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Archive for the ‘GoogleHangouts’ Category

Chrome supported extension IDs

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/11

I wonder how you can programmatically open a Hangouts link from Chrome?

These dit not help:

So did some more digging.

TL;DR: did not find a solution; so any help is appreciated.

I found the IDs of then in [WayBack] extensions/common/ – chromium/src.git – Git at Google

namespace extension_misc {
const char kPdfExtensionId[] = "mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai";
const char kQuickOfficeComponentExtensionId[] =
const char kQuickOfficeInternalExtensionId[] =
const char kQuickOfficeExtensionId[] = "gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj";
const char kMimeHandlerPrivateTestExtensionId[] =
const char kProdHangoutsExtensionId[] = "nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd";
const char* const kHangoutsExtensionIds[6] = {
    "ljclpkphhpbpinifbeabbhlfddcpfdde",  // Debug.
    "ppleadejekpmccmnpjdimmlfljlkdfej",  // Alpha.
    "eggnbpckecmjlblplehfpjjdhhidfdoj",  // Beta.
    "jfjjdfefebklmdbmenmlehlopoocnoeh",  // Packaged App Debug.
    "knipolnnllmklapflnccelgolnpehhpl"   // Packaged App Prod.
    // Keep in sync with _api_features.json and _manifest_features.json.
// Error returned when scripting of a page is denied due to enterprise policy.
const char kPolicyBlockedScripting[] =
    "This page cannot be scripted due to an ExtensionsSettings policy.";
}  // namespace extension_misc

The odd thing is that the source does not match the Chrome web store designation:

Hangouts ExtensionId Source name Web store name
nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd kProdHangoutsExtensionId Google Hangouts
ljclpkphhpbpinifbeabbhlfddcpfdde Debug Google Hangouts (Extension, Beta); GOOGLE CONFIDENTIAL – FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY
ppleadejekpmccmnpjdimmlfljlkdfej Alpha Google Hangouts (Extension, Debug)
eggnbpckecmjlblplehfpjjdhhidfdoj Beta Google Hangouts (Extension, Alpha)
jfjjdfefebklmdbmenmlehlopoocnoeh Packaged App Debug 404 error
knipolnnllmklapflnccelgolnpehhpl Packaged App Prod Google Hangouts; Hangouts Chrome App is deprecated. Please switch to the Hangouts Chrome Extension.

You can not start the extensions in a tab; they need to start their view through the extension.

So these links do not work:

  • chrome-extension://nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd/mainapp.html?uv_main_window
  • chrome-extension://ljclpkphhpbpinifbeabbhlfddcpfdde/mainapp.html?uv_main_window
  • chrome-extension://ppleadejekpmccmnpjdimmlfljlkdfej/mainapp.html?uv_main_window
  • chrome-extension://eggnbpckecmjlblplehfpjjdhhidfdoj/mainapp.html?uv_main_window
  • chrome-extension://jfjjdfefebklmdbmenmlehlopoocnoeh/mainapp.html?uv_main_window
  • chrome-extension://knipolnnllmklapflnccelgolnpehhpl/mainapp.html?uv_main_window


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Block or ignore someone – Computer – Hangouts Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/17

Blocking persons (for instance for sending you materials that in G+ would be a T.O.S. violation) is only possible by blocking them, not by reporting them.

Most hangouts users however do have a G+ account, so you can request a block there.

Relevant links:





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Navigation bar notifications for Google web products will go away on March 7, 2019. Via Manage your notifications – Google Account Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/08

After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar.

[WayBackManage your notifications – Google Account Help has more details, but it does not look good.

More Google stuff is dying, almost every month now. For a list of dying products see: [

Given more is dying, and the increased lack of confidence many people have in Google, more people are abandoning Google. More on that in a future post.

For now: [WayBack] “Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you’d l… – Edward Morbius – Google+

“Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you’d like to receive similar notifications in the future, you can update the notification settings for your individual Google products.

As usual, it’s not clear whether or not this will affect the notifications widget on G+ itself. Google’s standards for clarity in exposition remain uncorrupted. Which is to say: entirely inadequate.

Otherwise, the article addresses Google Photos, Hangouts Chat, and Google+ (G Suite users).

Update: Further close reading suggests that Consumer Google+ will lose Notifications on March 7:

Note: Google+ notifications are available for G Suite users only.

Via: [WayBack] “Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, … – Lars Fosdal – Google+


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How to switch off the sound on the desktop Hangout? – Google Product Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/20

For a long time, this was hard: [Archive.isHow to switch off the sound on the desktop Hangout? – Google Product Forums.

A lot of people complained, often in a not so nice way.

The solution – that took years to appear – however now is very simple:

Click the options hamburger on the top left, then remove the checkmark for “Sounds for incoming messages”

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Kristian Köhntopp: Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context (history and future; 20160606)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

A few months ago was my first ever presence on IRC wich started like this:

[13:45]  bear with me: after BITNET relay chat, I've totally skipped the IRC thing, so
[13:46] * jeroenp_ is IRC n00b and wonders if netiquette is roughly the same as in the mid 1990s (:
[13:46]  jeroenp_: I don't think it changed a lot...
[13:46]  Cool: /me works on IRC too (:
[13:47]  Anyone having time to help me with `zypper dup` on Tumbleweed indicating `python3-urllib3-1.16-1.1.noarch requires python(abi) = 3.5` ?

I will post later on my own chat history (including BITNET Relay conference system on BITNET/EARN).

This post is just to mention a few keywords of Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context(This is a text I wrote for work, but it contains nothing work specific and I might as well drop it here.… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Kristian Köhntopp now basically uses his G+ as a blog ( is now defunct) with a great set of collections.

I’ve kept my blog as I find G+ very hard to search for content and a “bla bla” for me often is the fastest way to find something back that interests me.

Hence the keywords below on his post Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context.

  • Chat, IRC, ICQ, Jabber, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack and RocketChat
  • Google Wave, Apache Wave, Google Documents  and Google Spaces.
  • Managing presence in adverse circumstances: status, /away, nickname renaming
  • Deliverables
  • One identity, many clients: a common history (federation, standards, XML, SIP, extensions, incompatibilities)
  • Many-to-Many conversations: Groups versus Places (rooms, channels, discoverability)
  • Media, bots (hello Eliza) and API
  • emoji, giphy and meme references


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