The Quick QR Code is a light-weight and privacy-friendly QR code generator browser extension for Google Chrome, new Microsoft Edge and other supported web browsers. Users can use it to generate QR codes for current tab’s URL, web links and selected text. Install it from Chrome Web Store or Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store.
How To Use
This extension offers a keyboard shortcut command: Alt + Q. Use it to generate the QR code for the current tab. You can also use the extension’s icon on the browser toolbar for the same task. The generated QR code would appear in a popup as shown in following screenshot. You can scan this QR code using any supported application on your mobile phone.
Users can click on the “Open in new tab” link in the popup window to open the QR code in a new individual tab. You can download the generated QR code as PNG image from here.
QR Code for Selected Text and Links
Select any text snippet and right click on it. This would show a context menu with the option “Quick QR Code” as shown in the following screenshot. Click on this option to generate the QR code for that selected text. When you scan this QR code using any supported app, you can copy the selected text, and then use on your mobile device. This could be the fastest way to transfer text data from computer to mobile.
Similarly, you can right click on images and links, and select the corresponding option in the context menu to generate QR codes easily.
The Quick QR Code extension doesn’t use any third-party service for generating QR codes. It works offline and generates QR codes on the fly without requiring internet connectivity. It doesn’t record any browsing or usage data. Its default keyboard command is Alt + Q, but if you want to change this to some other keys combination, follow this guide.
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@David: If you want to change the keyboard shortcut for this extension, please see this link: https://browsernativeapps.wpcomstaging.com/extensions/change-chrome-extensions-keyboard-shortcuts/
How do I get it to gernerate a QR for the alt button? Specifically “alt + a”
please add a QR code decoder to this extension. That would be a great addition.
@David Yao: you can’t use Chrome extension with Microsoft Word.
great , very useful ,can i use it on word file
best qr code maker extension for google chrome. great job, thanks for creating and maintaining this extension.
Hello, I like your extension and it’s useful for me, but I can not create a QR code with the text in Russian. The extension creates QR code with Russian text incorrectly.