Turn bookmarklet into extension

Bookmarklet is lightweight but very useful. It is simply javascript which can run directly by go to the url “javascript:”. Because it is an url, we can bookmark it and access on bookmark bar. But we are the fans of neat browser. We want to access the bookmark let quickly but not on the bookmark bar because we want to hide the annoy bookmark bar. So we will find a way to put it as a extension button. This tutorial with Quix bookmarklet will show you how to do it. First we go to www.quixapp.com to get the bookmarklet. Simply rightclick and copy it like this

copy bookmarklet

copy bookmarklet

Then go to sandbox.self.li/bookmarklet-to-extension and paste the bookmarklet. You can also drag bookmarklet link there and click generate extension button to download the extension.

bookmarklet-to-extension page

bookmarklet-to-extension page

Extract the downloaded file to a folder. If you have winrar, use extract to command.

extract extension zip

extract extension zip

Back to your chome, go to extension page.

chrome tools  extension

chrome tools > extension

Enable the developer mode and click load unpacked extension

load unpacked extension

load unpacked extension

Browse and select the extension folder you extracted

browse extension folder

browse extension folder

A black circle icon will appear on your address bar next to other extensions icons
Go to some website and click to test it. Enjoy your simple extension. So we get the quix extension and it works because it show the prompt popup of quix bookmarklet when i click the icon.

quix extension

quix extension

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