Although you find that installing Chrome extensions are as easy as click and you don’t have to wait for large interval. But at the same time it shouldn’t be underestimated that the extensions are still small programs that consume our computer’s resource. Also, having many extensions can create a clutter that’s not so aesthetic when you want some clean real estate on your browser.

The remedy of these problems is of course to install another Chrome Extension known as Context, which enables you to place extensions into profiles so you can switch between different browsing experiences.

How to Configure?

When Context installation is done you’ll be greeted by a welcome screen. This screen guides you thoroughly to create a context.

Context (Google Chrome Extension) : Welcome Screen

Context (Google Chrome Extension) : Welcome Screen


However configuring a Context group is as easy as dragging the extension tile into the grouping. Drag the extensions from the list to the Context group below to populate the relevant group. You can drag the same extension to all groups if you want to include it in more than one group. You can click on the cross icon if you go wrong. You can change the order of the extensions within a group. You can also drag the groups to change the order of preference as it would appear in the Context dropdown.
Context (Google Chrome Extension) : Options

Context (Google Chrome Extension) : Options

Whenever a new extension is installed Context brings up a small notification pop-up that lets you assign it to appropriate groups via the notification window. You do not need to open the configuration page.

Context (Google Chrome Extension) : New Eextension Installed Notification

Context (Google Chrome Extension) : New Eextension Installed Notification


Some More Features

Switch between extensions and boost up your browsing. Context is not only for de-cluttering your browser toolbar by hiding extensions you do not need immediately. By loading only those extensions that you need right now, Context also frees up memory which otherwise would have been utilized by all the extensions you have installed.