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How can I make the service worker in my chrome extensions activate automatically?

asked 2021-08-28 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-08-18 19:00:00 +0000

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To make the service worker in your Chrome extension activate automatically, follow these steps:

  1. Open your extension's manifest.json file.
  2. Add the following lines to the file, under the "permissions" section:

    "background": { "scripts": ["service-worker.js"], "persistent": false }

  3. Save the changes to the manifest.json file.

  4. Create a new service-worker.js file in the root directory of your extension.
  5. Add the following lines to the service-worker.js file:

    chrome.runtime.onInstalled.addListener(() => { console.log('Service Worker activated.'); });

  6. Save the changes to the service-worker.js file.

  7. Load your extension in Chrome.
  8. Open the Chrome developer tools.
  9. Navigate to the "Application" tab.
  10. Click on "Service Workers" in the left-hand column.
  11. The service worker should now be activated automatically.

Note: Persistent background pages can interfere with service workers, so set "persistent" to false in your manifest.json to ensure that the service worker is loaded properly.

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