For those who aren’t aware, keeping up to date with the latest XDA Portal posts while browsing the forums is as easy as glancing to the sidebar on the right of the screen. However, users of Google Chrome and Opera on the PC can now see the latest Portal happenings from any part of the web with the unofficial XDA Portal Browser Extension.
Developed by XDA Recognized Contributor - Swift -, the unofficial XDA Portal Browser Extension works with Google Chrome and Opera. The extension adds a subtle XDA icon to your screen, which when pressed, pops up the ten most recent XDA Portal posts. Clicking on a post will open up the article in full in a new tab. There’s also a text box at the top, enabling you to quickly search for previous articles and posts.
The extension can be found in Opera’s web store. Google Chrome users have to manually install the extension, as it is still not yet available on Google’s store. Fear not though, as installation is as simple as a couple of clicks and a drag-and-drop.
If this has you curious, check out the original thread for more details.
June 22, 2013 By: Samantha
Threads dedicated to screenshots, wallpapers, signatures, and the like are always quite fun to browse through—either for the creativity boost for your next home screen set up or just to get a taste of what layouts other XDA forum goers have on their devices. Of course, in the format of a forum thread, you’ll most likely continuously click through pages and pages of responses just to do so. However if Google Chrome is your PC browser of choice, you may want to give the XDA Gallery extension for Chrome a go.
Developed by XDA Senior Member RubenRybnik, XDA Gallery fetches all images from a thread in a new tab, allowing you to view them in one scrolling page, without the thread pages and responses. With each image, there’s a link to the post that it is originally a part of, as well as a link the to the page of the thread that the post can be found in. Pressing on an image enlarges it, and with the pop-up image gallery, you can navigate left and right, much like how the forums display image attachments.
This will no doubt be useful for many forum goers, allowing a quicker and more convenient way of browsing screenshots, wallpapers, icon packs, and so forth. So if you would like to try XDA Gallery out on Chrome, visit the original thread.