Our Google Chrome & Firefox Extension had always been a part of the start.me experience. Still, we felt the need to improve this extension, so we added a search option. We also made it simpler to use. This is what you need to know.
Most important changes
These changes apply to our extension for both Chrome and Firefox:
- New ‘Save in‘ heading in the dialogue. Now you decide the destination widget more easily.
- New Search option. If you have many different widgets, you can start typing, to see the matching widgets appear immediately. You can’t search for teams or pages.
- Better styling: now there’s a clear difference between the team, the pages, and the individual widgets. Widgets are ordered alphabetically (A-Z).
- Direct access to Team names, as they were not accessible before.
Overall, we’ve tried to simplify the user experience, to eliminate redundant or confusing features. That’s why we’ve located two less frequently used functions to a new button called Change description & URL. This button, you’ve guessed it, gives you the chance to change de URL you’re about to save or add a description (or tag) to your bookmark.
This final feature is very useful in combination with our search bar.
We’ve also filtered the Archived pages from the pages list, so you won’t be bothered with obsolete widgets and pages.
There were several other minor bugs, we won’t bother you with, as they were small, to begin with.
How to get the Google Chrome extension
For Google users it is easy: your extension should update automatically. If you want to make sure you’re using the latest version, right-click the extension icon, and select Options.
The first thing you see is a new dialogue window, with several options. You can click this away for now (click the cross on the right-hand corner), and locate the version number in the New Tab Page by start.me options page. This should say 2.2.12.
If the extension didn’t update automatically, you could type chrome://extensions into the address field. Now you see all the extension you’ve installed. You’ll also see the button Update. You can click this to update all your extensions at once.
If you don’t see the button, you might have to toggle the Developer mode (right-hand corner) on.
Google Chrome users can go directly to the Chrome Web Store.
How to get the Firefox extension
The Firefox extension also updates automatically. You should check it, to make sure it does.
To do this, you right-click the icon and select the first option: Manage extension.
Scroll down to see the version number, or to make sure we can update your extension automatically.
What do you think?
If you like our new version of the new Google Chrome & Firefox Extension, please leave a 5-star review. This really helps a lot.
For all other questions or suggestions, you can leave a comment. We love to hear your feedback!
- Author: Stefan van Dierendonck