Trick to easily reload that Chrome App you’re developing

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I’m working on a chrome app. Maybe you are too! Maybe you want to do the old view-the-app-command-tab-back-to-editor-make-quick-tweak-save-command-tab-back-to-the-app-and-want-to-quickly-reload thang? Maybe you can’t reload your app quickly, like a good ol’ web page with “command + R” (or “ctrl + R” on windows)? Maybe you even saw that there’s a bug on file to fix this?

May I introduce the triple escape hack! If you add this snippet at the top of your app, all you need to do is hit the “esc” key 3 times and your app will reload:

var escCounter = 0;
$(document).keyup(function(e) {
    if (e.keyCode == 27) { 
	  if (escCounter > 2){
    }   // esc

Feel free to salt to taste with other key combos!

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