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I want to run "Chat for Google" (Use the Chat for Google extension to connect and communicate.) Chrome/Chromium extension directly using a command or short cut in Ubuntu. (I know how to create desktop short cut for Chrome/Chromium web apps, but that is not possible with this extension.)

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so basically you want to shortcut that app to your desktop but you are not being able to do so? – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 10 '13 at 18:01
Yes, I need a desktop short cut or a command to run this. – Danial Jose Jan 10 '13 at 20:08
+1 I have the same need – Aaron Blenkush Aug 1 '14 at 16:10

When mighty Captain Obvious stroke me reading this, out of curiosity I tried to call the extension ID as given by the web store to see what would happen:

"/usr/bin/chromium --profile-directory=Default --app-id=nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd"

Result: It actually calls the Hangouts extension yet it brings up just a child menu of configuration menu. This one closes when leaving via OK/Cancel, so the princess is in another castle.

Though I wonder if there could be any ID pointing on the right spot, calling the main extension?

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