Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hangouts App In Chrome Super Tiny, Then It Vanishes.

My Hangouts app in Chrome has been vanishing on me on my home computer and I could not figure out why. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall it. Nothing fixed it. When I would close it and restart the app, it would show the “loading spinner” as normal size, but then it would shrink to an extremely tiny icon. If I then tried to click on the Hangouts app, it would vanish, never to be seen again until I reloaded the app again.

tiny

After some searching, turns out that this is a bug, that is being tracked here.

Here is how I worked around the issue, not sure how permanent this work around is though.

  • Go to: chrome://settings/search#page%20zoom
  • Make sure the Page Zoom is 100%
  • Even if it is 100%, change it to something else.
  • Now change it back to 100%. (You could probably change it to some other default, but YMMV).

Now my Hangouts app is back to normal… For now.

Hangouts App In Chrome Super Tiny, Then It Vanishes.

My Hangouts app in Chrome has been vanishing on me on my home computer and I could not figure out why. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall it. Nothing fixed it. When I would close it and restart the app, it would show the “loading spinner” as normal size, but then it would shrink to an extremely tiny icon. If I then tried to click on the Hangouts app, it would vanish, never to be seen again until I reloaded the app again.

tiny

After some searching, turns out that this is a bug, that is being tracked here.

Here is how I worked around the issue, not sure how permanent this work around is though.

  • Go to: chrome://settings/search#page%20zoom
  • Make sure the Page Zoom is 100%
  • Even if it is 100%, change it to something else.
  • Now change it back to 100%. (You could probably change it to some other default, but YMMV).

Now my Hangouts app is back to normal… For now.