Hacker News Chrome Extension

I am an ardent fan of the Google Chrome browser and it is one of my “essentials” when working. I have tried a lot of times to write a chrome extension of some sorts but the project always got abandoned in the middle somewhere. This time I came around completing it for a change. It is a very small but a very useful extension. I am an avid follower of Hacker News and one peculiarity that I see in their links is that they open in the same page when clicked. This is kind of irritating for me for I do not like opening HN again in a new tab or going back to read yet another article. This is what my extension changes. On installing the extension updates the Hacker News links in such a way that they open in a new tab when clicked.

I personally find this of great utility and I am sure there are others out there who will like it as well. Some features of the extension

  1. Only injected in Hacker News, so will not affect when browsing other sites.
  2. Pure JavaScript without the use of any external libs (not even jquery), so light in weight
  3. No constantly running background process. Runs only when browsing HN
    If you too follow Hacker News then I would recommend that you give it a try. You can find it here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fmlhpmapmklbhoekajeimbodkpinefmo

Check it out and let me know how you find it.


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