An error Unchecked runtime.lastError: The message port closed before a response was received occurs from Chrome browser extensions when a background process or script in a browser extension did not respond in time or was terminated before it could complete its task.
The issue occurred when I was using Vue.js and Laravel for my project.
How to fix the Unchecked runtime.lastError?
Here are some fixes you can follow to troubleshoot and potentially fix this issue:
Fix 1: Identify the Culprit
- Disable all your Chrome extensions.
- Enable them individually, and after enabling each one, check if the error appears.
- Once you identify which extension is causing the problem, you can either update it, reinstall it, or remove it.
- If you go to chrome://extensions/, you can just toggle each extension one at a time and see which one is triggering the issue.
Fix 2: Update Chrome
Ensure that you are using the latest version of Google Chrome. Outdated versions might have bugs or compatibility issues with some extensions.
Fix 3: Extension Permissions
Check if the extension that’s causing the problem has the required permissions. Sometimes, an extension lacking specific permissions might not function correctly.
Fix 4: Update Extension
If an extension is causing the issue, check if an update is available. The developer might have fixed the issue in a newer release.
Fix 5: Clear Cache and Cookies
A corrupted cache or cookies might cause issues. Clearing them might resolve the problem.
Fix 6: Check the Console
Open the Chrome Developer Tools (F12 or Ctrl+Shift+I) and go to the ‘Console’ tab. There might be more detailed error messages there that can give you more insights into the problem.
I hope the solutions mentioned above will help you and fix the error you are having in your system.