As a developer working under his Localhost server before uploading a project to the WWW, I've encountered one issue (or a disturbance, so to speak) that somehow always takes away 3-4 seconds of my time and disturbs my workflow.
After opening a web document in Windows from Windows Explorer, whether if its an html file, PHP file or anything else, Google Chrome opens it under file:// protocol instead of http://, resulting in developers clicking on the address bar just to switch to http://localhost for testing purposes (Ajax/XHR requests etc).
After a while of doing that over and over and over again, I've decided to put an end to the countless clicks and backspaces, and created a Chrome Extension that does it for me.
It called Localhost Automate.
Localhost Automate provides an easier, more comfortable way to tell the browser to get the http://localhost up there instead of file://, as long as the web document is in the preconfigured folder.
Localhost Automate requires you to input a valid path to your localhost folder (ie. d:\wwwroot), so afterwards, if you're opening a file under 'd:\wwwroot\SomeProject', the extension would redirect it to 'http://localhost/SomeProject'.
The extension is here - link
And the Github Repo is here - link
Any suggestions/comments/issues are welcome. :)