Google Hangouts Crashes and Burns

  • Since this morning, my Google Hangouts crashes the browser. The hangouts app window is blank:
    The actual chat is in a separate browser window:
    When I close either of those two, the entire browser just quits. I am running 1.8.770.25 (Official Build) (32-bit).

  • @Zodius
    Just my curiosity & suggestion.

    Because Google Hangout extension has a love & hate relationship to Vivaldi, especially with snapshot, which most of time based on Chromium beta.

    Why not make a webpanel of directly?

    But there's a trick to add that page to webpanel.

    • Add first to web panel. Immediately change it to Desktop version.
    • Add second to web panel.

    If you re-click the first one, it suddenly change to real page.

    It will direct you to Google Play Hangout app if not do all of steps above. It because Vivaldi webpanel promote it self as Android (Check it's useragent)

    You could remove the second webpanel now.

  • @dLeon Thanks for the response. By the way, this glitch also happens in 1.7.735.46 (Stable channel) (32-bit), although inconsistently.

  • I never use Google Hangout.
    Out my curiosity I install (& let them be for a while)

    The extension: (By Hangout)
    It seem work & doesn't crash Vivaldi. 😕

    The app: (By Google)
    This one doesn't even could find network.
    And its window annoyingly follow me around to all my virtual desktops.

    I wonder, if that notification option cause the crash.

    Linux/Debian amd64
    Vivaldi 1.8.770.25 x64

  • I'm seeing the same issue. Closing and reopening Vivaldi usually fixes it, but it is quite annoying.

  • @dLeon The extension works sporadically. I sometimes get it to work right, while at other times it glitches as I described.

  • Try disabling Hardware Accel;

    and/or the not recommended;
    Enable chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist
    Take note if you're playing with Chromium flags.

    If all fail;

    Based on user reviews on extension site, seem Google Hangout extension also unstable on Google Chrome.

    For Apps user, remember Google will kill all Apps access around early 2018 by anything not Chrome OS.
    Second half of this year, Apps won't be offered anymore.

  • I've had this same exact issue (as OP) with Vivaldi since I started using it and have a couple of observations & a work around that I hope will be helpful.

    1. Note that there is both a hangouts extension & a hangouts app. Only the extension works in Vivaldi as the App requires a google/chrome login.
    2. The extension does work, but the issue described above plagues you when you close Vivaldi & re-open it. However, in my testing so far I have found that this occurs ONLY when you close Vivaldi with the separate hangouts window still open. The extension is designed to keep running once Vivaldi (chrome) is closed--in fact, you even get a message from windows telling you this when you first install. Apparently, Vivaldi can't handle this & freaks out when re-opening. BUT, if you are careful to ALWAYS close the hangouts window first, then close your Vivaldi windows, it appears to work around this defect & the next time you open Vivaldi, it opens w/o error and without hangouts open. Then you can simply click on the hangouts extension icon & use it normally. Just be sure to close it before closing Vivaldi.
    3. Once you have the issue above, you cannot disable or delete the extension normally. Instead, you need to delete this folder first C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Extensions\nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd. If this isn't the folder for you, you can see what folder it is by looking at your extensions page to see the ID for hangouts. Once this folder is deleted, you can then "delete" the inactive extension & re-install it without having to re-install Vivaldi.
      Hope this helps!

  • @dealguy7 Hey, thanks for the help!

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