Dev extensions reload

Dev extensions reload

Reload enabled development extensions

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What is Dev extensions reload?
Dev extensions reload is a Chrome extension that allows developers to quickly reload enabled unpacked extensions with a shortcut or context menu. It also has additional features such as the ability to reload the active tab and turn off reload from the context menu.
Users: 287 ▼ -11
Rating: 4.91 (11)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2015-04-27)
Creation date: 2015-04-27
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • management
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 14.94K
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Extension for Extensions Developers.

Use shortcut (Alt-Z by default) or context menu on any tab to reload enabled unpacked extensions.


  • Quick reload with context menu or shortcut (Alt-Z by default but you can change. See Options page for instructions)
  • Reload only enabled extensions
  • If Options page is open also restart it
  • Ability to reload active tab (see Options page). It useful for content script extensions development.
  • Ability to turn off reload from context menu (see Options page)


  • It closes the background debugger window. No public API to reopen :(
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User reviews
Really useful!!. Thanks
by Chen Osipov Chen Osipov, 2022-01-23

Works as described. Thanks for creating this. It's really useful.
by Nathan Nathan, 2021-09-20

Very helpful, could be even better if it reloads when clicking on the extension icon also
by Gabriel Mz Gabriel Mz, 2021-07-27
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Risk impact

Dev extensions reload may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Dev extensions reload has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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