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Google Chrome might be compared to a racecar; both are fast, but lacking in amenities.  It looks like Google’s about to give Chrome users the option of adding air conditioning, stereo system, and cup holder equivalents, though, as extensions may become available in the very near future.

Google ChromeLast night, Lee Mathews discovered that an interesting little change had been made to the page Chrome displays when you open a new tab.  He wrote, "Up until now, the corner of the page featured a small graphic which linked to the Themes Gallery.  Today, that image was replaced with . . . links to https://chrome.google.com/extensions."

Unfortunately, at the time of Mathews’s find (and of this article’s publishing), the link just redirected to Google.com.  Loyal Chrome fans can’t yet spiffy up their browser, and developers and would-be users also remain out in the cold.

Still, Google doesn’t make a happy of sprinkling useless links all over the place, and since we’ve been expecting Chrome extensions for about six months, a full launch could occur at any time.

Chrome’s market share – and Google’s reaction to ad-blocking extensions – will bear close watching following that point.

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  • aeveliz

    I’ve been running the Dev Channel of Google Chrome on both Windows and Linux for a few months now.

    http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

    This channel has supported extensions for quite some time. Also, there is already a website which features extensions for Chrome and I have installed Adblock+ and others.

    http://www.chromeextensions.org/