Problem found with GWT installation on Chrome

Problem found with GWT installation on Chrome

The idea with GWT is that you need to install a Google Web Tool Kit Plugin on Chrome to realistically debug GWT application in your browser. On Firefox browser the plugin is already outdated and probably discarded so Firefox is no longer an option. However on Chrome we still have a plugin and it should work ideally. However my efforts to debug my GWT apps hit a road bump when I encountered the following error when starting chrome.
At the time of starting chrome:
In the Extensions view:

At the moment I just re-dragged the GWT plugin into chrome and resumed my work but I have a haunch that this is not the end of the problem and it will come back to haunt me. I did some search on the internet and I found the following link where people have discussed this problem. The most potent solution which I have not tried yet is listed here for future reference.
Link #1:
Quick fix that might help:
1. Right click on the chrome icon>Properties>Shortcut
2. Add in target: –enable-easy-off-store-extension-install
3. Open chrome and navitage to extensions ( chrome://chrome/extensions/ )
4. Drag and drop on it the plugin (should be in your download folder if you tried to install it before and didn’t succeed)
Link #2:
I think the easiest way to install the plugin is, to load the google chrome Browser with the flag –enable-easy-off-store-extension-install With this flag you disable this “feature”.
Link #3:

Finally Solution:
I finally gave up after trying all the above approaches and none of them actually worked. I hit the following link:
I downloaded the latest devchannel version of Chrome and re-installed the GWT Developer Plugin. This seems to have fixed the problem, however I am not really sure how this has affected my chrome installation’s stability but atleast GWT Dev Plugin works and it’s good enough for now.

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