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Chrome Extension Source Viewer 1.5

View the source of Chrome and Firefox extensions

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Android, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP, iPad
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 18 February 2017
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Downloads To Date: 1024
Developer: Rob Wu
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Chrome Extension Source Viewer
View the source of Chrome extensions with a click

Chrome Extension Source Viewer (CESV) is a free Chrome extension which, as its name suggests, makes it easy to view the source - and embedded images - of Chrome or Firefox extensions.

Once installed, CESV displays a "CRX" icon in the address bar whenever it can be used. Just browse the Chrome store or addons.mozilla.org, find an extension, click the icon and its source is displayed in a new tab.

This opens with two panes. Extension files are listed on the left, and clicking any of these displays its code - nicely formatted and with syntax highlighting - on the right.

Developers can filter these files to explore the code, mark-up, locales and other files, run regular expression searches to find the content they need, or save the source locally as a CRX or ZIP file.

Even if you're not interested in the low-level technicalities, you can still use CESV to find images, view and maybe save them locally.

Verdict:

It's not too difficult to view an extension's source code, but Chrome Extension Source Viewer does make the process very easy, and the bonus features - filtering, formatting, syntax highlighting, image preview etc - more than justify the download.

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