Deactivate Extension

It provides a way to mute Requestly when you don't want to use it. If you deactivate Requestly, the extension would only be disabled but the rules won't be affected.

How to use

You can Right click on Requestly icon in toolbar to see the option to deactivate Requestly. When Requestly is deactivated, same option converts to activate Requestly.
Option to deactivate Requestly

How to know if Requestly is Deactivated

You can instantly know the state by looking the color of icon in the toolbar menu. If it is grey, then it is deactivated and you can quickly enable it by right clicking and selecting activate.
Activated Requestly
Disabled Requestly

Is there any other way to deactivate Requestly

You can disable any extension on your Chrome browser by following steps:
  1. 1.
    Go to chrome://extensions
  2. 2.
    UnCheck Enable after Requestly
  3. 3.
    You can enable it later when needed.
This process is a bit longer. That’s why the feature is introduced which helps you to deactivate Requestly with just a right click.

Implementation Details

For intercepting network requests, Requestly adds three types of listeners
  1. 1.
    OnBeforeRequest: Used in Redirect and Replace Rules
  2. 2.
    OnBeforeSendHeaders: Used to Modify Request Headers
  3. 3.
    OnHeadersReceived: Used to modify Response Headers
So, when Requestly is deactivated all these listeners are unregistered. These listeners are registered again when user activates requestly.
Once User deactivates Requestly, this information is stored inside So if User has deactivated Requestly on one machine, it would automatically deactivate on other synced Chrome browsers.