Allows opening file:// links on pages loaded by http(s):// scheme
The security model of Chrome prevents/blocks the user from being able to open file:// links when the user selects (left clicks) the link, or selects to open them in a new window (middle click). Loading this extension will allow you follow file:// links when you explicitly select them (left click/middle click). The HTML elements it will follow are ones like <a href="file://server/share/file.txt"> or <a href="file://c:/localdiskfile.txt">.
NOTE: It can't load images (like <img src="file://..." />)!
To open a link in the same tab, use the left mouse button.
To open a link in a new background tab, use the middle mouse button.
This extension is modeled after the LocalLink add-on for Firefox.
CHANGES in this version:
+ Respect target = "_blank" attribute on left click
Full changelog see on http://code.google.com/p/locallinks/wiki/CHANGELOG