SMG Collection Chrome Extension
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Science Museum Group Collection Chrome Extension

This Chrome browser extension loads a random object with an image from the Science Museum Group Collection each time you open a new tab in the Chrome browser. View a preview of the page rendered by the extension in each new tab.

The Chrome extension files are in the docs folder. Correctly sized images for the Chrome Store are in the chrome-store-promo-images folder.

Installing in Chrome (prerelease on Chrome Store)

Instructions for testing on the Chrome browser ahead of launch on Chrome Store:

  1. Download the zip file
  2. Unzip the files
  3. In the Chrome browser, visit chrome://extensions/
  4. Check the box for "Developer Mode" in the top right
  5. Click on the "Load Unpacked" button
  6. Select the unzipped folder

Installing in Safari

Instructions for use in the Safari browser:

  1. Select Safari dropdown menu and then "Preferences..."
  2. Set "New window opens with" to "Homepage"
  3. Set "New tabs opens with" to "Homepage"
  4. Set "Homepage" to

Installing in Firefox

Instructions for use in the Firefox browser:

  1. Select Firefox dropdown menu and then "Preferences..."
  2. Select "Home" in the right-hand navigation
  3. Under the "New Windows and Tabs" heading set "Homepage and new windows" to "Custom URLs" and enter in the "Paste a URL" box.


Licensed under the MIT License with the exception of the icons which are copyright iconmonstr.

Example screenshot showing Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer