I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to a Chromium build without Google's tracking code. Google seems to go to great lengths to prevent any browser which isn't running their tracking code from being able to download extensions from their "store", but I've figured out how to either download
.crx files from the authors' web sites (the EFF is good about making these files available), or "pack" my existing extensions from Chrome so I can install them under Chromium.
I've done this with the 1Password extension, and it sorta works, except it can't connect to the desktop app. I can tell that it's talking to the app, i.e. when Chromium tries to connect the app pops up on the screen, but then something doesn't work and a few seconds later I get the "Couldn't connect to 1Password" message.
I'm guessing the problem is that the extension was "unofficially" copied from one browser to another, and there's some kind of integrity check which is failing because of it.
Is there a way to download a
.crx file directly from 1Password and install it "officially", so it works? If not, are there any plans to make the Chrome extension work with Chromium?