Extension development for the Google Chrome web browser is slowly picking up pace even though they are not supported in the stable release versions of the Google browser yet. One of the latest additions is the Session Saver extension which enables session saving and managing in the Internet browser. The extension should work in Google Chrome 3 and Google Chrome 4 dev builds. The developer mentions that Chrome 3 dev version 184.108.40.206 and Chrome 4 dev version 220.127.116.11 are compatible with the extension. Updates to Google Chrome that would break the extension usually see an update to the extensions in short time as well to enable compatibility again.
The extension can only be installed in Google Chrome if extensions are enabled. This is done by launching the Google browser with the startup parameter --enable-extensions. A click on the download link on the Session Saver announcement page will then install the extension in the web browser.
A small icon is then added to the status bar of the Google Chrome browser. A click on that icon will open the Session Saver main window which can be used to save or load sessions. Previous browsing sessions (if they have been saved by the user) are displayed in a pulldown menu. They are identified by a unique name that is given to them at the time they were saved by the user.
Sessions can also be explored by clicking on the Show URLs button which will display a window with details on all stored sessions and their urls. Interested Google Chrome users can download the Session Saver extension from the Chrome Plugins website.
Update: We have replaced the extension with Session Manager for the Chrome web browser. The core reason for this is that the the previous extension was only available on a third party website, while Session Manager is offered at the Chrome Web Store.
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