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Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat: how long will Hangouts last?

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/25

Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat

Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat

Oh boy, this is probably a prelude to Google Hangouts, as it originates from Google+, following the Google+ feat: death for personal users.

[Wayback] Learn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat – Computer – Hangouts Help started with

Google Chat launched to Google Workspace accounts in 2017 and is now available for free on personal accounts. When you switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat on your personal account, you

but then came this in the list of limitations:

  • Video call ringing isn’t available on Google Chat. If you use classic Hangouts for direct video calls that ring, don’t switch to Google Chat. To start a video call in Google Chat, you can drop a Google Meet chip into the conversation and dial in.

Now looking for an integrated chat and video call option that my mentally retarded brother understands, as the non-straightforward integration of Google Chat and Google Meet features won’t cut it for his mental abilities.

Via: [] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Oh dang: how long will Google Hangouts last? It is the easiest (and currently only well known) way for my mentally retarded brother to have video calls with his caretakers and us.”


PS: Blocks also do not transfer to Google Chats. At you can find who you blocked.

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Awesome Cookie Manager: popup URI

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/14

I blogged about [WayBack] Awesome Cookie Manager before. The Awesome Cookie Manager lets the user manage cookies in Google Chrome. It is great.

It is even greater that the pop-up dialog has a URI:


Get it at [] Awesome Cookie Manager – Chrome Web Store:

Displays a list of all Google Chrome cookies. Allows searching, viewing, editing, saving, restoring, and deleting cookies.

It helped me solve the below cases, where I had too many cookies, to the Web Archive bailed out; Awesome Cookie Manager helped me to clear the right cookies:


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MacOS: killing Chrome from the terminal

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/14

Every now and then, Chrome hangs to badly on MacOS that the whole Mac GUI becomes unresponsive so even the “Force Quit” dialog does not appear.

Sometimes you are lucky enough that you have a (remote) terminal shell open.

Then you can do either of these:

  • Less hard kill:
    • killall 'Google Chrome'
    • killall Google\ Chrome
  • Hard kill:
    • killall -9 'Google Chrome'
    • killall -9 Google\ Chrome

The less hard kill sometimes brings up an unresponsive task and still allows you to save any changed.



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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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google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

For my link archive: [WayBack] google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User.

Preliminary testing shows that Chrome Extension [] “Don’t Fuck with Paste” works with


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