Switch environment

Switch environment

Switch from production to development environment, opening the same url into dev environment such as in localhost.

Switch environment
What is Switch environment?
Switch environment is a Developer extension that allows you to switch from production to development environment. Configure specific URLs and their corresponding development URLs. Easily open the same URL in the configured development environment with a single click.
Users: 83 ▼ -8
Rating: 3.67 (3)
Version: 3.0.0 (Last updated: 2013-09-17)
Creation date: 2013-09-17
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 44.03K
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It's a Developer extension. Clicking on Switch Env icon, will open the same URL but in the development environment that is configured. First, you have to configure in the option page the 'switch' for an specific URL and his development URL. For example: twitter.com to http://localhost:8080/some-path

So, when you're in http://twitter.com/matiascarranza, click on the icon and a new tab is opened with the url http://localhost:8080/some-path/matiascarranza.

Also, you can change the "localhost" to an especific URL or domain, such as or dev.example.com

The port and path options are optional.

Risk impact

Switch environment is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Switch environment if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Switch environment has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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