There are a lot of things I like about the Chrome browser, but I've been wondering why it doesn't allow me to use Realdownloader to download videos from YouTube. Now I find that Google has disabled this, and any other extension not in their Chrome Web Store. They won't allow me to re-enable it unless it's added to the Web Store, which requires the developer to apply and pay a fee (not a lot, but multiply it by the number of browser extensions out there...)
It is obvious from the postings on the Chrome forum that I am far from the only user annoyed by this policy. If Google want to flag extensions as potentially dangerous to alert the user, that's fine. But what gives them the right to decide what software the user can add to his system, and to irretrievably disable anything they don't like? Oh well, back to Firefox. Realdownloader works fine with that.