Just installed Chromium and unity-chromium-extension. Now after a reboot, I get the option from GMail to install the WebApp. I accept, however from then on nothing happens - a search for GMail in the dash gives nothing and there is nothing new in the messaging indicator.

Perhaps I am experiencing a bug, but I'd like to be sure that I am not overlooking anything before I come to that. So please give me a hand with this, it's my first time actually looking into this feature.


  • Post the contents of the webapps .desktop file (after stripping out lines relating to other languages). – user25656 Jul 4 '13 at 6:15

try to delete this folder /home/yourusername/.config/chromium

rm -R /home/yourusername/.config/chromium

Then restart your browser and see if it works.

  • No luck, the problem persists, but thanks for the help. – Gilgamesh Jul 4 '13 at 1:50
  • As a friendly gesture, it's nice to tell people to back up stuff first before running rm. Also, both Chrome and Chromium have a feature of adding a new user: look near the bottom of the page in chrome://settings/. So, stuff can be tested with a "new" and clean profile to determine whether there was indeed something wrong in the old profile. IMO, completely wiping one's profile by deleting /home/yourusername/.config/chromium is mostly not necessary. – user25656 Jul 4 '13 at 5:25
  • Don't worry about it in this case as I had the sense to do so. Though you are right that it would perhaps be better to keep that in mind in the future. – Gilgamesh Jul 4 '13 at 15:16

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