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Hangouts Screensharing Broken in Chromium

Screensharing within Google Plus Hangouts is broken with the Chromium browser, version 35 and greater. There is a ticket for it, but the temporary workaround is to run the browser with a different User Agent.

chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0"

In looking at my system, it seems I’d already created a wrapper script in /usr/local/bin to workaround another Chromium bug (with WebGL). So, now, that script looks like:

#! /bin/bash

LIBGL_DRI3_DISABLE=1 /usr/bin/chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0" "$@"