,link or button in popup.
      To add popup, add below code to manifest
      "browser_action": {
      "default_title": "title display when user hover on icon",
      "default_icon": "your app icon",
      "default_popup": "popup.html"
      },

      and add popup.html parallel to manifest file.

  • Tyler
    can i use firefox with this? PLease help
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      No, this is only for chrome.
  • Dan
    how do I unzip it sorry I’m definitely not good at this stuff lmao
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      To unzip, right click on the zip file and check for extract option if no option found you need to install zip extractor(example winzip) on your system.
  • sup
    how do you open the hack on krunker
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      For issues related to krunker, please communicate the author of the extension.
  • Magnus
    Ummm, i did everything but i dont have the specific key to open the cheat. Can i edit it?
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      For issues related to krunker, please communicate the author of the extension.
  • Luke
    I get the “krunker skid” tap thing on the side of the krunker game, but the aimbot, and auto reload, etc are toggled off. I am not sure how to toggle them on. Please help me with this, it would be greatly appriciated.
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      First of all, This post is only to show how to install extension not on chrome store. If you are having issues with any downloaded extension you should communicate to the extension author.
      I check the ‘krunker skid’ extension this is not developed by Webkul please communicate the author for any issues.
  • Dinand
    my hacks doesnt work it changes krunker but no hackes i tryd presseing the ~ key nut wont wurk can u help me?
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      For issues related to krunker, please communicate the author of the extension.
  • ben
    I did all the steps but when I load unpacked it doesn’t let me open the file
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      what error you are getting.
      • krunkskid
        it works more me perfectly
      • ZAK
        YOO MAMA
  • NO U
    it said manifest file is missing or unreadable pls help me get this working
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      please check your manifest file. Refer manifest file in the end of the post
  • NO U
    it said ” manifest file is missing or unreadable ” pls help me
  • NO U
    It says “Manifest file is missing or unreadable” and i did all steps correctly please help me
  • Bob
    I cant esp or see were other people are
  • the krunker syle
    when I installed it and did those things it had the mod in but it disabled all the mod things help
  • Dean
    It just keeps loading
  • .
    hey its taking quite a while to load is this normal?
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      It does not take much time to load, there may be some issues in your js file if you are adding any js file please check them.
  • mimi
    how can i start teh cheat because wwhen i start the game ,nothing happens
  • Sam Meindertsma
    I did all the steps but when I load unpacked it doesn’t let me open the file
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      Please check your manifest file. You may refer sample manifest file updated in the blog.
      • Sam Meindertsma
        how do I check the file
  • Sam M
    I did all the steps but when I load unpacked it doesn’t let me open the file
  • Usr
    It keeps saying failed to load extension im completely lost can you make a video or something
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      It also give you some error message why it failed.

      Please check your manifest file. You may refer sample manifest file updated in the blog.

  • Usr
    It keeps saying failed to load extension im completely lost can you make a video or something
  • aidan
    how do i turn stuff on in game?
    • tysen
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  • Jonathan araujo
    I have done all the steps but the website krunker isn’t loading, its stuck on the black sceen saying loading, then I turn off the hacks, then it starts working
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      You need to cross verify your manifest and JS files for errors.
      Further, to check errors go to chrome://extensions/ you will get error on your extension, developer mode should be enabled.
  • qwerty
    It just says that manifest file is missing or unreadable
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      You need to check your manifest file, Most probably it is missing some required values.
  • Lennert
    how do you unzip something??
    • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
      If you are building your extension you do not need to zip/unzip simply select your folder while loading unpacked extension.

      Further, To unzip right click on the zip file and check for extract option.

  • qwerty
    How do u save it in files?
    • qwerty
      Plz tell me plz
      • Arjun Singh (Moderator)
        You need to create a directory for your extension, in which you need to create a file name as `manifest.json` for your extension and add all other resources in this directory.
        • xxs
          what directory would u use
        • Seth
          It just keeps loading and loading forever and ever
  • Jacob
    nice thanks
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