A personal blog of Christopher Wigginton; a nerd by nature, programming polyglot, cooking enthusiast and fermentation practitioner.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Google Voice Chome Extension and React Development
Google Voice is a fantastic free service for VOIP via the browser, however the extension isn't compatible with local React development and returns an "Uncaught (in promise) Error: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist".
Solutions are to use incognito sessions, disable the extension during development, or a different browser. I set Chrome as my default over other browsers for the various google app integrations. So for now, it's a minor annoyance to have to perform the manual switching or configuration each time I want to launch a development session.
There is one possibility of diving into the node packages such as react-dev-utils that's using html-webpack-plugin and trying to provide a method for launching the browser incognito when using the command npm start.