Package Details: whatsapp-nativefier 2.2033.7-1

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Package Base: whatsapp-nativefier
Description: WhatsApp desktop built with nativefier (electron)
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: frealgagu
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 85
Popularity: 3.73
First Submitted: 2018-12-14 22:30
Last Updated: 2020-08-13 03:50

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saulocastelo commented on 2020-03-29 10:46

Hey guys,

I created the original fix.

And now I share another way to use whatsapp web on nativefier. No code injection required.

Pressing ctrl+shift+i (on Linux) and the Devtools window will open. Then click on Application -> Service Workers And check the option Bypass for network.

Now press ctrl+r to reload. And ctrl+shift+i to close the Devtools.

Whenever you open your whatsapp the problem will occur, but since the Bypass for network option has already been enabled, you only need to press ctrl+shift+i (open devtools), ctrl+r (reload), ctrl+shift+i (close devtools)

@frealgagu, thanks for your work. This package was in my list as one of required apps to be installed after install Arch. I saw your last update ( document.querySelector("a[href='']") ), NICE/GREAT/GOOD!

Another way to do the same in 2 lines: document.querySelector("a[href='']") && navigator.serviceWorker.getRegistration().then(r => r.unregister() && document.location.reload());

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rien333 commented on 2020-01-28 19:31

I'm getting an error during pkg() (from the first cp in the function):

==> Starting package()...
cp: cannot stat '/tmp/makepkg/whatsapp-nativefier/src/whats-app-linux-*': No such file ordirectory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
Error making: whatsapp-nativefier

tuxitop commented on 2019-12-12 21:24

It is required to install libindicator-gtk3 to view the system tray icon (using the appIndicator-support plugin). Could you please add it as an optional dependency?

aki-ks commented on 2019-11-25 19:20

I also get the 'wrong chrome version' warning when I start WhatsApp. I've worked around by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+I to open the chrome developer console and execute the following javascript

navigator.serviceWorker.getRegistration().then(r => { r.unregister(); document.location.reload() });

nudl3r commented on 2019-11-13 06:45

I have the same problem as @wyre stated below. whatsapp detects a "wrong chrome version" but after deleting ~/.config/whats-app-nativefier-d52542/ and reconnecting whatsapp web, it works again until the next restart.

jfernandz commented on 2019-11-08 16:33

I have to delete ~/.config/whats-app-nativefier-d52542/ every time I start whatsapp. Why is happening that? Could be fixed?

Armag67 commented on 2019-10-06 19:46

Hello dixi_minga,

It is only when Whatsapp is maximized before closing the app that it open in a window at the next launch (it is the same with Signal since last update of electron) and it could be an electron bug.

I'm on latest Manjaro Xfce stable.

dixi_minga commented on 2019-10-02 20:14

@Armag67: thanks for the reminder

but for me it works: {"name":"whats-app",..,"tray":"start-in-tray",...,"darwinDarkModeSupport":false}

francis commented on 2019-09-30 16:55

sudo chown root chrome-sandbox
chmod 4755 chrome-sandbox

Armag67 commented on 2019-09-30 11:43


With today upgrade, /opt/whatsapp-nativefier/resources/app/nativefier.json change from "tray":false (or "tray":true) to "tray":"start-in-tray" does not work anymore, Whatsapp always opens in window or in full screen, but not in systray only.

tuxitop commented on 2019-09-22 19:54

why are you installing the files with 755 permission. why should those files have execute permission?