Select Actions Update (Google Chrome Extension)

Last night, I published a major update to the Select Actions Google Chrome Extension.  This update removes some “scary” permissions which claimed the extension had access to all websites.  Those warnings were the result of the content scripts permissions required to inject javascript and css into every page which would allow the extension to watch for highlighted text and display a popup at the pointer.

I planned for a while to update the hackish extension to use the new context menu API.  However, that API was released into a version of Chrome while my wife and I were busy planning and moving from Virginia to Washington.  Now that we’re all settled in, I’ve had more time to devote to maintaining my extensions, web applications (, or starting on some ideas for desktop applications.

Let me know what you think of the Select Actions extension so far, and leave any suggestions for future enhancements!


Now hosted on github.

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