As a hobby software developer, I am always looking for ways to improve my workflow and make my job easier. Recently, I decided to try my hand at creating a Chrome extension to help me navigate LinkedIn more efficiently.
The goal of my extension was to add a new button to LinkedIn profile pages that would allow me to quickly view a person’s recent shares. I thought this would be a useful feature because it would save me from having to navigate through multiple menus and pages to see someone’s recent activity.
How I created it
To create the extension, I first had to familiarize myself with the Chrome Extension API and learn how to create a basic extension that could be installed in Chrome. This involved creating a manifest file that defined the extension’s name, version, and permissions, as well as a content script that would be injected into LinkedIn pages to add the new button.
Finally, I added some logic to make the button clickable and redirect the user to the correct page on LinkedIn. This involved adding an event listener to the button that would execute a function to update the current URL with the appropriate path to the person’s recent shares.
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