ExtensionManifestV2Availability necessity old versions of Chrome

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Don Schmitt

Jun 10, 2024, 1:03:29 PMJun 10
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The last version of Chrome for Windows 7 was 109.  We have some customers who are still on Windows 7.  Since a lot of MV3 bugs have been fixed since 109, I am likely going to recommend that these customers switch to an MV2 version of the extension.

Will they need to use the ExtensionManifestV2Availabilty switch to continue using V2 extensions?  

I would assume not, I'm just double-checking that there isn't already code in version 109 to disable extensions that might be turned on by some switch on the update server.



Jun 10, 2024, 11:03:30 PMJun 10
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The ExtensionManifestV2Availability policy doesn't even exist in Chrome 109.

Oliver Dunk

Jun 11, 2024, 6:05:17 AMJun 11
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Hi Don,

We won't be disabling any extensions in versions of Chrome earlier than Chrome 127.

Warnings go back slightly earlier, but only to Chrome 126.

As hrg mentioned, you should be good :)
Oliver Dunk | DevRel, Chrome Extensions | https://developer.chrome.com/ | London, GB

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