Solving the Chrome issue – Track your websites on Chrome

This week Windows users will have seen a change in their DeskTime tracking.

When the popular internet browser, Chrome, released their updates, several Chrome extensions around the internet stopped functioning as they were supposed to. The DeskTime Chrome extension – the little tid bit that lets DeskTime separate the different sites you visit, was one of them. As a result, many people are now seeing “Chrome”, as the application that’s being tracked, in stead of the different websites visited.

The good news is – we’ve worked out a solution. The bad new is – it’s not available for Linux just yet. The linux update will be available next week, so make sure to follow us either on Twitter or Facebook to get that notification.

Here’s how you can start tracking Chrome again

When you’re prompted to update DeskTime with the latest update, click to confirm! That will automatically download the latest version, along with the new extension. Now all you have to do is activate the extension.

How to activate the extension after updating your DeskTime version:

1. Restart your computer. Then open your Chrome browser.
2. Go to your preferences. Click on the three vertical lines in the top-right corner of your window. Then select the new plugin:

Select the new DeskTime extension

Select the new DeskTime extension

3. Click on “new extension added”. Then a new window will pop up. Make sure that you click “Enable extenstion”!

Make sure to click "enable extension"

Make sure to click “enable extension”

And you’re done! You will successfully be tracking your internet habits like before.

Add the extension manually if you didn’t select “update DeskTime” the first time

That can be done simply, just follow these steps:

1. Go to this link to download the extension and save it to your computer:

2. Open your browser and go to this web address: chrome://extensions

3. Drag the extension into the extensions page.

Drag and drop the extension to the page

Drag and drop the extension to the page

4. You’ll see a window pop up asking you to confirm the extension. Choose “add”

Make sure to choose "add"

Make sure to choose “add”

And you’re done! Now you have the chrome extension set up, and you’ll see all of the different URLs you’ve visited online.

If you have any other trouble, be sure to get in touch with us at



8 thoughts on “Solving the Chrome issue – Track your websites on Chrome

  1. Janos

    The moment I want to download the extension: I got an error message: Apps, extensions and user scripts cannot be added from this website.

    So how can I still use Chrome?

  2. Syed Rakib Al Hasan

    I just started using desktime last week. I noticed that desktime WAS able to track all my URL visits in all my chrome instances even before installing this chrome extension. Do i really need to install this chrome extension? Trying to keep my chrome light. Please advise.

    1. Krista Krumina

      Hi Yehia,

      Please contact us at regarding this. It would be useful to know which version of Chrome and which version of DeskTime you use + attach a screenshot from Chrome -> Extensions, too. We’ll see how we can help!



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