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Issue 24473: max 1 UI surface per-extension
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Status:  Fixed
Owner:  finnur@chromium.org
Closed:  Oct 2009
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Project Member Reported by a...@chromium.org, Oct 9, 2009
For extensions beta, we want to start out limiting extensions to a maximum of 
1 UI "surface". By "surface", we mean toolstrip, browser action, or page 
action.

UI management gets much simpler if there is a concrete relationship between 
user-visible features and extensions. And since we now have the bubble, and 
will eventually have the options UI, we think that there should be enough 
real-estate for people to do interesting things within this limitation.

At the very least, it easier to add than take away, so we would prefer to 
start with 1 and relax over time.
Oct 9, 2009
#1 a...@chromium.org
Please see related API proposal in  bug 23879 .
Oct 12, 2009
#2 a...@chromium.org
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Labels: Pri-1
Oct 15, 2009
#3 finnur@chromium.org
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Status: Started
Owner: fin...@chromium.org
Oct 16, 2009
#4 finnur@chromium.org
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Status: Fixed
Oct 16, 2009
#5 bugdroid1@gmail.com
The following revision refers to this bug:
    http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome?view=rev&revision=29284 

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r29284 | finnur@chromium.org | 2009-10-16 08:56:01 -0700 (Fri, 16 Oct 2009) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/common/extensions/extension.cc?r1=29284&r2=29283
   M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/common/extensions/extension_constants.cc?r1=29284&r2=29283
   M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/common/extensions/extension_constants.h?r1=29284&r2=29283
   M http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/common/extensions/extension_unittest.cc?r1=29284&r2=29283

Limit extensions to 1 UI surface (either Page/Browser action, but not both).

BUG=24473
TEST=Tested using unit test.

Review URL: http://codereview.chromium.org/271117
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Oct 22, 2009
#6 tpreal
I think it's a bad idea. Let me give as an example TPGoogleReader 
(https://code.google.com/p/tpgooglereader/) - it has a toolstrip for reading feeds, and 
the page action for subscribing / viewing feeds. It's perfectly logical to connect 
these two things in one extension, and to put the UI elements in two different places.
Jan 20, 2010
#7 bkenn...@chromium.org
 Issue 32614  has been merged into this issue.
Jan 21, 2010
#8 websiteb...@gmail.com
As described in my duplicated (https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail
id=32614), I believe it to be sensible to have various UI surface elements in certain 
cases, where page actions are literally only the page action and the browser action is 
used as a panel overview. This was also discussed on the Chromium extensions mailing 
list ( http://groups.google.com/group/chromium-
extensions/browse_thread/thread/e5d09ee9c02d0c0d )
Mar 3, 2010
#9 erik...@chromium.org
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Labels: Feature-Extensions
Oct 12, 2012
#10 bugdro...@chromium.org
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Mar 10, 2013
#11 bugdro...@chromium.org
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Labels: -Mstone-4 -Feature-Extensions M-4 Cr-Platform-Extensions
Mar 13, 2013
#12 bugdro...@chromium.org
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