Install with local filesystem permissions
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Chrome Web Store does not allow uploading extensions with "file://*" in the manifest permissions, which prevents previewing patterns on html files hosted on the local filesystem.
You can get around this by installing the extension manually.
- Download the extension.
- Unzip and locate the contents.
- Modify the portion of the
manifest.jsonfile as shown below and save.
"permissions": [ "tabs", "*://*/*", "file://*" ]
- Go to the Chrome Extensions page via
chrome://extensionsor Wrench Icon -> Tools -> Extensions.
- Check "Developer Mode".
- The "Load unpacked extension..." button should appear, click it and locate the
extensionfolder that contains the
Installing the extension this way will prevent the extension from auto updating through chrome.