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Futon Chrome Bookmark App

This is really nothing more than a glorified bookmark to your local Futon instance. It is accessible from the "New Tab" window in Chromium-based browsers (which includes Google Chrome).

This is a screenshot of how it looks.

Preview

Installation

Due to Google's Chrome Web Store policies it is not possible to install it like you would normally install such an app. You'll either have to install the Futon.crx file by dragging it into a Chrome window or by downloading the zip archive, unzipping it and then loading it from Chrome's Tools page. I'll describe both ways.

Installing Futon.crx

This should be fairly easy.

  1. Download Futon.crx (by clicking on it).

  2. Make sure a Chrome window is open (any window will work).

  3. Drag 'n drop the Futon.crx file into that window.

  4. Approve
  5. Win

Installing it from source

Don't be afraid, it is not the Linux kernel.

  1. Download Futon.zip (by clicking on it).

  2. Unzip it (and remember where you unzipped it).

  3. In Chrome, go to ToolsExtensions.

    • 3.1 In case the Developer Mode checkbox in the upper right corner is not checked do so now.

  4. Click the Load Unpacked Extension button.

  5. Select the unzipped Futon directory.
  6. Win

Source Code

Additionally you can view/modify/grab the source code of the manifest.json from this GitHub Gist and the image from below.

Futon Icon

Futon_Chrome_Bookmark_App (last edited 2012-10-10 13:43:27 by OctavianDamiean)