There is currently no build in extensions manager in the Google Chrome web browser which makes it quite time consuming to manage and work with extensions. Users who want to enable extensions have to do so by launching the Google browser with a command line parameter. This will change once the extension engine has been finalized by the Google developers.
The Google Chrome Extensions Manager is a batch script that allows the Chrome user to work with extensions in the Internet browser more effectively. It can be used to quickly enable or disable extensions, create new extensions and to run Google Chrome with or without extension and user scripts support by default which means that no command line parameter needs to be added afterwards.
The batch script will automatically recognize all installed extensions giving the user the option to disable or enable them whenever it is needed. The script can be placed anywhere on the computer system, it does not have to reside in the same folder as the Google Chrome executable.
Users who download the Google browser extensions manager need to remove the .txt part of the filename to make it executable. Once that is done the script can be launched by double-clicking on it. The Chrome Extension Manager is available at the Chrome Plugins website.
Update: Google in the meantime has added a native extensions manager to all Chrome web browser versions. It can be accessed by entering chrome://settings/extensions into the address bar of the browser, or by clicking on the Wrench icon, and selecting Tools > Extensions from the context menu.
All installed browser extensions are listed on this page, with options to disable individual extensions, or to remove them from the Chrome browser. Extensions can also be allowed to run in Incognito mode, Chrome's private browsing mode.
A more thorough walk-through of the Chrome Extensions Manager has been posted here on Ghacks as well.
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