I’ve pushed out an update for my Chrome extension, Panel View for Keep. It’s just a minor update, bringing it up to version 2.1.

A little while ago, the panel view of the extension stopped working. Instead, users would see this:

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I figured it must have been an update of Google’s that broke the app — the same thing happened to my Play Music extension when they updated the UI. As it turns out, it was a simple enough fix. Since the extension works by laying additional CSS and JavaScript on top of the Keep website, the manifest.json permissions and content scripts request access to https://drive.google.com/keep. That’s not the URL that Google uses for Keep anymore, though; now they’re using https://keep.google.com, so I had to update the permissions as follows:

"permissions": [
    "tabs",
    "storage",
    "contextMenus",
    "https://drive.google.com/keep/*",
    "https://keep.google.com/*"
]

I added the same URL to the content script entries as well:

"matches": [
    "https://drive.google.com/keep/*",
    "https://keep.google.com/*"
]

In addition to publishing this latest version to the Chrome Store, I’ve also committed it to the public Github repository. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Husband. Daddy. Programmer. Artist. I’m not an expert, I just play one in real life.

  • Hey Paul,

    Still having issues with the Panel View for Keep. Just getting a blank panel when I load the extension. any thoughts?

    Thanks!

  • Vishad,

    In order to get Panel View for Keep working again, go to the hamburger menu () and click Send to Tab. When Keep opens in a tab, go to the hamburger menu again and click Send to Panel. From here it should then open in a panel every time, unless you send it back to a tab, of course. :)

  • sammy

    hi Paul, Nice extension thank you, I have a problem that when I right click in a webpage, and want this to do anything with Keep, Keep will open but not transfer anything ! ? in to keep

  • Sammy, without a proper API, getting the context menu in Chrome to interact with Keep is hacky at best. I’m actually close to releasing an update to the extension. I’ll explain the upcoming changes in a new blog post.